We conducted a few investigations on 3 different rocks to work out what type they were: sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic.
We tested how hard they were, how permeable they were (did they absorb water), how they reacted to acid (vinegar) and whether they were made of layers or not.
Then we looked at our results to help us work out the type of rock they were.
It will be our Singing Square on Monday 16th December and this is the song that we will be learning and singing! Why not practice at home!
This week we are listening to Profokiev's 'Peter's Theme' from 'Peter and the Wolf'. The Russian composer was commissioned in 1936 to write a new musical symphony for the young, to cultivate ‘musical tastes in children from the first years of school’. He completed Peter and the Wolf in just four days.
Listen to each instrument on this website - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_and_the_Wolf#Instrumentation
Every Friday we have a lesson on geometry. We started by looking at the different types of lines and now we are looking at polygons. Can you remember the key words from before half term? Try to bridge back and use your memory!!!
This week we are listening to 'It don't mean a thing (if you aint got that swing') by Duke Ellington.
1. The brass players are using 'mutes' (seen on trombone at 1.04), what is the effect of these?
2. How many different instruments take a solo in this recording of the song?
3. Why is the recording of a lower quality than we are used to today?
In history this week we have been learning all about Stone Age tools. First, we started off by talking about what the word 'tool' means. Then we had a range of items that we talk about. We talked about whether we thought they were tools or not and what their purpose it.
Then Ms Stapleton gave us some pictures, names and definitions of Stone Age tools that we had to match up. It was a little tricky as some of them just looked like rocks!
Can you tell a grown up at home the names of some of Stone Age tools and what they were used for?