Over the last few weeks 3S have been developing their throwing and receiving skills. In our last lesson they used these skills but included some attacking and defending elements too. I am always impressed at well they work together as a team.
We have continued our Geography work on Natural Disasters this week. Today we looked at how the Earth's crust is made up of lots of tectonic plates - rather like a large jigsaw puzzle.
We cut up the areas that have tectonic plates running through them and then tried to put the puzzle back together again.
Then we investigated how tectonic plates move and the effect this has on the Earth. We used oreo biscuits to help us! The cream in the middle represents the mantle and the top biscuit is the crust. We broke our crust into 2 pieces and then we moved them in different ways. We learnt that movement can be classified as divergent, convergent and transform.
Then we got to eat the biscuits...
We have been very creative this week in Design Technology. We have been learning about different levers. We used different pieces of card and split pins to make our simple lever. We discussed the differences between fixed pivots and loose pivots.
Have a look at some of our levers.
This week we have been learning about conjunctions. We learnt that a conjunction can link 2 parts of a sentence (clauses) together.
We sang this song from Anchor Education to remind us that different conjunctions have different meanings.
We have continued with our book - The Iron Man, this week. The children have been learning some new vocabulary that appears in the text.
We read that the Iron Man walks into the breakers, the swell, the hollow of the swell and the wavetops! This was new language to use! We had some photographs and word cards that we had to match up. It was very tricky. Once we understood the meaning of the new words we re-read part of the chapter again and it made more sense.
We have continued with our topic 'Natural Disasters' by looking closely at the Earth and the different layers. We talked about what we would see if we dug a hole and then kept on digging. The children looked at some videos and then they used different coloured plasticine to make the different layers of the Earth.
Can you remember the names of the different layers?
Have another look at the short video from BBC Bitesize.
Here is the video we watched on Youtube.
What are the four sentence types?
In our writing lesson we have been learning the differences between the sentence types and how to punctuate them.
Can you tell a grown up at home how to punctuate these sentences?
Here is a link to the anchor song for you to watch again.
We started our new topic this week....Natural Disasters!!!
We talked about what we thought the term 'Natural Disasters' means.
Natural - means caused by nature.
Disaster - means something that can't be stopped or prevented.
We looked at some photographs and tried to match them to the correct type of natural disaster and the definition.