This morning we used 100 squares to help us find the answers to more than and less than questions. We know that ‘more than’ is adding and ‘less than’ is subtracting. It was lots of fun and we found patterns in our answers.
In the afternoon we started designing our front covers for this terms topic ‘Stones and Bones’. We will be seesawing the finished covers tomorrow.
This afternoon we finished writing our setting descriptions for a monsoon. Here are just a few of our fantastic sentences.
“Soon the rain calmed down. I was relieved. I couldn’t stay there any longer The monsoon was torture. Finally the rampant rain had had enough.” Jonty
“A halo of light drilled its way through the creepy, dangerous and eerie clouds.” Harry
“Suddenly a halo of light stormed through the rage of the monsoon! Finally the monsoon stopped and the calm sun came…” Thomas
Today we did our multiplication awards. We all enjoyed it and tried our best and did well!
This afternoon we did our Judo gradings and had to work in pairs to compete against each other using the moves we have learnt so far. To make it even trickier we had to do this silence (an essential discipline of Judo)!
Listen to how quiet we are
After we played our favourite game.
The battles continue.
Yesterday in art Cherry Class were sketching detailed cityscapes in the style of sketch artist Stephen Wiltshire. We all got to choose which cityscapes we could sketch.
This afternoon we planned our descriptive writing of a monsoon. Here are some descriptive words we thought of: brilliant, dramatic, vivid and tangerine.
Today in recorders we learnt how to draw a Treble Clef. We had to trace a few before we tried drawing them on our own. They were quite tricky but Miss Taylor said that we were brilliant at it. Sabela and Adam drew the best ones and Miss Taylor even said that Sabela can draw them better than she can!
We are looking forward to writing our own music next term.
On Wednesday we designed pumpkin posters. We had to write facts about why you should eat pumpkins and here is one of the facts. Pumpkins are rich in vitamin A which is good for your skin and eyesight. We enjoyed doing this very much.
This morning we started our new unit on descriptive writing and learnt about personification. This is when you give human behaviours to objects or animals. Here are some of our personification sentences:
‘… as a grave slowly walks like an ancient man.” Adam
‘… the trees are whispering in the wind.” Dougal
In the afternoon we started Global Week and practised our map skills by locating Bangladesh and labelled its surrounding countries. We know that Bangladesh is affected by severe flooding and lots of children don’t go to school because they can’t afford to go.