# Awesome Angles.

Today we learnt about acute angles, right angles and obtuse angles. We explored the school grounds to find these angles and used the iPads and the Skitch app to record our learning.

We continued with our explanation texts and wrote excellent paragraphs to explain one of the reasons why scientists believe dinosaurs are extinct. Hopefully they will be finished tomorrow!

# Excellent Explanations!

This morning we worked extremely hard on writing the introduction to our explanation text. Mrs Johanson and Mrs Barker had their magic pens and this helped us to remember our capital letters, conjunctions , technical vocabulary and punctuation to end our sentences.  Here are two examples of the outstanding work we have all produced.

Some of us were lucky enough to show our writing to Miss Duffy and lots of us Seesaw’ed our work.

# Handwriting

In handwriting we looked at the letters we don’t join. These include j, g, q, y and b. Lots of us thought that we don’t join w or v but we do join them. We are looking forward to using our new handwriting skills for our explanation texts in English.

# Dinosaur Experts

Today we were doing sketching skills and we had a dinosaur in front of us and we had to sketch it. It helped us to sketch the dinosaur gently. We all concentrated and worked very hard.

# The Mesozoic Era.

Today we learnt about the Mesozoic Era (the age of the dinosaurs).  There are three time periods called Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous. Planet Earth looked very different in the Triassic period because there was only one continent called ‘Pangaea’. Here is some of our fantastic work.

# Spellings and Subtractions

Yesterday some of us were learning the spelling rule ‘spelling the j sound with a j.  The j sound can be at the beginning or in the middle of words. Here we are writing words that apply to the rule on the school playground with chalk!

In maths we were learning about ‘exchanging’ when subtracting. We are starting to understand this but will keep practising because it’s a bit tricky.

# Fantastic Friday

This morning we had an assembly from Wiltshire Air Ambulance and one of us got to wear a real pilots helmet!  The Air Ambulance has to raise £3.2 million a year to keep the helicopter going so we have chosen to donate the £51.95 we made from our cafe to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

We wrote explanations in our English books to explain why we were a) late for school, b) not done our homework or c) not looking after our pet dinosaur.  After break we did recorders with Mrs Taylor and we learnt how to play the c note.

In the afternoon we went onto Swiggle and Google and changed the order of words to see what different search results came up.

# A very busy day in Cherry Class

Today we found lots more words with the ‘j’ sound spelt ‘ge’ at the end. These include marriage, spillage, plunge, garage, carriage, sponge and lots more. After we wrote silly sentences using some of these words.

In topic we learnt about man made and natural rocks.  Man made rocks include brick, concrete and coade stone. There are three types of natural rock which are called igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. We also learnt that magma is molten rock inside the volcano and when it erupts, the magma is called lava.

After lunch we presented our dinosaur projects that we did in half term. Some of us made books and posters and lots of us used PowerPoint that had good animations. We saw some Scratch and even heard a Podcast. The special treat was seeing a velociraptor in our classroom. Yes inside our classroom!

# Speed spellings.

This morning we tried ‘speed spellings’ for words ending in ‘ge’.  We had to think of words that apply to the rule and then write it as many times as we could in 30 seconds. It was lots of fun.

# Dinosaur Data!

Today we finished our dinosaur topic front covers. In P.E we started Kwik Cricket.

In maths we learnt about pictograms.  First we had to collect data about our favourite dinosaurs on tally charts. Next we had to put the data from our tally charts onto a pictogram.

This post was written by Charlie.