# Food, glorious food (and sunshine)

This morning we took advantage of the sunshine and went outside for our maths lesson.  We used an app called Skitch to take photos of parallel and perpendicular lines and annotate the photos.  It was lots of fun and we founds lots of examples of these lines on the school grounds.

In the afternoon we designed a Victorian style poster in topic for our delicious  handmade ice cream.  We also tasted our three flavours and they were so scrumptious that Mrs Hobbs, Mrs Crichard and Mrs Wren came to try them.  We definitely recommend that you make your own ice cream!

# Prefixes and Word of the Day

This morning in maths we were learning about parallel and perpendicular lines.  We are enjoying this and will be moving onto angles tomorrow.

Word of the Day was ‘undisputed’ and here are some of our sentences.

We learning about prefixes this term in our grammar lessons and today we were looking at the ‘dis’ prefix.  Some of us worked with Mrs Johanson to find as many words in the dictionary with the ‘dis’ and ‘un’ prefix and these words will be going up on display.

# Tag Rugby and Ice Cream

Yesterday afternoon we enjoyed a long PE lesson in the glorious sunshine.  We played tag rugby games that helped us to practise our attacking and defending skills.  Mrs Johanson was impressed with how determined we were to win points for our teams.

All week we have been busy making strawberry, banana and peppermint and chocolate ice cream.  We applied our measuring skills we recently learnt in maths and have enjoyed licking the paddle and tasting each one from the bowl.  Tomorrow we’ll be eating the ice-cream in our topic lesson and then begin writing instructions on how to make ice-cream in English.  Thank you for helping us with this and loaning the ice cream makers.

# Super sentences and Victorian toys

Yesterday we were focusing on our sentence work and had to choose three previous Words of the Week to write in sentences.  Can you spot any of them?  We tried hard to also include a fronted adverbial and some speech.

This week’s Word of the Week is ‘futile’ and here are some of our sentences.

In topic we learnt about Victorian toys and had a play with some.  We learnt that there were big differences in the quality of toys that rich children had compared to poor children.  Did you know that poor children had to make their own marbles by breaking glass bottles!

# Drumming Workshops.

On Wednesday we had a drumming workshop where we learnt the names of some different drums and listened to Ben playing the drums.  We were lucky enough to have a go and it was great fun.  Fliers have been sent home to sign up for lessons if you’re interested.

# Play Scripts Performances

Yesterday in English we worked in groups to perfect a drama performance following a play script.  We thought very hard about what life was like in a Victorian Workhouse and how we can show this by changing our facial expressions and body language.  We performed our scene to each other and gave positive and constructive feedback to each group.

Preparations for our Mothers’ Day service are well underway and today we are busy making beautiful cards for our mums.  Remember that our service will begin at 2pm.

# Monday catch-up

On Monday we learnt a new division method in maths.  It’s called the bus stop method and when you get the hand of it, it’s pretty easy.

The NSPCC came in for a thank you assembly because we raised £2064 for our sponsored danceathon.  Here were are showing off our moves.

In computer we were describing the Mad Hatter because we are going to make a movie trailer about him!

Written by Harry and Amelie.

# Amazing Art

This afternoon we used frames to focus on one section of a William Morris print and we then sketched it in our books.  This was a challenging art lesson but we were all up for having a go and we produced some truly fabulous sketches.  We will be turning these into prints over the next few weeks.

# Please Sir, can I have some more?

This morning we started our unit on play scripts and we looked at their features.  We highlighted these features on one scene from Oliver Twist before reading it as a class.  We are looking forward to putting a proper drama piece together over the coming weeks.

# Cat and Mouse

This afternoon we enjoyed practising our throwing and catching skills for tag rugby.  We found it quite hard to not throw the ball in front of us but we got there in the end.  After this we played a game of cat and mouse and this is when you have to tag your partner and collect their ribbon.  It was lots of fun.

After P.E we learnt about Victorian workhouses in topic.  These were not nice places to live and children were separated from their parents and had to work very hard.  We can tell you lots more about workhouses at home.