Current work in schoool
This week we created our class Charter. We discussed democracy and how we all need to agree together what the rules for our class should be. We thought about our core values and our rights as children and the type of environment we wanted to learn in.
This week we started to read The Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman. It is about a boy who has a defected heart and requires a new heart. His only hope for survival is to have pig's heart.
To get us hooked into the story we examined real hearts. We got to see, touch and smell real lamb's hearts. We wore gloves and were able to touch then and feel what they were like.
We then had to create posters that would persuade people who needed a heart to buy an animal one.
As part of our topic on materials in Art this week we did observational drawings of tomatoes. We drew the whole tomato then it was cut in half and we drew the inside.
This week we have learnt how to spell using the suffixes - cial and tial
we played a game where we have to match the ending to the root word.
We carried out an experiment testing the sustainability and usefulness of carrier bags.
Each group was given 3 bags and we have to test which bag is the best. We then had to write a letter explaining our findings.
We went to Crucial Crew where we learnt first aid, what to do in case of a fire, how to stay safe online and also out in the community.
We took part in many different workshops - and we learnt a lot.
We moved on to non-fiction this week and part of our hook was to debate whether we agreed with xenotransplantation - where animal organs are transplanted into other species even humans.
Our debate got very deep and made us really think. Some were for, some were against but some couldn't decide.
On Friday we looked at friendships and how they differ to friendships we make online. Our friends in school and at home are people we know and see nearly everyday. However, our online friendships are with people we don't know and have never met. We discussed how online and face to face friendships share the same principles.
We had a visit from the Greater Manchester Fire Service. They came to talk to us about how to stay safe during Bonfire night. We learnt what to do if we or anyone we saw caught on fire - STOP, DROP and ROLL.
We then saw the fire truck and as they drove off they flashed the blue lights and had the siren going.
We carried out a science experiment where we were testing the solubility and insolubility of substances.
We had to create the experiment ourselves and the skill that we had to use were making sure we measured accurately and keeping note of our variables.
We were given scores out of 10 for how we performed as a group - this helped us to make sure everyone was included.
On Friday we looked at the facts about legal and illegal harmful substances.
It was interesting to learn the effects illegal drugs can have on your body.