It has been another exciting week in the Incredibles classroom! We have been pulling together all of the information we know about caves including how they are formed and what can we expect to see inside them. We have discussed various ways in which we could travel to the forest instead of just walking. We have had lots of fun demonstrating lots of different ways of walking. We used our knowledge from our dump poems that we did earlier on in the year to help us imagine what being in a real life dump would be like. With all of this information and creativity in our heads we were able to complete our drafts about our journey to the dump. The work produced was a pleasure to read.
In Numeracy this week, we have been learning about measurement and how to use a ruler accurately. Using our knowledge of measuring lines we were able to answer problem solving and reasoning questions. Later on in the week, we focused more on conversion and how many milimetres are in a centimetre and how many centimetres are in a metre to solve tricky problems.
W/c - 28.01.19
Ahoy there, ye salty sea dogs! On Wednesday, the children in the Incredibles class were sent a letter. It was from a pirate who had mysteriously wound up in Stafford. However, he did not know who he was or where he was. It was the Incredibles' mission to figure out who this person was through researching him. It turned out that, it was none other than the pirate Cap'n Calico Jack. What a day for the Incredibles, but it didn't stop there the children came to school dressed as pirates the next day and were stunned to have their assembly gate-crashed by the notorious pirate Cap'n William Kidd. He had docked his ship on the stage in the hall and left. The Incredibles went back after assembly to investigate the ship. They also researched everything they could about the pirate captain and even had the privilege of interviewing him. After compiling all of the evidence, the children wrote a newspaper article about the mysterious, menacing pirate who popped into Parkside.
This week, we have been working towards our next literacy piece - a description about our journey to the dump and falling into a cave. We have been looking at various other texts such as 'The Wizard of Oz', '127 Hours' and 'Touching the Void' in order to help us with how to write a description about a journey and falling. To help us further we have been using apparatus in P.E to recreate ways we would enter the dump. In Maths, we have been learning about how to find change from different amounts of money. We have been using our knowledge of money, addition and change to solve word problems. This week has concluded our money unit, next week we will be starting our new unit - Statistics.
W/c - 14.01.19
This week we have been learning about rocks and their properties in Science. We have also been outside to create our very own caves inspired by our new book 'Stig of the Dump' and our Stone Age topic. We worked together in groups to create a cave suitable to live in. The resources we had available were pieces of rope, tarpaulin, sticks, leaves and any other natural resources we could find. In addition to this, we had to ensure that the cave had a roof to keep us dry and a floor to protect us from the damp ground. In Maths, we have begun our new unit on Money and have been identifying coins and finding ways to make different amounts. We have just begun converting pounds into pence and vice versa before moving on to addition with money next week.
W/c - 7.01.19
The Incredibles have come back with a positive attitude and are eager to learn. This week we launched our new text 'Stig of the dump'. We ventured outside and discovered a dump on the field, filled with cardboard, plastic and various other materials. Stig and Barney had written to us asking us to invent some objects to make Stig's cave more homely. We created things such as chairs, televisions, ovens and a hat rack. From this we brainstormed words describing the dump using our senses. We are building our vocabulary about a dump in order to create a senses poem.