In between all of our show preformances and rehersals we have still managed to fir in some work! Here is what we have been learning in P4H this week;
Maths and Numeracy
We have been working on our times tables. We looked at links between the 2, 4 and 8 times tables. The 4 times table is double the 2 times table and the 8 times table is double the 4 times table. We have been looking at the patterns the tables make. To help us learn our tables we got times table booklets. We listened to a song to help us learn our 4 times table.
We have also been learning about grids and symbols and directions that we can use to guide ourselves around maps. We can use compass points, N, E, S, W – Never Eat Shredded Wheat or we can use the words Left, Right, Forwards and Backwards. We have been using BeeBots to help us.
We have been self assessing, peer assessing or editing from teacher assessed our biography writing work. We are getting much more confident with this now.
We have been looking at summarising our stories. Summarising is when you retell the story using only the key parts.
Here are our spelling words this week;
Other Curriculum Areas
We preformed our Buckstone Birthday Celebration song to parents and the VIPs on Friday. It was really, really, really exciting and we had lots of fun as well. Quite a few of our parents went to Buckstone when they were children.
We made empire biscuits for the VIPs on the friday. Here are some pictures of us having fun making them.
We learnt lots of new facts about the Titanic before it set sail across to New York. The crew on the Titanic forgot their binoculars so they couldn’t use them to look out for iceburgs, and the Titanic made three stops before going across the Atlantic ocean, including one in France. 8 people got on in one port, 7 of them were first class.
When the Titanic hit the iceburg lots of people didnt want to get onto the lifeboats because they thought the Titanic was unsinkable. There was 6 first class children on the Titanic and one of them died. There was a fire on the Titanic that weakened the metal that made it more vunderable when it hit the iceburg, it was started by a stoaker who dropped coal on the floor.
What have we enjoyed?
Gregor – baking empire biscuits.
Jaiwant – doing the show.
Theo – ICT
Connie – trying to find facts about the Titanic.
What have we found challenging?
Researching the facts about the Titanic was hard, lots of websites had difficult words and you had to choose one ourselves.
What would we like to learn next week?
How big the iceburg was and more about the Titianic.
Programming the BeeBots and compass points.