This half term our classroom has been transported to a world of witchcraft and wizardy. Do you dare to venture through the bricked wall of platform 9 3/4 to see what is happening inside?
Thursday 7th September 2017
Today in 4Ma we investigated the viscosity that different liquids have. In order to test this, we used a ramp to investigate how far different liquids travelled.
The liquids we investigated were:
From our investigation we found out that ketchup had the highest viscosity. I am sure your child will be able to tell you what viscosity is and the different properties liquids have, that make them have high or low viscosity.
Friday 8th September 2017
Today in Maths we have been finding out all about roman numerals. The children worked together in teams to match the correct roman numeral with the corresponding number. All teams worked very hard to complete this task.
Monday 11th September 2017
Today, 4Ma started their clarinet lessons for the term. The children will be taking part in these lessons every Monday. This week we learnt all about rhythm, beat and pitch. Hopefully, next week we will get a go on the clarinets.
Wednesday 13th September 2017
Today the children had the opportunity to write instructions for their own magical potion; their ideas were fantastic, we had potions ranging from invisibility potions to love potions. The children used their imaginations and included a range of ingredients such as; bats blood, fairy dust, ear wax and snot. I have been really impressed with their writing from today. We have been working extra hard with our handwriting and I have seen some very neat handwriting today, which makes me very proud!
Friday 15th September 2017
Wow what a fantastic morning we have had making bath bombs for our topic engage! The children worked in groups to make their bath bomb using a range of different essential oils and colourings. The bath bombs are currently being left over the weekend to set in the moulds and we will have a look at them to see if they have been successful!
If you would like to try them out at home I have attached the link to the instructions below.
Thursday 21st September 2017
This afternoon 4Ma had a special visitor, Mrs Drew, who kindly volunteered to show the class a range of different potion/perfume bottles from different eras. The children and myself absolutely loved looking at the bottles and enjoyed taking part in learning how to make a bubbling potion!
Friday 22nd September 2017
This week we have been busy writing spells. The week started with looking at the poem 'The Witches', from MacBeth. The children identified the key features of this poem, developed their own rhyming words, adjectives and similes. I am really impressed with some of their spells. They have all worked really hard to include verses, a chorus and rhyming couplets.
Thursday 25th September 2017
This week our text type has been play scripts. We have been busy looking at the different features of a play script, creating story boards about adventure to Hogwarts and then spent time writing up our play scripts.
The children worked very hard to include different scenes and stage directions in brackets. All their hard work in English so far this half term is really making me proud!
This week (W/C 9th October) is our innovate week. This week the children have been preparing to become chocolatiers. We have been extremely busy coming up with different ideas for flavours and conducting our market research, using other classes in the school. We have then looked at why different chocolate packaging is effective and designed our own packaging, ready for us to get making tomorrow!
On Thursday 12th October we made our yummy chocolates! We worked in our teams to do this and discussed how chocolate changes state from a solid to a liquid. We used popping candy, marshmallows, strawberry and caramel! The chocolates looked great and tasted even better!
This half term we have received some fabulous creative homework, from weird and wonderful potions to amazing art work and ice lolly making. We have been amazed by the amount of effort put in by everyone, well done!