Well done to everyone in Integrity class for their incredible effort during the first term. It was tough getting used to a new environment and learning so much, but they worked incredibly hard and produced some amazing work! We had a fantastic time showing grown-ups our learning.
Sway - Extreme Environments
This week we started to investigate different rocks. We had a selection and had to set up an investigation to test their permeability. Some rocks let water go through them, absorbing some on the journey. Others were less permeable and the water ran straight over them. We had to make sure we had a fair test by keeping the same number of water droplets for each sample, and dropping the water in the same place.
In topic maths we have been learning about quadrilaterals and how to sort them into groups.
During creative curriculum lessons, we have been making prints using polystyrene and pencils, then painting and printing them onto paper. We had to write an evaluation about what we liked, disliked and what we would improve on next time.
We kicked off our learning about fossils with a fun experiment - we put Playdoh into a container which represented the sea bed and had some pasta shells to represent an animal. We then covered it all with sand and water - this was the ocean. We discussed that over time, the animal skeletons were forced further down, which then imprinted on the rock to make fossils.
In topic maths we have been recapping our learning of shape - we identified 2D shapes and described some of their properties, including the number of sides and corners. We improved our vocabulary by discussing curved and straight sides.
In number maths, we have been revisiting place value - understanding that digits in different places have different values. We used dienes and pictures to represent this.