A Midsummer Night’s Blog
Friday 21st May | 1 comment
In literacy this week, we have been continuing our work on Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We started off by creating freeze frames to represent the key scenes of the plot. I wonder if you can figure out which scenes are being represented?
After that, we started looking at the characters in more detail. The first thing we did was think about the role that each character played, as well as what their actions told us about who they were as characters. We then used this information to create a ‘WANTED’ poster for some of our favourites. In the next session, we developed this even further by writing full character descriptions. We were very impressed with the quality of work in both sessions!
In maths this week, we have been developing our understanding of decimals. We started off by looking at sequences of decimals, which involved working out the term by term rule so that we could identify which numbers would appear next.
From there, we recapped multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000, this time with decimal numbers. The children were generally very good at remembering the rules for this process and showed a really good understanding of the process.
In science this week, we took a look at the properties of some very special liquids known as non-Newtonian fluids. We discovered that these liquids actually take on some of the properties of a solid when pressure is applied, which is why it is actually possible to walk on custard. We then created a non-Newtonian fluid of our own (known as Oobleck) so that we could explore this idea for ourselves. The results were fascinating! Though it was very clearly a liquid, you could actually pick the Oobleck up and shape it, provided you applied enough pressure. Even stirring the liquid became difficult as it resisted the force of the spoon!
Both classes had their first cycling sessions this week. It was lovely to see so many fantastic, determined cyclists and we were very impressed with everyone’s skills. Next week, we will be having another session where we will show the children how to cycle ‘off-road’ in preparation for residential.
We hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Miss Levett and Miss Wetherill