We went outside this week to practise the bus stop method for division around a trail on the playground. We were very enthusiastic to solve all of the calculations and complete the trail.
We did a multiplication trail to practise using the column method to multiply two digit numbers. We had to carefully calculate the answer to the question then find the answer around the playground in order to find the next question. We really enjoyed this maths and were much quicker calculating! Win win!
We investigated what happens to sound waves when the pitch of a sound changes. We discovered that the larger instruments make a lower sound and the smaller the instrument the more high pitch the sound.
Our timelines show some major events in history and the order in which they occurred. We chose how to present our timelines; straight lines, zig-zags or a wavy design.
In Science, we are investigating how sound is made. We completed a carousel of activities to help us understand. It was a very noisy afternoon but we can now explain that sound is made from vibrations that move air particles in a wave to our ears.
As part of DT we created catapults which we designed, tested, tweaked then used in a catapulting competition. Teams of 3 had to knock down the “wall” in a test of distance and strength.
The winning team were the Maid Marions! They successfully knocked down 17 pieces of the wall!
We have been looking at some words that have a French origin. We had to match the definitions to the pictures then piece together and match the correct word!