In Lime class we have been enjoying our yoga sessions, learning how breathing can affect all parts of our body and also learning how our muscles work even when we are being still. We have found that stillness is actually really difficult and takes practice and focus!
In contrast, our skip to be fit workshop was loud and active and we loved every minute – especially when Mrs Connolly joined in!
Our writing this week has focused on being descriptive as we looked at a picture, studied a model text which was a setting description, and then wrote our own setting descriptions by borrowing (or’ magpieing’) some of the effective words and phrases. In this way we learn to be ambitious in our language choices.
After all of our pieces of writing we reread and edit using a red pen. Often we do this with our learning partner and this is called ‘peer marking’. We have strict guidance to stick to so that we all feel comfortable with this process and in this way we learn to be reflective writers who can constantly redraft and improve our work – just like a professional author, poet or playwrite would!
In Science we have looked at food chains, learnt what they are and what their significance is and then identified some from the animal world.
History has been all about Stonehenge and the fascinating archeological discoveries that have been made there. We have thought about what they tell us about prehistoric people and we are beginning to see why this place has been so mysterious over the centuries. In our classroom we have put up a timeline that runs from the Stone Age to the Iron Age to help us understand how the events and places we learn about fit together and where they are placed in time.
In Maths we have been adding and subtracting and looking for patterns. When we are looking for patterns, we constantly ask ourselves the following questions – what do you notice? What is the same? What is different? Maths is full of patterns!
Our Art this week has been so much fun and the results are amazing. We have been looking at the work of prehistoric artists and have studied photographs of famous cave paintings from Lascaux, Altimira and Peche Merle. We used a colour wash to create a stone-like background and then worked with charcoal and oil pastels to make our pictures look as authentic as possible. We really thought about the images and colours that were used in the examples of cave art that we studied so that we could replicate the style even though some of our materials were different.