As part of Health Week, the children have:
1) Written their own rap about how Ashton Vale is a healthy school.
2) Measured how their heart rate changes after exercise and recorded the results in a line graph.
3) Dug up the potatoes and spring onions from our allotment, cooked them and prepared them for our potato salad on Friday. Enjoy!!
BREAKING NEWS! Julianne Koepke survives a plane crash and is stranded in the Amazon Rainforest for 9 days!
The children have been continuing to learn about Julianne's amazing survival story this week. They worked in teams of 4 to produce a radio news bulletin about the story.
Here are some of their reports!
Ben, Lexi, Gemma, Kenzie
Lucas, Ted, Daisy and Keira
Evie, Roxy, Ruben and Maddie
This week we have been learning about the true story of Julianne Koepke who, aged 17, miraculously survived a plane crash and spent 9 days alone in the Amazon rainforest trying to find civilisation. She lived to tell the tale and the children have put themselves into her shoes this week and imagined what her diary would be like.
Also have a look a look at some of our symmetrical drawings which incorporate our learning from the recent geometry topic into the style of Islamic art.
Osprey Class muchos enjoyed their Spanish-themed Arts Week. We did art work in the style of Picasso and Dali as well making a model in the style of the architectural genius, Antoni Gaudi. As well as art, we had a debate on bullfighting in Spain, learnt Spanish songs and played Guess Who in Spanish.
Have a look through our pictures to see what we got up to!
Making the Sagrada Familia Cathedral designed by Gaudi in Barcelona
Today in Monday Maths Madness the children collaborated to create their own zoo.
They were given instructions as to how much space each animal needed with some instructions for perimeter size and some for area size. It was then up to the children how they used this space on their paper. They all showed excellent perseverance and I think we have some future architects and engineers in the room!
It has been an excellent first week back in Osprey Class! We have got stuck into our new Numeracy topic of Measures and the children have been busy weighing, measuring, estimating and timing.
For our first lesson, the children split into four magical teams and had to measure broomsticks, poisonous fruit, time how long it took to do spells, concoct mysterious potions and measure the height of the witches and wizards in our group.
We had a brilliant time this week learning about the life, times and plays of William Shakespeare.
Here's a run-down of what we got up to:
1) Created comic-strip versions of Romeo and Juliet
2) Translated famous quotes from Hamlet into modern day English and recorded a short IMovie about each quote
3) Sketched the character of Shylock 'the Jew' from Merchant of Venice
4) Retold the tragedy of Othello through tweets
If you want to find out more about Shakespeare you could look at some of these sites:
b) A great site all about the Globe theatre http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/william_shakespeare/
Have a look at the videos and pictures below to get a flavour of how much we all enjoyed the week!
Workshop with Mrs Tonkin acting out the Macbeth Witches scene at the start of the play
Think Hamlet is too confusing and a waste of time? Think again! Osprey Class are here to help you understand what some of the play's most famous quotes mean!
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