Inventions Galore

This week it has been great to see the children back in school after the half-term break.
We have introduced our new Literacy topic based around writing an informative leaflet, paired with our History topic of Victorian inventions. The children were able to carry out online research, identifying more about key inventions from the era as well as the inventor. We have revisited the passive form and how this suits our informative leaflet as we want to draw attention to the object and not the subject. We also explored formality, identifying different words and phrases which can create a formal tone. Next week, we will begin writing our leaflet using the skills we have practised this week.
In Maths, we have revisited key learning from the Autumn term based around place value. The children have identified the missing number in balancing problems, using the inverse to good effect. In Sage class we have also explored fraction number lines, identifying unknown values as mixed numbers and improper fractions whilst Forest have completed work on division using the bus stop method.
In Science, we have introduced an independent research project which the children will be undertaking for the next three weeks. This week’s lesson involved selecting a project to research linked to our Science topics from this year. There were some brilliant ideas: the lifecycle of a gastric brooding frog, e-textiles and nebulas to name just a few. We will begin forming the project from next week and the children will be asked to continue working on it for homework.
Our D.T. lessons involved exploring inventions from the Greek era, identifying how they have changed over time. The children completed a drawing in their book, complete with labels and explanation. Some examples of work have been added for you to see.
In P.E., the classes continued their work on athletic with a focus on throwing this week. Some photographs of the lesson are below.
A big well done to all those who completed their Sustainable St. Albans homework over the half-term. Your creativity was brilliant and was an excellent use of objects that otherwise may have been recycled or thrown away.
We hope you all have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you again next week.