In our Geography lesson today we learnt some more facts about the rainforest. We are becoming very knowledgable! We then researched more facts for ourselves in books and using Swiggle (a safe search engine for children) on the internet. We had to make sure we understood the facts before we recorded them.
Today in PSHE we discussed similarities and differences. We had to find one thing that was the same about us and one thing that was different. This is what we learnt about each other:
Ryan is the same as Kealeigh as they both like Mr Bean but they are different because Kealeigh is a girl and Ryan is a boy.
Tanatatswa is the same as Seth and Tommy because they all like Mr Bean but they are different because they have different hairstyles.
We also discussed the word ‘relationship’ and what it means. We learnt that it is a connection between people and that you have different levels of relationships depending on how well you know someone.
We had a very exciting letter from Mrs Butterworth when we returned to school on Monday. She asked for our help to understand what it means to have a growth mindset as she has been impressed with how clever we have become!
Today Toucans went to the Multiskills event at Billesley Tennis Centre. We took part in 10 different events including bean-bag toss, tennis skills, baton run, football shooting, kwik wicket and throwing and catching games. We worked in two groups and travelled around the activities together. We were quite competitive! We enjoyed playing against each other but we were very good at congratulating the winning team also.
Everyone enjoyed the event and we were all tired out on the way home!
In Science today we learnt about how to change the shape of objects made from different materials. We started our lesson by collecting three things we thought we could change the shape of and three things we couldn’t. We had a discussion about the properties of these materials. We then investigated which materials we could change by stretching, bending, squashing and twisting. We had great fun finding out!
In our Science lesson today we learnt more about the properties of materials. We explored some different materials for ourselves to find out what properties they had. We focused on naming different materials but also describing them using scientific vocabulary. We focused on transparent, opaque, waterproof and flexible.
Today Toucans have had a DT day! This week we have researched how toy vehicles moved. We then designed our own fire engines which we made today. We had to think really carefully about how to solve our own problems. There was a lot of perseverance needed!
We are very pleased with our fiished fire engines!