It has been such a pleasure to have all of 5/6B back in school this week and we have certainly hit the ground running with all the work that has gone on (see some examples below). I have been so impressed with the attitude that the children have shown and how hard they have been willing to work.
In English we have been looking at different types of figurative language and then have been using it in descriptions of our own mythical creatures. In maths we have been learning about both 2D and 3D shapes and looking at their specific properties and trying to work out formulas to deduce them. As this week is STEM week the afternoon focus has been all to do with science, technology, engineering and maths. We all loved the video sent in by Georgia (Eleni's Mum) and most of the class (myself included) have decided that we want to be engineers. We have been deigning inventions to make the world a a better place and constructing towers and testing their stability when put under earthquake conditions. What a week!
The song chosen for this week is by Maximo Park and is called Our Velocity. It was nice to actually be able to play it to a live audience and see the children's reactions.