Over the last couple of days we have been looking at 'pop art' by the American artist, Andy Warhol. Today we experimented with different types of media to make our portrait 'pop'.
Tomorrow we will create a piece to display in our classroom.
We finally made it to the Environment Agency. This trip was meant to happen before Christmas but the weather that hit Tewkesbury meant we had to postpone the visit.
We learned a lot about flood and flood defences, warnings and actions.
What did you think of the setup? What did you learn about the work of the environment agency?
Thank you for the influx of homework today. It is great to see so many of you taking an interest in our topic and presenting your findings in different ways.
We had excel sheets with exchange rates; highest mountains in USA and the longest rivers to name a few!
Keep up the good work.
This afternoon we worked in groups on our counter tension balances; the groups tried to be creative in thinking of original ideas. Counter tension is when gymnasts perform a balance which involves two or more of them pulling away from each other (or a piece of aparatus).
Have you thought of any other shapes since?
We did some research on the life of Martin Luther King Jnr this morning. We wrote our notes down in bullet pointed lists as that makes our writing clearer when note taking and therefore it will help us to put the writing in chronological order next week.
What did you find out about the civil rights activist?
This is always a good part of the week; nominating someone that you believe has stood out and works well.
Somebody wrote today:
"X has been a very good learning partner. X always has their thinking cap on and is trying their hardest!"
I hope you feel the same about your learning partner that this person feels about theirs!
There is lots of good balances showing counter tension in gymnastics at the moment...we will develop these skills in the next couple of weeks.
This afternoon we re-visited a video we watched earlier in the year about being safe online.
The key messages were how easy it is to be online. It is easy to be whoever you want and say whatever you like: online there are no limits.
I encourage you all to take the attitude of respect and never say anything to anyone that you would not be confident saying face-to-face. Keep your personal information to yourself and talk about anything you are concerned about with people that you trust.
America is made up of 50 states.
Some people believe there are 51 or 52 states...a good summary / reasoning can be found on this website: www.faktoider.nu/50states_eng.html .
We had a go at locating and memorising the states this afternoon.
This afternoon we looked in different atlases to locate America. We discussed how it is in the continent of North America and we briefly looked at the population density in the country.
We then filled in a table to show what we knew and what we would like to find out. Have you thought of anything else you might like to learn about the country?
The first prompt of the year links with new year thoughts but I know that many of our writers will use this for some exciting stories. It is:
…In the beginning…
Things to consider:
Try to use some expanded noun phrases that we were learning about last week.
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