We have discussed a lot about what Ottava Rima Poems are about; now you are being challenged to create your own and present it on something that is relevant to the topic subject.
What are you thinking?
We started learning about speed today.
We experimented with the length of time it took a ball to cover a specific distance; we could then calculate the speed.
What 2 things do you need to know to calculate speed? (There is a hint in the paragraph above!)
Can you create anymore on here? Some great understanding was on show today - well done for the hard effort.
As part of our poetry type (Ottava Rima) we are learning more about rhythm and rhyme in writing.
Today we created our own riddles - can you guess any of them or create your own for us to have a go at on here? - I would get your ideas down first and then think about a rhyme or rhythm structure after...
With the prompt this week, five words have to appear in the post. They are:
Sandwich Battery Energetic White Hurried
Try to not necessarily think about the nouns having to appear in your writing literally - think that maybe they could appear in figurative language such as metaphors or similes?
Also, remember to double check your own writing for clarity - is your punctuation in the right place? Do you have paragraphs when your story moves forward in time or changes setting?
This week we have really got to grips with percentages; looked at poetry with a real sense of depth; discussed grammatical terms such as 'determiners' and 'expanded noun phrases'; understood reflection and refraction; some have participated in sporting events; discussed why people believe in God with a visitor from our local community; looked at spelling rules for -cious and -tious...and more!
Whether you're going to make Lego (like me!) or do something else, I hope you have a good weekend! Remember all the further learning you can do - look back, comment and reflect on this blog; read; mathletics; topic homework; your own projects...
See you on Monday, super heroes!
I will be on tonight at 6:15 & 7:15.
Let's get some certificates and earn that trophy tomorrow!
If you can't play live - I will print any certificates off first thing tomorrow morning for you, if you can't print them at home.
Thank you for all the ideas and support for our RNLI fundraising event at the Christmas Fair next Friday.
We have been given the green light on the projects we can do; hopefully the children can relay these to parents if they want to be involved.
There is absolutely no pressure to timings and participation - I want you to enjoy the Christmas Fair and if you would rather not be involved, that is fine.
The only thing I will ask is for you to think about if you do want to help, how long you would like to help for (the full 2 hours is fine...if you want to!) and to be as reliable as you can be in keeping to the timings that you commit to...I'll ask about it at the start of next week.
Last year this was a truly magical and entrepreneurial event for the Y6 cohort and I really hope it can be for everyone this year too.
If anything is wanting to be brought in, in advance of the day, then please let me know - we will do our best to accommodate everything and everyone as best as we can.
Shane, a Christian from Tewkesbury Baptist Church, came to visit us this afternoon. He chatted with us for over an hour about his Christian beliefs, and despite all the scientific knowledge in the world, why he believes in God.
He made clear that some Christians disagree about god, for example the way genesis is interpreted.
I asked the you to be very open and ask questions; you responded brilliantly...
I wrote a few of the great questions that you asked down:
Do you believe in the Big Bang Theory?
What story in the Bible would you travel back in time to?
What is 'God'? A human or a 'thing'?
How does being a Christian affect your everyday life?
Do you believe in heaven and hell? Do you believe in an afterlife? What is heaven in your eyes?
Did God create the 7 planets?
Do you think Christians are treated fairly?
What are your views on the 10 commandments?
Do you feel you actually 'talk' to God?
I really hope it has made you see what a Christian is about; it was very kind of him to give up his time and come and see us. Shane was very open and honest about his beliefs and we hope it has given you an insight in what Christianity means for him. You represented the school well and I was really impressed with how the discussion developed and how you listened and responded to each others comments so considerately.
If you want to share anymore thoughts on here, please do.
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