Welcome to Class 7 - Miss Rodgers
What we have been up to...
Interfaith Month - Sikhism
Today in Class 7 we were so lucky to have a visit from Cloud Singh! He answered all of our questions about Sikhism and even offered to take a silly picture with us. He taught us all about his God and the items he wears every day. We were so engaged therefore we decided to make our own presentations about what he had taught us. We were extremely brave and shared our presentations with the class!
In maths, we have been learning how to add 10s to a 3-digit number, even when it crosses 100! To consolidate our learning we grabbed a whiteboard and pen and went outside to play some maths related games.
First, half of us had to write a 3-digit number while the other half wrote a number in the 10 times table. When Miss Rodgers blew her whistle we had to pair up with a person from the other group and add our numbers together.
After that, we had to think of our own 3-digit number and run round the track. When we turned our body to change direction we had to add 20 to our number. We loved the responsibility of deciding when we should add 20!
History - Anglo-Saxon Invasion
In history we have been learning about Anglo-Saxons. We looked at where the Anglo-Saxons came from and how they arrived in England. A lot of us struggled to understand what an 'invasion' was... so we went on one!
Here are Class 7 invading Coxhoe Primary School.
European Day of Languages
We had a language-packed day of fun! First, we had a very special visitor who taught us lots about French. We loved role-playing a French conversation.
After, we had a race around the world, where we had to gather different information about different countries. We had so much fun and learned a lot about other places in the world!
We got super messy with paint. We used different materials to print our name in Anglo-Saxon runes. We found that fabric was really hard as it went all floppy in the paint, but pipe cleaners were easy because you could shape them first!
In maths, we have been looking at numbers up to 1000!
Today, Miss Rodgers sneakily hid lots of different 3-digit numbers around our yard. In groups, we had to find the different numbers and put them in ascending and descending order. It was super easy until we found numbers that started with the same digit!
Adam Bushnell Visit
We were so lucky to have been visited by the amazing author Adam Bushnell. He knew, strangely, that we had been learning about the Anglo-Saxons and reading the book Beowulf. He planned a creative English lesson around this book. We got to hold Anglo-Saxon artefacts and create our own monster for Beowulf to defeat.
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Science - Which materials reflect light?
We used torches to investigate different materials that reflect light. We know that light travels in straight lines, but we wanted to work out how we could bend those lines. We found that the shiny foil, high-visibility jacket and the mirrors worked the best!
Science - What is Darkness?
In science, we are learning about light. We investigated why we need light and what it would be like if we didn't have it. Miss Rodgers hid some items in different boxes and we had to look in them and work out what they were. We soon discovered that this was impossible because there was no light in the boxes. We now know that what we saw was darkness and we need light to be able to see.
... However, some of us did have the sneaky idea to open the boxes and use the light from the room to see the items!
PHSE Week - Money and Finance
As a part of our PHSE topic, we learnt all about how to manage our money and finance and how we can earn our money when we're older. We found it interesting that money doesn't just "come out of a machine".
We now know the terms lending and borrowing and created our own 'debt story'. This involved working as a group to sequence a set of pictures and create our own drama piece about how people get into debt.
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