We thought this was going to be easy but it wasn’t. Firstly, we found out what tessellation was. We looked at lots of different examples. Then we made our own template, we started with a square of paper and used our reflection and symmetry knowledge from maths to create a template. We used this to draw round and create a tessellating pattern.
Once the pupils had knowledge of variable within the Scratch programme, they had the choice to create algorithms which included variables to make their race game more interesting.
This half term we are learning about playscripts. To begin the unit we had to choose from a range of playscripts and act one out with our partners or small groups. After we had done this, some of us were so inspired by what we had read, that we went straight home that evening and wrote our own. We read this the next day to the whole class round the camp fire. We love writing!
This week we explored synonyms in our writing sessions. We chose a word which we thought we could improve and then learnt how to use a thesaurus to choose an alternative word that would add better effect for the reader.
We also reviewed our understanding of apostrophes for contraction by playing a loop card game. We had to help each other too.