These lessons were really useful for real life because we might have to actually do it. We had some learning in the classroom to find out and then we went outside to practise our knowledge and skills.
We learnt how to treat nose bleeds. This is useful because it does happen at school. We know how to treat burns and bleeds and how to call for help. One really important thing we know is to remember to keep ourself safe before we help out.
We now understand how computer games are made. Even though our games are only short, they based on the same programming concepts as games such as FIFA21 and Roblox. Our race games provided us with the opportunity to use scripts to create algorithms which involved variables for when our sprites met together. This is when our runners met the obstacle in the course.
Our learning about Ancient Greece led us to creating a celebratory feast to eat after our Olympic ceremony. We all had to contribute. We researched the geography of Greece to discuss how this would impact the diet of an Ancient Greek citizen. We talked about where particular foods came from and discussed how these could be put together to make a meal for an Ancient Greek athlete.
We chopped tomatoes, diced onions and cucumbers to create a Greek salad. We made wholewheat bread rolls. We blended chickpeas and seasoning to make our own hummus. We also had figs, dates, olives, honey and baklava. A very tasty feast, for very hungry athletes.
We put our knowledge of sporting events into practise by holding our very own Ancient Olympic ceremony. We even included some traditional events such as horse chariot races (without the real horses!). This gave us a choice to put our historical and PE skills knowledge into a real reenactment of a competition.
We went on a sound walk around school. We listened for all of noises we could hear by closing our eyes and carefully focusing on all the sounds.
We used giant grids outside to understand how to read and write 4 figure grid references. We then applied this knowledge to 6 figure grid references too.
This half term we are so fortunate to have a cricket coach in, showing us accurate techinques to bowl the ball at the wickets.
This week we explored the absence of light. We covered our eyes with our hands but kept our eyes open. As we opened our fingers we could begin to see because light was hitting our hands. We also discussed why we need to wear sunglasses to protect our eyes from the sun light. Whilst outdoors we found shadows that were being made by trees and buildings. We made shadows using our bodies too.
We also investigated the best material for a baby's black out blind too (it definitely wasn't cellophane!).