Our DT related closely to our Ancient Egyptians topic as well by looking at what they used to gather water. This was something called a Shaduf which they made themselves. We looked at how this tool worked and how we could recreate this using different resources today.
Autumn 1 - PE
To start our new Invasion Game unit of Netball, we took part in a little activity of the passes we could remember from past years in PE. We could all confidently talk about and show the bounce pass and chest pass as we have used these in games before. We were then introduced to the shoulder pass and practised all these passes.
Autumn 1 - Science
In our first unit of Science - Forces, we had looked closely at what gravity was. Some of us could explain how it is a force that pulls things to the centre of the Earth. We then thought about what characteristics could effect how something falls. As a class, we came up with the question - Does the weight of an object effect its gravitational pull? Meaning, if something is heavier, is it quicker falling to Earth.
Miss Smith investigated this question by using a ping pong ball (very light) and a football (much heavier) and dropping them at the same time from the same height.
We noticed as a class, that they bounced on the ground at the same time.
Autumn 1 - Music
For our music this term, we are learning the Ugandan folk song - Dipidu. We have looked at the music and the lyrics of this song and started to put in our notes on the music for when we learn the song on the recorders and glockenspiels.
Autumn 1 - English
In our English, we have been reading the novel; The Midnight Fox. Within this unit, we got chance to research and learn all about fox hunting. We looked at where it originated and why it has been banned. Leading on from this, we decided to have our own debates for and against fox hunting. We created a speech, wrote them on cue cards and delivered this to the class.