Class 4 have been putting their knowledge of fractions and pie charts to the test! Each child was given a tube of Smarties and had to demonstrate their fraction knowledge in a number of ways. They began by recording their Smarties colours as fractions, simplifying these wherever possible. If they were unable to simplify their fractions, they had to reason about why this was.
Following this, Class 4 had to create a pie chart to present their results. To do this they had to work out how many degrees each Smartie represented, before multiplying this by the number of each colour in their pack.
Finally, once they had calculated their pie chart, they had to construct it using compasses and protractors (this was very challenging!)
Lastly, when the children had checked that their results and pie chart were correct... they were allowed to eat the Smarties!
Year 6 Visit to BMW - Exeter
On Tuesday 5th December, Year 6 visited the BMW showroom in Marsh Barton, Exeter. James, one of the salesmen, showed us around and delivered us a sales pitch, showing us what we needed to do in order to sell our own cars. After this, we were able to look around the showroom independently. We each chose a car to focus on and filled in a car specification sheet to highlight the specifications of our chosen car. We will then be completing a piece of writing back in the classroom all about this exciting and engaging real-life writing experience.
Class 4 would all like to say a huge thank you to James, Lewis and everyone at BMW for allowing us this incredible opportunity!
Class 3 and 4 STEM workshops
Class 3 and 4 were visited by Mr Tomlinson, who works at the Met Office, today. He spoke to the children about how weather is recorded and what equipment is used to measure different types of weather. The children were able to use an anemometer to test windspeed and were shown where different anemometers were located across the UK (there were none in Clyst St George!)
Mr Tomlinson also brought part of the 'Supercomputer' where the children studied the RAM memory of the device, the cost of this computer and how it was used in the Met Office.
Finally, the children became weather forecasters, where they had to read and present the weather to the rest of the class, using the relevant terminology and actions as seen by real reporters.
A huge thank you to Mr Tomlinson for giving up his time and for sharing such interesting information with the children as part of our Extreme Earth topic.
Congratulations to our New Prefects
We now welcome three new prefects to our team: congratualtions to Caitlin, Eleni and Harmony who recieved their prefect ties on Friday 3rd November in Celebration Assembly. These were recieved as a result of the consistently high standard of work, positive role modelling and fantastic behaviour around school.
These children will now join Jack, Sam, Libby and Holly on the prefect team and will take on extra responsibilities around the school.
Lady Seaward's New Classroom Site Visit
On Thursday 28th September, Class 4 were very fortunate to be granted permission to visit our new classroom! Simon showed us around and explained to the class where each room was going to be and how different materials were being used to support the structure and insulate the building. The children interviewed him and asked some very exciting questions which he was able to answer. From this, the children wrote up their interviews and created site plans, looking carefully at the original drawings that were conducted before the building work began, using their understanding of scale and ratio to support this.
Class 4 have been very lucky to have been involved with a project with the local community in which they designed, made and evaulated a quilt linking to the seasons seen at Killerton Orchards. The children were helped with the project by Gail who showed the children how to do basic stitching, as well as how to bond material to their quilts using an iron.
Following this, the children visited the orchards where they also took part in workshops, were able to pick apples and even try the apple juice made by the apples pressed on-site.
Class 3 and 4 have been investigating how many buildings are now designed to withstand earthquakes. They have looked at their design and structure before having a go at creating their own model building from spaghetti and blu-tac. We then mimicked an earthquake (shaking the tables!) and looked at which group had the sturdiest tower...
Class 4 have been very busy already this term and have shared loads of interesting facts about our Natural Disasters topic. They have learned about the different natural disasters that we hear about and have collected data about which disaster each child is most interested in, plotting their results on bar charts. In addition to this, the children have written non-fiction texts about volcanoes and have used a range of different sketching techniques to create images of a range of natural disasters.
Class 4 is our new classroom with children from Year 6. We work closely with Class 3 especially for our topic work. Our teacher is Mrs Mugford.
Our topic in the Autumn Term is:
World War Two