As part of our rocks and soils topic we have been looking at how fossils are formed. Today, we learnt that fossils are formed over millions of years. Animals, plants and even footprints can be fossilised.
After learning how fossils are formed, we made our own fossils. First, we made an impression with a creature in some clay. Then, we placed the clay into the bottom of a plastic cup. Then an adult poured plaster over our moulds and we left them to set. Finally, we peeled away the clay to reveal our amazing fossils.
This half term, we have been learning all about rocks and soils in our science lessons. On Tuesday, we were learning about how rocks change over time by investigating the causes of erosion.
In our investigation, we had to first put our rock into a container, fill it with water and then seal the container tightly. Then, we had to shake our container non-stop for 100 seconds. Finally, we poured the contents of our container into a funnel lined with filter paper. When we examined our filter paper, we discovered that the rock had started to erode away. We repeated our investigation with igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.
Today in Sapphire Class we have been working really hard investigating shapes. These investigations were tricky but we persevered and worked really well in our groups applying our learning about shape.
Last week in Sapphire Class we finished our unit of work on fractions. On Friday, we were set the challenge of completing a series of investigations that involved fractions. These investigations were tricky, but we solved them by applying all our fractions knowledge and using our reasoning skills.
Recently in Sapphire Class we have been learning about equivalent fractions, a topic which can be really tricky. However we have all persevered and tried really hard. We used magnetic fraction shapes and bars as well as the fraction rods to find how many smaller fractions we could fit into the bigger fraction. We had to be careful because they needed to fit perfectly, with no gaps or overhangs.
This investigating really helped us and gave us a strong foundation for the rest of our fractions learning.
Sapphire Class have had lots of fun today dressing in something red for Comic Relief. Prince Edward have raised lots of money this year by selling red noses and having a non-uniform day.
Remember, it’s not too late to donate some money to Comic Relief. Comic Relief funds 1000s of projects worldwide and with your donations they could fund even more.
This morning in Sapphire class we have taken a sweet approach to our learning.
In maths we have been continuing to look at fractions. This morning Mr Little set us the challenge of calculating the fraction of each coloured Smartie in a pack.
First, we had to start by counting how many smarties there were in our tube to find our denominator. Then we counted how many there were of each colour to find our numerators. Some of us even managed to simplify our fractions and draw bars to show them!
We all loved finding fractions using Smarties!
Today in Sapphire class we continued our work looking at fractions. We were all given a square piece of paper and we had to fold it into lots of different fractions. We thought that ½ and ¼ were easy to make, however we found fractions such as 1/3 a little trickier.
This morning we had a water-safety assembly, delivered by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. The RNLI saves lives around the country through its 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service, seasonal lifeguards and water-safetey initiatives.
We really enjoyed our assembly from the RNLI and we now know how to stay safe around water and what to do if we get into trouble around water.
Yesterday in Sapphire Class we celebrated World Book Day. For one day only we could come to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Some of our costumes were amazing!
We also had to decorate our classroom doors for a competition with all the other classes in school. We decided to decorate ours like the cover of our favourite book, Gangsta Granny.
We had so much fun on World Book Day and can’t wait to use our voucher to buy a new book!