We took part in Bratton Fleming cross country. It was very difficult and hilly but we got to the end with only a few shoes lost!
We learned why we stop to observe a two-minute silence on 11th November at 11 AM. We also thought in reverence about how this made us feel. We expressed this through making our own poppy fields showing perspective and writing our thoughts.
What do you think?
We have been learning about the human and physical geography of Eastern Europe. Working in pairs, we were given a challenge to create a presentation poster that we can use as a starting point to talk to the class about the country we were given.
What do you know about Eastern Europe?
We used switches, buzzers and motors in a variety of circuits and made our own circuit boards.
We have had a great start to our gymnastics sessions at Falcons Gymnastics Academy and look forward to developing our skills over this half term.
We have been busy making our family Christmas cakes this week.
In our maths lessons we are learning about geometry. We have been creating beautiful Hindu inspired mandalas and learning the parts of a circle at the same time as thinking about rotational symmetry. We have also been making our own protractors, revisiting the different types of angles, calculating angles and are now learning how to find the area of circles and triangles.
We have been learning about the many different Gods and Goddesses that Hindus believe come from the supreme God, Brahmen who is formless. We chose a God or Goddess who we were interested in, researched them and painted them in watercolour.
We learned about the festival of Diwali which is celebrated by people all over the world. The two religions who celebrate Diwali are Hinduism and Sikhism. We talked about the fact that you don’t have to belong to a religion in order to join a celebration. Some of us asked some fantastic questions such as: ‘Do you have to be born a Hindu or can you become one?’ and ‘What do Hindus do at Christmas?’ . Others noticed that lots of religions celebrate light and near to Christmas, Christians celebrate Christingle. We found it really interesting that Hindus believe in not one god but many gods and goddesses-we will be finding out more about them.
The story of Rama and Sita is remembered and told on Diwali as it represents good triumphing over evil. Hindus put lights called diyas in their houses to welcome Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. They also make beautiful rangoli patterns outside. We looked at some of these patterns and made clay tiles inspired by them. We learned about digging shapes out, building shapes up and joining the clay. When they are finished and dry, we are going to carefully add gold paint to highlight parts of the tiles. Some of us used the spare clay to make diva lamps.
We are really proud of our tiles and hope that you like them.