I love a maths project where we can use our skills in the real world and pulls together loads of different aspects of our learning throughout the year and that’s exactly what we’ve really got stuck into this week with our bakery project!
We’ve started with a recipe for 6 cupcakes and Birch class have had to adapt the recipe for the number of cupcakes they want to make. Lots of fraction work, multiplying and dividing – fantastic! Now we’re going shopping and trying to figure out which products are the best value for money. We’re learning to compare the prices of different pack sizes (more fractions, converting measures), working out the cost per unit (multiplying and dividing), and considering special offers (percentages) all to make the most of our hard earned cash. Just an FYI parents… they all insisted they shop at Waitrose – we have some very discerning shoppers.
We’ve also been working hard in Science, drawing circuit diagrams for our light decoration to celebrate key workers; we’ve been share-writing in English – there has been some beautiful language being used (resplendent, majestic, treacherous); our Egyptian death masks are coming along really nicely (thank you Mr Dray!) and we’ve had some really interesting discussions about following and supporting one another’s dreams when we looked at a film about a male Finnish Ballet dancer and how he found it difficult to tell his friends about his passion.
I hope you all have a less wet and blustery weekend! Take care, Mr B
May marches on and another happy week passes in Birch Class. We’ve got so much going on! From Tutankhamun Death Masks in Art, Cricket Coaching with Andy, a very exciting cupcake/bakery project in Maths, we’re imagining and bringing to life a whole new island in English, understanding how to use search engines in computing, designing electronic decorations to celebrate key workers in Science/DT, we explored a different way of living in the Amazon Rainforest, and lots, lots more.
Throughout all of this, we’ve been working really hard on promoting good learning behaviours to one another and the rest of the school. As the oldest and wisest, it’s our responsibility to be good role models for the younger children and it sets us up for success as we begin to think about moving on to Secondary school. Here’s a great picture of the class, with clear desks and demonstrating a readiness for learning! Great stuff Birch Class!
Another lovely week whizzes by in Birch Class! We’ve had great fun in Mr Dray’s art lesson where we’re making Ancient Egyptian death mask with papier mache, we’re learning all about the Beatles and singing a few of their greatest hits with Miss Rowe, we found out what was going on up on Dartmoor during the time of Ancient Civilizations, ran a mile and a half as part of an inter-schools OCRA organized event (the daily mile training really paid off for this one!) and we’ve been working scientifically in science as we plan investigations to answer enquiry questions about electrical circuits! All in that in four days as well as a lot of angles work in Maths, cricket coaching from Andy in PE and a fair bit of vocabulary work in English. We do like to keep busy! I hope the sun keeps on shining for the rest of the weekend – have a good rest Birch Class – you deserve it! Mr B