In Geography this term we have been learning to name and identify the continents and oceans in the world. We have also learnt about the hot and cold places including the Equator and North and South Poles. We have used world maps, atlases and globes to identify the continents and oceans. We then worked in groups to research facts about different countries to create a poster. We found out about the population, capital city, physical and human landmarks and discovered an interesting ‘Did you know fact.’ We then presented our information posters to the rest of the class.
In art we have created weaving patterns on fish using different coloured paper. They were a little tricky to make! We worked in teams to make our own mini aquariums, which are displayed in our ‘Sea Aquarium’ role play areas. We had great fun making them. We copied a photo of a clown fish, and then discussed how it can be improved with a partner, before drawing a second and third picture. We also created our own fishbowls using different textures, colours, shapes and patterns. You can see these displayed in our school corridor.
In Science we had a visit from ‘Stitch’. He asked us a question ‘Can water make a sound?’ Some of us thought it could, until we went and listened to a puddle! So, we decided to investigate ways to make water make a sound, either by dropping the same object into it and changing the volume of water, or testing if using different objects would make a louder or quieter sound. We planned our investigation, thinking about the equipment we would need and how we would record our results. We used a decibel meter on the LearnPads to carry out our investigation, before explaining to Stitch our conclusions.
At the end of our topic ‘Under the Sea’ we were lucky enough to visit the Sealife Centre in Birmingham. We saw lots of amazing sea creatures and learnt lots of interesting facts. Walking underneath the sharks through the tunnel was incredible. We had a great time in the 4D cinema, even if we were squirted and got a little wet. We really enjoyed our day especially getting to meet Molokai the Giant Green Sea Turtle who is 40 years old!