This week in Kingfishers the children have been drawing on their prior knowledge and learning to complete a variety of assessments in maths, English and science.
In English, the children finished planning their newspaper reports for the discovery of Charlotte's 'miracle' web. They then produced their own newspaper report using all of the key features of that we had learnt about. For example, ensuring there was a headline, reported and direct speech, photos with captions and factual language.
This week in history, we examined who Boudicca was and why we still remember her today despite being defeated by the Romans. We also analysed historical sources that describe her character and appearance. From this information the children were able to draw their own impression of what Boudicca may have looked like.
In PE, we recapped the previously learnt basketball skills. Then the class practised a new skill called 'slide defence'. We spoke about when and why this may be useful in a game of basketball. In pairs the children practised this new skill in a game of 'through the gate'. Towards the end of the lesson, the children put all newly acquired knowledge into practise and played a mini 3 vs 3 match.
In science, the children continued with their learning about teeth. They used mirrors to examine their own teeth and tried to count how many they had and tried to recognise their incisors, canines, molars and premolars. We then began to learn about keeping our teeth healthy.