Rochester's October Blog
In English we have been writing biographies of Superheroes. We researched our favourite superhero for homework and used these to write biographies telling their life stories. We practised using our transferrable skills like expanded noun phrases and punctuation for parenthesis to add excitement for the reader. We also learned about cohesive devices and have begun to use them in our work.
Then, we used these skills to write the biography of Claudia Jones, she has an inspiring story and is the person to created the Notting Hill Carnival.
In Maths we have been learning about Fractions. We have been adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and then finding the highest common multiple to simplify the answer.
We have also be learning how to:
Use long division.
In computing we have been designing, writing and debugging programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts. We have been using Scratch to animate verses of our chosen poems. Here are some photographs of us working.
In RE, we have been exploring whether Science and Religion conflict or are complimentary. We have been learning about Psalm 8 and the reasons why Christians believe that we should look after the Earth, we then discussed how science helps us to do this.
We have also been exploring the statement:
Genesis explores why the universe and life exists. Science explores how the universe works the way it does.’
We debated as a class and thought about what extent we agree or disagree with this statement.