In the Misty Mountain, Winding River project, your child will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. They will learn how to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map, as well as how contour lines are used to show the topography of an area. They will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations, studying mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. They will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.
Our Big Question-What happens to a raindrop?
We were so lucky to have four visitors from the National Grid to our classroom to lead a STEM workshop. They taught us about the Viking Link which shares spare electricity between England and Denmark.
We learned about the cables that are laid at the bottom of the North Sea and then we completed the cable layer engineering challenge in pairs. We had to use elastic bands to make our vehicles move the furthest and straightest, with the added challenge of avoiding buried bombs too! We absolutely loved this activity and were very competitive, trying out many different ways of making our vehicles travel further, faster and straighter.
We then went on to complete a team activity which was all about effective teamwork to complete tasks more quickly. We learned about the 3 Ss (Sort, Straighten, Standardise) and how this can make processes more efficient. We learned how this would be helpful in engineering when trying to complete a task in the most efficient way.
What a brilliant morning. We have lots of budding engineers in this class!
We were so lucky to have the opportunity to watch the National Theatre perform Hamlet on their schools tour this morning. We went on the bus to Skegness Academy to watch. This followed on from the brilliant workshop we had last week. It was amazing to experience professional theatre together. From the acting and music, to staging, costumes and props, it was just incredible. It presented the play in a very accessible way for the children and they were mesmerised throughout. What an experience to remember!