Today the children conducted a number of investigations involving magnets. One of the experiments was making a 'floating compass' and the children learned how the earth behaves like a giant magnet. Over the last couple of weeks the children have also discovered which materials are magnetic, how magnets behave when they are placed in different directions, how magnets do not need to touch something in order to act upon a magnetic object, and that a 'floating magnet' will always point north. To conclude our topic, next week the children will be creating 'magnetic games' that could be used at a science fair.
We have now come to the end of our English unit looking at fables. The children have been focusing on how to punctuate direct speech, as well as using time adverbs and conjunctions to make their writing more interesting. They have concluded the unit by writing their own fable. Next week we will be looking at shape poems.
This week in maths we have been revising telling the time and looking at both analogue and digital clocks. This is an area where children sometimes struggle, and it makes such a difference if the children can practice telling the time at home. This does not have to take a long time - just a couple of questions regularly can make a big difference. Next week we will be looking at the properties of 3D shapes.
Next week is also Local Democracy Week and we will spend some time in class thinking about what it means to live in democracy.
Finally, a big thank you to all those who have sent in items for our harvest collection. The food will go on to make a big difference to many families, thank you!