In Maths, we have been exploring area and perimeter. As well as working out the area and perimeter of rectangles and squares, Alex and Marlowe used string to work out the circumference of round shapes that they could find in the classroom. They had to be very accurate reading their measurements.
James investigated how many shapes he could find with an area of 9 centimetres squared. He started off with a square ( 3cm by 3cm) but had lots of unusual shapes. How many can you think of?
In PE, we have used the Mousehole Cat as our inspiration for our work in Dance, retelling this story through movement.
We are so pleased that we have returned to our Wednesday morning one mile run around our lovely village of Felton, taking in the wonderful buildings and countryside, and listening to the wonderful wildlife. On Wednesday 9th March, Ms Leithead challenged us to run a little further and raise money for those in the Ukraine. Special mention to James Miley who ran 4 miles! He is pictured below with Luke and received Star of the Week! Well done, James.
In Invasion Games, we have been practising dribbling a ball accurately using both feet, keeping the ball close and touching sides of the ball with the soles of our feet. We have also had to consider our positions to maximise the opportunity of interception and adjust our positions to receive a pass. We have developed the skill of evaluating each other's performances and being critical friends.
We were delighted to welcome Adam from Kielder Observatory to talk to us about rocks, He was very knowledgeable but he was really impressed too with our understanding of rocks and meteors! He had lots of rocks that we were able to feel and touch.
" I loved finding out that the sun is a burning ball of gas" Harris
" I loved the video of a meteor falling to the ground within metres of a car travelling along a motorway!" Zara
" I loved feeling and touching the rocks that were found billions of years ago. Adam was very proud of his rocks and told us lots of interesting facts" Lexie
" If rocks fall from space then they travel faster than a bullet so can do lots of damage" Marlowe
" He told us about a meteor that was bigger than the village of Felton!" Vita
" I would love to visit the Observatory at Kielder sometime - Adam really inspired me!!" Betty
We asked Adam about what qualifications you need to be an astronomer. He told us that he studied science subjects at school for his A - levels, then he went to university to study Physics and Astro-Physics. However, he believes you just need to have enthusiasm for all things space to work somewhere like Kielder Observatory!