Should we care about plastic pollution?

During our P4C session this week we began by discussing this ‘Would you rather?’…

Would you rather live in a world…

a) …with animals but no technology?

b) …with technology but no animals?

Then we watched these two videos as our stimulus to build BIG world questions:

What is plastic?

Worries over plastic rubbish in the Arctic.

Everyone showed compassion (our SMSC value this term) towards the animals we saw. We then discussed the BIG world question:

Should we care about plastic pollution?

What do you think? Comment below with your views and ideas, remembering to explain fully.

Can You Crack the Code?

We have been learning about coding this term. We have learnt how to use:

Semaphore

Morse code

Today we learnt about the Caesar Cipher Code. We created cipher wheels to help us code and decode messages.

Can you decode my messages?

Shift of 2:              5Y CTG VJG DGUV ENCUU CV ENCRJCO OCPQT!

Shift of 11:            MFE DSSSS, OZ YZE EPWW LYJZYP PWDP.

Can you create your own coded message? Don’t forget to tell us what the shift is.

Medley

Here are the words and music for the medley. Get practicing!!

 

Party for

Everybody dance

Come on and dance

Come on and dance

Come on and…boom boom!

 

Lots of diamonds, jewels that glitter,

Make your enemies feel bitter,

Things they’d tweet about on twitter

Deep down in the cave of wonders.

In the sea down where it’s briny,

Gold and silver, gems so shiny,

Pearls that make your head look tiny,

Deep down in the cave.

 

You’ve gotta dive dive dive for the find of your life,

You’ve got to dive dive dive for the cave!

 

 

We need a better plan!

Washing other people’s laundry just ain’t making any money!

We need a better plan!

Scrubbing socks and dirty dresses,

Is just adding to our stresses!

Debtors we are owing (boo hoo hoo hoo)

And our bills are growing (boo hoo boo hoo!)

We’ll be on the breadline very soon!

You know you gotta speed it up,

And then you’ve got to swim deep down.

Coz if you believe that the treasure’s in the cave,

No time to     –    play around.

If you’re gonna find what could change your life,

Start making your mind up!

 

Don’t let your indecision,

Keep you from the prize,

Aladdin it’s your mission!

Don’t let others change your mind.

 

Every day she just dreams of ways

To get away, to get away.

Every night she awaits the day,

She can go above, to her love.

That creepy octopus is so unkind,

She wants a way, to get away.

She can’t hide all these thoughts in her mind.

She’s trapped in here, but what can she do?

 

Ooh ah, she wants a little bit!

Ooh ah, a little bit more!

Ooh ah, she wants a little bit

We know what she’s looking for.

Ooh ah, she wants a little bit!

Ooh ah, a little bit more!

Ooh ah, she wants a little bit

Feelings that she can’t ignore.

 

My my!  Aladdin was on the brink of a surrender.

Oh yeah, but now he’s met his destiny in quite a special way.

Coz now he can dive for his wealth,

Without compromising his health!

 

Waterproof!  His wish was granted ‘gainst nature’s law.

Waterproof! To breathe underwater forever more.

Waterproof! Can return to the cave if he wanted to.

Waterproof! Just think of the things that he now can do.

Woah Woah Woah Woah!

Waterproof! Finally, he can be waterproof.

 

Why, why can’t this moment last forever more?

Tonight, we’ve hit the jackpot and got cash galore!
No, won’t ever stop doing the things we do.
Oh no, don’t turn your back on us coz we’ll con you!

 

Euphoria
Forever, ’till the end of time
From now it’s just a life of crime!
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up
Euphoria
And we are feeling oh so smart,

Coz we are really mean at heart
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up
 

 

Diva nari’a
Diva Victoria
Afrodita
Viva la Diva
Viva Victoria
Cleopatra
 

Diva nari’a
Diva Victoria
Afrodita
Viva la Diva
Viva Victoria
Cleopatra
 

Diva

Diva

Diva

Diva 

Diva nari’a
Diva Victoria
Afrodita
Viva la Diva
Viva Victoria
DIVA

P4C – Is mathematics a pointless subject for most people?

In 5W we have been enjoying our P4C (Philosophy for Children) sessions each week. As our stimulus today, we watched this clip of Bart Simpson:

We then discussed the BIG question: Is mathematics a pointless subject for most people?

After our discussion, we watched another clip, which suggests that mathematics IS an important subject for EVERYONE.

What do you think? Did your opinion change during the discussion? What did you enjoy about the discussion today? Do you have any questions still?

Waterproof!

Our song for the Christmas Production is ‘Waterproof’ (a re-written version of ‘Waterloo’ by Abba). Practice the song at home.

Waterproof

My my!  Aladdin was on the brink of a surrender.

Oh yeah, but now he’s met his destiny in quite a special way.

Coz now he can dive for his wealth,

Without compromising his health!

 

Waterproof!  His wish was granted ‘gainst nature’s law.

Waterproof! To breathe underwater forever more.

Waterproof! Can return to the cave if he wanted to.

Waterproof! Just think of the things that he now can do.

Woah Woah Woah Woah!

Waterproof! Finally, he can be waterproof.

 

My my! No one can hold their breath for any longer.

Oh yeah!  And now it seems Aladdin’s got a chance to win the fight.

Coz how could the genies refuse?

And now our hero can’t lose!

 

(Repeat chorus)

 

Coz how could the genies refuse?

And now our hero can’t lose!

 

(Repeat chorus)

The Water Cycle!

Listen to these songs about the Water Cycle. What key vocabulary can you identify? Do you know what it means? 

Ms Whitaker thinks snow is the best type of precipitation because she can go skiing on it. Do you agree with her? Explain your answer!

Family Maths: Geometry @ Grafton Square

Today our parents were invited to join us for our mathematics lesson which we had at Grafton Square. Our topic was geometry and this was a chance for us to apply our skills in real-life situations. Thank you to the parents (and siblings) who joined us.

Can you name the shapes we made out of natural resources? What are their properties? How many geometry words can you use to describe them?

What are the children doing around the tree?

True or False: You can measure using anything! Explain your answer.

Cosmic!

We have just begun reading the text ‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce. 

What are you enjoying about the book so far? Is there anything you dislike? Is there anything that is confusing you?

What is your prediction for the story? If you have read the book before, write a question for the rest of the class to answer (making sure you don’t give anything away!). 

Ready, Steady, Blog!

We are pleased to announce that we have now rectified the technical issues that led to the delay in our class blogs being active and linked to our school website.

Now that we are back with a bang, don’t forget to check in with us regularly to see how well we are achieving across the curriculum and to keep up to date with all the happenings in each class.

We look forward to welcoming your comments and will be announcing a ‘Blog of the Week’ in each newsletter.

So what is left to say other than… ready, steady, blog!