Notts County Visit
Today, we were visited by two of the Notts County first team players (Jordan and Graham). They joined with us for PE then took part in a question and answer session in class. It was good to spend time with them.
Poppies for Art Week
Linking Remembrance Day, our work on Walter Tull for Black History Month and Art Week, we were inspired by the work of an American artist called Sharon Cummings. Her abstracts, in two different paintings, of poppies led us to create the works of art you can see below.
We have been learning about the life of Walter Tull; an important figure in the history of black people in Britain. He became the first black professional outfield footballer, in England,when he played for Tottenham Hotspur. He also went on to become the first black officer in the British Army. Sadly, he was killed at the 2nd Battle of the Somme in 1918.
Fractions and Decimals
We had fun playing Pelmanism (a matching game); helping to learn the fraction and decimal equivalences.
We loved making a fire on Friday afternoon. First, we had to collect different sized pieces of wood (twigs and sticks). Mrs White used them to make a fire. Once the fire burnt down a little, we attempted to cook popcorn; we succeeded in cooking marshmallows. We washed these down with hot chocolate. It was a great way to end the week.
Today, we were visited by students and staff from Nottingham Trent University. We built on our learning from Year 5 by interviewing three students about life at university. We were particularly excited to find out that we could go to bed whenever we wanted when we are students! We also learnt about the variety of subjects we could study and the cost of attending university.
Evaluating mate (mar-tay)
Tom, the main character in The Boy Who Biked the World, tries a drink called mate (pronounced mar-tay) as he travels through Patagonia. Mrs White sourced some of this tea for us to try. We had a very mixed reaction to this tea!