Martin Luther King weekly class update 10/05/2021

Alas it is with sad news that I have to report that Year 4 won the Rockstar challenge last week. It was a great battle, fought hard by all of the children in Years 4 & 6 – congratulations year 4 and well done year 6 for being gracious losers and encouraging the younger members of our school. Don’t worry Year 6, I am planning a rematch so you will still have you chance to be victorious! In maths this week we have been learning about ratio and proportion. The classroom has been covered in cubes, counters and full of positive enthusiasm. We have explored the importance of being able to use ratios to scale up (and down) recipes.

In English we have started on a Non-fiction piece of writing ‘The diary of Scott of the Antarctic’ and spent our first two lessons finding out what it would have been like to have been part of the ‘Terra Nova Expedition’ in 1910.

Topic has also been great fun this week. We have researched the Mayan game of Pok-a- Tok, written rules and even had a go at playing it on the school field. All I can say is that I am glad that the ball we used was not made of solid rubber weighing 3.5kg (Like the Mayans used) !!!!