26 Feb Bubble 4 – round up of the week
In Science this week, we learned the difference between inheritance, evolution and adaptation.
We investigated how cactus plants have adapted to suit their environment.
“I inherited my dad’s face but my mum’s height” – Abdou
“I inherited my tallness from my mum” – Letia
“I inherited my mum’s nose” – Amari
“I inherited my dad’s face but my mum’s eye colour” – Zerei
“I inherited my mum’s hair but my dad’s eye colour” – Sienna
“I inherited my mum’s face” – Rannia
“I inherited my mum’s eyes” – Emmanuel
“I inherited my dad’s nose but my mum’s smile” – Renaya
“I inherited my dad’s face and my mum’s height” – Isaiah
Have a look at Sienna and Kevin’s explanations of the adaptations in a cactus.
In Geography we have begun our topic on Renewable Energy. We built on our learning in Science about renewable energy sources and have learned what natural resources are and how we use them. “We have fossils that give us oil, we have water to drink, we have minerals, rocks and jewels to make things with, we have forest to use to build things from wood and to make paper.” – Amari. We drew and labelled cross sections of Britain to show how different natural resources are used. Check out Zerei and Amari’s beautiful examples.
In Art we have used all of the painting skills we have learned this term to create our own watercolour masterpieces, inspired by Alexandra Palace! We then reflected on our work and learning in Art. Here is what Emmanuel had to say: “What I like about painting is you can do anything you want. I found the painting easy because you just paint around what you have drawn. I found drawing the outline difficult. It was very challenging!”
We have been reading the Villain’s Version in DR and Writing. This looks at traditional fairy tales from the villain’s perspective. We have been re-examining the story of Hansel and Gretel and getting the Witch’s side of the story. Abdou has written an excellent missing poster for Hansel and Tye has written a fantastic setting description about the gingerbread house. They have both used superbly ambitious vocabulary and creative uses of figurative language.
Stars of the Week Spring 1 W6
Stars of the Week Spring 2 W1
Emmanuel & Rannia