05 Feb Bubble 4 – What we learnt this week….
In History we have been learning about WW2 so in writing this week we portrayed newspaper journalists and wrote newspaper articles about the Blitz in September 1940. We learned how to write an eye-catching headline, how to use direct and indirect speech to make our report more effective and have included some fantastic vocabulary and literary features including: retaliation, commend, annihilate, sacrifice, glass glittering like deadly diamonds and devastation was a cloak that hung over everything.
This week, in Science, we learned about renewable and non-renewable energy sources. We learned that non-renewable energy comes from burning coal and fossil fuels which are bad for the environment and will eventually run out. Renewable resources, however, come from nature and so they never run out. We learned that the 4 kinds of renewable energy are wind, water, sun and geothermal energy.
Wind energy is harnessed by wind turbines. We had a lot of fun making our own models of wind turbines! Here is the link to the instruction video we used so you can make one at home too:
We have continued our exploration of abstract art this week by examining another technique: wax resist. We used oil pastels (but it also works with crayons) and watercolours to make these fantastic pieces of art. The oil in the pastels (or the wax in crayons) resists the water in the paint so the colour doesn’t stick in these places, like magic!