Next week, we are holding our Invention Convention and the children are requested to bring in their inventions on Thursday 22nd March. As a result, I am not setting any homework other than spellings for next week, to give the children some extra time to finish their models/explanations of their inventions.
Spellings: distant, distance, assistant, assistance, tolerant, tolerance, accommodate, accompany, according, achieve (spelling test Friday 23rd March).
Thanks to the snow we’re now a week behind on homework and spellings!
We have spoken as a class about Inventions today and I’ve tried to give the children a few more ideas for their Invention Convention challenge.
Please find the original information here: Invention Convention challenge
Where possible, it would be great for the children to make a model of their invention. However, where that’s not possible, a labelled diagram/explanation would suffice.
The children will need to bring their inventions in by Thursday 22nd March and parents will have an opportunity to come and see them on the Thursday afternoon and then Friday morning (more details to follow).
I hope that helps – please let me know if you have individual concerns.
A great start to our term today – I’m very excited about what else we will learn/do over the next 5 weeks!
Today, I challenged the children to build a tower as tall as possible, whilst holding the weight of a golf ball. We talked about strong structures in engineering and looked at the tallest buildings in the world… We then planned, built and reviewed our own structures – lots of lessons learnt as the children realised that even professionals in these areas have trials like these (where it may not always go to plan).
Please find below the spelling sheet for this term (will be handed out on Friday) and our curriculum map which details a little more about what we’re doing this term… You will notice that a lot of our STEM challenges and content will be inspired by our Science unit on Forces.
Hawk Class Spellings Spring 2
Welton Wonders topic web