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
As its the end of the half term, I am not setting punctuation and grammar homework. The children have been given information about the Invention Convention home-school challenge and some slips to ‘wonder’ for our STEM topic (see attachments below). If you have time, I thought it was a good opportunity to start on those!
However, I would like them to read LOTS (at least 6 times for next Reading Diary check – Friday 23rd February) and please try to hear them as it helps develop their comprehension.
Also, for times tables, please encourage the children to practise using Times Table Rock Stars.
Spellings to be tested on Friday 23rd February are:
intelligence, independence, difference, absence, competence, evidence, rhyme, rhythm, sacrifice, secretary, shoulder.
Optional homework club: Wednesday 21st February.
Invention Convention challenge
Welton Wonders Sheet