This week we have been learning about first aid. We learnt CPR and we practiced the abdominal thrust. We learnt some simple bandaging techniques.
Today we practiced different sewing stitches. We had a try a the blanket stitch, cross stitch and the overcast stitch. It was quite tricky threading the needle but we had a great time learning to sew.
Today we have been learning about Native American Indians and we looked at a variety of totem poles and discussed their significance with the American Indian culture.
Today we enjoyed coming into school dressed as a character from a book. We listened to stories, created new book characters and looked at the World Book Day website. We had a go at the quiz, in which we had to answer lots of questions on a variety of books from classic to new.
To start off our new topic ‘America’, we worked together on creating the american flag. Instead of using stars as the states, we each took at least two states’s each and painted that flag and used these to help create our version of the American flag.
in science and DT we have been looking at pulleys and using these to create drawbridges. We spent time looking at different pulleys including using an electric circuit to create a pulley system. We then sketched and labelled our designs before making prototypes to discover how the pulleys will work in our designs.
Today we learnt about water resistance. We worked in groups to think of a way of investigating different shape boats and how best they carry loads. We also investigated clear water versus salty water.
As part of our DT project, we have been investigating pulleys. We looked at how they can move heavy loads and how much effort is needed to move the load. We tried lots of different ways to create pulleys to see which was the most effective.
In science we have been looking at forces. This week we have been focussing on friction. We investigated different surfaces and looked at which caused the most and least friction.
Yesterday in our science lesson we investigated levers. We learnt how they can be used to help us move heavy loads. We then used our knowledge of levers and made mini Trebcuhets and tested our catapults to see whose launched their marshmallows the farthest.