Let's stay safe so we can all enjoy the summer term!
OUTDOOR PE: MONDAYS
In Maths, we will be working on fractions.
The children love our daily times tables quizzes. There are 6 quizzes, and when we have finished number 6, we go back to number 1 again. Each time we try to improve the score we got last time.
Day 1: Core (3, 4, 8 times tables)
Day 2: Core (3, 4, 8 times tables)
Day 3: Basic (2, 5, 10 times tables)
Day 4: Core+ (all the other times tables!)
Day 5: Basic (2, 5, 10 times tables)
Day 6: Core (3, 4, 8 times tables)
We read every day in class, as well as working on our spelling / phonics.
Our last client, Aria Agosti, wants to develop the outside space of her new museum about Pompeii.
Will we be able to help?
We signed a contract agreeing to our responsibilities.
Aria and the museum committee couldn't decide which site outside the museum would be best for the Roman garden, so they sent the team the details of each location.
The sun is blocked from site 1.
Site 2 regularly floods.
Site 3 has an archaeological excavation happening so the soil is very bad.
Site 4 SEEMS alright, but will it really be any better than the others?
The team had a discussion about which site to choose and decided they would need to test how plants grow under the different conditions so they can make the best choice.
After 1 week, the results are already very interesting! Can you tell which is which?
And now we just have a lot of questions!
Why is the grass growing in the flooded pot and the sand pot?
What on earth is going on with the grass in the cupboard?!
Meanwhile, the team have also begun to grow sunflowers to be an impressive central feature for the Roman garden. These will need to be shipped out to Italy in time for the museum opening this summer.
We have noticed the plants are leaning towards the window to get more sun.
The team have also sent their initial designs for the garden to the museum committee, after researching what Roman gardens would have been like.
They divided the whole garden into 4 parts (linking with our Maths work!)
What plants did the Romans grow?
The archaeologists made an amazing discovery...
Who left their footprint in this tile?
We spoke to the person who left the footprint: a child slave from 79AD who worked at the villa where the museum is now.
Her name was Tulilia...
The museum committee decided they wanted to display the story of the footprint with the tile in the museum.
We used drama to explore what happened to Tulilia the slave and found that the boy and girl who she belonged to were mean to her. She was running away from them when she left the footprint on the tile.
Meanwhile, the team was busy working on the modern sculptures for the museum garden. We looked at abstract art work created from recycled materials to inspire us, then set to work. We needed to work collaboratively with our groups.