Miss Mulligan's Class
Mrs Frankland, Miss Mulligan & Miss Walker
Message for Miss Mulligan's class - 24.1.21
Another week has passed and I've been so impressed with the learning most of you have been doing! The chocolate bars that you have designed sound delicious and your adverts are definitely very ice catching - I would be persuaded to buy your chocolate bar.
It was lovely to see a couple of you on our Zoom story last Wednesday and I really hope to see some more of you this Friday (I have sent a Zoom invitation to the adults at home). If you couldn't make the Zoom story on Wednesday we read a story called Supertato, it was about some evil peas overtaking a supermarket. Supertato and his vegetable friends (the veggie heroes). I challenged the children that heard the story to make a vegetable superhero (complete with cape and underpants over their tights if you want!) so if you would like to have a go at making your own veggie superhero, I would love to see them!
Keep being those persistent learners and having a go at the home learning each week, even if you can only do a couple of pieces of learning each day, that is a great start and well done to those children that are doing even more than that!
Keep washing your hands and stay safe!
Miss Mulligan, Mrs Frankland and Miss Walker
Our Viking Picnic
Here are some pictures of our Viking picnic. We made our own Viking bread and porridge and also had, ham, cheese, tomatoes, fruit and Skyr yogurt!
We have been studying Viking Boy this term, using it as a basis for our suspense and action writing. We have been exploring what atmosphere in the text and how we can use the setting, adjectives, powerful verbs, our senses and dialogue to create an atmosphere. We have turned our favourite part of Viking boy into a play script and have written a diary entry as a Viking boy/girl.
We have been practising lots of number work in class including adding, subtracting. multiplication, and division. We have also started to measure length and mass and explore the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
WE LOVE SCIENCE IN OUR CLASS!
We are exploring reversible and irreversible changes in Science this term. So far we have explored how salt makes ice melt quicker as it lowers the melting point and how to make a solution of salt and water and how, when the water evaporates it leaves the salt behind. We learnt that the Vikings used sphagnum moss in their version of a nappy so we have tested how absorbent a sphagnum moss nappy is compared to a modern day nappy which has polymer crystals to absorb the water. Although the Sphagnum moss absorbed more water than we predicted, it was no match for the modern day nappy that held an amazing 320ml of water without leaking.
We will be doing PE on a Thursday this term.
Black History Month
We have been exploring Black History Month, what it is and why we celebrate it. We have been looking at lots of inspirational people of colour like:
Martin Luther King Jr
We have written our very own 'I have a dream' speech modelled on Martin Luther King Jr's speech in 1963 (please see below).
We also explored the poem 'Invictus' which Nelson Mandela recited to himself whilst in prison on Robben Island. We looked at how reciting the poem allowed him to be 'free' for a few moments even though he wasn't physically free. We then wrote about Freedom in which ever way we wanted (also see below).
Please look at the pictures of our class and the learning we are doing.
www.sumdog.com (spelling and reading)
You can also check out BBC Bitesize who are providing lots of free lessons too.