Category Archives: Topic

Exploring Chinese Music

This afternoon, we were introduced to different pieces of Chinese music. We spoke about different Chinese instruments. Some instruments include: Qin, Zheng and the Pipa. We were able to have a go and create a piece of Chinese music.

Can you think of any other Chinese instruments?

Data analysis

This afternoon, we analysed a set of data. We recorded it’s mean, median and mode. We used our maths skills to work out the answers.

The data was about the amount of deaths from the plague in Shakespearean times.

Can you explain how we would find out the mean, median and mode?

The plague in Stratford Upon Avon

This afternoon, we investigated the total amount of deaths during the years 1563-1565. We generated our own questions and analysed the data. Using our maths skills, we found out that 1564 had the total amount of deaths. We also applied our maths skills learnt this week (subtracting by counting on, on a number line) to help us interpret that data.

Do you know about the plague?

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Adaption

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Today in Topic, Class 8 looked at adaption.  They looked at living things, habitat and different adaptive traits. Can you tell me an adaptive trait?

Goals

Today in Topic, Class 8 looked at their short and long term goals.

What is the difference between short and long term goals?

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Kings and Queens

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Today in Topic, Class 8 identified the Kings and Queens of England, plotting them onto a timeline. Who was the first Queen on the throne?

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Wroxeter

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Today, we have been to Wroxeter, the Roman ruins in Shrewsbury. We were able to look at an old Roman Town House and see ruins that were actually there when the Romans were! We also had a go at pretending … Continue reading

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Coding

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This afternoon, we have been doing coding! We have been using both the MacBooks and the iPads to code Roman soldiers. What do you know about coding?

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Making our mosaics

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This afternoon, we have been using different coloured cut up square paper to make our mosaics. We used our plans for the mosaics that we had already made to help us. What different colours would you use on your mosaics?

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Boudicca’s diary

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This morning, we have been pretending to be Boudicca. We have been writing diary entries as if we was Boudicca. We have used sentences with extended noun phrases,  fronted adverbials and parenthesis. Can you name some features of a diary … Continue reading