King John & The Magna Carta
We have started to look in detail at significant British monarchs, beginning with King John. We learnt about why he is considered to be one of the worst kings ever. Then we explored the reasons that led to the creation of The Magna Carta.
Science - The Lungs
Today we learnt about the lungs, using balloons to investigate our lung capacity. We also made our own lift-the-flap models to show the different parts of the lungs we had learnt about.
Which British monarch has had the biggest impact on our lives today?
We have started our new history topic by gathering our initial thoughts about the big question. Then we used clues to create a timeline of influential monarchs. In doing this, we learnt some key and interesting facts about famous British monarchs. Next, we used what we learnt to create Top Trumps cards for the monarchs - creating categories and giving scores for each one.
To get us back into the writing zone, we have been using DADWAVERS to remind us how to vary our sentence structure. Using interesting pictures as a stimulus, we worked in pairs to write descriptive and creative paragraphs with outstanding results!