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Fun with rockets

Fun with rockets

Today we had a visit from David the scientist. The children from Year 6 and Year 1 came together to build their very own rockets. The children were split into groups of 4 and 5 and used card tubes for the body of their rocket. Then, they used sticky tape and cardboard fins to help their rocket to fly as high and as far as possible.

Blast off with Year 3 and Year 4

Blast off with Year 3 and Year 4

 

Today, Year 3 and Year 4 were able to become real life scientists. With help from David, our scientist friend, the children were able to build their very own rockets and launch them on the school yard. The children used card tubes for the body of their rocket. First, they needed to seal the end so that air pressure could not escape. Then, they used sticky tape and cardboard fins to help make their rocket fly further. Finally we gathered outside to launch all of the rockets.

Understanding how rhythm is used in poems

Understanding how rhythm is used in poems

On Friday in year 4 we continued our work around poetry by looking at rhythm. We learned that rhythm is the pattern of stresses within a line of verse. All spoken word has a rhythm formed by stressed and unstressed syllables. We practised reading poems out loud and tapping the different rhythms on the table. From this we learned that the rhythms used in poetry set it apart from normal speech because it creates a tone for the poem and it can be used to generate emotions and change the way the reader reads it.