This week in Beech class, we learned all about famous inventors from history. We learned about Leonardo da Vinci and the many inventions he was able to design. We also researched about some of the inventors who aided in the discovery of electricity and the creation of the light bulb, such as Thomas Edison and local inventor Joseph Swan. Did you know the first house in the world to be lit by a light bulb was Swan’s house in Gateshead?
This week in B10, we learned about famous people in the world of religion. We asked ourselves ‘what really is a religion?’ and compared and contrasted the world’s main religions.
We also took time to discuss the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, looking closer at her role and duties as monarch of the United Kingdom. We researched about how different the world has become during her long reign. We also baked some cheese scones and chocolate brownies to enjoy as a treat.
This week in B10, we concluded our Prehistoric topic by having our very own dinosaur egg hunt. We learned about how paleontologists have to be very patient,and chip away at rock, slowly and carefully, so that they don’t damage any fossils that may be hiding underneath. We were excited when our patience paid off and the dinosaur within the eggs were revealed. In P.E this week we were playing dodgeball! Our throwing and dodging skills continue to improve so we are able to play more competitive matches. We have also been learning about the importance of sportsmanship, and why it is important to be gracious in both victory; and defeat.
This week in B10 we continued our prehistoric topic and learned about how the dinosaurs became extinct. We looked at different theories and the evidence behind why scientists believe an asteroid was responsible 66 million years ago. We also came up with some of our own theories. We also baked our ‘volcano muffins’ to fit our extinction theme. They had a soft centre like a real volcano and they were delicious.
This week in B10, we continued our investigation about the Prehistoric world. We learned all about the life of fossil hunter; Mary Anning, and how her contributions to the study of dinosaurs were almost forgotten about, due to the fact she was a woman! Thankfully today we know about her huge contributions in the study of dinosaurs. We also made our own dinosaur calzone pizzas. We also finished the week by writing our very own information report all about dinosaurs. Make sure to have a look at what we have read on our Assessment for Learning platform.
This week in 10B, we continued on with our exciting Jurassic World topic. We investigated the eating habits of dinosaurs further, learning about herbivores and carnivores. We even made our very own dinosaur poo! Inspect closely to see if you can tell the dinosaur’s diet! We also each chose our own dinosaur to research. We are currently building a dinosaur fact file for our chosen dinosaur.