Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Statistics

This week in room 9 we have been learning about statistics. We had to think of a real life problem that could be solved by a statistical investigation. Then we had to plan and carry out our own investigation in order to collect useful data. We are presenting our finding on posters.


By Bella and Molly

Monday, June 8, 2020

Hayao Miyazaki

Lately we have been learning about the famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. In art class we did a timeline of his life in art. We also have learnt about the word Manga and have been drawing pics of Manga drawings. Kids love to draw images from his movies. Some of the movies he made are  Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro and  Spirited Away.


Tuesday, June 2, 2020

W8 Update

Statistics:

Since the start of the term at school, we have started a new branch of mathematics: Statistics. Statistics is the study of graphs and we have been learning how to use them. Our goal is to find out what stories graphs tell. The children of Room 9 have been revising stem and leaf charts, bar graphs and pie charts. 100% of the children in Room 9 we interviewed have really enjoyed Statistics and are keen to find out more.


Novel studies: 

Due to the fact that a new term has begun, we have started new subjects such as Novel Studies. The books being read in Room 9 are A Monster Calls, Boom, The Recruit and Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, there were multiple other books that children read but the four books that we mentioned were the ones read in Room 9. Most children say that they have enjoyed novel studies so far.


By Lincoln and Felix


Thursday, May 28, 2020

An Adventure with Words

Writing; a story, but also an adventure. An adventure with words, yes, but an adventure nonetheless. This week in Room 9, we have been writing narratives. We began with using a story arc plan. In this plan there is a conflict, three rising actions, a  falling action, and finally the resolution, which ties everything together.




After we had planned out how our narrative would go, we wrote our draft in our Literacy book. This was probably the longest stage of narrative writing, and many are still working on finishing their draft.




Then, we went through the editing stage, where we had to read through our story, sentence by sentence, correcting any mistakes and making improvements to our writing. It was a long stage, but well worth it.




Finally, we published our stories on computers, or by hand, this took quite a while, but produced a result that everyone was proud of.


By Emma E. and Aster

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lockdown Poetry


LOCKDOWN 1
Lockdown is as annoying as Barbie
Lockdown is as boring as watching paint dry
Lockdown is as boring as staring at a wall
Lockdown is as relaxed as 100 sloths
Lockdown is boring like doing 100 maths tests
Lockdown is so annoying, it’s just like my sister

Lockdown 2
Lockdown is an emotional rollercoaster
Lockdown is a Ferris wheel
Lockdown is as annoying as my brother
Lockdown is like snake poison, killing slowly but surely
Lockdown is worse than Donald Trump and a dead baby
Lockdown is a real big
pig
Lockdown is the government keeping everyone hostage
Lockdown is as hard as a brick

Lockdown 3

Lockdown is a shipwreck in a coral reef
Lockdown is the death of socialising.
Lockdown is a spiky thorn on a rose
Lockdown is a place where we are jammed inside almost like a jail
Lockdown is a person being tortured
Lockdown is like being a little goldfish stuck in an aquarium
Lockdown is the place where we feel like we are being trapped
Lockdown is a spider in an arachnophobic’s home
Lockdown is a nightmare you can't wake up from

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Mole Patrol

Hi -

Check out these fantastic videos that Ryan was involved in making. Wonderful animation and an important message.

Mole Patrol One

Mole Patrol Two

Mole Patrol Two

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Arty Types

In Room 9 we have been creating portraits. We started with taking a selfie of ourselves in any sort of way and then sending it to Mr Smith. After we started a 'Hobby Head' (side portrait, full of all the things we love doing inside the head) and next we are drawing a self-portrait or portrait of a friend.




By Milla and Pearl