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This week we have been looking at poetry and the different forms it comes in, such as haikus, free verse and acrostic. We analysed their features and chose our favourites.
We have taken our inspiration from Michael Rosen, a novelist and poet, who uses lots of body language, facial expression and intonation to perform his stories to an audience. We watched some of his poems then applied his methods to a poem of our choosing.
After adding some Michael Rosen-style magic, we then performed our poems. Everyone performed incredibly well and was very brave to stand alone in front of the class!
Today Years 3 and 4 were lucky enough to take part in a workshop involving experiments that explored different states of matter.
One of the first things we looked at was dry ice. This was interesting because instead of melting like ice usually does, the dry ice changes quickly into a gas.
We even used the dry ice to make ice cream and got to have a taste, which was definitely our favourite bit!
Finally, we are very proud of Charlie for winning the Crook Primary #ScienceSelfie competition, where he showed us all about his experiment where he investigated how an egg can float in the water. Great job, Charlie!
Unfortunately the service was truly like the Viking times at Derwentwater so we were unable to update you as much as we would of liked, so here are some photos from our adventures.
We all took part in a walk around the rocky surroundings of Derwentwater. The views were stunning, but we climbed a huge amount of steep steps to see them!
We also took part in activities at the Viking centre, Platty+. Here we were able to row an incredible Viking longboat out into the lake! We also designed our own shields, learned how life would be for slaves and made flour like the Vikings used to.
We have had a very busy but very memorable two days as Vikings and over the next few weeks we will be using our knowledge to design our very own Viking longboat in Design and Technology.