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Rowan -another busy week of learning!

Updated: Oct 22, 2021

This week have been scientist, artists, historians and as always mathematicians, authors and writers.

Our topic of 'Materials' is allowing us to explore the suitability of different everyday materials. This week we tested ramps of carpet, wood, foam and sandpaper to see which would send our car the furthest. We all predicted what would happen and made sure our test was a fair test. We measured the distanced the car travelled each time. Can you make a prediction? Which material will send the car the furthest distance?

We are loving learning about the lives of significant individuals in the past who have changed the way we live today. This week in Guided Reading we found out about Amelia Earhart, who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. In our English lesson we are exploring how information is presented in non fiction books and we are finding a book about Rosa Parks fascinating. Rosa Parks was an activist who helped to ensure equal civil rights for all.

Many of us are completing our own research at home and sharing in school. We add this to our Project Learning Wall and celebrate links between learning in school and at home.

We noticed how the shops are filled with pumpkins and wanted to take a closer look. We found out about how they are grown and how they are harvested. Then we used pastels to make our own art work. We were able to use the pastels to shade, blend and draw lines to create the texture of the surface of the pumpkins.

Next week is art week. We cannot wait to learn about the techniques of batik, tie dye and weaving.

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