This afternoon, we completed our Tudor houses and they look great!
This afternoon we are continuing with our Tudor houses, focusing on the roof and windows. We are using different types if brown paper to create a tiled roof effect and black paper to build the windows.
This week’s learning question is: how are you going to complete your Tudor house? This afternoon, we began our Tudor houses. How is your child going to finish them? What was written on their design criteria? What do the houses need to look like on the outside?
In Science this afternoon, we looked at what thermal insulators and thermal conductors are. We had a variety of materials which we had to decide if they were thermal conductors or insulators.
This afternoon, to continue our topic of Tudor houses, we created exploded diagrams of our model Tudor house design. We had to draw each section of our house and explain what material we would use to make each part and why we chose that material.
Today in English, we looked at two information reports and had to piece them together. We noticed that they always start with a title and an introduction, then they have paragraphs of information (each starting with a subheading), then some end with a fun fact or questions to think about.
This afternoon we began our Tudor houses week. We researched Tudor houses, then drew on in our books and labelled important details about the structure.
For this week’s parent-children conversation starter, ask your child about their suspense story opening. What did they write about? Who was their character? If they had continued writing, how would their story have ended?
This afternoon, we tested thin plastic, thick plastic, cardboard and paper as materials for plastic bags. We used weights and placed them into each of the bags until the handles stretched. After, we recorded these results in a table and presented our presentation findings in a bar chart.
Yesterday, we researched either Tudor education, houses, food and clothes and today we created a presentation to share the research we discovered with the class. At the end of the lesson, we shared our presentations so everyone learnt five new facts about Tudor education, houses, food and clothes.