To bring our Peace Week to a special end, we all took part in Children in Need. We wore our Children in Needs outfits to raise money to help others across the country.
We had a visit from the Road Safety Team to help us learn how to cross the road safely. After some training in the classroom, it was time to practise our skills on some of the roads around school. Everyone crossed the road safely and impressed the Road Safety Team.
We enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Henry Moore Institute. We were shown the very interesting sculptures which form part of the Weight of Words exhibition at the Institute. We also worked with an artist to make our own sculptures: temporary shelters with a collage of words which we connected to the experience of refugees.
For our topic about sound we have been discovering how we can hear sounds. We discussed different vibrations and the difference between pitch and volume. We made string telephones to support our science work.
As part of our work on collage (inspired by Matisse), we have been experimenting with lines and shapes. We made curved and straight lines and then chose where to cut them to make shapes which we arranged, noticing when they reminded us of a particular form.
Today we voted for two people - a boy and a girl - to represent us on the school council. Everyone wrote a speech to explain why they would be a good councilor. We were given voting papers on which we showed our choice before placing them in the ballot box. We have to wait until the votes are counted before we know who has been elected.