This Week in Base 4

Home » News » This Week in Base 4
scarab beetle

Our second week of the term and we continue to be lucky with the weather which means we can be outside still and make use of the field for break times and PE lessons.

This week in science, the year 5's looked at the effect of heat on dough and changing the quantities of the ingredients to see the effect when making biscuit ingredients. We mixed the ingredients for bread and kept watch as the dough 'proved' during the lesson. We also made chocolate crunch biscuits but changed the quantities to observe the effect on the finished biscuits. The resulting variety of biscuits were 'interesting' to say the least! Many thanks to Mrs Warner for supplying our raw materials and the chocolate crunch recipe.

In maths, we started the week learning about Roman numerals and within a couple of lessons we were able to count up to 1000. The children can now tell you the year they were born using Roman numerals.

We continued reading our class text, The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess and in our literacy lessons we were considering the use of rhetorical questions and different techniques authors can use to build suspense. We then used these to write about being awoken by strange and mysterious noises in the night!

The children have been researching the life of Cleopatra in readiness for starting to populate the wiki we will be producing as part of our computing unit. We have also been designing and making our Scarab beetles after reading the Egyptian story, 'The Scarab's Secret', and finding out about Khepri's role in pushing the sun up into the sky according to the Egyptians religious beliefs.

Mr Bolton will be working with us this Wednesday on an art project for the school so we are really looking forward to his visit.

Have a great extended weekend

popular recent articlesAlso in the news

news, article, story, newspaper
B Cador: Fri 15 Jan 2:32pm

The Rotary Club of Nantwich is looking for laptops and tabletsDo you have a laptop or tablet that you no longer need? One of our local computer shops, The Laptop Shop, has kindly agreed to renovate, upgrade and securely wipe (if necessary) for school use. They will then be donated to local schools for children who have no or limited ability to access to home internet learning. If the computer...

news, article, story, newspaper
B Cador: Fri 08 Jan 9:22pm

I'm closing what has been a very challenging week for all (parents and staff) with a very heartfelt thank you.I start by saying thank you to the wonderful team at Wrenbury. They came into school on Tuesday, following the short notice, government announcement on Monday night, with the incredible 'we can do this' attitude that they have always brought to the team, determined to do...

F951E0BA-3F51-49B1-A2F8-DD8324D96019
Mrs Turner: Fri 08 Jan 4:22pm

Little Wrens spent the morning playing in the snow. We had snow ball fights, made snow angels, looked at bird footprints in the snow and even made our very own 'Olaf' the...

Coming events

Latest news

news, article, story, newspaper
CAN YOU HELP?
B Cador: Fri 15 Jan 2:32pm
news, article, story, newspaper
What a week!
B Cador: Fri 08 Jan 9:22pm
F951E0BA-3F51-49B1-A2F8-DD8324D96019
Fun in the snow
Mrs Turner: Fri 08 Jan 4:22pm
news, article, story, newspaper
Government announcement
B Cador: Mon 04 Jan 11:04pm