This term, White Tigers are trying to answer the question “What makes the earth angry?'"
Our four different outcomes that we will be completing throughout the term are:
To write a newspaper report documenting the catastrophe that saw Dorothy's house land on the Wicked Witch of the East in Munchkin Land.
To find out about real life natural disasters why these have occurred, where they have occurred and how they have changed peoples lives.
To write an eye witness account of a survivor of Pompeii.
Our project launch was a day of The Wizard of Oz with time to reflect on the characters and their requests from the Wizard of Oz. We reflected on what we would like to ask the wizard for.
We are excited to be scientists and travel to the core of the earth to find out about what is under our feet. We will investigate tectonic plates and volcanic eruptions and locate these around the world. We will look at the impact both positive and negative of living under the threat of an angry earth. We are discovering this term the geographical implications of volcanos and tsunamis and tornados and earthquakes. We will look at the reasons for these and the impact they have on our world. We will consider what part we have to play in keeping our world happy.
We are going to use our knowledge of geography and science and our empathy and personal experiences to report about a natural disaster with scientific details about why this has occurred and we are looking forward to making models to show this. We are going to collate all of our learning into a news broadcast with an eye witness report, a model and a scientific explanation and with a little IT wizardry we hope to film this on ipads. We are reading 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit and 'Toto' by Michael Morpurgo as well as using film extracts to facilitate our English skills.
In Maths, children have been developing their knowledge of fractions, decimals, money and time. We have already worked on multiplication and division but ensure we keep coming back to these as this knowledge is valuable. White Tigers are fabulous at working out change and finding the total cost of several items and we are using a variety of strategies to solve tricky problems and we are working out the ways that we find work for us as individual mathematicians.
Our classroom is already looking fantastic! We have a huge volcano, a tornado, ruby slippers and a yellow brick road that covers the classroom ceiling all the way and over our classroom door!