English – Narrative Beginnings
Students have begun the characterisation stage of narrative writing. They were asked to think carefully about designing characters that they could ‘bring to life’ in a story. Students were asked to illustrate and describe their character prior to writing a story, so they had a vivid image of the persona.
Technology – Brain Mechanics
This term, students in Year 4/5B, with the support of Mrs Molloy, have been learning more about the mechanics of the human brain.
I have enjoyed learning about different parts of the brain and how they function. We made plasticine models of the human brain. I wrote about the different parts and why they’re important. An interesting fact: myelin is a fatty layer of protection for different parts of our brains. Ella W
Our class was given a task to create a character, based on a part of the brain. I made a security guard to represent the amygdala, because the amygdala has the job of alerting you when you are feeling hurt or upset. We got to print our creations using the 3D printer. Jesse