We are developing our descriptive writing in English. As part of our 'Out of this World' project, we have all created our own imaginary planet. Here are some pictures of our imaginary planets:
After this, we used our 5 senses to write sentences that include nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs to describe our planet. We learnt that writing a descriptive piece needs us to 'show not tell.' We have also investigated figurative language and learnt how including this in our writing can make it more effective, persuasive and impactful. We have also improved some descriptive sentences (as seen below). We also had the opportunity to write down our own ideas for effective sentences.
Following the S2S (and using the previous lessons to help us), we wrote our own description about our imaginary planet. After this, we edited our work by using the S2S to help us. Here are some examples of our writing:
We have also been looking at the famous astronaut - Tim Peake. Finding out information about him has been very interesting, and we have learnt a lot about him. Here are some facts we have learnt:
Whilst researching his life, we have sectioned our work which helps us organize our writing in to paragraphs.
In Science, we have been learning about the Solar System. We have learnt about the different theories regarding the shape of the Earth (flat and spherical). Taking our learning outside, we observed what we could see, which then gave us scientific evidence to back up our opinions about the shape of the Earth. We then used our evidence to try and convince the rest of the class to believe our theory.
We also learnt about the Geocentric and Heliocentric theories. Did you know that many years ago, people believed that the Earth was the centre of the Solar System and all the other planets and the sun orbited the Earth (Geocentric theory)? However, with the development of the telescope, ideas changed. People started to believe in the Heliocentric theory. The Heliocentric theory believes that the Sun is the centre of the Solar System and all of the other planets orbit the sun. We worked in groups to present this information to the class. Some of us even had to do some acting!
We have re-created the different planets by using a variety of mediums.