For the last lesson over the past 3 afternoons, Year 5 have been rotating around 3 tasks.
Task 1 – Learn all about the Digestive System – led by Mr Stonham
Task 2 – Estimate the size of a Celtic roundhouse – led by Aimee
Task 3 – Independent drawing and labelling of inside and outside a roundhouse.
The digestive system task taught the children how the body digests and processes the food we eat, how we use the bits we need and get rid of the bits we don’t 💩. The children explained each part of the process using scientific language.
With Aimee, the children went outdoors to estimate the size of a 5m diameter roundhouse. They looked at different things that could help them estimate accurately. Some of them moved on to work out the permimeter of their drawings. They checked their estimates with meter rulers.
Finally, the independent task was just that. Children had to come up with their own learning objective based on the materials they were given. They then helped each other to completed the task in their ‘bubble group’. After reading information on a Celtic roundhouse, they were able to accurately draw the inside and outside of the houses the Celts used to occupy.