Sky Class Newsletter
Written by Seb and Jacob
In R.E, we have been learning about Islam and Muslims. Mrs Saeed came in to talk to us about being a Muslim in Britain today. We have also made Muslim posters and learnt all about Eid. Muslims have to follow the five pillrs of Islam: Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Saumu and Hajj.
- Shahada is the declaration of faith
- Salat is praying 5 times a day
- Zakat is giving half of your savings away each year
- Sawm is fasting during Ramadan
- Hajj is the pilgrimage to Makkah
If you accidentally eat or drink during daylight in Ramadan, it’s fine. But, if you do it on purpose, then you have broken your fast and have to pay a penalty.We were very creative with our posters including doing flaps, fact raffles,quizzes and pictures of mosques.
Overall, learning about Islam and Muslims is really fun and a great experience!
In maths we have been looking at multiples. So 72 is a multiple of 12 because 6 x 12 = 72. Also, a common multiple is a number in the same times table as another number. For example the first two common multiples of 4 and 7 are 28 and 56. We are also moving on to factors. A factor is a number that can go into another number exact times. (No remainder) So, 6 is a factor of 12 because it goes into 12 exactly 2 times. It’s been great learning about factors and multiples and I can’t wait for what the next subject is.
In sports we do one session on a Wednesday afternoon run by Mr Tovey who also organises our out of school sports tournaments and one session in the morning every day run by a group team of pupils that changes each term. The sports team choose different sports every day, like one day it was ‘cross the golden river’ and the next day it’s football so we always got a chance and some fresh air. Mr Tovey does one thing each term like hockey one term and then next term it’s basketball.
It’s really fun to go outside enjoy the fresh air and keep fit
In science, we have been learning about plastics. On Monday, we organised them into their Molecular structure, then their chemical formula, then their compound name and finally, their uses. We also did a plastics timeline from the quickest to biodegrade to the slowest to biodegrade. The quickest was the tea bag (1 month) and the slowest was the mobile phone( 1000 years).
In English we have been learning about the book Tom’s Midnight Garden. We have written a description of the part where the tree catches on fire in a thunderstorm and falls down. Some of the sentences we came up with are things like these:
‘The bruised clouds lashed across the bright moon’ and ‘A jagged bolt of lightning slashed the tree in half’
That’s what we have been doing this week!