This week we’ve been very bossy! That’s because we have been learning about bossy verbs. Bossy verbs are also known as imperative verbs because they tell you what to do. We often put imperative verbs at the beginning of a sentence, which automatically changes them into commands or actions that must be done. We can leave out a lot of the normal language of a sentence so we get to the point a lot quicker. The commands are usually very short sentences and are acted upon immediately. When we read or hear instructions, we want them to be quick and snappy so we can act upon them straight away.
We followed instructions to make rain gauges to help us monitor the rain levels in Newsham. Using our grammar skills, we could spot lots of adverbs of time and imperative verbs.
In maths we learned how to read scales to help us measure the volume of rainfall. We also learned how to estimate to support our mental calculations.
After monitoring the rainfall, we used our geographical knowledge and skills to identify the climate zone we belong too. We quickly realised that England is part of a temperate climate zone.
We also carried out some weather experiments. Some involved considering the differences between tornadoes and hurricanes.
Luckily, the weather hasn’t been too bad and we realised that Spring was on the horizon. To celebrate we used a traditional recipe to make some delicious vanilla ice cream.