Friday, 23 March 2018

WB 19.03.18

This morning we had a visit from Heidi Mansell, who came to lead some science activities using our outside space. The children had lots of fun pretending to be plants(!), going on a fruit and seed hunt and role playing different types of seed dispersal. 

Here are a few pictures from the morning:

 Pretending to be plants!

Role playing different types of seed dispersal

This afternoon the whole school enjoyed our fundraising afternoon. Thank you for all the contributions that were sent in - it was a big success. Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Ripping Reptiles

What an interesting few days we have had! Mr Scarborough, Mrs Ashcroft and Dr Price have been to visit our classroom and we have been learning about transport, civil engineering and the things that GP's do.  We got to use a stethoscope, look in our ears and even take the teacher's blood pressure. 

Lots of interesting discussions took place and the children asked great questions.

On Monday afternoon we got to make Ripping Reptiles out of 3 sheets of A4 card.  The final results were brilliant and are displayed in our classroom.

We know that Science affects everything!  Hopefully this will encourage the children to do more investigations of their own.

Saturday, 10 March 2018

WB 5.3.18

Over the last two weeks we have started to read Charlotte's Web in English. We have spent time discussing the nature of the different characters and developing our inference skills - looking at how characters behave and react and what this tells us about them, even when it does not directly tell us in the text. We have also been looking at some of the descriptive passages in the text and unpicking the different language features used by the author. The children have then tried to use these features in their own writing. 

In maths we have been focusing on word problems and identifying which operation and calculation we have to use in order to work out the answer. The children have been using the 'bar model' to help them organise the information from each word problem - you could ask them to try and teach you what this is and how it works!

In art the children have been doing detailed sketches of leaves in preparation for their Rousseau-inspired paintings next week. In Geography we have been learning about the climate of the Brazilian rainforest and why the rivers are so large. The children have drawn some climate graphs and have used these to discuss the weather patterns of South America.

Next week is science week and we look forward to many exciting activities and workshops. We are collecting old CD cases for a science experiment at the end of next week, so if anyone has any unwanted ones at home please send them in - many thanks in advance.

Friday, 23 February 2018

WB 19.2.18

This week we have been learning about riddles in English. The children have had great fun trying to work out the different puzzles and clues and have performed and written their own riddles. We will continue to look at poems that play with words and language next week. In maths we have been continuing to work on the formal column method for 2-digit and 3-digit subtraction and have practised using these skills in some problem solving activities.

Yesterday the children had a lovely morning creating their sandwiches that they had designed in DT. It was a great opportunity for them to practise their spreading, grating and chopping skills. There were many clean plates by the end of the lesson which is confirmation of how tasty they were!

This week we have also started to learn the songs for our summer production 'Dragon Days'. We have given the children the words to the songs and this week their homework is to learn the first two songs. 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

French Day

What an amazing day we have had!  A French assembly followed by croissants and a whole afternoon of French activities.

In 3W we got to design and try to build the Eiffel Tower using spaghetti, marshmallows and jelly tots.  It was great fun but incredibly difficult.  Just when you thought your design was finished, it started to lean to one side. 

We ended up with quite a few "Leaning Tower of Pisa" models but it was tremendous fun.

Then we got to learn some new French vocabulary and design French posters.

Thanks Mrs Luckhurst, we have a lovely time.