We have had a great morning testing materials for three elements….
It was tricky, at first, to ensure we had a fair (ish) test planned and a written method with predictions – but we did it. It was great fun testing the durability as the children came up with a (very tough) 5 step challenge for each material.
Here we are testing how waterproof materials are…..
We did however find some problems with our line of enquiry as we didn’t keep everything FAIR.
Wish us luck for tomorrow’s scientific enquiry……….
This week our new book has been Simon Sock by Sue Hendra. We have looked at the different characters in the story and chosen effective adjectives for each one by adding different suffixes.
In DT we have designed and created a sock friend for Simon. Next week we will be using our socks in our own story writing.
Year 1 Voyagers and Discoverers have been very lucky this week to spend the afternoon with Mrs Hood, the school nurse, to learn about how to keep our bodies healthy!
Firstly, they learnt the importance of hand-washing and how to do it thoroughly for spotlessly clean hands after going to the toilet, before eating, after touching pets and if they sneeze or blow their noses. They don’t want to spread any germs! Each child was given paint spots on their hands and sent to practise hand washing themselves, ensuring all the spots had disappeared before they returned to the classroom!
Year 1 also got the opportunity to meet ‘The Veggie Gang’ and enjoyed tasting a variety of healthy fruits including strawberries, sultanas, pineapple, grapes and the ‘super fruit’ blue berries. The children know we need 5 portions of fruit & veg to eat-healthily and that a ‘portion’ means a handful.
We finished the session by getting our bodies moving and hearts beating completing our daily mile.
A very enjoyable afternoon…take a look!
The ‘stand out’ learning this week, as well as some great descriptive writing for settings in English, has to be our Music!
Our music, this half term, is based around the ‘Bon Jovi’ song ‘Livin’ on a Prayer’ and we are absolutely rocking out in class!
We have some GREAT singers in the class and some very musical children. The children now know the lyrics and can play instruments in the guitar solo section. We are continuing to work on our performance of the song and have added a special twist on the song for Harvest.
We will keep you updated on this and add a video of the performance at the end of half term 🙂
“Woahhhhhhh livin on a prayerrrrrrr”
This week Year 3 have been hands-on investigators in science! We have tested different types of rocks to explore their physical properties (hardness, permeability, magnetism and formation).
In Geography we have deepening our knowledge of continents and locating European countries.
We have been using the film Ice Age to inspire our writing this week, developing character studies. We have used the most appropriate adjectives and explored a range of conjunctions to develop sentences. Next week we are looking forward to developing our own characters.
In Maths we have been exploring a range of methods to subtract a one digit from a three digit number. We are becoming much more confident using these methods and explaining our understanding.
This week we have been looking at The Mixed-Up Chameleon by Eric Carle. The children found it hilarious that the chameleon had all the different animal parts by the end. We have discussed what mixed up animals we would like to be and even had a penguin, giraffe and dog! We used lots of different media to create our own chameleons and talked about camouflage and why animals in the wild need to hide away. We hid animals around the classroom and children went on a hunt to find them.
We have also been using our listening ears and beginning to start our phonics activities. We have been listening to instrument sounds and identifying which one Mrs Richardson is playing behind the screen. We were also concentrating to listen to the simple beat and copy it on our drum! We enjoyed the game so much that we even set it up ourselves during continuous provision, taking turns to be the teacher.
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Happy Birthday Sam and Caitlin.