The children used key questions, non fiction books and QR codes to undertake research about materials.
How would you find half of a number of objects? Ava and Austin seem to have a good found a method that works for them.
Thank you to all the children who put so much effort into their character costumes for world book day! We had an array of characters including Peter Pan, Cinderella, Goldilocks, Elmer, the Snitch and Harry Potter. Everyone looked amazing and deciding on a winner was very difficult. Congratulations though to Jacob G who won as the character John Darling from Peter Pan.
Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our maths workshops on Tuesday morning. It was a great morning. The children were brilliant and we hope you all learned something about how your children are approaching maths learning at school.
Congratulations to Mia and Lauren for their submissions to the 500 word writing challenge this year! Good luck girls.
This week we read the book We Are All Born Free: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Pictures. On 10 December 1948, just after the second world war, countries got together to declare and sign a set of 30 articles or rules to protect the rights of all people from all countries. It’s called the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and most countries in the world promise to stick to it. We discussed some of the 30 articles included in the book (there are 55 in total) and then the children chose those which interested them to illustrate. We now have a display in our classroom. Please feel free to look at it. We will explore some of the 'rights' in more detail over the rest of the year.
You can see some of the book in this article from "The Guardian"
Despite the rain outside the children were still able to enjoy their cricket session this week! They practised their batting and throwing skills. There are some very strong batters particularly amongst the girls.
This week in our science lesson we made predictions about whether materials would float or sink in water. The children were very accurate in their predictions and some children were even able to reason that some materials would float initially but as they were absorbent they would eventually sink!
This week we have been looking at length, mass and capacity in our maths lessons. There was lots of practical work with rulers, metre sticks, scales and jugs.
Have a look at the Maths Resources page for games to practise looking at scales.
We have started this week by watching the live lesson for BBC Radio 2, 500 words, which is a competition open to children from the ages of 5-13. Visit the website to look at what it's all about. You can watch the lesson again by clicking here. It would be great if the children have been inspired to have a go at writing their own 500 word story and submitting them to the competition! I look forward to seeing any of their efforts!
Remember think about how you want the reader to feel; where your story is set; who the characters are; how you could change the plot. Don't forget use words wisely, don't waste them!
I have registered and will be happy to help the children submit their entries.
Our science topic this term is materials. The children explored a range of materials, feeling them and looking at them closely. The children named them and then used key words to describe their properties. We will be looking more closely at plastic next.
The materials sorting and labelling application is a simple to use science vocabulary exercise. Label words are simply dragged and dropped into the correct place in the picture.
The children are enjoying our Tuesday afternoon Cricket Skills sessions. They are learning to improve their ball skills of throwing and catching as well as working as a team.
We have been looking at our favourite Disney characters as line drawings and drawing our own. We will be using ideas to create illustrations for a Peter Pan e-book.
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