This week in Crab class we have been weighing different objects using the balance scales and different sized weights. We also tried to see if we could estimate whether an object was more or less than 100g and then weighed them to see if our estimations were correct.
Monday 29th January - Friday 2nd February 2018
This week in Crab class we have been working with our talk partner to add up two amounts of money, we have been focusing on adding the 10s first and then adding the 1s.
We have also been talking about waterproofing this week in our science lessons. We tested fabrics before and after colouring on them with wax crayons to see if they absorbed or resisted the water.
We have had lots of fun in Crab class this week. On Wednesday we had our maths lesson outside and drew numberlines on the playground to help us subtract 2 digit numbers. Then, on Thursday we created a room from Little Red Riding Hood's house with our talk partner. We used alliteration to help us decide what we thought her favourite things might be. Some decided that her favourite country was Russia, while others decided that she might like to read and that her favourite animal was a rabbit.
This week in Crab class we have been looking at poetry and different ways to perform it. We started by reading our poem, 'I'm a Little Penguin', out loud with our learning partner and performed to the class in pairs. We then looked at how we could use instruments to make our performance even better.
This week in Crab class we have been busy learning about ordinal numbers in maths. We tried to decode secret messages and also turned our hand to some problem solving. We worked in pairs to try and work out where in a race four different dogs had come. We have also been busy in science this week and conducted three experiments to test the absorbancy of kitchen towel.
Thursday 4th - Friday 5th January 2018
This week we have been reading the book 'Where is Home Little Pip?' and have been talking about how penguins survive in Antarctica. We made different parts of the story in groups and had great fun acting out.
What a busy week we have had in Crab class! We have been to watch Year 3's Christmas rehearsal, eaten a delicious Christmas dinner, performed in our Nativity, taken part in a dancing showcase and to round it off we have AJ the magician and Christmas jumper day. The staff in Crab class are really proud of how beautifully the children have behaved this week in the run up to Christmas and also how wonderfully they all performed in their Nativity.
This week in Crab class we have been busy with rehearsals. We have had our dress rehearsal for the Nativity and we have been busy rehearsing our space dance with Mrs Lawrence, our dance teacher. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday for our Nativity and on Thursday for our space dance showcase!
Monday 27th November – Friday 1st December 2017
In our maths lessons this week, we have been sorting shapes by their properties. We have sorted them by using Venn and Caroll diagrams.
Monday 20th November – Friday 24th November 2017
This week in Crab class we have used music to help us plan our Christmas story writing piece. We sang a song about the animals we thought could pull Santa's sleigh and used instruments to help us tell the story. Have a look at our own compositions.
This week has been anti bullying week and so in crab class we have been thinking about how to be a good friend and things that we can do to be kind.
We have written on our friendship leaves ways that we can be a good friend and have created kindness posters to remind us things that we can do that are kind.
In Crab class this week we have been focusing on Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot. We have acted out the story and have then written our own newspaper reports.
This week in crab class we were lucky enough to go to the beach to have a go at measuring in centimetres and metres. We started by estimating how long each of these lengths were and then found objects of 1cm. After this we drew a 1m long line in the sand and filled it with a repeating pattern.
Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017
We have been very busy in Crab class this week. In maths we have been learning about halves and quarters of different shapes and have been talking about the properties of shapes. In English we have been focusing on our Egyptian creative writing task and used music to help us come up with lots of exciting adjectives and to help us plan our story.
Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2017
In crab class this week we have bee learning about Egypt. We read the book 'Journey Down the River Nile' and then drew our own pictures to represent each stop on the journey.
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
This year Crab class are lucky enough to be working with the Royal Opera House on a creative writing project. Today we had our first session, focusing on music helping with our story writing. We had great fun and have written some brilliant stories.
This week we have been focusing on our school values
Acceptance, Safety, Perseverance, Independence and Enjoyment. At the beginning of the week we got into teams and had a competition to see who could build the highest newspaper tower. We had great fun working together and persevering until we managed to stand our tour up. We also talked about how we have to accept that people had different ideas and that was ok.
We have had a great first week in Crab Class!