In Crab class this week we have been learning about Anthony Browne. We spent some time exploring his books and saying what we liked and noticed about them. We then wrote our own prediction of what we thought would happen at the end of his book ‘The Tunnel’. Our science lessons this week have seen us start our ‘Plants’ topic by seeing if we can grow beans in water, known as hydroponics.
This week in Crab class we have been learning about the houses in Kampong Ayer and comparing them to where we live. We have also been experimenting with water colours in our art lessons. In our English lessons this week we have been writing a description about an Orang-utan called Indah and what she experienced when she fell through the trees to the forest floor.
We have really enjoyed our first week back in Crab class. We talked about how we can be kind to each other and also what it means to be a good listener. In maths this week we have been focusing on fractions. Our English lessons this week have had a grammar focus as we have been writing questions and editing sentences to include full stops and capital letters. We have also started learning about Kampong Ayer and the rainforest.
This week in Crab class we have rounded off our Great Fire of London topic by writing an extract of diary entry, pretending that we were Samuel Pepys and even set fire to our very own London, made out of card houses. In maths we’ve been focusing on mental arithmetic and in RE we have been learning about the Easter story and Easter traditions such as the Easter bonnet parade. We have also taken part in 26 challenges to celebrate Marathon day at school. We hope you all have a lovely Easter holiday.
In Crab class this week we have been learning about diary writing and Samuel Pepys. We have talked about how it might have felt to have been alive during The Great Fire of London, what we may have seen, what we may have smelt and what we may have heard and how Samuel Pepys documented this in his diary. In our maths lesson we have been focusing on partitioning numbers and place value. We have also been busy designing our Healthy lunchbox in our science lessons.
Mrs Grover apologises for the lack of photo this week!
This week in Crab class we have been thinking about five minute intervals of time and how to turn this into a digital clock. We have also been busy writing recounts about The Great Fire of London which were absolutely fantastic. In our Design and Technology lesson this week we used our designs to create our own fruit salad. We also really enjoyed wearing our bright socks for World Down Syndrome Day.
This week in Crab class we have had another busy week. We have been focusing on recount writing in our English lessons and also how we can improve our writing. In maths we started the week looking at tally charts and data and have ended the week looking at capacity. Our science topic of Animals including humans continued this week with us imagining that we had been stranded on a desert island, where we talked about the things that we would miss and what we would need to survive. We’ve also started practising our country dances for our May day celebrations.
This week in Crab class we have been busy learning about The Great Fire of London. We were lucky enough on Friday to have a workshop theatre company come in and teach us even more about The Great Fire. We have also been learning about data this week, including tally charts, bar graphs and pictograms. We even managed to squeeze in a visit from Mrs Grover’s friend and her 4 month old baby so that we could ask them questions as our science topic this term is ‘Healthy Animals’ and our focus for the week was babies and how they are kept healthy.
This week in Crab class we have begun to look at division as the inverse to multiplication and have been using arrays to help us with this. In our English lessons we have been working on alphabetical ordering and how to use dictionaries. We are also lucky enough to have started with ASSA again this term so will be learning some of the skills needed for tag rugby.
And some special news....
This week in Crab class we have had great fun! Our science topic on materials came to an end so we made paper bridges using all our knowledge on the strength and durability of materials and how they bend and stretch. Our topic on Antarctica and Penguins has also come to an end so we combined our geography and art this week to make collage penguins. We have also been busy trying out our comprehension skills and working on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
We wish you a wonderful half term and look forward to seeing you all on the 25th February!
Monday 4th February 2019 – Friday 8th February 2019
In Crab class this week we have been retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood. The children have worked really hard and tried to incorporate all of the things we have been learning in our English and GPS lessons. In maths we have looked at halves, quarters and thirds and have also looked at making different amounts with money. We have also been busy testing the strength of different papers in our science lesson and making collage paper dragons to celebrate Chinese New Year.
This week in Crab class we have been working hard on using number lines to add and subtract two, two-digit numbers. The children have worked so hard and have really shown their perseverance skills. In English we have been working on our description and comparison skills and in PE and gymnastics we’ve been thinking about balancing.
This week in Crab class we have been learning about non-chronological reports, rounding and ordinal numbers. In our science lesson this week we tested how stretchy different pieces of material were and talked about if they returned to their original shape or not.
Monday 7th January – Friday 11th January 2019
In Crab class this week we have started our topic on Antarctica and Penguins, written lots of instructions, talked about greater than and less than and have started our gymnastics sessions with our gymnastics teacher.
Monday 17th December – Thursday 20th December 2018
This week in Crab class we have been extremely busy! On Monday we learnt a Christmas dance with Mrs Lawrence, on Tuesday we had our Christmas party and had a special visitor, Wednesday was Christmas maths day and a sing-a-long in the hall and finally on Thursday we had a whole school assembly in the church followed by the pantomime in the afternoon. The children have behaved beautifully, as they have all term. From all the staff in Crab class we wish you a very happy Christmas and New Year. See you in 2019!
Monday 10th December – Friday 14th December 2018
What a week! This week we have taken part in two Christmas productions, finished our Florence Nightingale dance, had our Christmas lunch, been to watch Year 3 in their Christmas production, written some fabulous stories about Santa’s poorly reindeers and rounded off the week with AJ the magician and Christmas Jumper day.
In Crab class this week we have been entering into the Christmas spirit! We started the week with decorations morning and had our dress rehearsal on Thursday.
We’re looking forward to seeing you next week for the performances.
This week in Crab class we have been learning about Florence Nightingale. We used the resource Now Press Play to act out part of Florence’s story.
Monday 12th November- Friday 16th November 2018
We have been busy in Crab class this week working on how to make different amounts of money and writing our own newspaper report. We also loved pyjama day on Friday and raised lots of money for Children in Need.
Monday 5th November 2018 – Friday 9th November 2018
This week in Crab class we have been focusing on the story of Guy Fawkes. We acted out the story and had great fun coming up with Headlines ready for the newspaper articles that we will be writing next week, based on ‘The Gunpowder Plot’.
Monday 29th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
This week in Crab class we have been learning about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night. We have also had our first dance lesson of the year, where we started our 'Firework' dance.
Monday 15th October 2018 – Friday 19th October 2018
This week in Crab class we went on a trip to St Clements church and learnt lots of facts about the building as well as some traditions that Christians follow.
We have also been busy writing our own five part story, focusing on the opening, build up, resolution and ending.
Monday 8th October 2018 – Friday 12th October 2018
This week in Crab class we have been focusing on measuring in our maths lessons. We have measured various objects around the classroom, we have measured our feet and our hands and we even went to the beach to do some measuring.
Monday 1st October 2018 – Friday 5th October 2018
We have had a busy week in Crab class this week. We have been weighing to the closest 100g and have also been finding items that are lighter or heavier than 100g. We have also written a diary entry about a trek to the South Pole and used some brilliant adjectives.
This week we were also lucky enough to have a visit from Travelling Tuba. We got to listen to some brilliant brass music and also got to make some music of our own.
Monday 24th September – Friday 28th September 2018
This week in Crab class we have been busy carrying our more science experiments! We tested the absorbency of kitchen towel to find out which would be the best at clearing up spills. We also listened to Vivaldi's Four Seasons and then created our own seasons compositions to help us write poetry about the four seasons.
Monday 17th September – Friday 21st September 2018
This week in Crab class we have been critiquing famous pictures about weather including Caillebotte's 'Paris Street: Rainy Day'. We have also been learning about partitioning numbers. However our highlight of the week was our absorbency experiment in our science lesson. We tested the absorbency of a range of materials and decided which was the most absorbent.
Monday 10th – Friday 14th September 2018
This week in Crab class we have sorted materials into groups, had our first active maths session and carried out an experiment about clouds. The children have all settled in really well and have been enthusiastic with everything we have done so far!
Thursday 6th – Friday 7th September 2018
Welcome back! It has been lovely to see so many smiley faces over the last two days and to see the children come back with a new enthusiasm for learning. We have spent the two days learning our class routines and immersing ourselves in this half terms topic, which is weather. We've managed to squeeze in time for art and outdoor learning session as well as writing about our summer holiday news and agreeing our class rules. We hope you have a great weekend and look forward to seeing the children again on Monday.
Miss Bye, Mrs Middleton, Mrs Brown, Mr Harrison and Mrs Brown.