This week in Crab Class we have been making our penguin sculptures as a culmination of our art and design work looking at 3D sculpture. We have also been busy writing non-chronological reports about Antarctica, we’ve had lots of interesting discussions! In maths our focus has been dividing and sharing. We hope you all have a great half term.
This week in a Crab class we have been looking at non-chronological reports. We looked at lots of examples and pulled out the key features. We then cut up a non-chronological report and sorted the key features onto a different sheet.
In our Art lessons we started designing our penguin sculptures, based on the work of Michelle Reader.
This week we have been busy practising our reading comprehension skills and the children have been very good detectives looking for keyword clues in the text.
We have continued with our multiplication in Power Maths, using arrays to help us solve multiplication number sentences.
We have been finding out about the sculptor, Michelle Reader, in our Art lessons. She uses recycled materials and found objects to make her amazing sculptures- we have been making mood boards of her work that we particularly like and thinking about why we have chosen those particular pieces.
In Crab class this week we have been busy writing stories based on ‘Where’s Home Little Pip?’ and have been focusing on adjectives and possessive apostrophes. In our maths lessons we have been looking at ‘groups of’ and seeing if we can turn this into a repeated addiction and multiplication number sentences. Stretchy fabrics were the name of the day in our science lessons as we tested a range of different materials.
Monday 13th January 2020 – Friday 17th January 2020
For some reason this didn’t send on Friday? Sorry!
This week in Crab class we have been busy planning our own version of the story ‘Where is Home Little Pip?’. We came to the end of our money topic in maths and are excited to start our new topic on multiplication and division. This half term we also have gymnastics and our focus this week was rolling.
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. The first week back has been very busy as we launched our new topic of ‘Penguins’. We will be basing our English work for the first few weeks on the book ‘Where’s Home Little Pip?’, we used this book as our stimulus for our topic immersion and worked in groups to make scenes from the book. As our focus for this half term is geography we will be answering lots of questions about Penguins and Antarctica. In maths this week we have been busy learning about money.
This week Crab class have truly entered into the Christmas spirit with our nativity performances and Christmas jumper day. All the staff in Crab class were really proud of the children’s performances.
This week in Crab class we have fully immersed ourselves in Florence Nightingale! We used our ‘Now Press Play’ headphones to hear and act out a story of Florence Nightingale. We then had a visit from Miss Nightingale herself who told us lots about her life and how to be a good nurse during the Crimean war.
This week in Crab class we have been writing newspaper reports about ‘The Gunpowder Plot’. We have also been out hunting for habitats and talking about why certain animals live where they do. In our DT lesson this week we have defined perseverance, as we have all had a go at sewing! To round off our week the children took part in a singing competition and were brilliant, they were a real credit to our school and should be really proud of themselves.
This week in Crab class we have been learning about Guy Fawkes and ‘The Gunpowder Plot’, we even had a chance to act it out and learn a firework dance. In our maths lessons we have been continuing our column method and a range a of problem solving questions.
We loved wearing our pyjamas for Children in Need on Friday!
This week in Crab class we have carried on looking at instructions. We went for a walk around the school and then used a map to write some directional instructions. We talked about melting and moulding in science and how we melted chocolate the previous week.
It has been a busy half term in Crab class and we have enjoyed every minute. We hope you all have a lovely week off.
In Crab class this week we have been lucky enough to join in with the rest of the school with welcoming some rocks and samples that have come all the way from the moon and space. I think the photos highlight the pure wonderment that the children had!
We then made our own edible meteorites and wrote some instructions to tell other people how to make them.
In maths this week we have been trying our hand at the column method. Crab class have tried really hard this week and have definitely fulfilled the perseverance aspect of our ASPIRE values.
This week in Crab class we have been focusing on instruction writing in our English lessons. We looked at lots of books that had instructions in them and discussed the features. We then tried following instructions independently to make our own paper crabs, which was really successful.
In our science lesson this week we investigated waterproofing different materials. Finally we all wore yellow for mental health awareness day and took part in our sponsored skip for the NSPCC.
This half term we have been having our outdoor PE lessons with ASSA and have been focusing on different circuit training skills and how exercise makes us feel. We were also very busy this week writing our own version of the story ‘The Queen’s Handbag’ entitled ‘Mrs Grover’s Gloves’. In maths this week we have been thinking about number families and using opposite operations to check our answers. Our science lesson saw us carry out another experiment, which was testing the absorbency of different materials.
What a week Crab class have had! We have been busy making maps of Leigh on Sea to help us with writing our own version of ‘The Queens Handbag’ next week. We have also been perfecting our counting patterns and are getting better at counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. In science his week we tested the absorbency of different kitchen towels. We carried on the experimental theme in art as we experimented with making different shades using the watercolour paints, as we continued our work on John Constable. Finally we rocked the golden vibe on Friday for our ‘Golden Goose’ charity day.
This week in Crab class we have been learning about the UK, we have learnt lots of facts about the countries that make up the UK and have written these in a list. We have also been carrying on our work with 10s and 1s in maths and have been trying to explain our mathematical thinking.
In science this week we started an experiment looking at absorbency and if water can travel between two beakers. We are also seeing if the different colours will mix.
This week in Crab class we have been focusing on statements and questions in our English lessons. We started by asking our friends in the class lots of different questions. We’ve tried really hard to make sure capital letters and full stops or question marks are in all of our sentences. In maths this week we have been focusing on grouping objects in 10s, so that they are easier to count. We have used lots of different equipment to work this out.