This week we have introduced our new topic of History Makers. We are starting this part of the term by looking at Guy Fawkes and The Gunpowder Plot. We have looked at some of the historical facts and we are looking forward to acting out the story next week. We even continued this theme into our dance lesson where we made lots of firework patterns with our bodies. Just a reminder that next Friday is Children in Need so don’t forget to wear your pyjamas to school!
We enjoyed using instructions in a different way this week to direct each other to different parts of the school. In Maths we have been adding and subtracting using ten frames and the column method. We had fun adding the watercolour to our Hadleigh Castle sketches to complete our work on Constable. Mr Harrison and I are proud of you all for working so hard. Enjoy a happy and relaxing half term, you deserve it! Remember, remember see you back on Tuesday the 5th of November!
As part of our work on instructions, this week we have looked at recipes and made our own ‘marvellous meteorites’ inspired by the moon rocks that visited school this week. We talked about the importance of following the instructions in the correct order. We have been adding and subtracting tens in Maths and used a hundred square to investigate the patterns that the numbers made. Following on from our Science last week we made our own umbrellas and tested them to see if they were waterproof.
What a busy week this week! We have looked at lots of different types of instructions in our English lessons. Then we followed some verbal instructions to make our Queen finger puppets then wrote the instructions as a whole class to help other children that might want to make a finger puppet too. In Maths we have continued our work on number families. In Science we had great fun carrying out our own waterproofing of various materials. We decided that we shouldn’t go out in the rain in a silk shirt! Thank you for wearing yellow and supporting World Mental Health Day on Thursday. We talked about things that make us happy and also things that we might worry about. We ‘fed’ our worries to the ‘Worry Monster’. He’s always in class if you need him!
We have done a lot of learning through talk this week in Lobster Class. In English we have shared and discussed our stories making improvements and corrections. Explaining our ideas in Maths has really helped our understanding of a new concept this week. We have enjoyed investigating the commutative properties of addition and subtraction facts. An example of this would be that if 7+3=10 then 3+7=10, 10-7=3 and 10-3=7. We even looked at moving the equals sign 10=7+3 and whether it changed the number fact!
We have looked at the ‘Queen’s Handbag’ in our English lessons this week and started to map out our own versions of the Queen visiting Leigh! In Maths we have been counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Keep practising your times table Rock Stars. We looked at absorbency in Science and experimented with watercolours in Art. On Friday we enjoyed preparing the garden for the Winter in our Outdoor Learning session and went gold to support our local charity Gold Geese. Thank you so much for your donations. Enjoy your weekend!
Another busy week in Lobster Class. We have enjoyed learning facts about the United Kingdom in our Geography lessons and listing these facts using bullet points in our English lessons. In Maths we have been comparing numbers using the greater than, less than and equals signs. We have also set up a really interesting Science Investigation to discover if water can move uphill? Do you think it can?
Well done everybody for completing your first full week in Lobster Class. We have enjoyed looking at place value in Maths, punctuating sentences accurately in English and different materials in Science. You have all worked very hard and Mr Harrison and I are very proud of you. Enjoy your weekend!