Even with nearly a term at home due to lockdown we have been very busy. Definitely a year we will remember! Thanks for the memories xx
This week we have written poems and limericks, it was harder than we thought to find words that rhymed. We have looked at food chains in Science and made our masks ready for our ‘energy transference’ dance next week. We also met our new teachers. What a busy few days!
We’ve enjoyed looking at humorous verse in our English lessons this week and focussing on rhyme, alliteration, repetition and expanded noun phrases. In Power Maths we have started a new unit on time, not just telling the time but finding start and end times, how long something lasts and comparing amounts of time. How long is it until lunch time? A popular question to investigate!!
We went to the garden and checked on the progress of our beans this week, we were surprised at how tall some of them had grown. While we were there we also checked on the chickens and had a look inside the greenhouse. We carried out some 60 second challenges in our PE lesson it was amazing how many star jumps the children could do in 60 seconds although I think I needed an invigilator!! We had fun visiting the Year 6 Enterprise Challenge stalls, your support is greatly appreciated especially as I had a personal investment in one of the businesses!!
We have retrieved information and started to write our non-chronological reports this week. They are looking fantastic! More work on fractions this week and we compiled a timeline of local history. Enjoy the long weekend everyone and see you on Tuesday - don’t forget your swimming kits!
Look at our fantastic dioramas that were our ‘hook’ into our non-chronological report writing about rainforests. We have started retrieving and adding facts to our mind maps too. In Maths we have started a new unit on fractions and in Science we made some bird scarers to protect our beans!
Well what a green fingered bunch we are in Lobster Class! Aren’t seeds clever? The children have worked really hard over the last week and I’m sure they are looking forward to well-earned break. Let’s hope the sun shines for us all.
We have been investigating shapes and their properties this week including looking at lines of symmetry. We’ve written our instructions and have been eagerly watching the growth of our beans and our grass caterpillars. We even had time for some watercolour work on Kampong Ayer and country dancing!
We started our work on instructions in English this week by making grass seed caterpillars and blackcurrant squash. We had to make sure that we followed the instructions in the correct order. We observed the growth of the beans in our Science lesson and found that some have got shoots and even a few have leaves this week. How exciting!
A short week but a busy one! We’ve been writing our Jack and the Beanstalk stories, thinking about division in Maths and we’ve even set up our own hydroponics farm in the classroom to grow our own beans! We also found out that the children in Kampong Ayer get to school by water taxi!
In English this week we have moved on to ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and have enjoyed retelling the story and looking at character descriptions. In Maths we have been revisiting addition and subtraction of 2-digit numbers and in DT we have continued out half term topic on moving pictures by making ‘Gingerbread Man’ sliders.
This week we have enjoyed writing our own versions of Little Red Riding Hood. Thursday was Earth Day and we had an interesting discussion about what we could do to help care for and protect it. In Science we looked at a variety of seeds and made our own to represent the different methods of dispersal.
Week beginning 12th April 2021
Wow that was a busy week full of fun and games! Learning to learn, sports day, Little Red Riding Hood character description and drama. We even made our own sycamore (helicopter) seeds in Science to help us understand how the wind helps with seed dispersal.
Week beginning 22nd March 2021
This week we have written our diary entries and watched London burn. What a fantastic end to our Great Fire topic! Thank you for your continued support and we wish you all a Happy Easter!
🦞The Lobster Team 🦞
It’s been all about the ‘Great Fire’ this week! We made the cookies that are believed to have been the last item in Thomas Farynor’s oven on the night of September 2nd 1666. All our activities over the last two weeks will help us to write our diary entries next week.
It has been so lovely to have a sea of royal blue back in the classroom this week. We have worked really hard but had lots of fun too - it’s like they’ve never been away! We had a fantastic start to the week with our collaborative marble maze making and now it’s Friday where has that week gone?
Christmas has arrived in Lobster Class this week. We made our decorations, enjoyed our Christmas lunch and even had a visit from Father Christmas himself! Thank you for supporting Save the Children by wearing your Christmas jumpers - photos to follow next week!
We’ve been working through word problems in Maths this week and writing informal letters to Duncan from turquoise crayon in our English lessons. In science we investigated what would be the best material for Santa’s sack. We also started practising our running stitch for our bookmarks!
This week we have been planning and writing our letter to Florence Nightingale. The children gave Florence some great advice on how to improve the awful conditions in the hospital. In Science we had great fun investigating which material was the stretchiest!
This week we have enjoyed learning about two more history makers Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole. We received a letter from Florence and after looking at the features of a letter and learning some more Florence facts we are going to write back.
In RE we have looked at how Hindus celebrate Diwali and made our own diva lamps.
This week we wrote our Gunpowder Plot newspaper reports and in Maths we enjoyed investigating a new unit on position and direction. On Wednesday we watched a Remembrance assembly and painted our own fields of poppies. Thank you so much for supporting ‘Children in Need’ this week too! Don’t forget to wear odd socks on Monday to show your support for Anti-Bullying.
This half term we are starting our History Makers topic by learning about Guy Fawkes and his role in The Gunpowder Plot. We linked this to our Science experiment on melting and moulding by making edible sparklers and even tried to make firework shapes with our bodies in our yoga lesson.
Don’t forget it’s individual photographs on Monday!
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy half term. Don’t forget to look on ‘Teams’ under the Home Learning channel for a task we’d love you to complete in the holidays. We can’t wait to see what you create!
What a wet week, we are so glad that Charles Macintosh invented waterproof fabric and we enjoyed trying to make different fabrics waterproof using a wax crayon. We wrote some fantastic seaside poems in our English lessons and looked at the work of African American artist Alma Woodsey Thomas in our Art lesson. Thank you for all of your Harvest donations too!
This week we have been looking at poetry, identifying rhyming words, nouns and adjectives. In Science we looked at different materials and tried to make them waterproof using a wax crayon. In RE we have discussed special places and looked at what is inside a Mosque, a special place for a Muslim.
This week we have been revising number bonds and learning about ‘fact families’ in Maths. In Geography we looked at an aerial view of the KS1 playground on Google Earth and created our own maps with keys. In Art we continued our Monet focus and used watercolours to create light and shade on our haystacks.
In Science this week we have been investigating the absorbency of different materials, we even set up a bigger water walk experiment to see if we could make a rainbow! In Geography we have been learning about maps and using them to find out about our local area. More maps in English too where we created a large scale story map of the Queen’s hat around the school and then created our own ready for story writing next week!
Questioning ‘The Queen’, a tour around the United Kingdom, walking water, new friendship ambassadors, a discussion about special things and a couple of birthdays were just some of the things that kept us busy in Lobster Class this week! Enjoy the weekend!
Welcome back! It was wonderful seeing all the children’s smiling faces and looking very smart. We have really enjoyed seeing the children communicate and support each other during our ‘Learning to Learn’ days and it is great to see our ASPIRE values in action! We have been particularly impressed at how quickly the children have settled into the new routines and are looking forward to a lot of exciting learning this year.
It has been great to see all our lovely Lobsters this week! We have had such a busy two days learning to learn and thinking about our ASPIRE values. We enjoyed learning more about each other by creating our ‘Me in a bags’ and had to think creatively by completing the Lego challenge with a limited number of bricks. We have also thought about our feelings and emotions through ‘The Colour Monster’ - I hope you like our monsters up in our window!
Roll on next week!
We made it to Friday! The children have worked so hard this week and it has been great to get back to a full curriculum. We started our first Power Maths unit this week and have enjoyed using different representations to show a number’s ‘tens’ and ‘ones’ and using this knowledge to help compare and order. We wrote fantastic postcards in our English lessons remembering to include the correct punctuation, ask your children about our ‘Kung Fu’ punctuation! Enjoy a restful weekend! Team Lobster