Monday 24th February 2020 – Friday 28th February 2020
This week we introduced our new topic of ‘The Great Fire of London’ and have enjoyed looking at the features of a diary and Samuel Pepys. We are really looking forward to our visit from the Rainbow Theatre Company on Tuesday. Don’t forget it’s World Book Day on Thursday too!
We have loved our topic of Penguins, Pip and Antarctica this half term and had great fun making our 3D penguin sculptures this week. A great way to end the topic and the half term. Wishing everyone a happy holiday!
In Lobster Class this week we have looked at the features of a non-chronological report and practised writing reports about penguins with our learning partners. Next week we are going to write our own reports about Antarctica. In Maths we started a new unit and even had a division disco! If 12 children wanted to dance in 2s how many groups would there be?
This half term we have gymnastics as part of our PE provision and we are enjoying learning a variety of stretches, balances and rolls. We had a fantastic Art lesson too in which we looked at the work of sculptor Michelle Reader and discussed what we liked about her sculptures and why.
The children had lots of fun in Science this week testing for stretchiness! It generated lots of questioning about why things are stretchy and how can we test it. We finished our Pip stories in English and wrote some multiplication sentences in Maths. In RE and Art we looked at Chinese New Year celebrations and made our own dancing dragons.
We voted in our new Friendship Ambassadors this week. They attended their training meeting on Tuesday and are looking forward to carrying out their new roles. We carried out some pre learning in Maths looking at arrays ready for our new unit on multiplication next week.
Monday 6th January 2020 – Friday 10th January 2020
Happy New Year and welcome back to a new term!
This week we have met Little Pip and shared the story ‘Where is Home, Little Pip?’ in our English lessons. We then worked together to make our own props large and small to help us to retell the story orally. This will help us with our story planning and writing in the next two weeks. We have been finding total amounts and change in our Maths lessons on money and in Science we found out which ball was the bounciest! What a busy week!
We really hope you all enjoyed our ‘Prickly Hay’ production this week. The children (and the adults!!) have really worked hard over the last five weeks and I’m sure you were as proud of them as we were. Everyone spoke, sang and acted with great confidence and obvious enjoyment. Thank you for your contributions to Save the Children too, everyone looked fantastic in their Christmas jumpers. Don’t forget AJ and the Christmas party on Monday (non-uniform) and fun swim and the pantomime on Tuesday! Only 4 more get ups!
It’s now December and the festivities have started! We enjoyed our Christmas dinner on Wednesday and Decorations Morning on Thursday. Thank you to everyone that came in and helped, we couldn’t have done it without you. As well as Christmas being in full swing we have been looking at money in our Maths lessons, features of a letter in our English lessons and continuing to make our bunting in our DT lessons. We have some sewing superstars! We are looking forward to seeing you all at our Nativity performances next week.
We have enjoyed immersing ourselves in our Florence Nightingale activities this week. We started the week learning about Florence using ‘Now Press Play’ and on Thursday we welcomed Florence herself who took us back in time to learn about her life and how she became known as ‘The Lady of the Lamp’. We’ve been working hard on word problems in Maths and have started the sewing for our DT project. Our Nativity is coming together nicely too! Well done everybody!
This week we have enjoyed writing our Gunpowder Plot newspaper reports. We tried to include all the features of a newspaper including a short and snappy headline and a quote using speech marks. In Science we went for a walk around the school grounds investigating microhabitats. We found lots of interesting mini beasts in different places. We finished our week by singing in the Music Festival. You were all fabulous and we were very proud of your achievements and your behaviour.
This week the children loved acting out The Gunpowder Plot and learning more facts about Guy Fawkes. We also looked at the features of a newspaper report in preparation for writing our own reports next week. In Science we looked at food chains and the importance of every link in the chain. Thank you so much for all your donations to Children in Need the children looked great in their pyjamas and onesies!
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!