This week has seen the culmination of our work on the Great Fire of London. The children assumed the persona of Samuel Pepys and wrote 2 diary entries- the first day of the fire and the last day. When the entries were complete the children edited their work with their purple pens, correcting and improving their writing- well done Sandhoppers, this is a tricky skill but you were all amazing!
In our Design and Technology work this half term, we are learning how to make moving pictures. This week we have tackled sliders and have levers and pivots to look forward to next week.
We have also seen something of the sun this week- is Spring finally on it’s way?
Enjoy the weekend!
The week seems to have just started and already it’s over! I think it must be my age…..
The Rainbow Theatre Company visited us on Tuesday and re-enacted the main events that happened in 1665 and 1666.
The children were all involved and had individual roles. To add to the authenticity, the performer’s smoke machine set off the school’s fire alarm and the whole school had to evacuate the building!
Then the fire brigade arrived…..something that they would have been very grateful for in 1666!
Thursday was World Book Day and we had witches and wizards, Princesses and a postman, Superheroes and soldiers, we even had Audrey Hepburn!
Thank you for the magnificent costumes that your children wore- they all looked amazing!
Have a great weekend-it will be Monday before we know it!
What a busy first week back!
We have begun our new English/History topic of The Great Fire of London- immersing ourselves in life in the 16th century!
We have begun to investigate questions such as ‘Where did the fire start?’ and ‘Why did the fire spread so quickly?’
We had an amazing science investigation this week presented by guest teacher, Mrs Law (aka Thomas’ mummy!). The children were set a mission to find out if blubber keeps penguins warm. Scientific equipment, such as beakers, thermometers and test tubes were used ( I had to lie down at this point.....) and the children handled them sensibly and carefully. They were all engaged and enjoyed the lesson hugely- and the conclusion they came to? Dixie’s response ‘ The blue penguin would survive better in the cold because it lost the least heat’.
Thank you Mrs Law- you were a star!
We have had a very busy week!
In our English this week we have completed our non-chronological reports about Antarctica and have discussed some very interesting questions such as ‘Why are there no Polar Bears in Antarctica?’
In Power Maths we have been thinking about division and have powered our way through 6 lessons- well done Sandhopper Class!
Our Art work has culminated in the children ‘sculpting’ their penguins from a cuboid shaped sponge and using their designs to produce the final piece. As you can see from the few examples below, the results are amazing!
This week we have been immersing ourselves in non-chronological reports! This is in preparation for writing our own next week, based around our topic of Antarctica. We have been looking for the features of a N-C report in examples and we found headings, sub-headings, introductions , facts and photographs with captions.
In our Science we have tested 4 samples of fabric for their durability and you all will be pleased to know that the fabric used for school trousers and pinafores was the most hard wearing!
Monday 27th January 2020 – Friday 31st January 2020
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.
Have a super weekend!
This week we have been continuing our topic on Antarctica and penguins.
In our Power Maths this week we have been adding 2 prices together and then working out how much change would be needed- these 2 step problems have been challenging and I have been impressed by the children’s perseverance and determination to find the answers.
In our Art lessons we have created a collage of penguins in the Antarctic- they look amazing!
Have a lovely weekend.
Have a lovely weekend.
Monday 11th November 2019 – Friday 15th November 2019
The plotters -looking quite jolly, Guy Fawkes -looking very serious and King James 1st who seems to be delighted to receive an anonymous letter from one of the plotters!