It's the end of another half term! Is it just me or has this one flown by even more quickly than usual? The weather has finally stopped raining this week so we've been outside again! This time, we were racing the slingshot cars which we made in D.T. After spending 2 afternoons designing, constructing and thinking about how to streamline then, they were ready to go and some travelled quite some distance. The record was set by Alfie at 5m 50cm! Check out some of the photos below.
In English this week, the children finished writing their own versions of Cinderella. There were some brilliantly creative ideas and I really enjoyed reading the stories. In Maths, we finished out unit on time. Keep practising this at home as it's such as a valuable life skill!
We have so much to look forward to after half term. I can't believe it will be our last half of term together! Have a great week off. Rest, relax and enjoy yourselves.
Well, there was one dry day this week and we managed to make the most of it by taking Science outside. We have been learning about animals so had an invertebrate hunt on the field. The children used classification keys to identify what they found, including ants, worms, slugs, beetles, butterflies and even a centipede (although we didn't count its legs!) We also had a go at making our own classification keys this week.
In Maths, we have started our new topic on 'Time'. The last time the children learnt about time in school was Year 2 (it was an online learning topic in Year 3) so it's especially important they are practising this at home and I have set homework to support this. We've learnt how to tell the time 'to' and 'past' using an analogue clock, digital 12 hour time and digital 24 hour time.
The children have worked really hard this week developing our class story 'Cinderella of the Snow'. Their writing has come on in leaps and bounds since the start of the year. We just need to focus on refining it and proofreading thoroughly for spelling and grammar errors.
Have a great weekend.
It's been another busy week in Ash Class this week! We were lucky enough to enjoy a Space workshop on Tuesday led by Paul at Sirius Academy. The children learnt all about how rockets work and then afterwards, we had a go at making a rocket in a film canister. We have also started a new topic in Science this week called 'Living Things and their Habitats'. So far, we've learnt the life processes 'MRS GREN' and classified vertebrates into the 5 animal groups - mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians. Next week, we will learn more about classification keys and invertebrates.
In English, we have looked more closely at some of the techniques the author of 'Cinderella of the Nile' uses including prepositional phrases, adverbials and exciting verb choices. We practised using a thesaurus to improve word choices.
We have been working hard in Maths this week to consolidate our learning about money. We've added money, found change from amounts and rounded to the nearest pound. Next week, we start a new unit of work on Time. This is often an area of Maths which children can find a bit tricky so any extra practise at telling the time over the weekend would be great! Thank you.
To round off the week, what an array of pyjamas and loungewear we have had in class today! It was lovely to see all the children getting into the spirit of the day and celebrating the joy of reading and the bedtime story. We listened to a great variety of stories read by members of staff and enjoyed every one.
It's looking like it might be a wet weekend but have a good one nonetheless!
What a beautiful day! Ash Class really enjoyed practising their cricket bowling skills in PE today. We’ve had another great week learning about Ancient Egypt in History and have found out all about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Have a look at the photos of some our articles. In Maths, we’ve started learning about money and used our rounding skills to estimate total costs of different items. In English, we have read a story called Cinderella of the Nile which we base our writing on for the next few weeks.
It was also really lovely to see and speak to many of you at the parents meetings.
Have a lovely weekend!