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!
It's the end of another busy week in Ash Class. This week, the children have written some excellent persuasive letters to Mr Morrow (the new CEO of the DMAT) outlining changes they would like to improve the school. Ask them what they were campaigning for!
We have also had been learning about Ancient Egypt in History and yesterday had great fun learning the process of mummification. The children got to feel some of the 'organs' which I removed from the 'body' ready to make a mummy! Have a look at some of the photos.
To round the week off, today we enjoyed taking part in our own Captain Tom 100 challenge to raise money for the Captain Tom Foundation which helps to combat loneliness, champions education and equality, and continues to support the NHS. As a class, we wrote 100 positive messages and collated them into one big positive wellbeing collage.
I think that's about it for highlights of the week! Please do remember to message me if you'd like to book a 10 minute Google Meet on Wednesday evening. I will get back to you asap with appointment times.
Welcome back everybody. I can't believe it's already the Summer term!
This week, we've started a unit on persuasive writing in English and have learnt about some different techniques used in persuasive writing including questions, talking directly to the reader and using emotive language. We continue our learning about decimals in Maths and we've revisited how to write numbers with tenths and hundredths. In the afternoons, we have enjoyed a Computing unit about editing photos. We've learnt about why photos are edited and whether this is good or not, and we've practised using online editing tools to alter pictures for different purposes.
Every day, we've managed to get out for a daily dash to make the most of this beautiful sunshine!
Have a great weekend.
What a great last week of term we've had. A few highlights include finding out about the water cycle in Science, learning how to debate and discuss different topics in PSHE and also finishing off our own chapters for Bill's New Frock in English. Not only that, but today we managed to squeeze in an Easter egg hunt and enjoy the celebration farewell picnic for Miss Chauhan!
Happy Easter, everybody. Have a great holiday.
This week in Ash Class, we've had a class full of keen Scientists! We are learning about 'States of Matter' and have discovered what solids, liquids and gases are. We've used our bodies to act out how the particles behave in each state, and yesterday we had a great afternoon exploring the best temperature for melting chocolate! We made predictions before running a practical investigation timing how long a piece of chocolate took to melt in different temperatures of water. Have a look at our photos below. Meanwhile, we've reached the end of our 'Decimals' unit in Maths and have written a class version of 'Bill's New Frock' in English. Next week is the last week of term - how did that sneak up on us?
In Ash Class this week, we've enjoyed a lot of active learning! As part of our 'Climate Zones' topic in Geography, the children completed some large world map jigsaws and learnt some valuable teamwork skills. We've also managed to make the most of the dry weather and have been outside as much as possible! We took our French lesson outside, have completed plenty of 'Daily dashes' and to round off the week, today we had the opportunity to take part in a Cross Country event organised by OCRA. I'm very proud of all the children for their efforts and the support and encouragement shown to their friends was heartwarming. Everybody got a clap and cheer when they finished, right up until the last person had crossed the finish line. Well done Ash! 🏆
I would like to say a big well done to everyone in Ash for how well they have settled back into school and our usual routines. We've had a good week thinking about our wellbeing, catching up with friends and enjoying learning in the classroom again. See you next week!
World Book Day
We had a brilliant day yesterday celebrating World Book Day as a class. It was fantastic to see so many children in our class Google Meet dressed up as a book character and getting into the spirit of the day. Well done to everyone who had a go at the 'Toilet Roll Challenge' and repurposed a toilet roll into a book character. Have a look at some of these below!
I want to say a huge well done to everyone in Ash Class who has persevered throughout this period of online learning. It's not been easy, but everyday the Google Classroom has been full of the hard work that the children have produced. They should all be proud of what they have achieved.
Return to school
I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again on Monday when we return to school. Please remember to wear school uniform (with extra layers if cold), bring own resources in a pencil case and bring a labelled water bottle. PE is Friday so PE kit will need to be worn to school then.
See you on Monday!
This first week back seems to have flown by! Well done to all the children who have jumped straight back into the online learning with enthusiasm and commitment. As always, it's been lovely to see them and speak to them in our online meetings. I look forward to seeing them back in the classroom soon!
This week, we have continued learning about fractions in Maths with a focus on how to add and subtract fractions. In English, we've been thinking about 'Amazing Aliens' and learning how to construct quality sentences using different features such as conjunctions or fronted adverbials. Some children have tried really hard with their computing this week and have been able to design and create their own websites - well done to those who persevered with this! In Art, I have seen some photos of some great 'shape houses' inspired by the work of the architect, Le Corbusier. Finally, in PSHE, we've learnt what 'diversity' means, how the UK is a diverse country and why it should be celebrated. Have a read of two acrostic poems written along this theme.
Have a great weekend everybody and enjoy this beautiful Spring sunshine. See you next week,