Friday again and it's half term next week! Thank you to all of you who were able to join us for our sharing assembly this afternoon, it was really nice to see so many of you. This week in Hazel, we have continued to work on our English text Wallace and Gromit - Cracking Contraptions, the children have written in a style to imitate the text and have been working on a persuasive speech to convince people to buy their product - which they are going to pitch in a Dragon's Den style. We have also worked on our use of a protractor, as we study Geometry - this week we focused on measuring and drawing angles and then transferring this skill to accurate drawing and measurement of shape.
In Wider Curriculum, we have completed our work on the Amazon Basin and this morning started our History unit on The Ancient Mayans. This week, in RE we completed our RE unit 'How do Christians decide to Live-what would Jesus do?' Throughout this unit we have looked at two of the ten commandments and related them to how Christians might use them as they encounter issues in life. We have looked at parables and the messages within them for Christians and how Christians use Jesus' words as their foundations for living. After half term we start a new unit called 'What Matters Most to Humanists and Christians.'
This week in Art we completed our Art unit 'Design for purpose' where the children have designed their own Coats of Arms and in collaboration with each other have designed rooms based on an artist and also a consumable product based on a word. After half term we will be starting a DT project called Healthy Eating where we will be tasting, investigating, designing and then making our own food.
Thank you to all of you who have worked hard at home with your children on their Wider Curriculum home learning, I have enjoyed looking at and reading the various pieces of writing, artwork and IT presentations that have come in - if you haven'y got yours in yet, you have until after half term to complete it.
Remember to read over half term, there's nothing quite like a good book to get lost in, 10 minutes or more a day makes a massive difference.
Have a great half term, it sounds like many of you will be up to some very exciting things.
See you on Monday June 7th
Friday again - but what a horrid week of weather we have had - errrr!
Fortunately, we did have a minor break in the weather yesterday and Miss Radbourne and I managed the first Running Club session, which really sped by!
This week in Hazel Class, we have completed our narrative based on the Creation story: How the Whale Became and started to look at our new text - Wallace and Gromit: Cracking Contraptions. So far we have explored some contraptions and have undertaken our elicitation task. In Maths we are studying the properties of shape, so far, we have looked at angles, triangles and quadrilaterals.
In Geography, we are now nearing the end of our work on the Amazon Basin and the children are producing a display based on the area. In R.E. we looked at generosity, in Music we really enjoyed some Samba drumming and in PE we have been practising our tennis skills - indoors today sadly.
Next week, the children will continue to study Wallace and Gromit and their Cracking Contraptions for English, shape in Maths; Christian values in R.E.; our new history topic for Wider Curriculum; Forces in Science; Design for a Purpose in Art, more Samba in Music and a Cricket and Tennis combination in PE - for which we will hopefully be outside- bring on the sunshine!
Our Wider Curriculum Home Learning is due in on Thursday next week, that's 3 pieces from the sheet, I have had a few good quality pieces in so far and await the rest. Remember to keep reading - at least 10 minutes every day- this doesn't have to be your school reading book but could be a magazine article, research from the internet or an ebook - I always read from a Kindle.
Spellings for next week are: blacken, brighten, flatten, lengthen, mistaken, straighten, shorten, thicken, tighten and toughen the test will be on Friday.
Hopefully, you will all be able to get out and about a bit this weekend inbetween the downpours and the wind. Have a great weekend whatever you are up to.
See you on Monday.
Good afternoon everybody - happy Friday.
Today has been very exciting, wearing your pyjamas to school - to do PE in them as well! It has been a great day of story sharing - look out for some more of these stories, as Mrs Ware will share the stories via the website. We have listened to stories, been writing our own, designing character bunting for our book corner and making our own bookmarks, in between maths, English, PE and Geography! It has been a busy day but a really good one. The money raised from today will go to the Book Trust, who provide books for young children who may not have their own, so that they can experience the joy of a bedtime story - hence the pyjamas!
This week we have completed our Maths unit on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages and had the end of unit assessment today and the results were superb - so well done Hazel! We are also coming to the end of our English unit based on the book How the Whale Became and are writing our invent story now, explaining the creation of an animal, or one of their characteristics, or for those of us who wanted a greater challenge, the creation of something entirely different. Because it was Pyjamarama today, our spelling test was squeezed out, so we will do this on Monday - an extra 2 days to make sure that you really know them, remember this week they were: Criticise, Advertise, Capitalise, Finalise, Equalise, Fertilise, Terrorise, Socialise, Visualise and Vandalise.
In our Wider Curriculum sessions, we have looked at Music, Geography, Art and RE. In art, we looked at redesigning a room for a purpose, in Geography we have continued with The Amazon Basin. This afternoon in Geography, we combined Geography and Music to recreate an Amazonian Dawn. The children used percussion instruments and took it in turns to conduct the group, whilst exploring crescendo, pitch, volume and harmony. (See Dojo for a video extract).
Next week, we will be starting a new unit in both Maths and English, Geometry in Maths and we will be looking at Wallace and Gromit Cracking Contraptions as our new text in English, later in the week. We will also be completing our work on the Amazon Basin to start on our History element of The Mayans before half term.
I am hoping that the weather is more favourable next week, as I had to cancel the first Running club on Thursday. Fingers crossed that the field will have dried out in time for next week.
Have a great weekend everybody, get out and do something fun!
Friday again! This week has seemed so short - oh yes, it has only been 4 days! But we've packed a lot into 4 days. This week we have performed drama, run a cross country, played cricket, looked at decimal numbers, studied multi-clause sentences and planned our innovate writing, discovered why the Amazon Rainforest is so important and thought about how we can get this message across, trained to be Young Sports Leaders and played charades. Phew!
It has been nice to speak to parents this week, either through a phone call or on Google Meet, and i will be doing the same next Tuesady and Friday between 4 and 6 - if you haven't booked a slot yet, please do - Tuesday is nearly full.
Next week, we will be writing our innovate stage stories, based on How the Whale Became by Ted Hughes, finishing our unit on decimal numbers and percentages, continuing our work on The Amazon Basin and covering Art with Miss Ruby. We also have a scientific treat on Tuesday, a Space themed Workshop with the Ogden Trust - I'm really looking forward to that! Friday is also going to be exciting, with a day based on reading and wearing your pyjamas to school! Look out for more details on Class Dojo, also, if you haven't already, check out Hazel's rendition of Jai Ho on whole school Dojo - it is awesome!
Running Club starts on Thursday and it has proved incredibly popular - slips are still coming in and the children are raring to go! Let's hope it's stopped raining by then, the forecast looks a bit rubbish!
Please remember to look at and complete the Wider Curriculum Home Learning, it is due in on 27th May and we are still doing weekly spellings and expecting at least 10 minutes of reading every night.
Have a great weekend whatever you are up to and I will see you all on Monday.