Half Term!

 

Over the last two weeks in RE we have looked at other faiths and focused on Islam. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Mrs Khanum to help discuss the mosque and the features. We explored the different features within a mosque and what they are for. We then explored what happens inside a mosque and focused on the performing of Wudu.
Who can comment with an explanation of what this is?

In English this week we explored poetry. We read ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough. The poem is all about a stranger taking away all sounds. So we had our own lesson tasting different foods and thinking of ways to describe it to write our own taste collector poem. For example, ‘The juicy apple slice’, ‘The creamy chocolate brioche’. We then went on our own sound hunt around school to gather sounds to use in our own sound collector poem.

We ended our History topic by designing and making our own Roman shields. The children had a great time decorating with paint and worked well helping each other.

Well done to all the children who took part in the swimming gala trials today!
I hope you all have a wonderful half term.
Relax, play, sing, dance, shout and make sure you all have fun!!
Miss Bell 🙂

PS: If you want to make something for our new topic ‘Gods and Mortals’ a copy of the art examples from the letter have been posted below.

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Investigate

 

We’ve had a fantastic week!

The children have enjoyed our new English topic exploring persuasive letters. We have had our own debates in the class suing persuasive language ready to write letters of our own next week.
In Science we have set up flowers in water with food dye to investigate the movement of water in plants.  In Maths we have been exploring fractions. The children have enjoyed practical lessons to help them understand what  different fractions look like, both unit and non-unit (unit = 1). We have focused on what the Numerator and Denominator mean and next week will look into how we can use this to work out a fraction of an amount. On Friday, we had an exciting day. not only did we have the surprise of the snow we also began our Dance Festival routine. We are all very excited!

Please can I remind everyone that only fruit snacks are allowed in school for break times. Thank you.

Have a great weekend in the snow! Miss Bell 🙂

Half Way!

I cannot believe we are half way through our first term back already!

This week, we have focused on algorithms. Miss Bell made her own algorithm for the children to follow. Once the children had heard the instructions we compared my picture with the children’s versions. After comparing, we discussed the issues with the algorithm and how being very specific is key for a good end product. The children then drafted their own algorithms for their friends to follow to create a picture on the computer.

In PE we have been focused on serving. Learning different techniques of holding the racket to deliver the perfect serve. In French we have been learning classroom objects. Before we begin our writing, we recapped playing a game. The children had to pick objects out of the bag and recall the name in french. In our RE topic ‘Journeys’ we looked into the different journeys Christians take throughout their lives. We were lucky enough to plan and interview Mrs Haley about her trip to Lourdes.

Have a good weekend 🙂

Miss Bell

 

 

We have snow!

This week the children have continued Tinkering in Computing; exploring the different tools within Scratch to make algorithms for movement, sounds and colours.
Can you remember what an algorithm is?
Comment below with your answer for 2 Dojo’s!!

In PE have been walking we have been focusing on serving and hand-eye coordination. The children have been working hard and really enjoy  PE. In Science we set up our observation investigation. We planted seeds in different conditions to see which ones grow and will observe at different times in the week, taking notes to see if there is any progress.
We were all very surprised and delighted to finally have some snow!

The children have enjoyed making giant snow balls together. Make sure you have your hat, scarf and gloves ready for Monday!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Bell 🙂

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas and you are all ready to explore and learn in our new topics. May i just take a moment to say thank you all very much for your kind cards and gifts before the half term!

This first week has went by so fast! We set off our new History Topic ‘Frontier: Edge of an Empire’ with a visit to Segedunum. We explored the remains of an excavated fort looking at the different buildings that used to be there and imagined what it would be like to be in those buildings. We climbed a replica of Hadrian’s Wall to see first hand just how big it was; this is something we will be looking deeper into during this topic. We also took part in a Roman Army workshop, learning about the training soldiers went through before joining and the body armour they used to wear. The children had a great time and gained so much from it!
Thank you again to our parent helpers – especially Mr Smith who volunteered to be a solider for the morning!

Have a great weekend.

Miss Bell 🙂

 

Merry Christmas!

Well, what a fun filled week we have had!

The children have had lots of fun making Christmas crafts in class and in their house groups. We celebrated our Christmas party day on Wednesday and the children looked amazing!!!

We’ve ended our week with our trip to Palace Green Library to close our History topic ‘Tribal Tales’. Well done everyone!

I have had a wonderful Autumn term with you all and I am very proud of the progress you have made!

I hope you enjoy the wonderful self portrait calendars and baubles made by the children. Have a safe, happy and wonderful Christmas with your families!

Miss Bell 🙂

 

Follow the Star

This week the children have been very busy!

We had our fantastic Follow the Star performance on Thursday which was amazing! Well done to all who attended and sang their hearts out on stage. I am very proud and I’m sure your parents will be too! I hope you’re all ready for another great performance on Monday morning.

We had our wonderful Christmas jumper day this week also. Thank you all for your kind donations for Save the Children.
Check out the video below to remind yourselves why this day is important.

https://christmasjumperday.org/2018/12/04/luke-evans-visits-our-work-in-lebanon/?sourcecode=W18003074&cid=eml-stewlukeevanspost_W18003074-cjd18_001-3V25267YV&utm_campaign=cjd18_001&utm_medium=email&utm_source=stewlukeevanspost_W18003074

The children ended our week comapring the three different ages, Stone, Bronze and Iron. We then had fun using clay to model some bronze or iron spears/arrow heads or making stone age style necklaces.

Have a great weekend 🙂

Miss Bell