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This term the children will have indoor PE on a Tuesday and outdoor PE on a Thursday.
World Book Day 2019
We started the day off with ‘Booky Breakfast’. Many of the teachers shared their favourite book whilst we munched on a croissant.
In class, our text of the day was slowly revealed, bit by bit. We made predictions about what the text was about and who the author might be. Some our predictions were right, some were not. Our text was ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This amazing story was read chapter by chapter. Although there wasn’t enough time to read the whole text, we were inspired to try and find a copy of our own and discover what eventually happens to Michael. We then went on to do some Japanese inspired art work and design our own desert island, just like the one that Michael landed on in the story.
In the afternoon, we braved what the weather wanted to throw at us and built shelters as if we had been marooned on a desert island….just like Michael. We even got to taste some marshmallows as a reward for working together and building our shelters.
What a day! We spent the day exploring the forces that act upon us. We loved every minute: making slime, throwing eggs out of windows, building towers, running around without shoes on, tug of war and so much more. Think you can now call us force experts.
We enjoyed bringing shields and longboats to life using collage. We did get a little messy but enjoyed recycling Christmas leftover wrappers and paper to create our masterpieces.
HAPPY NEW YEAR
WOW! What a way to start 2019..... we went back in time to the Viking Period. Oaf Tarkinagson came to visit us bringing lots of artefacts, armour, games and knowledge from the 8th Century. We have had so much fun and have learnt so much! Check out our photos below.
The Princess’ Blankets.
We are very excited to explore our Power of Reading text this term - The Princess’ Blankets. On our journey we will be exploring how the arts can enhance storytelling. We will create performances with drama techniques, produce music and get artistic with paint. Investigating properties of materials will also feature on our journey and we will be testing a range of materials that might help keep the poor princess warm. As well as this, we are hoping to make our own class blanket in time for Christmas!
"I loved the art day and re-creating the forest blanket!" Owen.
"I loved how calm and relaxing it was when we weaved." Lauren.
"Eventhough I was nervous, I loved how creative we could be for our performance." Amelia.
"I loved the performance as I've never had such a big part before." Cain.
What a day! We loved looking at textures, tones and shades today to re create the forest blanket. After practising each skill, we combined each one to produce our masterpieces.
This week, as a school, we have been focussing on anti-bullying. We have thought about what bullying is, how it makes people feel and how it can be prevented.
We have also had a visit from a touring performance group. We watched a performance all about bullying and its effects entitled- A Bully’s Paradise. We learned lots of information through an interactive show and at the end we were able to determine: what bullying is; the different types of bullying and what to do if we see it happen.
Our challenge was to create a campaign video that persuades the public how to protect the Amazon Rainforest. We hope you enjoy them!
To help us learn all about life cycles, we made our own stories taking inspiration from The Hungry Catterpillar. We then shared our mini books with the new Reception classes. They loved them!
We loved pulling apart a flower to identify all the parts to help us learn about pollination and fertilisation.
We are observing things over time. We predicted what our secret garden might look like next term. We enjoyed sketching what it looked like today.
We are very lucky to have specialist gymnastic coaches to help us improve our leaps, turns, flips and balance. Watch out Team GB, we will see you in the next Olympics!
For our WOW day we were lucky enough to have ‘Jungle Jonathan’ come in to school with his collection of exotic rainforest animals. We encountered a tarantula, a scorpion, stick insects, a gecko and even a snake! We learnt about the effects that deforestation is having on these animals' homes. We are looking forward to finding out about what we can do to help prevent this from happening.
As a class, we have been reviewing what being a ‘Purple Learner’ is all about this week. Today, we looked at collaborative learning and unpicked what it feels like, what it sounds like and what it looks like working in a group on a collaborative task.
Our mission, for our collaborative task, was to produce a document or presentation on how to survive a night in the Amazon rainforest. We were introduced to the task by reading the first chapter of the text ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell, which creates tension by describing the moments before a plane crashes in the rainforest. We shared lots of ideas, thought about what we would need to survive and by talking together, we worked collaboratively on the task.