Home learning project

This term, as part of our science work we will be looking at, identifying and naming a variety of plants and trees that grow in our gardens, around our homes and around our school.

Your task is to discover a little bit about the things that are growing in your garden or in a local park and bring what you have learnt into school by Monday 20th March 2017.

Ideas could include:

Make a model of your garden or a garden that you would like to visit.

Take photos of things that grow in your garden or near to where you live and write labels/captions/sentences to accompany them.

Design and make a poster to show what you have discovered.

Have fun!

Mrs Allen

Millie’s Dance Workshop

Over the last five weeks, 15 children from Years 5+6 have been coming to an ‘Early Morning Dance Session’ starting at 8am. They have a learnt a routine from the musical Annie and performed it to the rest of the school. Everyone was very impressed with the dancing and the children have really enjoyed getting up early and coming to school to dance! Well done.

A Sound Collector at School

Mrs Allen is so proud of the Year 1 children. This week they followed the pattern of the original poem by Roger McGough, to write their own class poem. They even managed to perform it with actions! WOW!

A teacher called this morning

Dressed all in black and grey

Put every sound into a bag

And carried it away.

 

The munching of the food

The clicking of the benches

The scraping of the plates

The rumbling of the tummies.

 

The banging of the dinner ladies feet

The complaining of Colby

The crunching of the crisps

The clicking of the knives and forks.

 

The scraping of the slide

The stomping of the boys

The skipping of the children

The shouting of the children.

 

The fizzling of the pan

The sizzling of the chips

The swirling of the spoon

The clinking of the forks.

 

The ringing of the phone

The beeping of the printer

The noise of all the grown ups

The squeaking of the door.

 

A teacher called this morning

He didn’t leave his name

Left us only silence

School will never be the same.

 

Sewing Club

On a Tuesday and Friday lunchtime we attended the sewing club and made bookmarks. We learnt how to do different stitches like chain stitch, running stitch, flower stitch and cross stitch. Some of us did the bookmarks for our family and some of us did them for ourselves and some of us did them for our friends.

We all enjoyed it!

Money!

  We have been doing lots of work about money.  We have been adding up amounts of money and giving change.  We have also been finding different combinations of an amount of money.

Germs!

  As part of our science topic we have been learning about how keeping clean can help to keep us healthy.

 

We did an experiment about germs.  We put gel and glitter on one person’s hand to pretend that they had germs.  They then shook hands with someone else and then they shook hands with someone else and this carried on around the class.  The last person had glitter on their hands showing us that germs spread.

 

We found out that germs can spread very easily so we thought about how to keep them away.

 

We all now know what we should do to keep germs away!

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

Our story and focus this week has been Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs. We have read the story, talked about the different characters and used exciting words to describe the woods. We thought of words such as scary, dark, gloomy, ghostly, windy, muddy, cold, spooky, squelchy. Mrs Grayson was very impressed with the children’s language skills.

In maths this week, we have been looking at length. First we ordered the plastic worms and found the shortest and longest ones. Then some children went round the classroom looking for objects that were longer and shorter than a ruler and we recorded it. Some children found strips and had to see if they were longer or shorter than one stuck in their books.

On Fridaywe were very lucky to have an extra PE slot. Miss Heslop looked at gymnastic shapes with us and we made a straight, tuck, butterfly and pike shape. Ask your children to show you at home. We also did some dancing and freezing in a space. Mrs Grayson liked the dancing best!