We have had a busy but fun filled week. On Monday, we had a science morning learning about teeth. We set up an experiment looking at how drinks affect our teeth. We also looked at the plaque we have on our teeth. In the afternoon, we had a cricket session, where we learnt the basics. On Wednesday, we had a design and technology day designing and making a buzzer game inspired by teeth. In maths, we have been measuring length in cm and m.
This week, we started a new text in English called Skeletons and Muscles. It’s a non-chronological report. We have started to write our own on Pangolins. In maths, we have been inserting and drawing our own bar charts. We have also looked at fractions. In topic, we have looked at levers and pulleys. We made our own pulleys and tested them in the class. We have also been looking at different genres of music and learning the song ‘Deliver us’ from the Prince of Egypt.
This week, we finished our writing on ‘The Secrets of a Sun King.’ I am really impressed with how the class are taking ownership of their sentences and using a range of interesting vocabulary in their writing. In maths, we have been drawing and interpreting tally charts and pictograms. This week we were also lucky enough to have an orienteering session. We had to use a map to find tiny flags hidden around the school field. We also has a talk from HSBC about money and saving. The children engaged really well and asked sensible questions throughout the session.
In Hedgehog class we have almost finished our writing based on ‘The Secrets of a Sun King.’ We have used metaphors, inner thoughts and similes in our writing this week. In maths, we have carried on looking at money. We have been subtracting amounts and working out change. I have posted some interactive money games on google classroom. We had a brilliant afternoon for Sports Day and it was lovely to see all the children taking part.
We have work really hard this week. We have had some assessments to do and I am so proud of how the children have tried their best when doing then. We have continued our writing on ‘The secrets of a Sun King’. We have included similes, verbs and metaphors in our writing this week. In maths, we have been adding and subtracting amounts of money as well as recapping o’clock and half past.
We have had a busy first week back! We have started a new English unit called ‘The Secrets of a Sun King’, we are writing a diary entry. In maths, we have moved onto money. we have been counting in pounds and pence. In topic, we finished making our canopic jars by painting the clay lid. We have also looked at tomb raiders!
We have been getting creative this week, inspired by our topic of Ancient Egypt and the Queen’s Jubilee. We have been making canopic jars (hence the pringle tubes!). We used paper mache around the tubes to make them easier to paint. Then we made the heads out of clay. We also got into the spirit of the Jubilee. We have done some Jubilee maths and art. I hope everyone has a lovely half term!
We have had a great week in Hedgehog class. We have finished our independent write inspired by ‘The Egyptian Cinderella.’ I have enjoyed reading them. We also had a special visit from Wild Touch who brought in a range of animals for us to hold. We learnt lots about the different animals and some of us faced our fears by holding a 14ft snake!
This week we finished our class sentence staker on ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ and started planning our own narrative from this. We took maths outside this week. We did some measuring and multiplication on the playground. We have done a lot of History this week. We researched different jobs from Ancient Egypt and hot seated some Ancient Egyptians. We also looked at the different crowns Pharaohs wore.
This week as part of our writing in English we studied Pharaohs from Ancient Egypt. We learnt that Tutankhamun was only 19 when he died. In maths we have been multiplying a 1 digit number by 2 digits. In topic, we have delved deeper into Ancient Egypt. This week we’ve looked at the importance of travel and trade. We learnt that they didn’t have money then but traded in deben. We also recapped some of our previous French learning before using a map to locate cities in France.