Swan Class weekly update 16.09.2021

What a busy second week back to school we have had in Swan Class! We opened up the week with a Stone Age inspired campfire – where we got the chance to cook bacon and sausages over an open fire! We even then got to try the meats! We realised how long it took to cook the meat properly and then also how much effort must have gone into hunting the meat in the Stone Age – there was no Tesco then! In topic, we also went on a special flight back in time – approximately 2.6million years ago – to when historians believe the Stone Age began! We ordered some periods of history in a timeline and now understand the difference between BC and AD. In Maths, we have been covering place value and using equipment such as dienes to understand how numbers are composed and the different ways we can make 3-digit and 4-digit numbers e.g. 1,000 is the same as 10 hundreds, 100 tens or 1,000 ones!

Swan Class weekly update 10.09.2021

Welcome back to school! It’s been lovely to hear that Swan Class have enjoyed their summer holidays (which have sounded very busy!) This week we have enjoyed our week on ‘Learning to Learn’ where we have looked at the learning pit, the power of YET and also the brain! We know that mistakes are good and help to make our brains grow bigger! We have also been learning about words and practising some of our previous phonics understanding – it’s been tricky to remember! A wonderful and jam-packed week had by all… already looking forward to what next week brings!

Benjamin Zephaniah weekly class update 9 July 2021

This week, we have started a new text in English called ‘The Magic Paintbrush.’ We had an experience day where we painted pictures from Ancient China.

In maths, we have been learning how to tell the time.

On Monday, we had an orienteering session, where we had to find flags around the school field using a map.

On Wednesday, it was sports day. In the morning we completed a circuit of activities and in the afternoon we had a fun run and races. Ruby won sports day.

In support of England , we have made some bunting to put up in class ready for the final (Year 3 say ‘it’s coming home!’).

We have made sheets all about ourselves ready for Miss Bugg.

Benjamin Zephaniah weekly class update 02 July 2021

This week we have finished our text ‘Journey’. We have been writing our own stories based on the text. They have made for an interesting read!

In maths, we have been learning about fractions. A fraction is part of a whole.

In topic, we have made Viking shields and helmets. We have also been learning our Viking song.

In PE we have been developing our tennis skills by learning the backhand method.

In science, we have been learning about electricity. We have made circuits and investigated which materials conduct electricity.

Benjamin Zephaniah weekly class update 25 June 2021

We have worked really hard this week.

We have been doing some tests this week in Maths and English. Everyone tried their best and I was very proud.

In PE, we have started to use our rackets in tennis. We played floor tennis.

In maths, we are in a Rockstar challenge (we are going to beat them!)

In topic, we have made collages of viking longships. We have also been learning a viking song.

Benjamin Zephaniah weekly class update 11/06/2021

I hope you all had a well deserved rest over half term. We have had a busy first week back at school. Over half-term, our classroom had a move around so we had space for our new sofa!

We have started a new text in English, called ‘Journey.’ So far, we have written some great sentences which include features such as fronted adverbials and repetition.

In maths, we have been recapping column addition. We have been in a Rockstar challenge with Year 6 this week. I

n topic, we have started to learn about the Vikings. We recapped the continents and oceans. We have also been busy getting our fingers dirty in the garden. We have weeded and prepared our soil ready to plant.

For PE, this half term we are focussing on tennis. This week we learnt some tennis skills.

Benjamin Zephaniah weekly class update 11/06/2021

I hope you all had a well deserved rest over half term.

We have had a busy first week back at school. Over half-term, our classroom had a move around so we had space for our new sofa!

We have started a new text in English, called ‘Journey.’ So far, we have written some great sentences which include features such as fronted adverbials and repetition.

In maths, we have been recapping column addition. We have been in a Rockstar challenge with Year 6 this week.

In topic, we have started to learn about the Vikings. We recapped the continents and oceans.

We have also been busy getting our fingers dirty in the garden. We have weeded and prepared our soil ready to plant.

For PE, this half term we are focussing on tennis. This week we learnt some tennis skills.

Benjamin Zephaniah class weekly update 28/05/2021

Wow! What a busy and exciting week we have had.

We finished our class sentence staker for ‘Star in the Jar’. Everyone then planned their own story based around the ‘Star in the Jar’. The ideas have been amazing.

In, maths, we had a challenge to answer as many questions as we could that were hidden around the classroom. The challenge was a success. We also won the Rockstar battle against Year 5!

In topic, we have been getting creative making our own Anglo-Saxon helmet. We started by making the headpiece, then the mask before adding paper mache. It has been fun but messy. I think we’re all ready for a break now!

Benjamin Zephaniah weekly class update 21/05/2021

The week we have continued with our text ‘Star in the Jar’ in English. Every lesson we add sentences to our class sentence stacker. We have had some great sentences including ‘The trees sagged, the leaves wilted, the moonlight dimmed, while Tom saw that the star was sad.’ and ‘Enchantedly, the stars joined together to make a magical, sparkling, glowig chain.’

In maths this week, we have been looking at the relationship between the 2, 4 and 8 times table. We solved worded problems and even wrote our own.

We have continued with our topic on the Anglo-Saxons. The week we have been researching facts to use on a poster all about the Anglo-Saxons.

Benjamin Zephaniah weekly class update 10/05/2021

This week we have begun a new text in English called ‘Star in the Jar’. I am already so impressed with the presentation and quality of writing the children are producing. As a class, we had great fun creating our own midnight sky pictures.

We have also been creative in maths this week. We made fortune tellers for our 2 and 4 times tables to help us learn them. We have also been looking at the inverse relationship between multiplication and division.

This week we started our topic on the Anglo-Saxons. We had fun investigating the meaning of different place names.

And finally ……… an update on the sunflowers ………they are beginning to grow!