Superhero Capes

October 11, 2017 - No Responses

In Design Technology, we have designed our own superhero capes. Over the next couple of weeks we are going to make our capes but before we can make them we had to investigate which material would make the best cape.

Each group had a material to test. We thought about why each material could be good as a cape and downfalls of each material. We tested the strength of the material and the flexibility of the material. We thought about how good it looks on and whether or not the material was waterproof.

   

We recorded our findings and ideas as a group and then shared them with the class. We have all agreed that cloth is the best material to use for our capes.

Watch this space for the final product!

Writing Instructions

October 11, 2017 - No Responses

This week in English we are looking at instructions. To kick start our instruction writing we made Rocky Road bars in class, ready to sell at the Macmillan Coffee afternoon this Friday. We have used Fairtrade chocolate in our Rocky Road bars.

Here’s a couple of photos of our bakers hard at work!

After each group had made their Rocky Road bars, they had to write about what they did in their English books. Here’s some photos of the children writing about making the Rocky Road.

We looked at more recipes in books. We also had the chance to use the iPads to research instructions and why it is important to buy Fairtrade products.

Maths Homework

October 5, 2017 - No Responses

This week in Maths we have been looking at subtraction.

On Monday, we had lots of fun playing a subtraction game with a partner.  We talked about finding the difference and counting on to work it out.

We have been using Base 10, our fingers, number squares, number lines and pictures to help us with our subtractions.

Here are some photos of us playing our Maths game on Monday.

For our Maths homework this week, Miss Walton would like us to create our own subtraction word problems. She would like us to write 3 problems and work out the answer for each too. We will give out our word problems to our class friends to solve next week.

An example subtraction word problem: The farmer has 57 cows. He takes 50 to a new field. How many are left behind?

Seeing things from both sides.

October 5, 2017 - No Responses

In our class worship this week we talked about how important it is to see things from both sides of the story. We talked about times when we felt that things were unfair or when no-one listened to our side of the story. We then sketched portraits of somebody from our table, once we had all sketched our portraits. We noticed that all the sketches were different, each sketch was from a different angle and sketched by a different person, so even though they were portraits of the same person, each portrait unique.

We said why it is important to think about both sides of a story.

Lego Rescue!

October 5, 2017 - No Responses

This week, in Science, we were set the task of saving Lego people and animals from blocks of ice. Our mission was to melt the ice as quickly as possible.

As a class, we came up with ideas about how we can melt ice. Each group picked a different way to melt the ice and we had ten minutes to melt the ice as much as possible to free the Lego.

Group A chose to use light to melt the ice, Group B chose to melt the ice with their hands, Group C chose to melt the ice on the radiator, Group D chose to melt the ice by wrapping it in paper towels and Group E chose to melt the ice by using boiling hot water.

Here are our results after 10 minutes.

The boiling hot water melted all the ice within 1 minute and freed the Lego man. We all agreed that when there was more heat, the ice melted much more quickly.

This week in Science…

September 29, 2017 - No Responses

This week, in our Science lesson we observed what happened to an ice cube when it was left in a warm room. We all made predictions about what was going to happen and recorded our results.

After the experiment, we went outside to share our ideas and role play what happens to water particles when they are frozen as an ice cube and then begin to melt, eventually melting into a puddle of water.

 

Our School Maps

September 21, 2017 - No Responses

This week in Geography we have been creating maps of our school.

Throughout Wednesday, we had a learning walk around school in small groups to help us think about the position and direction of school landmarks. We used the i-Pads to take photographs of 6 landmarks around school.

We then worked with a partner to create our own maps. In the middle of our map was a photo of our classroom and we had to position the other photos around it. We had to think about the position of our classroom, the direction and position  of the other school landmarks.

During our next Geography lesson, we added pictures and a key to our map using simple symbols to show the location of other important things in school. Finally, we drew a compass onto our map so that people could use it for directions around school.

Our first two weeks in Holly Class

September 18, 2017 - One Response

We’ve had an amazing couple of weeks in Holly Class, time has flown by!

In Maths, we have been looking at number and place value. Miss Walton was really impressed with our counting skills.

We enjoyed some spicy Maths challenges and made good use of our number squares and Base 10 equipment.

 

In Science, we showed off all our amazing knowledge about the human body by drawing around someone off our table and then working as a team to add labels to our drawing. We particularly enjoyed sharing our work at the end of the lesson and adding labels to other children’s drawings.

As part of our Superhero topic, we worked together, in our table teams to design our own superhero. We had to listen well to each other, share ideas and design our superhero. Once we had designed our superhero, we presented it to the rest of Holly Class and talked about what makes our design a superhero including special powers and side-kicks.

In R.E. we have been looking at God and Creation. We enjoyed watching a short clip from ‘The Snowman’ and discussed how the little boy in ‘The Snowman’ takes his time, is caring, loving and thoughtful when creating the snowman. We then thought about a time we have created something and how it made us feel, lots of us felt proud and happy when we had created something. We enjoyed going out into the school grounds and having time to reflect on what God has created for us, giving thanks to God for creating a beautiful world.

 

Just a quick reminder that all children need P.E. kits in school on Mondays and Tuesdays.

If your child has not been bringing a water bottle into class, please can you send one in with their name on.

Spellings are set on a Monday for the following Monday and homework is set on a Thursday, due in on the following Thursday.

 

Welcome Holly Class!

September 1, 2017 - No Responses

The new school year is finally here, I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break and are looking forward to starting Year 2, in our new classroom.

Keep an eye on our blog as I will be updating it regularly with class news and photos. This year I would love to see lots of comments on our blog page, so if you do read it, please add a comment.

We are kicking off our Autumn term with a ‘Spectacular Superheroes’ topic.

See you all on Monday,

Miss Walton.

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January 16, 2014 - No Responses

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