We worked together to make sculptures from twigs, play dough and wool. We shared ideas about how to make a stable base, join the materials and make the shapes we needed for our chosen design.
We had a great time in our circus skills workshop. We tried out new physical challenges (juggling, plate spinning, pedal balancers, stilts, and diablos) and practised our team work and perseverance.
Our Trip to Sarehole Mill
To link with our English work on The Little Red Hen, we found out all about how bread is made. We looked at the grain, tried different ways of getting the seeds out of the husk, used the millstone to grind the flour, and made the flour into bread. We baked our bread back at school and tasted it. We looked around the mill and found out how it worked, as well as enjoying bird watching and bug hunting in the grounds.
We investigated different ways of making stable bases for our windmills.
We practised how to make our sails move using pipe cleaners and straws.
The Meaning of Money
We have been learning the relative values of all the notes and coins and putting them in order. We have also practiced exchanging for different coins or notes worth the same amount and paying for items of varying prices in pounds and pence.
How do people show they belong?
We shared the clubs and teams we belong to.
We found out about Christian Baptism.
We also found out about how Muslims welcome new babies, and how people show they belong to each other in Christian, Jewish and Muslim wedding customs.
We enjoyed evaluating the fruit lollies we made!
It was the perfect weather today for taste testing and evaluating our healthy fruit lollies. We thought they were very refreshing and tasty. We decided they were a healthy snack as we didn't add any sugar. We found the small yoghurt pots worked best to get the lollies out! A few of us would change to different fruit if we made them again.
If if you would like to try this activity at home, the recipe is below.
What you need:
two types of fruit
What to do:
Peel and roughly chop the fruit.
Place the fruit in the blender with enough water to cover it.
Blitz until smooth.
Pour into a yoghurt pot and put a spoon in the middle.
Freeze for at least 24 hours.
Take out of the freezer 15 minutes before you want to eat your lolly.
This week we had a go at writing postcards. We are trying to add more detail into our writing and use describing words and feelings.
We have really enjoyed exploring all the new seaside themed books in our book corner this half term. We have a whole range of stories set at the seaside, as well as poetry and non-fiction books.
We have been discussing the shape of everyday objects. Can you find cubes, cyclinders, cones, cuboids or spheres at home? Look at their faces- which have a square face or a circular face?
Seaside Snacks - We loved being Seaside Chefs, designing and making (and eating!) seaside pictures on tortillas.