In Science this week we are learning how to keep healthy. We have discussed the importance of having a balanced diet and exercising regularly to keep fit. We had lots of fun exercising in the classroom and counting how many star jumps/hops/etc we could do in one minute.
This half term we are learning how to write a story. Together we made our writers tool box. Our first talk for writing text is ‘Emily Brown and Father Christmas’.
This half term our topic is Christmas. We had an enterprise day for our hook day. It was so much fun! In the morning the children made hot chocolate reindeers, Christmas tree decorations, gift tags and bookmarks. We are going to be selling these items at the Christmas fair. During the afternoon, we decided what prices we are going to charge customers for our items. We ensured that our prices will enable us to make profit, whilst also being reasonable so to encourage customers to buy more.
Please support us at our Christmas stall on the 29th November 2019. The stall will be in 20.
In Science we investigated which material would be most suitable for a tent. We tested the materials to see if they were opaque, waterproof and strong. We found that the plastic sheet was the best material for the job! Afterwards we worked in groups to make our tent. It was a bit tricky but lots of fun.
We had lots of fun in design and technology. We used cardboard to make London. We made buildings such as Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London eye. We used a map of London to help us put the landmarks in the correct places. We used directional language such as north, east, south and west to explain where landmarks are.
On Friday we had an artistic afternoon! We had lots of fun drawing physical and human features that we saw on Church Lane. We used paint, oil pastels or felt tips to create our masterpieces!
During geography 2F went on a walk down Church Lane. We went to look at physical and human features. We saw physical features such as tall trees, fresh grass and green bushes. We saw human features such as grey roads, a tall church and strong gates. We had lots of fun learning outdoors, especially as the weather was glorious!
During talk for writing (English), we added actions to help us remember the story of Katie in London. Here is video to show you part of our story.
We had the best afternoon with LEGO City. We had so much fun learning about the different buildings in a city. We worked in teams to build schools, fire stations, police stations, train stations and lots more.
In English this half term we are learning how to write a recount. We are using ‘Katie in London’ to help us with our learning. We looked at an example of a perfect recount and worked in partners to find which parts of the recount we thought were excellent. After that, the children used the recount to make their ‘writing toolkit’. They thought of ‘tools’ that they will need to write a recount such as past tense, adjectives and using time words such as next and after that. The word ‘tall’ reminds the children that they need work on their handwriting, particularly making sure that they make tall letters (d, l, t) tall, and short letters (a, e, u) short.