As part of our London topic, we had a workshop yesterday to enjoy interactive learning activities about the Great Fire of London. The children did freeze frames, bucket relays and re-enacted various parts of the historical events. It was a fabulous opportunity to apply and embed the learning we have done in class. […]
Today, the children used chalk pastels to create a fire effect by buildings layers of colour and texture. We then created skyline silhouettes from our research of London in 1666.
As part of our topic learning about The Great Fire of London, the children used their interviewing techniques to make a news report video. After carefully thinking about suitable witnesses and questions to ask, they worked as a team to record each other as roving reporters. Here are a couple of examples: Children’s news reporting […]
The children had to think of ideas for our class Census. We had lots of great ideas, but then removed the ones that would not give us useful data. The children took a vote to choose what we would count and we went with the popular choice, games. We used a tally chart […]
In our DT lesson this week, the children explored and evaluated a range of vegetables in preparation for soup making. We tried a variety of raw and cooked vegetables, letting our senses help us with our evaluations. Using cocktail sticks to handle each item of food, we considered the smells, textures and flavours. We rated […]
In our DT lesson today, we explored and evaluated a range of vegetables in preparation for soup making. We tried new things and let our senses guide us. Using cocktail sticks to handle the food items, we described what they smell like, feel like and gently put them on our tongue to see what flavour […]
In our music lesson today, we continued to practice moving to the beat of the music. Children are now reading a range of notes. We can also play our own musical (and improvised) instruments along to a piece of music.
We started with a warm up – listening to the different notes to make our movements with. We then used a rest with the notes we already know to add a challenge to our practice.
In our DT lesson today, we thought about food that is healthy, like fruit and vegetables. We agreed some food could be healthy, but unhealthy when you eat too much of it (bread and cheese). Some healthy foods are mixed with unhealthy foods, like fish and chips, or burgers with salad. It was certainly food […]
We were lucky to be able to keep our music lessons while home learning. We started with repeating chants, using different voices. Can you tell which is the sad chant and which is excited? We began to learn a new song with actions We finished with some rhythm work We just had time to share […]
Today we looked at items of equipment for an experiment. We put them in a list. We made a prediction about using the equipment. Next, we watched or participated in 3 different experiments: Fizzing Potions Milk Swirls Rainbow Skittles We even made our own videos… Finally, we drew and wrote about our observations… We really […]
We are really looking forward to continuing our art projects next week!
Yesterday we attended a live webinar all about Antarctica – as part of #AntarcticaWeek Festival 2020 (@GlacierThwaites). We loved learning facts about what animals live there and how to keep warm. Thank you Mrs Burkinshaw for organising this for us! 🐧🐳🦭❄️❄️❄️❄️
We used story maps to help us retell ‘How Giraffe became so tall’ Using Chromebooks, we made an electronic version of our story. Children were working between home and school to complete the full 15 parts to their Tinga Tanga tale. Amelia’s E-book: https://www.purplemash.com/?~c3c9MjU4NTc1MyZzZz05YTUwYjE1YjYyNTM0ZmQ5NGIxM2RhZTFmYzQ2NjAxMg== Carter’s E-book: https://www.purplemash.com/?~c3c9MjU5NjMzNiZzZz03ZGVjZmRmMzIyYzkyYTU0NGE3MTgxMDAyMjI5NGYwMg== Darcie’s E-book: https://www.purplemash.com/?~c3c9MjU4NTc3MyZzZz02YTUwOTBlNmIxYjdhMGNhMjBmZGM3YzczOTM5NzgzNQ== Grace’s E-book: https://www.purplemash.com/?~c3c9MjU4NTc3NyZzZz03NjMyYjVhYjRjNDI3NjE2M2FjZjNmOWE0MWQwMzViOA== Khalifa’s E-book: […]
We had our class visit on Wednesday, exploring a local interest site and investigating the local physical and man-made features in the land. Adults wore masks and we took our sanitisers along (in our coat pockets). We avoided touching any gates, etc. unnecessarily, to keep ourselves safe. We were lucky with the weather and had […]
We have been drawing animal prints and silhouettes in 2WB. We had to look really carefully at the use of shape to draw a selection of animal outlines. Using bright watercolours and monotone, we presented animals in our sketch books.
Alfie Jack enjoyed boosting his wellbeing (and appetite) with global cuisine at home this week. Mum says he has loved trying something new and helped to prepare the meals before eating them together. I notice that Alfie Jack has chosen to drink water as a healthy option, too.