This week at forest school we took part in lots more exciting activities with Mrs Parker. For our first activity we made our own paintbrushes. We did this by finding a stick and lots of leaves and tying them together. Then we made the mud paint and we did this by digging a small hole and adding water. After that we used the mud paint to create forest pictures. We had a piece of paper and wax crayons and we worked with our partners on tree rubbings.
In maths this week we have been recapping some of the things we learnt earlier in the year. We have worked on our odd and even numbers and we still remember an even number ends with 0 2 4 6 8 and an odd number ends in 1 3 5 7 9. We have also worked on word problems this week and found the answers to these problems using different maths equipment.
This week we have been on our fantastic whole school trip to the countryside day. We started the day looking at how a blacksmith makes things from metal in a very hot fire and how he cools it down. Then we went on to look at the apple pressing and tried some freshly pressed apple juice. It was delicious! We went over to watch how a field is ploughed by a horse drawn plough and a tractor pulled plough. It was then of to see how bread is made and we got to feel different types of bread dough. We then went to see the butcher and learnt how meat is portioned and the different things it can be used for. We finished the morning with a visit to the day old chicks. After a very busy morning we all settled down for a yummy picnic followed by some delicious ice cream. The afternoon started with a visit to the animals. We saw sheep, pigs, cows and horses. Finally we ended the day with the sheep show we saw lots of different sheep and watched one being sheered.
This week we had another great visit to forest school. We met Mrs Parker in the woods and she explained our first activity. We had a piece of paper with special two sided sticky tape on and then we had to look for different leaves to create our own forest pictures. The next job was a leaf hunt with a partner. We went around looking for and identifying different leaves.
We have started to look at a new story this week called ‘Sharing a shell.’ After we read the story we had a look at the various characters and thought about what he might say to the seagull in the book and wrote our ideas down.
For our maths work this week we have looked at one more, one less and then ten more, ten less than a given number to 100. We were given a number and then had to work out the numbers that were one more, one less and most of us worked out ten more, ten less.
This week we have been really busy taking part in lots of sporting activities!
On Tuesday we went out and took part in a sponsored dodgeball session. We all had great fun in the inflatable pitch dodging lots of balls and working together in our teams.
On Wednesday it was sports afternoon and we took part in lots of different events. There was penalty shootout, long jump, rugby ball throw, hurdles and the assault course. We all worked in our teams and had a good afternoon. We ended the afternoon with the rugby ball relay.
On Thursday we had a rugby training session on the field. We learnt how to work in team and we played a game called ‘Chicken Run!’
Term 6 Week 4
This week we had our first exciting visit to forest school. We walked to the woods and met Mrs Parker where she had lots of activities ready for us to do. The first thing we had to do was mark out our boundaries. We did this by making our own flags using paper, pens and sticks. Then we made bookmarks. We had card with sticky tape on and then we looked around the woods for different leaves and forest bits. Our last job was to look for lots of different bugs and we did this with a partner.
We have been carrying on with our work on the ‘Snail and the Whale’ this week. We wrote speech bubbles for the various characters in the story. We also received a letter from the snail telling us that he was back from his adventures with the whale but that he is feeling glum. We thought of different ways to cheer up the snail and wrote letters back to him.
For our maths work this week we have revisited money. We have looked at and worked out different money amounts in jars and then wrote the coins you would need to make a given amount.
Term 6 Week 3
This week we have been very lucky to have had three groups of visitors into school!
On Monday two life guards came into school to talk to us all about how to safe on the beach and keep safe in the sun.
First they showed us some different coloured flags that we might see on the beach.
Red and Yellow means you can swim and body board.
White and Black means surfing and kayaking.
Red means DANGER, don’t go in the sea.
Then they told us about slip, slap, slop which is to remind us to stay safe in the sun by slipping into a t-shirt, slapping on a hat and slopping on some suntan lotion between factors 30-50. Also to protect our eyes with sun glasses and to drink lots of water.
After the talk we made our own posters to tell people this information.
On Tuesday morning a man called Michael came into school to work with us and teach us some different yoga moves. The first move was called ‘sun.’ We had to stand like a stick then put our hands together and stretch up high and then bend over. We also learnt ‘tree’ where we had to stand like a tree and creep around the hall. At the end we did ladybird relaxation.
On Thursday morning Miss Clough came in from the music service to teach us some songs and country dancing moves. We did some body tapping to practise keeping the beat. After that to the beat of 8 we promenaded and then swung (went round in a circle with a partner). We had great fun learning the different moves.
We have also carried on with lots of our learning about sea animals. This week we have looked at Whales and written our own facts about them.
Did you know?
A Whale breathes through its blowhole.
A whale can swim as fast as 30 miles an hour.
Whales live in pods.
A baby whale is called a calf.
We started our week with a fantastic trip to the beach. We arrived just in time to enjoy a lovely picnic! After that we explored the beach looking for shells and seaweed. Then we had different activities to take part in.
This week all of our English work has been based around our trip to the beach. We have written about what we did at the beach. Then we wrote a description about what we could see at the beach. We have also made and written our own postcards.
For our enquiry this term we are looking at Human and Physical Geography. This week we looked at Human Geography. We discussed and labelled the following: port, harbour, city, town, village, farm, house, office, shop and factory.
This term in English we are learning the story of ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. How are we going to learn the story?
“We need to find out about snails.” Kaden
“I saw some giant Africanland snails at the garden centre on the weekend.” Miss Walton
“We could re-write the story.” Dimitar
“We could use the story mountain and write a story.” Trewon
“Someone could tell us all about whales. We need a whale expert.” Cassie
“We could write about the story in the writing area.” Reggie
“We could go to the library and find some books about whales and snails.” Ellie
“We could type in to Google, ‘What do whales do?’” Cassie
“We can find out about different animal habitats.” Miss Cox
“We could make a class book. One page for every person. Thirty four pages with the teachers too.” Alfie
“We can make puppets of the snail and the whale.” Lily-Rose
“We need a lifeguard to tell us all about the sea.” Buddy
“We could go on a trip to the beach.” Cassie
In maths this week we have been working on counting in 2’s
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
Counting in 5’s
5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60 65 70 75 80 85 90 95 100
Counting in 10’s
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
Keep practicing at home.
For our enquiry this term we are looking at Human and Physical Geography. We started this week by looking at Physical Geography. We discussed and labelled the following: beach, coastline, forest, hills, river, mountain, valley, cliff, soil, sea and ocean.
Art and Design
We studied a real octopus and a kipper from the fish monger and then used watercolours to paint what we could see.