In English, the children have been writing an alternative ending to a story we’ve been learning. They have peer assessed these then created a plan to change their endings into scripts. They’ve written these effectively and have also self-assessed these to ensure they achieved the success criteria – an awesome job! Well done to Ruby who became our star writer this week as last week’s big write was full of description. Next week, we move on to learning about Haiku and Tanka (Japanese) poetry based on nature and natural disasters.
In Maths this week, we’ve concluded our learning of quadrilaterals by using our knowledge to solve problems developing their reasoning skills all the while. We ended the week with showing our knowledge of line symmetry and will continue to learn about symmetry in 2D shapes as well as reflectional symmetry in patterns from Monday.
Due to the weather being absolutely dyer this week, we had to do bench ball in the hall. The children absolutely love this and know the rules well and therefore the first group were incredibly swift, accurate and left for the classroom sweating after lots of running around and team play. Our star players this week were Noah (for not taking his eye off the ball) and Ben (for fantastic defending) – a fab job boys!
Have you seen our recent photos of the children making a start on their group Modroc volcanoes? They used cardboard, plastic bottles, masking tape, glue & newspaper to create the foundations and main structure of the mountainous natural disaster. Next week, we’re hoping they will cover these foundations using Modroc which is incredibly messy so it may be worth sending them in with a long/old t-shirt/shirt next Thursday! The kids always love creating these volcanoes with the opportunity to explode them after half term – lots of fun to be had!
Jo Smith, a parent in Year 1, came in this week to start off a new project our class will be involved in over the next 6 weeks. It’s called the WoW project (Web of Well-being) and Jo is a mentor of the new pilot scheme. It’s about highlighting the innate resilience and well-being within children and young people with the idea of understanding how our minds work. We decided to get involved in the project because mental health is just as prevalent in young people as they are with adults and the more that children understand their self-worth and strategies to cope, the better. We look forward to the rest of the sessions and contributing to a global success.
In Science, Miss Brant taught the children all about solids, liquids and gases. They did lots of practical activities and created reports using iPads to help them capture their knowledge and understanding of the states of matter. This is their mini project over the next few academic weeks.
A massive well done to Caitlin who becomes our star pupil this week as she has worked her socks off becoming the first child to smash their Accelerated Reader target. An awesome job – who will be our final star pupil of the half term?
Have a great weekend all.