In Family Groups today, Mr Burdon's groups thought about how to be kind with a camera. We talked about how pictures get shared on websites automatically. We talked about how quickly that can happen, and how we take and use photos with permission. We need to be careful and kind with the cameras we use. Here are some of the fun shots we took:
Class 1 have been learning all about positional and directional language as part of our maths and literacy work on Little Red Riding Hood. We have planned the route for Red Riding Hood to get safely through the woods and have been giving each other instructions using positional and directional words to try and copy duplo patterns.
We were thinking about the Winter Olympics in Assembly today, and Mr Simmons shared a few thoughts about a trip to Russia.
Thinking about special achievements, Angus shared his 25 metres swimming award.
Star Awards this week were awarded to:
Thomas, Hannah, Darcie, Tabitha, Holly, Aaron, Prewa, Poppy, Elizabeth, Lucy and Emma
Thanks to those children who played percussion during our singing today.
We have taken pictures of our Chinese New Year Display and. Class 2 looked at the story of the Willow Pattern with Mr Simmons.
Keeping with our textile theme, Lola and Megan both brought in some textile-related treasures from home to tell us about. Lola has been busy doing some sewing at home whilst Megan's talented Grandma has knitted some soft toys for Megan's family.
Megan's knitted soft toys
Lola has been busy sewing
Class 3 have spent a relaxing afternoon sewing as part of their art work. They experimented with different stitches including running stitch, cross stitch, chain stitch and threaded running stitch. Some were ready for an even bigger challenge and had a go at feather stitch and lazy daisy stitch. By the end of the afternoon everyone said they were feeling more confident … although Mrs Schofield and Mrs Pickford think some more needle-threading practice is needed!
We composed some rocket music today. Look at the picture. Can you hear the engines? Can you hear the rocket going up? Can you hear the stars? Can you hear the aliens in space?
Remember tomorrow is Breakfast Lunch and on Friday 21st January it is Chinese themed Lunch to celebrate the Year of the Horse 2014
Class 3 had a busy week last week!
In literacy we started some new work on story writing, using a 5 part story mountain to retell a story that everyone loved in Class 1 – 'Little Red Riding Hood'.
In numeracy we moved on from mental methods to using the more formal written methods for multiplication, such as number lines and the grid method. We were all much more confident by the end of the week.
Our topic is Ancient Greece. We learnt about the Athenians and the Spartans and considered which way of life we would have preferred – although some of us decided to choose the best bits of both!
In Science we spent time analysing our food diaries and made some suggestions for how we could improve the balance of our diets. We also learnt about the importance of fibre which brought about a few giggles! We have been preparing work for a display about healthy eating. Come into our classroom later in the week to have a look.
Class 3 Cave……continued
Our work on the adventures of Odysseus is continuing . The children have been writing story maps and having a go at being storytellers. Joe, Ethan and Tom did a fantastic retelling of the story from both the perspective of Odysseus and of Polythemis . We are really trying to show empathy for the characters.