Hi 2 Palm,
I loved watching you animoto film about all the super work you did outside in the sunshine, I wish I had been there with you. It looks like you were having fun and learning so much at the same time that is brilliant! I miss you all and look forward to seeing all your amazing work next week, take care
What a glorious week it has been! We did fantastic writing about nocturnal animals, enjoyed our reading about ‘Crocodiles’ – but best of all we have enjoyed the sunshine! Being outside in our portacabin makes it easy for us to just open the door and take our learning outside! We set up 6 Maths games to keep us all busy and then worked our way round them all – it was lots of fun and we got to practise lots of maths skills too. In the shade of the gazebo we played our coordinates game, and did a team relay sorting numbers into piles of odd and even numbers, outside the classroom we played our Mr Men numberline games and on the grass we played Hoopla, Hundreds, tens and units! Up the slope we made symmetrical pictures using chalk, counters and numicon – but probably our favourite game was Estimating bubbles! When Mrs Fisher went to London, her conference was just off Regent street, so she nipped into Hamleys and came back with these fun bubble machines! Can you guess how many bubbles we blew!
Here’s a couple of pictures from my London trip – can you estimate how many Union Jacks are in Regent Street now, and how many triangles can you see in this new roof at Kinds Cross Station? Can you see any other shapes?
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We have had another busy week! In the afternoons you have all been very busy making tessellating cubes and tetrahedrons. You helped each other, and carefully coloured, cut and glued the nets – while we heard lots of you read. You all talked in our morning circles about how proud you felt about your creations! Well done everyone!
Remember that Monday is a training day! Make good use of your day at home – practise your Nocturnal Animal spellings on Spelling City . Enjoy Reading Eggs, Bug Club, the links on Nocturnal Animals and Mathletics!
See you all on Tuesday! From Mrs Fisher
Hello 2 Palm,
I have been thinking of you all this week as I have been very creative and I know you would all love what I’m doing. This coming weekend there is a well dressing in the village where I live. Lots of different groups of people all work together to make huge, beautiful pictures using flowers, coffee beans, seeds and grasses. I have been helping at the Primary School and all of the children have had a go too. The picture is the one they made last year, which was fantastic! This year they are having an Olympic theme. The well dressing is taller than me and it has thousands of tiny flowers in it to make up the picture! The boards that are used to put everything on are thrown into the lake for a week so that they don’t dry out. Mr Jones went to pull them all out of the lake last weekend then we took them to the school and made the clay. Lots of children mixed the clay with their feet in two old bathtubs. They got very dirty!! Rufus didn’t like the clay puddling but he helped everyone by washing their feet with the power hose! I helped to fill in part of the design with lots of sweetcorn. I’m really looking forward to seeing it all finished tomorrow.
See you all soon,
From Mrs Jones
Click on the link to see the Powerpoint that Mayan made at home! Below are pictures of each slide. Well done Mayan for learning how to use Powerpoint and for finding out information about Nocturnal animals that we haven’t even looked at in class!
- Dinosaurs are very interesting to learn about because there is so much history into them.
Next week we are learning about Nocturnal animals – so here is a link which you can use to get lots of interesting information!
Remember don’t copy and paste from the Internet – read the information and then put it in your own words.
We’ve had another super week at school. Everyone has worked really hard and we are all really proud of the work we have done on Dinosaurs and the tessellation work we have done, inspired by the artist, Escher.
Enjoy our pictures!
We have a Jelly Bean shop in the class room! We are using our Maths knowledge to help us with the shop! We have read a fabulous and fun book called ‘How many Jelly Beans!’ and loved the huge fold out poster at the back which had a million dots for Jelly beans on it! Now we know what an enormous number 1 million is!
We decided to do some science with the Jelly Beans and wanted to see what happened when we put them in different liquids. First we put them in distilled vinegar. We put 2 beans in the cup and stirred it for 5 minutes – some of the colour came off the beans and we saw that the red and yellow bean, changed the vinegar to an orange colour, while the blue and yellow went greenish. If you didn’t stir the vinegar then not much colour came out of the bean.
We had make a hypothesis before we started – and thought that the colour would change – we also thought that if we added bicarbonate of soda it would fizz up, and the fizz would be the same colour as the liquid. We knew it would probably fizz because we had done an experiment before about vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. It did fizz – but the bubbles only had a tint of the colour of the liquid.When we left the beans in the liquid over night, the hard coating disappeared and only the soft jelly was left. Most of the colour had dissolved into the liquid.
We loved doing the experiment, so we repeated the experiment using Sprite – this time the colour came out quicker and was stronger, but the bicarbonate of soda didn’t fizz up as much.
What a fantastic – and very busy week we have had! Our Gruffalo wood, looks splendid with your tree sculptures and all the members of our Gruffalo family!…. but we better let people know that the dinosaurs are coming now!
Your character descriptions were fantastic and everyone really tried their best, and remembered Mr Perfect’s tips for character writing – can you spot all the adjectives and similes we have used?
Then we took our writing to the computer suite and used Purple Mash to publish and illustrate our Gruffalo descriptions! Can you spot all the exciting vocabulary we have used?
Hell 2 Palm,
Your stories and descriptions of the Gruffalo mum are fantastic and you have used lots of adjectives to bring her to life well done! I love the video of you making the woods and painting your Gruffalos’ I bet you enjoyed doing that, they look great!! I miss you all but I have been so busy working in year 1, we have been learning lots of new maths and literacy where they have been writing about a time that they have been to the seaside. Even though I can’t be there it is lovely to be able to see your amazing work and hear that you are all being the best you can be. I can’t wait until next week to see the blog, Mrs Shaw
Would you believe that the Gruffalo has a wife and the Gruffalo child has a mum ,but you won’t see her in the books by Julia Donatdson!The Gruffalo Mum has a pink dress with flowers.Her eyes as blue as the sky and pink as pupils like flowers.The Gruffalo mum has extraordinarily long arms and her lips a bright as red as a rose .Her favourite colour is pink and her tail is soft.She has awfully pink a dress.Shge has a bbeauty spot and she has pink prikls.She has purple knobly knees