Spring 2 learning
spring 2 - week 4:
In Turtle class this week it was science week. We completed an experiment in science linked with this years theme "connections". We were looking at how water travels through absorbent materials. We had two cups of water one with red food colouring and one with blue food colouring. We placed each end a rolled up piece of kitchen paper in the cups and watched how the coloured water travelled up the paper and then blended together in the middle to make the colour purple. We also used our predicting skills to predict what would happen and discussed the different ways to change the experiment to get the water to travel faster. It was very exciting!
In English we were doing our independent activity writing our own warning stories. We were using our prior learning of grammar to make our stories even better by adding conjunctions, contractions, expanded noun phrases and writing in the past tense.
In music we have been continuing to learn the recorder. We can now play the notes B, A, G and E. Turtle class have really been practising our recorders lots and have been getting much better and using rhythm and finding the pulse in the music to help up get even better!
We look forward to being back for another busy week next week!
Spring 2 - Week 3
This week in Turtle Class, we have been learning all about measurement in Maths. We have been learning to measure in CM and M. We have compared length and height, ordered objects by length and height and solved problems using our measuring skills.
In Design and Technology, we have been learning about mechanisms. We will creating our own moving monster. We learnt to make linkages using split pins and card.
In History, we have been learning about another excellent explorer! The children were wowed by Bessie Coleman's life and story.
In Geography, we learnt to describe the location of continents and oceans. We used our prior knowledge and learning on compass points to describe the locations.
In computing, we learnt about a new art style - pointilism. The children used template to create their own pointilist pictures.
Have a great weekend!
Spring 2 - Week 2
This week in Turtle Class, we became news reporters! The children worked together to share their knowledge and learning on Amelia Earhart to prepare and deliver a news report on the missing explorer. The children wowed us with the many facts they had remembered about her life.
In Geography, we have started to learn about the oceans. We have been learning the names of the oceans and using our knowledge of the continents to describe their position. We have loved listening to this song to help us learn:
On Friday, the children celebrated World Book Day! Turtle Class looked absolutely fantastic in their costumes. We took part in quizzes about books, walked the Chennestone catwalk in front of the whole school and recreated scenes from our favourite books
Spring 2 - week 1:
It was lovely to return to the classroom after the break, the children have all settled back in wonderfully.
This week Turtle class have been looking at our new big question "who were the famous explorers of our world?" We looked through a box of different pictures and items that explorers might use.
In History we have started looking at our first explorer Amelia Earhart! The children have been learning about her life, about her being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic ocean and attempt to fly around the world! They were also investigating theories about how she disappeared.
In Maths the children continue to look at division and multiplication. They have been doing lots of practical work learning how to double and halve. They have also been practising counting in 2s and 10s which has been really helping them in the lessons.
Have a lovely weekend and we are looking forward to world book day activities next week!