We enjoyed showing the rest of the school our fabulous homemade Easter hats/bonnets and had a parade around the playground. A prize was given to a winner from KS1 and KS2. Afterwards, we enjoyed having a special egg hunt around the school grounds.
We all wore blue and yellow and made donations to the Red Cross so that we can support those from Ukraine who need our aid. We feel very passionate about this and have had many conversations about current events and what we can do to help.
We have enjoyed making cards for our mums. We were shown a couple of examples and then interpreted this in our own way to make our own personal creations. We hope our mums loved them and all had a great day.
We have enjoyed learning how to use the internet safely to research unfamiliar topics; we also learnt to consider how reliable an information source is. We have researched British scientists and the Amazon Rainforest.
We have been practising using formal written methods for multiplication. We enjoyed writing on the table to work on our fluency when using short multiplication- don’t worry, we cleaned the tables before Mrs Huber and Mr St John saw them! 🧼 🪣
Later in the unit, we will be working on long multiplication and short division.
We have had a relaunch of the Daily Mile to help us to get fit for life. As a class, we are going to work together to earn different badges by adding up the total miles that we run/jog/brisk walk. We have made certificates to add our badges to.
From 14th - 18th March, we celebrated British Science Week with lots of fun activities.
Monday: We watched a live lesson for Encounter Edu about life cycles. We learnt about the life cycles of cows and sheep and watched vets scan for pregnancies. We also heard about how animals’ behaviour can change before they give birth and cooed over the newborn calf and lamb. 🐑🐮
Tuesday: We learnt about sexual and asexual reproduction in plants. Miss Pritchard hid information about the reproductive plant parts around the room and we had to find them in order to label the parts, identify whether they are male or female and describe their function. We also asked our own questions about plant growth and set up our own small group investigations about the conditions needed. Watch this space to see what happens to our pepper seeds. (We are also growing peonies from a tuber too.) 🌱 🪴 🌸 We also learnt about the life and work of the British scientist (primatologist and anthropologist) Jane Goodall. 🐒
Wednesday: As part of our online safety work, we discussed what it means to have a reputation and how this be affected by online activity. We discussed reliability and plagiarism and used safe search engines to research different British scientists. In the afternoon, we continued our work on life cycles. We were fascinated by a David Attenborough clip about the birth of a kangaroo’s offspring! 🦘 We then cracked open an egg to identify its different parts that are important after fertilisation. 🥚
Thursday: We started creating our own PowerPoints about the life cycles of different species/animal types. We also had a live lesson from Encounter Edu about ‘Climate Change Superheroes’. In the afternoon, we joined up with Mr Rodgers and Year 6 to try out some exciting experiments.
We earned our final ‘Popcorn Party’ letter and had a fun afternoon eating popcorn/crisps, relaxing and watching ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ as our class treat. We are now working hard towards our next treat- only 12 letters to go!
We have been finding out about the life of the French artist Henri Rousseau. We looked at his painting ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm (Surprised!)’ and added our thoughts and feelings into our sketchbook. We then spent the afternoon learning how to draw different types of leaves from a step by step video before looking at leaves and sketching our own. We are going to use these ideas to create our own rainforest paintings. Check by later for our final pieces.
Thank you to Shaun and Stedy from South Derbyshire Active Sports Partnership for our Bikeability Level 1 session. We learnt about how to do an M check before using our bikes and how to do a shoulder check before getting onto them safely. We learnt how to ride safely and confidently and with control and awareness of others. We also learnt how to stop safely and quickly and how to make signals to turn left and right.
We had great fun!
Miss Pritchard is teaching us how to play badminton.
Lesson 1 involved learning about the parts of the racket and what a shuttlecock is. We learned how to do the forehand and backhand grips and practiced throwing and catching.
This term, we have started our swimming lessons at Greenbank.
For World Book Day, we enjoyed dressing up and taking part in lots of different live lessons and author workshops.
We were lucky enough to have an hour long poetry reading with Michael Rosen with Years 3 and 6. He was absolutely brilliant and so funny, and we burst into a round of applause at the end.
We enjoyed hearing about The Doodle Boy's journey from boy at school to being an illustrator. We enjoyed his demonstration on how to draw one of his characters (Slice from Bad Food). We were so inspired that we created some characters of our own! We hope you like them...