Last week of half term

Posted by Heather Smith in Pandas

This week we started looking at the book ‘The Wonder Garden’ by Kristjana Williams and have begun writing our own. In art we have created our own lands inspired by this text, we are going to be writing our own sections of the book about our new lands.

In maths the year 4s have been learning about area and designed their own robots and calculated their areas in cm2 . The year 5s worked on a project about planning a party with a budget of £30.

In netball with Mrs Taft we started to play our own mini matches and have continued to work on our sequences in gymnastics.

This was the year 4s last swimming lesson the majority of the children were able to use equipment and have free time in the pool while the sharks were assessed for the gala. It was also our last week with Mr Janes doing drama and we created pieces acting as amphibians and mammals.

We’ve had a good week and look forward to relaxing and doing mathletics in the half term!

Castles

Posted by Heather Smith in Yr 1 ladybird

Our new topic is all about how people defended themselves. We have been looking at life inside a castle and through our science lessons we have been exploring ways to build a strong castle wall. We found that by overlapping the bricks the wall was stronger. We have also been exploring different materials to make a portcullis. Please take a look at a few of the pictures. It has been great fun.

Bikeability Week

Posted by Heather Smith in Pandas

This week some of the Year 5s had the opportunity to have a go at Bikeability, we learned some skills on the road, including how to make a u turn.

While Yr 4 were swimming Stingrays were learning backstroke, first by floating and then by diving under a ring which had treasure under. In addition, sharks had relay races using frontcrawl.

On Thursday a group of boys created a quiz with Miss Barrett. We also watched a clip of ‘Milo the Magnificent.’

In English we wrote our own “Just So” stories and one of the titles include ‘How the hare got it’s hop.’

Maths

At the start of the week Year 5 investigated a very hard question about chicken nuggets!  Year 5 have been learning percentage and decimal conversions. Also, Year 4 learned about line graphs and bar charts. We learned some new vocabulary, discrete and continuous data.

During PE we played a netball match in small teams, and in our other lesson this week we continued our sequences in gymnastics.

Another Busy Week

Posted by Heather Smith in Pandas

This week some of the Year 5s had the opportunity to have a go at Bikeability, we learned some skills on the road, including how to make a u turn.

While Yr 4 were swimming Stingrays were learning backstroke, first by floating and then by diving under a ring which had treasure under. In addition, sharks had relay races using frontcrawl.

On Thursday a group of boys created a quiz with Miss Barrett. We also watched a clip of ‘Milo the Magnificent.’

In English we wrote our own “Just So” stories and one of the titles include ‘How the hare got it’s hop.’

Maths

At the start of the week Year 5 investigated a very hard question about chicken nuggets!  Year 5 have been learning percentage and decimal conversions. Also, Year 4 learned about line graphs and bar charts. We learned some new vocabulary, discrete and continuous data.

During PE we played a netball match in small teams, and in our other lesson this week we continued our sequences in gymnastics.

 

Pole to Pole Take Home Task

Posted by Heather Smith in Yr 1 ladybird

Here is a selection of pictures of our Take Home Task.

Week 3

Posted by Heather Smith in Pandas

This week in panda class we have continued our drama sessions with Mr Janes from Henry Beaufort School. We created freeze frames of mammals talking to each other trying to change a lightbulb! Some year 5s went to the Henry Beaufort open day and had tours from some of the year 8 pupils there. Some of the year four swimmers learnt ‘sculling’ where they floated on top of the water and travelled across the pool using only their hands. In English we have started to write our own stories in the style of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Just So’ stories. In maths this week, the year 4s have been tackling the concept of ‘time’ and solving problems about cooking times and train table tables whereas the year 5s have been learning about fractions, decimals and percentages and learning how to use them to solve problems. For ICT we have started to programme our own maze games on Scratch and will continue to work on these next week. We have had a great week but are looking forward to having a long weekend!