What a brilliant Science week we have had!
It all started with a Science assembly on Monday and Mrs Morrison told us all about the theme of the week and what sort of things we could get up to. We even took part in some experiments with KS1.
Asking QUESTIONS is a really important part of investigating and experimenting in Science. It helps us to become better scientists and helps us to make progress in our learning. Harsha won the Scientist of the week as he ask so many purposeful questions that led himself and other to deepen their thinking. WELL DONE HARSHA!
We had some Year 6 pupils come to our class on Monday afternoon to show us 6 experiments. We were all really excited and thought some of them must have been magic as we couldn't explain what had happened. Luckily, they were on hand to offer explanations for each experiment but not before we had a good guess at what we thought first.
During the week we then had our own experiments of which included, exploring how to get an object out of a block of ice, watching what happened when mixing oil and water, getting tissue from one end of the table to the other using an empty bottle and seeing how different pressures affected cornflour.
Du Iz Tak? What is that?
Wow! we just loved the book we read for World Book Day. We spent lots of time reading the book, looking at the pictures and trying to work out what the words meant and making up our own bug language. We had so much fun making up our own language :)
We had different ideas of what we thought the story was about and whether the spider was in fact a good or bad character in the story.
We looked at the life cycle or a butterfly and as part of the day we planted our own beans in soil and took them home to look after and see it grow.
We had different activities out during the day, all of which the children enjoyed doing and working in teams to complete.
We have been learning about Height this week in Maths. We have learnt lots of new vocabulary linked with height such as tall, short, taller, shorter, tallest, shortest.
We spent one morning trying to figure out who was the shortest and tallest person in our class. We had to work as a team to put all of the children in our class in height order starting with the shortest person. Take a look...
We have been working on balancing during Gym this half term. We have been working on different jumps from the equipment as well. Each we we focused on a different way to move across the equipment and how to jump onto the mats. In our final session this week we put all of our techniques together and worked as a group to use as many different ways that we could think of to move across the equipment. Some of the girls in the class attend gymnastics lessons outside of school and they were able to show the rest of us how to jump from the beams!
We have really enjoyed learning about Eric Carle this half term. We even used purple mash to draw pictures of our favourite characters and write a sentence about it! We worked in pairs to create our own part of a booklet that we made for class.
We are lucky enough now on a Wednesday that Callum comes in from Man City to teach us some new skills and have some fun whilst playing games.
We went onto the Astro the other day and practiced dribbling a football, stopping it, aim and then pass to our partner. It was harder than it looked at is was quite windy which made the footballs go all over the place. We still had lots of fun and enjoyed being outside for PE.
We just love competing with each other to see how fast we can run around the school to complete our Mile every day! Sometimes we run all the way, other times we run and then walk some laps.
Luckily the weather hasn't hindered us and we always look forward to getting out and running the 6 laps of the school. We struggled at first and got out of breath really quickly but the more we do it the fitter and healthier we all feel! Even Miss Hardy!!
I am so so so so proud of 1C today!!!! We san our Christmas song in front of all of the year 1 and 2 classes during our singing square this afternoon. We have been practising all week and came up with actions for the song together. We were the last class to perform and we did amazingly well! We were announced as the winners in Year 1!! All of the children were so happy and proud of themselves of which they should be!
Well done to all of the other classes too, you were all great!
Check out our video of us singing :)
Over the last 6 weeks we have been very lucky to have a half a day session of Forest School with Sarah and Aly. Over the last few weeks the children have learnt to build dens, make necklaces, play new games and even help light a fire!
The children thoroughly enjoyed being part of these sessions each week and became really confident in using our outdoor learning area. We managed to capture a few photos from the last afternoon session showing toasting marshmallows on the fire! They were very yummy!!
Last week we had such a surprise! We went to the new hall to see Adam and he introduced us to his baby T-Rex dinosaur. He was in a basket and was being looked after by another person. He was called Jack and he seemed quite friendly.....until it was his dinner time! He tried to nibble on a few fingers! Naughty little Jack!
After Jack went back to his cage to get some dinner we couldn’t find Miss Hardy or Miss Browning anywhere! It wasn’t until we heard screaming and saw them run past the window.......running away from a huge T-REX! Aaaaaahhhhhh
Luckily the T-Rex was a friendly dinosaur and was called Sophie. She came into the hall and we all got chance to meet her and stroke her. Some of us were quite scared and didn’t like it when she roared but after a while those children were so brave and went to meet Sophie!
We didn’t want her to go but Adam said she hadn’t had her dinner yet and we didn’t want to get gobbled up by a hungry dinosaur!
We had the best time and spent the next few days writing about what happened in our Literacy lessons.