When we came to school this morning we found a note and a little penguin left by the Penguin that came into our classroom from yesterday. We haven't decided on a name for her yet.
After we had Phonics the most unbelievable thing happened......!!!! Miss Hardy tricked us into thinking we had an assembly but when we got into the hall we noticed a pen in the middle of the room and when we got closer we couldn't believe our eyes!!!! There were four real life penguins!!!!! They came to visit us as our new topic for the next few weeks is based on Penguins. We learnt lots of information about them that we didn't know. They can live to around 30 years of age, build nests using their poo and were from Chille. They looked very happy and content seeing us and followed their adult around like she was their mum. They were amazing and we all had so much fun seeing them! Some of us even came to back to the classroom and said it was the best day ever!! I would agree!!
Something very peculiar happened this morning in 1C. We walked into class to find ice and fish on the carpet! There was lots of ice surrounded by fish in our construction area. Lots of ideas were floating back and forth as to why it was there and what/who could have done it. Could it be a polar bear? Could it have been the cleaners? Was it Miss Hardy? Or maybe it was a penguin? Even some of our parents were helping us to think!
We all had a long talk about it and decided that a polar bear couldn't fit through our door so it can't be that. We then decided that Miss Hardy couldn't have done it because she walked into the class first and saw it there! We all agreed the cleaners wouldn't have left it as they are so super good at cleaning that they would have seen it! So we have decided it must have been a penguin! They really like fish too! Although we think the cheeky penguin thought the fish was real until he realised that they were plastic!
We had lots of discussions about why we thought a penguin would have been in our classroom. These included; he had got lost, he had escaped from the zoo, he was trying to find his way back to his home, he had swam from the arctic! All in all we really wished we had since it!! So that's when some of us decided to write about why we wanted him to come back!! We then spent the rest of the day writing and making videos about why we wanted the penguin to come back. Here are some videos that you can watch! Fingers crossed he might come back as we have left him some fish out and put chairs across a section of the classroom so he can't get lost again....that's if he decided to come back!
As part of our afternoon activities we paired up and used toilet roll to make the best wedding dress! We had a competition and Miss Browning came to judge the best boy and girl wedding dress. It was such a close call as they were all brilliant. The winners were.....Harley and Sarah!!!! :)
What a fantastic day we had today!!! To celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle we were treated to lots of games on the field. There was a bouncy castle assault course, darts, basketball, football shoot out and lots of other games! We had so much fun!! We even got to have a photo taken with the royal pair!!
We were lucky enough today to have a cricket coach come into school and teach us some skills on how to play cricket. We worked with a partner to throw and catch a ball, ran in relays to fetch a ball and had a good go at batting and fielding. We really enjoyed this and hope we can do this again!
This week we were introduced to blank number lines! We have found out they can be used for counting in so many different ways. The last few weeks we have been focusing on place value and knowing how many tens and ones are in a number. We have used lots of resources to help us along the way. We decided that using chalk to draw a blank number line outside was another way to learn how to identify how many tens and ones were in that number. We jumped in 10s and ones to make lots of numbers including 36, 65, 23, 57 and 82. Check out number lines!!
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!