Today, tragedy struck Wilbraham as many houses were lost to the Great Fire that broke out at 3 o'clock. Observers could not believe how quickly the fire spread and demolished the models we had worked hard to produce.
However, we did find it very exciting. Much more enjoyable than the Great Fire of London in 1666!
We are looking at 3D shapes at the moment and today we tried to make our own cubes.
To do this we deconstructed one made out of clixi.
The important words to remember are vertices, edges and faces.
We use these 3 words to describe our shapes!
Here are some of our cube attempts! Different shapes tomorrow!
The School Council have challenged everyone to become more active.
The video 'Movement is Life' by Dr. William Bird (you can watch it on YouTube) clearly explains the benefits of making everyone fitter both in terms of health and brain power!!
Our challenge is to run, jog or walk a mile each day to help us become fitter, healthier and happier!
Here's our first go - 6 times round the playground will do it!
Thank you to everybody who came to our Stay and be Festive morning. The children had a wonderful time creating lots of festive crafts.
In the afternoon we enjoyed our Christmas party. We went into the hall to play some party games and then enjoyed lots of delicious party food. We even had a special visit from a very important person....
Well, we didn't win the Singing Square but we still had a great time.
We have been looking at lots of different poems this week. We were looking for different types of language, patterns and rhyme. Here we are reading Winter poems in partners.
In our partners we had to recite our poem in front of the class. Ms Stapleton was looking to see if we could read with fluency and expression.
We then moved onto reading some Cinquain poems. A cinquain poem has a very specific layout. Have a look at these examples of cinquain poems.
So, What is a Cinquain poem?
We have written our own cinquain poems about Winter and Christmas.
In literacy we have been reading Samuel Pepys' diary so that we could find more out about the Great Fire of London.
We have looked at the features to include when you write a diary entry. Can you remember 3 features that you need to include?
We then wrote our own diary entry as if we were alive in 1666 and witnessed the fire. Have a look at our amazing writing. Ms Stapleton was super proud of us.
This week in numeracy we have been comparing numbers using the symbols < = >.
We watched a really fun video to help us remember which way round the symbols go!
This video is for all the Frozen fans....
We played lots of different games with our friends so that we could practise using the symbols.
As part of our topic on the Great Fire of London we have been very busy making our own houses. Have a look at how they are coming along...
Today we were very lucky as we had a real life author come to visit us. Kate Cunningham has written a story based on the Great Fire of London. Her book is called 'Vlad and the Great Fire of London'.
We really enjoyed listening to her read her book and we learnt some interesting facts about the Great Fire.
Then we pretended we were helping to put the fire out. Where did the water come from? How did they get the water to the fire to put it out?
We got into groups and discussed what we might have seen or heard if we were there at the time of the fire.
Then Kate showed us some real coins that she has. The coins were very delicate so we had to be very careful when we handled them.
At the end of the day, Kate talked to us about her job as an author and how she writes her books. Would you like to be an author when you grow up?
This week we are carrying on with our work on subtraction in numeracy.
You can help your child by encouraging them to count backwards. Pick a number between 21-30 and see if your child can count backwards to 0. Then pick a number between 31 - 40.
Some children may need a numberline or a 100 square as a visual prompt.
Last week we were learning that the j sound for jam, jar and jeep can be spelt with the letter g.
The j sound is spelt with a 'g' before the letters e, i or y. For example.
magic gem giraffe giant energy gentle
The j sound is spelt with a 'ge' at the end of words.
large cage charge orange huge fringe
Have a go at spelling some of these words at home. Can you use them in a silly sentence?
On a trip to the zoo I saw cheeky monkeys, a tall giraffe and a large, orange tiger.
When Jack reached the top of the beanstalk he saw a large castle belonging to a giant.
2S have been very busy learning how to add multiples of 10 to 2 two digit numbers. We used bead strings, 100 squares and drawing numberlines.
Then we moved onto adding two 2 digit numbers.
Can you have a go at adding these numbers?
13+14 24+15 34+23 62+45
Here is a snapshot of some of the art and writing we were doing today.
Some children will make excellent architects in the future if they put their minds to it!!
More to come on Monday when our author visits to tell us about the Fire!
On Friday we were very lucky as we got to go outside to look at the fireworks display. It was very noisy!
In the afternoon we had a lovely time creating some firework art pictures