We have been learning about Place Value in our maths lessons and have made good progress in our understanding. See us using concrete resources to show our understanding of Hundreds, Tens and Ones.
We are learning about forces and magnets in Science this term. Our planning skills are developing effectively. We have been learning to identify independent and dependent variables. We have been planning investigations to answers the wonder questions we have.
We’ve been having fun with our capacity work in Maths this week, comparing containers and ordering them from smallest to greatest capacity.
Lovely Polar climate paintings (but we know we can’t have Polar bears and penguins in the same picture!)
We made some symmetrical alien pictures. Can you read their alien names?
We had a lovely trip to Rochester today. We enjoyed travelling on the train with our Year 6 partners. We had an excellent workshop in the “storybook chapel” in the Cathedral, learning about the stories in the stained glass windows. We did some super observational drawings of the castle and enjoyed a sunny picnic and playtime in the castle grounds.
Look at our amazing drawings! (Our Year 6 partners may have helped a little with our castles but the cathedral pictures are all our own!)
Thank you to everyone who came to watch our class Collective Worship all about the Alphabet. We enjoyed playing with our hats in our phonics lessons, especially making words with split digraphs. Letter E was very busy!
Easter competition winners - well done everyone who entered!
We have been learning about measuring in Maths and used our weighing skills to make some Easter cakes. With the balance scales we needed to weigh equal quantities of eggs, flour, butter and sugar.
Did you know that it is possible to stand on eggs without them breaking? Here is some photographic proof....
The results of our eggs-citing eggs-periment. Can you work out which eggs have been in which liquid for a week? The choices are water, milk, cola, vinegar or oil.
Our egg fact posters.
Dinosaur Science Week 2019
We learned about how fossils are formed and made our own models using clay and plaster. The results were very realistic.
We found out that the biggest pterodactyl skeleton ever found had a wingspan of 12 metres. We tested to see if it would have fitted in our classroom. Only just!
We had so much fun seeing the dinosaurs at Wingham Wildlife Park today!
World Book Day 2019
We enjoyed dressing up as book characters and sharing lots of stories.
We performed more tests in Science today to find out which material would make the best raincoats for ZibZab and BobBlob. We found that metal foil and plastic bin bags were both waterproof but that the plastic made a much better coat. Poor BobBlob got rather soggy but ZibZab stayed nice and dry!
We tested different papers today in Science to see which was the most absorbent. We found that blue paper towels were able to hold the most drops of water, so now we know what is best to use if we need to clear up spilled water on a table.
We had an exciting afternoon building castles from junk. We used lots of mathematical language about 3D shapes and lots of our Castle topic vocabulary. Thank you very much to all the parents who came in to help. We hope you had as much fun as the children.
We went on an adventure today to the land where the Wild Things are. We found Max’s boat and all our Wild Things waiting for us. We had a rumpus and then brought them back to the classroom for a chocolate biscuit.
We have been investigating Everyday Materials in Science and today we went on a hunt around school to find examples.
Christmas party time!!
Split digraph ‘a_e’ with plasticine...
At the Tate we saw a piece of Art that was a Sainsbury’s receipt for a shopping list of only white things. We wrote our own orange shopping lists for items for an orange party and here is the receipt and pictures of us enjoying our orange food.
Here we are matching Autumn leaves to our orange colour charts. We had a big discussion about “What is Orange?” and when does it turn into brown or red or yellow or white.
As part of Art Week we learned to make tie-dye t-shirts. Here are some pictures of how we wrapped them up in elastic bands and how much fun it was to reveal our designs.
We went to London today to visit Tate Modern. We revealed a picture on the floor using our body heat and drew the skyline that we could see from the tenth floor. We especially enjoyed having our picnic lunch all together.
Here are some of the Art works we saw.
We enjoyed Harvest Festival at the church today. Thank you to everyone who came to watch.
We have been on a shape hunt today, looking for 3D shapes in the school environment. We found lots of cuboids, cylinders and spheres but not so many cones or cubes.
Enjoying our football with Mr Affonso.
In Science we have been learning to record and read data in a table. Can you use this table to name the aliens below?
We made these super shape pictures in Maths today and will be using them to practise identifying and describing a range of 2d shapes.
We have been working hard on learning our Number Bonds to 10 this week. We have made bracelets with 10 beads that we can use to see the pairs of numbers that add to make 10, we have played a game where we have 10 counters and hide some secretly under a cup and then our partner has to use their number bond skills to work out how many are hidden, and we have practiced our quick recall by playing ”Hit the Button” on the ipads.
Welcome to our Reception Class page
We enjoyed taking part in our first class worship about journeys and the story of Granny went to market.
We took part in our first Sports Day.
Our star readers.
Our class dressed up for World Book Day.
We took part in lots of fun activities.
We went to the church and took part in Godly Play. We learnt about the parable of the Good Shepherd and took part in lots of lovely activities.
Our Term 5
We have had a wonderful World Awareness Week. We explored the local village our school is in, exploring the park and drawing pictures of our church. We also had a visit from some firemen and their truck, which we were very excited about. We compared Egyptian and African life to life in our village and the things we do and have. Lastly we took part in a skip challenge at the end of the week.
We won Buster’s Book Club twice.
We have enjoyed our first yoga session.
Well done Ellison for winning the Jackson award this term.