Term 3: Can we always see change?
A lovely first week back diving into our theme this term thinking about change and what things change. Here are some pictures of our gymnastics work with High Five and a Science experiment using coke and mentos exploring reversible and irreversible changes with materials.
This week has flown by! We have continued our learning in Maths on multiplication including through problem solving and the children have become really confident now. In English we have been analysing robot stories and writing our own - attempting to use Mrs Soap for description. In art, we have been exploring the artist Jack Viant and practising using his style to create our own design of a robot. In the coming weeks we will be making a scribble robot as part of DT, which the children are very excited about, and these designs will influence our DT product. At the start of the week, the children had a box fit class which they loved! It was lovely to see all children engaged and excited! The children enjoyed their PJ and teddy day on Wednesday - everyone looked rather chilled! In Science, we have been experimenting with different materials and seeing how they change - how does jelly change in hot water? Does it change in cold water? We also conducted an experiment to see whether sand and salt dissolved in cold water. The children had some amazing questions about what they had seen and were intrigued as to whether the materials had shown an irreversible or reversible change.
Another fun and busy week! In Maths, we have been practising our short division using the bus stop method, which finishes off our multiplication and division unit of work. In English we have been writing information texts and looking at classic poems. We have written our own poems using The Colour Collector by Roger McGough as a basis. These will be on display for you to have a look at when you pop in for Drop in Zone which is coming up soon. In Art, we have created robots using Andy Warhol's style of pop art through the media of collage. These look really effective. In PSHE, we have been thinking about dreams and goals and future careers and jobs we might like to do. PE has been 'gymnastictastic' with High Five and tag rugby has been 'tagnificent'!
Have a lovely weekend
This week Miss Wylie has been teaching us lots and we have enjoyed her lessons. We have been performing and writing poems in English and in Maths we have been multiplying fractions. In French, we have been learning the days of the week and asking and answering questions practising using these. In Science we have been looking at which materials can be separated and which can't by using sieves, magnets and filter paper. In PE with High Five we have been supporting each other in gymnastics through balances and we created the longest centipede we could!
It's been a long week with assessments for the children - they have worked incredibly hard!
We have made our wonderful scribble robots today which you can see at Drop in Zone next week and the children can take these home after drop in zone if they wish. Have a look through the photos at what we have been up to - we are all quite exhausted this week - adults too! Have a lovely weekend
We have had a fun-filled final week of Term 3, with a special visit to the new play park which we thoroughly enjoyed! We have also completed our work on The Iron Man which culminated in a viewing of the film The Iron Giant, which was great fun. Amongst all this fun, we have still (of course) been learning! In English we have revisited our knowledge of reports - writing a newspaper report on sightings of the Iron man and a report about Easter traditions around the world. In PSHE, we have finished our theme on Dreams and Goals, beginning to broaden our understanding and empathy of other people in the world and their dreams and goals for the future. In Science, we looked at changes that happen when we heat and cool materials, and considered whether these changes were reversible or irreversible. We melted chocolate buttons in our hands - what a mess! - to show what happens when we use our body heat. We also looked at melting chocolate using hot water and watched as the melted chocolate hardened again once it cooled.
We were sad to say good-bye to Miss Wyllie who has been with us on teaching practice. The children have loved having her with us and we wish her all the very best for her future teaching career! Good luck Miss Wyllie!
Wishing you a lovely half-term and a well-earned rest!