Did you know to build a space ship you need cylinders made of cardboard… Anyone popping open some crisps that come in that shape packaging this weekend save the containers and bring them in on Monday so we can fly to space on Tuesday!
Better late than never!
We accumulated the week and our unit on time by trying to solve word problems that involved working out time intervals. We will practise this in independent learning on the first week back after half term. If you, like some of 3 EC, feel like you are still not that confident at telling the time. Every time you see a clock have a go at reading the time and practise with the games that were posted at the beginning of the week. Another great thing to practise at home or whilst out and about over half term is finding change from money and our times tables. Remember, at the bottom of our blog there are links to some great websites that will help you learn these over half term.
In literacy we have finished writing our non chronological reports but have not managed to complete a final draft yet. Today, as requested by many of the children, we had a free writing session. This gave members of the class an opportunity to show of what they had learnt about over the term. Then they read through their work, edited and reflected on their strengths and weaknesses. Many of them thought that they could improve their adjectives and sentence starters. To help, reading fiction books over half term and discussing new meanings to the words they don’t know would help them. Why not check out the Rosendale book club! Choose a book from the collection and after half term collect your login details from me to access your own page!
It has be great to see so many books all about the body appear in our classroom. We will continue for one more week after half term learning about our skeleton, muscle and the type of foods we need to stay healthy.
Finally, we are each working on a portrait of someone special to us. If the children would like to bring in a photo of that person after half term it will help them to create their masterpiece.
Have a fabulous break,
We knew quite a bit as a class but learn’t some more by watching this video.
Oh and do you have dragon who can help?
Can you tell what we have been learning about?
Having learnt so much already about the different parts of a flowering plants and how pollen gets from one plant to another we continued to think about how seeds get into the ground. We worked together as a team to think of different ways by just looking at pictures of the seeds. Then after an attempt we learnt a little more information which helped us to group them.
Then we finally thought about the ongoing life cycle of a flowering plant.
So no dragons don’t help but we have been finding out about a strange dragon through reading what we now know as a non chronological report. We have delved into our own imaginary world where dragons exist and thought a great way to learn how to write a non chronological piece of writing would be to write about another dragon.
Here are some sketches that we did.
In maths we have been learning about time. I wonder how many clocks you see over the weekend and how many times you check your clock. Well see if a member of our class can help you.
Maybe they can explain why these posters have helped us…
Here is a video I have found to recap on some of the crucial things anyone must know to tell the time.
Finally, we have been thinking about the starting points to painting a great portrait.
First we made some silly portraits as a team…
Then we learnt how to draw features of a face. Here are table 5’s great efforts…
Have a great weekend,
Thank you to all parents that accompanied us on the trip we all had a wonderful day being scientist.
Throughout the week we have been writing our own stories inspired by a fairy tale. The children can up with some great ideas for changing the plot line and showed they have learnt a lot about inverted commas and use of great sentence starters.
Our classroom turned into a french cafe this week. Have a look on the French blog to see a video of the conversations that were had.
Next week we look forward to celebrating Chinese New Year.
Please look at the Maths page as it has been updated this week and looks at what we have been learning. I have also updated the section that says how you can help.
Have a great weekend.
Scientist have appeared in 3EC this week as the children have enjoyed testing ideas around what plants need to grow. We learnt that their were 5 things that plants needed to grow. We created some actions to help us remember them. If you see a member of our class see whether they can remember them! To test whether this was correct we learnt that we need to do a control pot where the seeds had these things. We called this the control pot. Then, in our new teams we decided what idea we would test changing one thing only.
Here are some pictures of our test pots on the first day.
We also learnt about the transportation of water up through the roots and stems of a plant. To test this idea we have placed some celery in water with food colouring in. We look forward to seeing the results on Monday.
In maths we have started to learn how to use the grid method to work out more complex questions. Here is the method. (sorry for the direction)
Just a reminder we start music again on Monday. All recorders are in the classroom. Could you please try and get here by 8.55 as our lesson should start at 9am.
Have a great weekend,