Week 4-Stone Age Boy in English, Stone Age to Iron Age Artefacts in History, Ascension Day walk, Judo and a sad Goodbye to Miss Taylor

How did we manage to get so much into a four day week?

Tuesday gave us no clue as to what the rest of the week might be like, with English, maths, computing and Spanish just like every other Tuesday.

But then Wednesday morning saw our fifth multiplication award attempt. In the afternoon we had a visit from Mrs Bates who brought in all her precious finds, dating from 500,000,000 yrs ago to approximately 4,000 yrs ago. It was great to be able to have a really close look at how much hard work went into making these flint tools. We were able to touch too. One piece of pottery had a thumb print in it and a couple of us thought it was amazing that they could place their finger in the same place as a Stone Age person.

Alfie was intrigued to hear that several finds were made on his farm.

We had to be very careful whilst handling the Mesolithic flints as they were very delicate and very sharp- Mrs Bates kept a very close eye on these.

She also showed us a replica Bronze Age axe head that she had made and started to polish.

On Thursday, the whole school went up Woodborough Hill for an Ascension Day service and picnic and kite flying.

Cherry class had to leave before the rest as we had a judo lesson at 1:30 pm.

We just about made it in time and still had the energy to learn a new throw.

After this we had our last recorder lesson with Miss Taylor

and at the end of the lesson the whole school said a sad goodbye. Miss Taylor is retiring after … too many years of music lessons and recorders with year 2 or 3. She has promised to stay in touch and come to watch any concerts or performances we have. Enjoy your retirement!

 

The Stone Age and Fractions!

This week we have started our new history topic by investigating  the concept of the Stone Age via the medium of toilet roll! We looked at this timeline

and talked about why this early period in history is called the Stone Age. We noticed that the Stone Age is divided into three periods: the Paleolithic or Old Stone Age, the Mesolithic or Middle and Neolithic or New Stone Age. It is very hard to picture just how long ago all this happened so we tried to put this into some sort of scaled timeline using an everyday toilet roll…

If there are 200 sheets on the roll and the toilet roll represents 1,000,000 years, then each sheet represents 5,000 years (1,000,000 ÷ 200 = 5,000).
Let’s put that into perspective, one sheet contains everything from the present day to the Neolithic. 5,000 years ago, where that sheet starts, Neolithic farmers lived in Britain – tending their crops, making pottery, building houses. In fact, at that point, they’d already been doing it for 1,000 years (the Neolithic began 6,000 years ago, around 4,000 BC).
We then continued to roll the toilet roll down across our classroom and down the corridor until we reached the last sheet –  that’s where it all began, everything apart from the first 2(ish) squares, represents the middle or old Stone Age.

On Wednesday we looked at another toilet roll timeline from the Neolithic stone age to now and still the end of the toilet roll seemed a very long way away from the present day.

On Friday we had a go at cave paintings. I’m sure you will agree they are very effective.

Thank you for all the amazing topic homework we have had in. Everybody loved looking at the models as they came in and we will be sharing them, along with other facts and presentations you have prepared. Photos to follow. Well done Cherry Class.

We have also been looking at equivalent fractions and comparing fractions in maths. We have used Cuisenaire Rods,fraction strips and fraction walls to help us.

Honey made this fraction wall to help her find equivalent fractions  on a 0 to 1 numberline marked in twelfths

What other equivalent fractions could you find on this numberline?

(Sorry about the quality of the photo. I will try to replace it with a clearer one later.)

 

Welcome back-Summer, term 5

We have had a good start to term 5 with our first judo lesson on Thursday afternoon…

We have also been working On solving problems calculating perimeter in maths and completing our Hot Tasks on forces in English.

On Friday we completed our work on forces and magnets by making games which use magnets…

On Wednesday evening we had our Braeside residential meeting. If you were not able to attend the information packs should have come home in book bags. We also explained drop off and pick up arrangements- if you have any questions about this please call school.

 

And Easter is here…

We have had a busy week and a half, ending with our Easter Eucharist in church.

We have had lots of fun investigating different magnets in our forces topic.

Today we were looking at the poles on a magnet…

We made some amazing discoveries and I was very impressed with the explanations given for these.

Have a wonderful Easter holiday everyone.

Our Class Assembly

It was wonderful to share all of our hard work so far this year with all our families on Wednesday. Thank you all for joining us, we hope you enjoyed it because we certainly did. Mrs Brewis was very impressed with your lovely presentation skills and clear voices.

Well done Cherry Class!

Our trip to We the Curious Bristol

We had a very exciting day out at We the Curious on Tuesday.

In the morning we explored the Animate It, Space Gallery and the Curiosity Zones

Then we all went into The Studio for the Senses Re-Wired Show. This was extremely interesting and we learnt an awful lot about how amazing our brains are.

After lunch we went downstairs and explored the Move It, Food, Our World and All About Us Zones

Please ask us to tell you about our favourite Zone.

Week 3 – Book Week Theatre 🎭 and Mothers’ Day Service

We have had a fantastic week of art and drama.

On Wednesday afternoon we all did brilliantly in our Woodborough Book Week Theatre. (postponed from snow day Friday)

On Friday we very much enjoyed sharing our Mothers’ Day portraits in the video and performing our poem. Aleksei and Inigo read our class prayer.

We have also been preparing for or class assembly. Please come along next Wednesday at 2:15pm.

In Maths we have been looking at Statistics, reading data from Pictograms and Bar Charts.

Our homework this week is reading and learning lines.

Have  a lovely weekend and don’t forget to spoil your mums on Sunday.

More from Book Week

Here are more pictures from book week..

Drama workshops with the Watermill  Theatre Company and Warminster drama department lead.

On Tuesday afternoon we came up with our initial ideas for our ‘freeze frames’ with the ladies from the Watermill…

 

On Wednesday afternoon we perfected our acting skills to bring our performance to life.

We have also had lots of amazing entries for the Book Review Competition

We all looked fantastic in our costumes on World Book Day, despite the snow ❄.

And we really enjoyed listening to Woodborough’s interview on BBC Wiltshire radio.

Unfortunately we had a snow day today so we have got to wait until next Wednesday to open Woodborough School’s Theatre. Please come and share our hard work on Wednesday 7th March at 2:15pm.

This has also meant we have had to postpone our Class Assembly which is now on the following Wednesday, 14th March at 2:15 pm. This is the day after our trip to ‘We the Curious’ in Bristol.

Book Week-Twisted Tales

What a great start to Book Week!

Mrs Wren introduced the theme this morning in Collective Worship and gave us a quick run through of events to follow.

It is also our turn to read our prayers at the end of worship, today Sophie and Thomas read theirs. 

We are now very excited and eager to get going with our class story…The Three Pigs by David Wiesner.

 

After reading the story we talked about how we are going to perform parts of the tale in our school meeting on Friday. ( Please note this is going to start earlier than publicised at 2:15pm)

This afternoon we enjoyed sharing Oak stories…

 

We then started our scenery walls for Friday…

Thank you to our helpers today. We are looking forward to working with lots more parents during the week and with other drama groups and teachers from local theatre groups and schools.

Many of us offered props and costumes from home but I did say that if this is not convenient then please don’t worry – you can contact me in the usual ways if the children have come home confused.

Tomorrow we are working in class except for our drama workshop 1:15 – 2:15pm with The Watermill Drama company, so if you are free to pop into class to help us with our props and scenery then please do. On Wednesday we have another workshop at 2:15 -3:10pm with the Warminster drama teacher but will be in class working until then. On Thursday and Friday we hope to be ready for run throughs and final practises 😄.

We are also hoping to continue this drama theme into our class assembly which is next Thursday at 2:45pm, in the school hall (after judo).

Finally we have already had some fantastic book reviews for the competition and I could hear lots of children enjoying the treasure hunt too.

Well done Cherry a great first day, keep up the hard work and enthusiasm. 👍🐷🎭📚