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.
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. 👍🐷🎭📚
Last term ended with Internet Safety Day on Tuesday 6th February. The theme this year was ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect’.
In class we completed our science topic with a changing shadows investigation and made these fantastic portrait silhouettes…
This week started with an orienteering festival for years 1 to 4 at Avon Valley College. We all had a great time running around whilst solving problems. Congratulations to Emily who was in the overall KS2 winning team.
We have all completed our 500 Word stories, started our new Forces science topic and worked really hard on money problems in maths.
Next week is Book Week so please keep up to date with all our work on the reading blog. Please remember to bring your ( KS2 appropriate ) books to swap on Wednesday afternoon and if any parents would like to read a story during Bedtime Stories that evening please contact Mrs Wren. It is then World Book Day on Thursday and we are all dressing up as our favourite book character.
Yet another busy week where we have been explaining how we can solve multiplication and division word problems using bar modelling.
We have been solving scaling problems- times bigger or times smaller than. We can find different ways to make a total using 2 different times tables and prove it using bars or rods. We also used Thinking Blocks on the iPad.
In science we looked at shadows and used technical vocabulary like opaque and transparent in our reasoning. We then made portrait silhouettes which look very effective.
We have started our first drafts of our 500 Word stories.
Our recorder playing is definitely improving …
As is our Squash. Because we missed a lesson last week we have another 3 more lessons continuing next term.
This week we were investigating mirrors in our Light topic.
Mrs Brewis was our teacher today.
We had a go at mirror writing- not at all easy- in fact it was mind boggling! Did you know that Leonardo De Vinci used mirror writing as a secret code?
We had to follow a maze with our pencil only looking in the mirror- some of us found this almost impossible!
We also used masking tape to hinge mirrors and were amazed by the number of images we could get just by slowly closing the hinge.
What a fun afternoon that really made us think about how light travels and the effect mirrors have on light and therefore on the things we see.
In maths we have continued to look at division. We have used pictorial representations to help us. We have also looked at remainders. We have been spotting errors and explain what went wrong and how to correctly calculate divisions. Please ask us to show you our work.
In English we are entering the Radio 2 500 Words competition
We have joined in with the Live Lesson, watched lots of video clips to help us think about: originality, character and plot. We have also read the Gold, Silver and Bronze winning stories of 2017, in both age categories.
We had a great Tag rugby session on Friday afternoon but our boots and trainers did get rather muddy so they have either gone home in plastic bags or are drying in class. We were all reminded to take our trainers out of the plastic bags as soon as we got home, 😊🤞.
What can you see in the dark? Which colours or materials are the easiest to see when it is dark?
This week we have all been into a ‘dark cave’ to find the answers to these questions.
We shared our findings in this week’s Keystage 2 school meeting.
Our eyes are amazing things and we can actually see things in the dark, once our eyes become accustomed to what little light there is. In our dark cave the first thing we could see was the white bag and the yellow card. After a bit we could see the other coloured cards but it was difficult to tell what colours they were. We didn’t spot the black card at all. We then went in with a torch and could immediately see the mirror reflecting the torch light. The strips on our high-viz jackets also looked very bright and we could see everything else in the cave.
In the afternoon we watched BBC clips and read through a PowerPoint which helped us understand why this was so.
Next week we are investigating mirrors and reflections.