LEGOLAND!

Today we had our trip to LEGOLAND and it was the best day ever. First we explored the Star Wars Models area and thought the moving Death Star was brilliant and had great fun looking at everything else.

Next we went to our computer programming workshop and built a space bot using the LEGO WeDo software. We programmed it to move and change the colour of the light.

Then after lunch it was time to play and explore the rides. We all had a great day!

Judo Chop!

This morning we were learning about light and dark.  We know that dark is the absence of light and that the moon isn’t a source of light.  We can see the moon because light from the sun reflects off it.  Next we’ll be building LEGO towers to investigate how shadows are formed.

This afternoon we were treated to Year 5’s judo lesson because they’re on residential.  It was great fun and we learnt some new moves.  Mark has given us letters about Judo summer classes in July and August so these should be in our bags.  Sign up quickly as they’ll be full before you know it.

Super Spellings and Roman Numerals

This morning we had a spelling lesson on the ‘re’ and ‘bi’ prefixes and were introduced to some new words (bilingual and biplane for example).  We enjoyed playing hangman to spell words with these prefixes and wrote some sentences on our whiteboards.

In maths we learnt about Roman Numerals in preparation for telling the time on Roman Numeral clock faces.  We enjoyed the variety of games on the laptops to help us learn this different system on numbers.

Well done to all the children who took part in the Golden Mile this morning.  This will be happening everyday until the summer holidays and please remember to bring in school shoes to wear after the run.

Analogue Clocks and more LEGO

This morning we were learning how to read analogue time. We had to read some clock faces and write down the time (we are confident with this) and after this we had to read a time and draw it on the clock face, which was much trickier.

In topic we learnt about the history of LEGO and we recorded key events on a timeline. We should be able to tell you lots about this including the meaning of LEGO in Latin.  At the end of the day we had great fun playing with our LEGO.

LEGO is Awesome

On Monday our LEGO topic started and we’re very excited about it.  In maths we have spent some time sorting our LEGO bricks into different categories and today we used them to prove and recall our multiplication facts.

Some of us used the LEGO bricks in our spelling lesson to!

This afternoon we designed LEGO mini figures of ourselves and here are just a few of them.

Adam
Oliver
Emily
Amelie

Hockey 🏑

This afternoon we enjoyed putting all of our hockey skills to practise in a game. We played well together and by the end of the lesson we had remembered to spread out instead of gathering around the ball. Here are some great action shots!

Dioramas

Word of the Week is irreplaceable. Here are some of our sentences.

Yesterday afternoon we showed our dioramas to Oak Class and they listened to Harry and the Jaggedy Daggers. After this some of Oak Class made their own dioramas in choosing time and showed them to us.

Another busy day in Cherry Class.

This morning we did some drama in English.  We were acting out a Sea Shanty called ‘Blow the Man Down’.  Our performances became more dramatic each time and we need to keep practising fitting all the words into the fast paced melody.

In recorders we worked in pairs to think of more sequences of notes to add into our class tune.  Hopefully we’ll get to play them and choose which ones we would like to add in next week.

Rounders

This afternoon we played some games of rounders and had lots of fun.  We were good at quickly learning the rules and our batting skills are quite impressive!  Next week we’ll be practising bowling before we play some more games (photos will follow once I’ve resolved the technical hitch).

 

Harry’s Houses

This morning we’ve been continuing building our dioramas of Harry’s house.  We’ve used the glue gun, paint and lots of other artistic materials and it’s been lots of fun.

In other news, we’ve been working really hard on writing a setting description of a storm on Bottlenose Bay and we’re trying very hard to master calculating fractions of amounts.