Monthly Archives: February 2018

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. 👍🐷🎭📚

End of Term 3 and week 1 of Term 4

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.

 

 

Week 4 – Solving Problems, Shadows and Smashing Stories

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.