We just wanted to say Happy Half term and thank you Cherries for a very hard working term 1 🙂
I just wanted to say I was blown away with the amazing presentations the children did today. They stood very confidently and spoke clearly. They loved telling us what they had been up to and everyone loved listening too. It was great that they were all so different . We had cakes and cookies , posters and powerpoints, costumes and quizzes and some mega models too. Well done Cherry Class you should be super proud, I am !
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The Great outdoors it certainly is ! We’ve enjoyed a few visits outside today. We explored the boat as this is our part of the school grounds that we are focussing on . We brain stormed the problems with it and then we have come up with lots of ideas for improvements. Some of these we can begin straight away and some will need some time and money!
Here are some of the thoughts :
design a new flag
give it a name
improve the seating areas
a wheel for steering
ideas for role play
Next we looked at maps, we explored maps of our local area and thought about the symbols used. We had a go at our own maps and discovered how tricky it is .
This afternoon we were outside again with Maple Class exploring Finlay’s garden and thinking about developments for this.
Week two went by in a whizz and the children of Cherry Class are now fully into the swing of things.
On Tuesday we had a great time during our scooter workshop lead by Adam. He taught us some great tricks whilst moving across the playground. Much fun was had by all.
We had a great first day ! We have been busy news telling and we started our new topic-Where in the World?
We had fun whizzing around the world on Google Earth and then tried out some dancing this afternoon.
It was lovely to have them all back .
This years theme for Book Week is Inspirational Figures. We have chosen to do Jane Goodall.
Today we have begun by finding out about her through our class book and the Internet. We have plotted her life on a timeline and tomorrow we will use this to write a biography.
We have also visited Oak Class and shared some of their favourite books.
Don’t forget to come to assembly this Friday to find out if we can get Jane Goodall into the ballon by convincing the parents that she is truely inspirational.
Other things this week include the travelling bookshop, the treasure hunt, book swap and second hand book sale.
Cherry class started off with a puzzle about frogs leaping or sliding over to other Lilly pads in order to get to the other side. Most children figured out the least amount of movement necessary to achieve the result!
Next we turned out focus to our topic work on soil and earthworms. The children cut 3length of wool to represent what they thought would be a small, average and giant fully grown earthworm. They were all pretty similar in they results and amazed when they saw the actual sizes in real life! The smallest fully grown earthworm measures about 2 cm, average in the UK about 20-25 cm and the largest species grows to an impressive 350 cm!
Next we measured our own height and compared it to the smalles and the average size earthworm. The children are about 65 ish times bigger than the smallest and 6.5 times bigger than the average worm.
In the afternoon the children tried to figure out how to move a chicken, a fox and some corn across a river without one getting eaten by another. The children can explain this to you in more detail. Almost all were able to solve this puzzle. Well done.
A lot of fantastic problem solving Maths today. If there is still any brainpower left, have another play at Times Tables Rockstar. The battle will be over at 6 p.m. tonight!