Week 6 - Wishing you and all your families a very HAPPY EASTER break.
It wouldn't be an Easter break without and Easter Egg hunt. The children found out that their Easter Eggs had been locked in a vault and had to crack the code to unlock the door. The children had to go around the school to find the hidden clues and letters to help them.
Art and History - Milliners and Titanic
Over the last couple of week the children have been looking at different Milliners and their different hat designs for inspiration to design and create their own hats. This week the children made their hats and then put on their own Titanic hat fashion show to show off their designs.
Maths - Fractions
This week in maths the children have been developing their mathematical knowledge of fractions by recognising and writing fractions of shapes and amounts focusing on 1/4, 1/2, 2/4, 1/3, and 3/4.
In RE this week we explored further how Easter is an important time for Christians and how it is "the big story" in the bible. The children created freeze frames of different parts of the story they felt were important or showed where Jesus forgave us. We then looked at the Big Frieze and found all the references to the "big story".
In PSHE this week we explored "what is fun" and "what is not fun." The children explored different scenarios and had to decide whether or not they thought it was fun or not. We then explored how sometimes things can start of as fun but then get taken too far and how we can communicate to let people know that it has stopped being fun.
English - Conscience Alley
This week in English we explored whether or not the Titanic was a "ship of dreams", due to it being the flagship of it's time, or a "ship of nightmares" due to the disaster. The children sorted through the facts and then made up their own minds.
We then went back in time to imagine that Mrs Fennell had the opportunity to board the Titanic. The children's task was to try to convince Mrs Fennell to either go on the Titanic or not. We used a conscience Alley where Mrs Fennell was able to hear both sides at the same time.
We re read the story of Samson's Titanic Journey and discovered that as it was a narrative recount that it was written in past tense. We then explored how we can change verbs to make them past tense and practised writing our own sentences.
Maths - Skip counting and number ordering
This week we have been focusing on number and place value. The children looked at number sequences in skips of 2's, 3's, 5's, and 10's as well as ordering and sequencing numbers in ascending and descending order.
History - The Titanic
This week the children looked through the events of the Titanic disaster and created their own timelines.
We were also fortunate enough to have Andy from the Titanic Museum virtually visit us and share stories about different people who were on board the Titanic, and show us real artifacts and pictures from the Titanic.
Maths - sharing = division
This week the children have worked really hard focusing on the skill of division. We started off by looking at how different numbers could be shared out EQUALLY into different groups before moving on to looking at systematic ways of finding out all the different number of groups that the numbers could be divided in to.
We then went on to looking at different methods that we can use to help us work out division and used these to work out division sentences.
Finally we used all of this to solve division word problems.
English - Samson's Titanic Journey
This week we started our new story all about the Titanic. The children used the pictures in the story to create a word bank of adjectives to catalogue how Samson's feelings change throughout the story.
We then looked at how adjectives can change in to adverbs by adding the suffix -ly. The children used both of these to write sentences as Samson at different parts of the story.
Science - Habitats
We have spent a lot of time exploring our field over the term and a half as we were able to spot lots of signs of life. However......today was very exciting as frogspawn and even frogs were found in Catherington Pond enjoying the lovely weather. We thought it was a too good an opportunity to miss so we went over and are now looking after some frogspawn in our class to see if we can watch them change into tadpoles.