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Summer 1 2022

Week 3

 

Science


We went on a walk around the school field to look at all the different flowers and plants we could find. The children were fabulous & showed ‘love’ & ‘respect’ by not picking any of them. 

 

 

Photos of flowers found on our school field.

Week 2

 

English


This week we continued looking at our book The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch. We acted out some of the scenes and used exciting adjectives to describe the food that was being sent to the lighthouse. All of the children did really well and Mr Dickinson was very impressed with their vocabulary.

Science

 

The children their seeds with help of Mrs Barker. They planted, peas, broad beans and a few courgettes. We will be looking after them, checking if they need water and monitoring their growth over the weeks. 

Computing

This week, the children were directing the Beebots around the mats! They had lots of fun! 😀

Art

This week in art, the children used clay to create ammonites! They looked amazing! The children were given a lump of clay and they had to roll it into a sausage shape before coiling it up and making marks on the top.

Team Building

On Friday, we had a wonderful time playing team building games. The children communicated well to get the hoop all the way around our class circle whilst the children were holding hands! They did it twice. 😀 They also worked in groups of three and four to lift the hoop using just one finger each.

Geography

This week, the children learnt that there are 7 large pieces of land on Earth called the continents. We located the continents on our class world map, in our class atlases and we played a matching game with pictures of each continent and their names in small groups. Most memorable of all however, was the continents song that the children learnt! You may have heard it at home! 😀

Welcome back Turtles
 

What a fabulous first week of the Summer Term we have had, starting lots of new and exciting learning journeys in different subjects.

 

English

This week have read our new story ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’ by David & Ronda Armitage. 
 

We have re-told the main events of the story and plotted them on a story map, as well looking at different adjectives and deciding which ones are the best. We did this using ‘Shades of meaning’, the darker the shade the better the adjective. 

Shades of meaning

Science

 

Our Science topic this term is plants. We will be planting seeds and observing and recording how they grow. The first thing we did was identify what seeds looked like. The class were given a variety of objects and they had to discuss and decided what were seeds and what were other items. They all did extremely well. 

Seeds or not seeds.

Writing

This week the children have focussed on learning new vocabulary, and on Friday, they used the zone of relevance to decide which of the given words best described the seagulls from the story and these words were placed in the middle of the diagram. Then the rest of the words were placed in each of the outer layers with the least relevant words placed on the outside of the circles. The Turtle class listened to each other really well and thought carefully about their word choices.

Maths

This week in maths, the children have been learning about mass. They have used cubes and balance scales to find the weight of different boxes and compared them using language such as heavier, lighter, heaviest and lightest. On Friday, the children subtracted through mass on a number line! They did some brilliant team work when sharing the scales this week.

Open Box

What an amazing time we had on Wednesday with Open Box! The children loved learning about hot and cold places as well as beaches and oceans through drama. We were very proud of the way they behaved and contributed towards the activities! 

Art

This week in art, the children used charcoal to draw ammonites! They experimented using the charcoal first, by drawing lines and patterns in their art books and then they used photographs to help them draw ammonites. As you can see, they did a fabulous job! 

Computing

This week in computing, the children started a new learning journey about robots! They were thinking about what directions are and they directed each other around the classroom. They then looked at the Beebots, thought about what the buttons on the top of them do and then had a go at directing them.

PE - Pair work, throwing and catching!

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