'Home to Miss Devey and Mrs Rogers and Mrs Hunter'
Welcome back to school after what I hope has been a lovely festive break!
We are so excited to have you back and we have a very interesting half term ahead as we explore the wonders of the Amazing Amazon, a topic all about the world's largest tropical rainforest. We can't wait to learn lots of interesting facts about some of the unique animals and plants found there and develop our map skills as we learn where rainforests are around the world.
Over the last few weeks, we have been thinking about how to change our mindset so that our learning can continue to grow. Instead of thinking thoughts like these......
The children have come up with thoughts that would promote a more positive frame of mind, like these......
Throughout the day, they are encouraged to move their individual peg to the appropriate thought that they feel will encourage them to complete their task. Mrs Rogers and myself even have one! The children are enjoying feeling more positive about their learning and knowing that it is ok to make mistakes and to ask for help.
As we come to an end of our adventures in the Amazon, the children are preparing for a debate on Friday about the deforestation of the rainforest. They have all been very passionate about it this week and are keen to take on various roles, to argue their case.
Hello, from Mrs Hunter. I have had a lovely first week with the children. We have finished off our work about Flat Stanley and his adventures in the jungle and we are now researching information about the different layers of the rainforest. Alongside the literacy, we have been classifying animals and learning how to use a key to sort them. We used dolly mixtures!
In fencing, the children are learning how to be 'on guard' and to parry and block.
Super scientists investigating if the surface of the ramp effects the distance the car travelled.
More super scientists
Light by our lovely visitor Debbie Green
Volcano VR Workshop
It's so close, yet so far away!
Watch out, watch out, the devourer is about!
In our Literacy lesson, we acted out the stages of the 'Weighing of the Heart' ceremony by creating freeze frames. Can you guess what is happening and who wasn't happy to meet the devourer?
SpiderGirl in action!
We have been learning how to hold our recorders and play the note 'b'. We have also been learning to play Biker Ben - a tuneful song about a very adventurous boy who loves to pull wheelies on his bike. Take a look at the video below.
Mummifying - the gruesome truth
Well, mumification was a hit! The children loved the gruesome tales of the famous Egyptians being mummified. We had some fun acting out the mummification process with our very own 'mummy' and 'embalmers'.
From washing the body with wine and Nile water to removing 'useless' organs, saving precious organs, packing the body with natron salt and spices, plants and rags to mummifying in bandages. Can you identify the stages the children have acted out?
Baby Shark - comparing numbers
Compaing numbers with the baby shark dance - what fun! We used the actions to say whether the numbers were more or less than their buddy.
Check out our KB bounce, KB hop and freestyle moves. Flawless!!
Today, we worked in teams to identify the place value of 3 digit numbers. Look at those concentration faces!
Place value is great fun! We've been practising adding 10 and 100 by playing a game. We had 2 minutes to try and make a bigger number than our partners.
In P.E. we have been having fun experimenting with movements in the style of the Ancient Egyptians. This is now our warm up dance to get us grooving at the start of our lessons. What do you think?