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In 3T this week…

Thursday, 20 October 2016

We have learned a lot about E-safety, we have learnt not to give personal information to strangers on the internet. We also learnt the Smart rules:

S-safe

M-meeting

A-accepting

R-reliable

T-tell

We also learned how to make a strong password. To make it strong you need it to have at least 8 or more characters long.

In English we made stone age animal fact file. We used animals such as smilodon , woolly mammoths and woolly rhinos.  We first copied the information from DK find out then we made it into our own words.

We also had a try at making music from The Flint Stones. We used a xylophone and a Glockenspiel which was very fun but quite hard.

 

 

Art Day in 2B

Saturday, 15 October 2016

On Friday year 2 were very lucky to have an art day. The children, and adults, were all excited at the thought of a whole day of art. In the morning, we had a go at some colour mixing and used our knowledge of primary and secondary colours to try and make brown. We used our brown paint to create some trees and added autumn coloured leaves using our finger prints. The afternoon was spent carefully drawing and colouring pictures from our recent trip to Kenilworth Castle. The whole day was great fun and the children produced some fantastic pieces of art.

Why are human’s not like tigers?

Thursday, 13 October 2016

IMG_0258 In 1C we have had such a fantastic start to the year. We have learnt so many new things and have particularly enjoyed our Science topic, which has been ‘Why are humans not like tigers?’. Within this topic we have done story writing, retelling stories, ordering stories, addition and subtraction in the animal cave and much, much more. This week the children have particularly enjoyed our Science lessons where we have been learning about the human body. We drew around ourselves and labelled our body parts. It was so much fun!

This week in 2B

Sunday, 9 October 2016

This week has been full of exciting things in 2B. We were very lucky to go on a trip to Kenilworth Castle. The children and adults all had a wonderful time and really enjoyed exploring the castle and finding out a bit about its history. Everyone agreed that the Minions would love to visit.

On Friday morning the children performed a poem in the harvest festival. They all did a fantastic job and I think everyone was very proud of them.

We have also started some DT this week and are going to be making a model of a building. The children have already drawn their designs and they are all looking forward to actually making them next week.

4T investigate tooth decay…

Friday, 7 October 2016

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When Year 4 became archaeologists for the day!

Friday, 7 October 2016

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Year 4- So much learning to share

Friday, 7 October 2016

250255009Year 4 have had a very busy term of creative learning this term so far.

Wow Opener- Team ‘Treasure Seekers’

It all started when we became archaeologists for the day as part of team ‘Treasure Seekers’. We split into two teams for two very exciting tasks. Challenge 1 was to find, and dig up, hidden artefacts. We thought about what these artefacts might have been used for and what they can tell us about way people lived at a certain time in history. Challenge 2 was to choose a mixture of organic and non-organic objects and to bury them deep in the soil. We made predictions about how these objects might change over time. We will dig them all up at the end of the topic to see if our predictions were correct! We can’t wait!

Serving the Community

In our learning about Sikhism, we have been thinking about how helping the community is a very important part of the religion. This got us thinking about how we could help the school community of St John’s. So, off we went on a mission to help with sharpening, tidying our fantastic library, emptying recycling bins and sweeping outside. We were very tired by the end of the day, but it felt great to have helped others! After having looked at the role of symbolism in religion, we then decided to make our own class flag made up of symbols which represent helping the community. This flag now takes pride of place in 4T, to remind us how important it is to care for others and to try our best to help wherever we can.

Science

In Science we have been investigating tooth decay. We created a simple test in which we left three eggs in three different liquids for three days, to see what effect this had on each egg shell. The egg shell was the closest material to human teeth that we could think of. We found that the egg shell in the vinegar had almost completely dissolved because of the acidity of the liquid. Although we all really enjoyed the investigation, we were glad to have the vinegar smell out of our classroom!

We have also been learning about the human digestive system which has been very enlightening! We had great fun imagining we had been shrunk and swallowed by mistake! This gave us the idea to write an adventure story all about our journey through the digestive system. Miss Taylor was very impressed with the stories we wrote.

We look forward to telling you all about more of our creative learning in our next post!

 

 

Class 2T’s visit to Kenilworth Castle

Friday, 7 October 2016

On Wednesday 5th October, we visited Kenilworth Castle. We had a really good time and learnt lots of new information. We met a really nice lady called Alice who told us all about the different parts of the castle. Our favourite part was exploring all the different areas of the castle, including the Great Hall, the kitchen and the Keep. After lunch, we visited the old stables and dressed up in lots of clothes from the olden days. It was very funny! After that, we went to the Elizabeth Gardens which were beautiful and saw some birds in a large pen. Then we went to the old gate house and saw a bedroom chamber from the olden days. There was a man in there who told us that we could buy the castle for just 1p! But we would have to spend 1.5 million pounds a month to look after it. We had a fantastic day and we enjoyed it a lot!

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