Labelling the structure of animals
This week we thought about the structure of common animals. Firstly, we created an animal by potato printing with paint. Some of us chose an elephant, some a snake and some a tiger. We then labelled the structure of our animals using some brilliant vocabulary. See some pictures below.
Computing- PowerPoint Presentations
This half term we have used very tricky skills to create our own PowerPoint Presentations all about zoo animals. We have learnt how to insert photos from the internet, add text and we have even added transitions. I am really impressed with the children's final projects. Below you will find pictures of us working hard plus you can view our final PowerPoints in the file list.
Jungle book dance
We have worked hard in PE this term. Watch our brilliant dance based on the jungle book below.
Tiger tea party
A massive thank you to all the parents who attended our tiger tea party this afternoon. The children performed their dance really well and loved having you in to eat party food. See some pictures below.
Fun at the animal park
This afternoon, as part of our learning about wild and tame animals, we visited the animal park at forest school to learn how to look after pets. We fed the goats, chickens and pigs and looked at the guinea pigs. We learnt about what all pets need to survive. Our behavior was excellent and we showed great care towards the animals. Thank you to Miss T and Laura.
Which poo belongs to the carnivore?
This afternoon we were fantastic Scientists. In groups we put on our scientist glasses and investigated three different types of poo. We decided whether the poo would belong to a herbivore, carnivore or omnivore. We then challenged ourselves to think which animal each poo could belong to. Our science knowledge and vocabulary is really expanding, well done elephants! See some photos below.
A massive thank you to all the children (and parents) who completed our pre-learning task. The task was to make an animal you would find in a zoo. I am really impressed with the range of materials, methods and skills used. See our wonderful creations below.
What would life be like as a pirate?
Which material would be best for Captain Blackbeard's new coat?
This week we investigated which material would be best to make a new coat for Captain Blackbeard. Together we decided on a criteria for a good pirate coat. We decided it had to be comfortable to wear , strong enough to survive pirate battles and waterproof for when waves came overboard! We worked in pairs to make coats from plastic, fabric and paper. We then performed pirate duties to see how comfortable they were, we had pirate battles to test their strength and we poured water over the coats to see how waterproof they were. See a selection of pictures below.
A massive thank you to all the adults who came to watch our pirate film this afternoon.
See our wonderful creation below!
Assembly and Parents
This morning, Elephant class performed their pirate assembly before inviting their parents back to class to complete a couple of phonics activities. I was really impressed with the children's loud voices, big smiles and confident speaking. A massive thank you to all the family members who came, what a fantastic turn out! It was great to put faces to names and have more time to speak to you all. See some pictures below.
Today we were extremely lucky to have Adam Pepper in our class. Mr Pepper teaches through the use of film and he created a super pirate day for us! He based the whole day on the film 'Treasure island.' This morning was spent completing engaging English activities based on various clips that we watched and this afternoon we created our own pirate film using the green screen! The film will be back in a couple of weeks for us to watch. See a selection of pictures below. Also a massive thank you for all the effort put into the pirate outfits!
Learning challenge of the week- How can we make a pirate ship that floats?
Our learning challenge this week was 'How can we make a pirate ship that floats? Yesterday we tested lots of materials to see which would float or sink. We then discussed other criteria which was important eg. waterproof before deciding on using plastic to make our ships. This afternoon we made some fantastic pirate ships. They are now sailing away in our Science corner! Take a look at some pictures below.
Every Thursday afternoon, the children in Years 1 and 5 pair up as reading buddies with Miss Rowland and Mrs Hobot. In Year 1 we love having the older children help us with our reading and we enjoy listening to their books too! See a selection of pictures below.
This afternoon the Elephants had fun on the Ipads turning themselves into pirates. They had to choose a pirate hat, eye patch, parrot and beard. I was very impressed with their computing skills. See some pictures below.
We have had a fantastic first day in Elephant class. I am really impressed with how the children have settled in so quickly. We have had lots of fun including pirate games, pirate phonics, asking pirate questions, working with playdoh and making puppets. See some of our pictures below.