What we've been doing in class
The Easter Story
We have been learning about The Story of Easter this half term in our RE lessons. We have made palm leaves and re-enacted Jesus' arrival and painted sunset pictures of the crosses on the hill. During the last week we have learnt how special Easter is to us by visiting stations that depict each part of the story. We listened and asked questions about each display from Palm Sunday to The Resurrection.
Our topic in Science this half term has been Everyday Materials and we have learnt all about identifying, describing and recognising them. Ted, is a bear who has asked us for our help - he went out into the rain and ended up soaking wet. He asked us to test some different materials to find out which ones were waterproof so he could make a new umbrella. We tried 4 different materials - newspaper, fabric, tissue and plastic. We conducted a fair test on each of the materials and found that Ted should make his new umbrella from plastic. Hopefully he will stay dry from now on!
We were so happy to finally be able to welcome you all back into the classroom. It looks a little different to usual but we've been having lots of fun and the class are loving being able to work and play with their friends again. We are getting used to lining up differently, washing our hands and sitting in rows!
We've been trying to have lots of fun this week to celebrate Christmas. We had our Christmas party, Christmas Jumper Day, our Christmas Nativity recording, Christmas film afternoon, Christmas dinner and Christmas music! That's a lot of Christmas and it has put a big smile on all of our faces. We also had a class elf, called Elphick, who has been with us this half term who has been up to all kinds of mischief but has also done some nice things for us too. He brought us a tree and decorations from the North Pole, completed some of our work but also left us a leaving gift. Have a look at some of what we have been up to below... keep an eye out for that pesky elf!
We've been having lots of Christmas fun in class. We've been making decorations to make our classroom look more festive, creating cards and even having fun making Christmas shapes in maths!
This week was national Anti-Bullying Week and so we have been doing some activities about how we can put an end to bullying. The children decided to each write a pledge of something that they can do to help stop bullying. They wrote their statement on a section of a jigsaw puzzle then we assembled it to show that if we are united we can help end bullying and realised that we are stronger together.
This week we remembered those who gave their lives for our today. We made poppy crosses and planted them in our memorial at the front of school. We held a silence in honour of the fallen as our teacher, Miss Lea, played The Last Post.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
Laurence Binyon, 1914
Our topic this term is 'Ourselves'. We have learnt about and labelled parts of the body, our senses and how we use them. Here are our amazing self portraits on display.
This week we were lucky enough to have our first bubble assembly of the year with the vicar. We were learning about the significance of a mandala. A mandala is something that is created with beautiful colours, pictures and patterns that have a very special meaning to their creator. We have spent some time designing our own mandalas which we will add to our class RE display, showing all of the things that are important to us. Can you spot yours?