Archive for November, 2017

Working scientifically

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In science, the children have been investigating how the size of someone’s hand changes the number of sweets they are able to successfully pick up. The children chose their own way of calculating the surface area of their hand and then tried to pick up as many sweets as possible. They worked well collaboratively¬† and different groups came to different conclusions.

 

Children in Need

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This afternoon, the children have had fun taking part in a range of activities to raise money for Children in Need.

Mythical puppets

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Last week, the children designed their own mythical puppets and, this week, they have started to make them. There are many different designs from a cyclops to a minotaur to a famous God. From the pictures, they are starting to take shape and I’m sure they’ll be totally transformed when they paint them later.

Shared writing

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This week, the children have been working collaboratively to produce a piece of shared writing in literacy. They have been using their strengths to help others and acting upon feedback to include different parts from the list of steps to success.

Life cycles of plants

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Today, the children have been looking at the life cycle of a flowering plant and how insects are vitally important in helping them grow. They then looked at how plants produce new shoots when they reproduce asexually (potatoes). The children have all planted their own bulbs to see if they can successfully get them to grow. They will observe the bulbs are they develop and note any changes – fingers crossed we have some flowers!

 

 

 

Pandora’s box

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This afternoon, we have been watching some famous myths and legends, and writing about them. The children added actions when they watched Theseus and the Minotaur. With Pandora’s Box, the children worked with their learning partner to rewrite the story in their own words. They worked well collaboratively to incorporate their literacy skills into their topic writing.