A Messy Week!
Date: 17th Sep 2017 @ 7:29pm
Our first full week has been one of hard work and settling down, but also lots of mess!
In Maths, Year 6 have been looking at long multiplication and doing a super job with Miss Kemp. This is the sort of thing they have been up to, maybe get them to talk you through it!
Years 5 and 4 have been working through some really tricky number sequences, using their place value knowledge to work out the missing numbers. Again, lots of hard work!
In English we have been writing acrostic poems and even getting round to recording them, something we will carry on with next week. As soon as they have been recorded we will put them on the website for you to have a listen to. We talked about what a poet has to do when they perform, and in doing so, we came across this poem by Michael Rosen:
We love it!
Of course on Monday we went for our first swimming lesson! Everyone tried really hard and was very patient as we were put into groups by Genevieve, our teacher. Remember your kits for this week.
And so to the mess! On Tuesday we had our first Forest School lesson of the term with Mrs Booth. As ever, the children thoroughly enjoyed it. This will be happening every other Tuesday (next lesson will be the 26th), so remember those wellies and waterproofs. I will be using some of our forest school time to work on some interventions with some of the class, something that worked really well this week. Well done everyone!
On Thursday we had a go at making some shadufs as part of our topic on Ancient Egypt. I'll let the children explain what they are and what they do, but all we gave them was a few sticks, some string and a blob of clay. The results were spectacular. Mrs Ward was so impressed she took some photos which you can find on the Facebook page. But it was messy!
On Friday we made more mess in Science! We were trying to see if gases weighed anything. To do this we measured the weight f carbon dioxide in fizzy pop. Very fizzy pop, as Maddie found out! To get an idea of the sort of experiment we carried out, follow this link:
Next week, we will be writing arguments, having a go at division and, believe it or not - designing Christmas cards!