Welcome to a new school year.
Reading books will be changed twice a week. Please ensure you sign your child's reading diary so the books can be changed.
English homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in the following Tuesday.
Maths homework will be given out on a Tuesday.
Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the Friday.
P.E. will be on a Monday. Please ensure you send your child with suitable footwear - pumps or trainers.
Our Class Saint
In science we have been learning about our bodies and the senses. We talked about our skeleton and felt our elbows, knees, fingers, toes, ribs and spines. Then we labelled images of skeletons with a partner to show our learning.
In geography we have been thinking about where we live. We observed our classroom and made an aerial map using classroom resources. Then we labelled our maps. We described the classroom using location language.
We use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our playground. We then drew and labelled an aerial of our playground. Here are some photographs to show our work.
In our history learning this term, we have been learning about Toys – old and new. We collected lots of toys and organised them into different categories Game and Puzzles, Dolls, Soft Toys and Models, Moving Toys, Building Toys and Outdoor Toys. Then we invited some children from Reception to come and view our museum. We explained whether our toys were old or new and what materials they were made from.
As part of our history learning, we visited Staircase House to learn about Toys – old and new. We saw lots of old toys and then made our own ball and string toy. After that we met ‘Polly Dolly’ and looked at an old picture book and then played with some old toys. We had a great time and learned lots of interesting facts about what old toys were made of and how they worked.
Our Science Investigation
This week in science we have been thinking about winter. We conducted a science investigation to find out what happens to water at freezing point. We filled two plastic gloves with water and tied the tops with elastic bands. We then put one glove in the freezer and the other one stayed in the classroom at room temperature. The next day we collected our glove from the freezer and it had frozen solid! We compared it to the glove in the classroom and learned that water freezes solid at zero Celsius. We also discussed how water turns back to liquid when left at room temperature.
Here are some photographs to show our investigation.