This week we have been learning about the Jewish religion. We learnt new symbols, we learnt about the synagogue and we also learnt about the Torah which contains the five books of Moses. We learnt that they read the Torah from right to left and it is written in Hebrew.
On Wednesday we had an fabulous tea party because we are learning a story called Elf Road. Whilst we had the tea party we wrote on post-it notes describing the food and the ornaments. We enjoyed this because we had lots of different food and we were learning at the same time.
In maths this week we have been learning about coins, pennies and notes. We have learnt to add them up and subtract to find change. On Thursday we worked in partners and some of us switched tables for it. We had to work out how much money two characters had been saving up to try and buy different animals. We then had to do some subtraction to find out how much change they got. We some of this easy and some of it hard.
We are looking forward to learning the story of Elf Road off by heart.
This blog post was written by Carly and Lakshman
Another busy week has flown by. This week have been continuing with our book Edward Tulane, we are now nearing the end of the story and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. We have used a passage from the book as inspiration for our art this week and have created chalk drawings of Edward in his flying dream sequence.
In PSHE Miss Houston has been speaking to us about managing our anger. We read a story about a little girl who got very angry when her friend left her to tidy up all the mess they had made together. We spoke about how we can calm ourselves down instead of letting our anger get us out of control. We linked this to our assembly about Chinese new year and decided to portray our anger as dragons.
In Science this week we learnt about omnivores, carnivores and herbivores. We also learnt the names of the bones in our legs and spoke about the purpose of our bones. After discussing the purpose of our bones we discussed how our bones were different from a cat. Perhaps you could help us compare our bones to other animals?
This week has been another fun week of active learning. In P.E we have continued with our gymnastics learning are we are now looking at how we can use different parts of our bodies to balance. We have worked both independently and in groups to look at different balances. This was tricky but we gave it our best shot.
We were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Orchard Park this week and take part in a P.E lesson led by some of the pupils. We got to learn the game of dodge ball, which I’m sure many of our parents will remember playing at school. Some of us played basket ball. The pupils were really good teachers and we are looking forward to returning next week.
In science we have continued learning about our skeletons and muscles. We carried out an experiment to find out if people with longer arms threw further. It was good fun discussing how we could make it a fair test and to start to think about hypothesis and methods of testing.
Our teacher has been very pleased with how we are starting to apply our new learning and is hopeful that we will continue to read more challenging books to improve our ever expanding vocabulary.
This week we have been so engrossed in our learning that we have not taken many pictures. In English we have continued reading the story of ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’. We have learnt new and exciting vocabulary from the book; words such as ‘fashioned’, ‘jovially’, ‘domestic’ ‘condescending’ and ‘unsavoury’; it would be brilliant if we could discuss these words with you. We have also enjoyed reading in role and echo reading with both Mrs Taylor and Miss Houston. This is a great way to help us practise our expression and intonation.
In science we have learnt about the job of the muscles to help us move. We learnt that some muscles move voluntarily whilst others have involuntary movement; like the heart muscle. We also learnt that skeletal muscles are made from muscle tissue but other muscles in the body (organs) are made up of different tissues. When we move parts of our bodies our muscles work in pairs to help us move, whilst one muscle contracts the other relaxes.
In history we have learnt more about how the Romans took over from the Celts, we have linked our art learning to roman battles and have designed Roman shields. We would love if you could send in some large boxes to help us make our shields.
In class we have been learning about the miraculous Journey of Edward Tunlane by Kate Dicamillo and wrote about our likes dislikes puzzles and patterns and we have also been learning how to be reporters and report speech. We interviewed each other in character then wrote down our interviews in our literacy books making sure we used speech marks and question marks.
In history we had a big battle of tag ruby. Celts vs Romans! The Romans won. We learnt that in the Roman times the Bronze Age also happened and that the Stone Age had finally finished. We found out that the Romans wanted gold, bronze, wood and wool from Britain. It was interesting finding out about this.
In science we have been learning about bones and we have learnt the common names of bones and the scientific names of some bones. We learnt the song ‘Dry Bones’ which is from a story about the prophet Ezekiel in the Christian religion.
Now this term in P.E on Monday we do gymnastics. It’s really exciting!
This weeks blog post was written by Asempa and Peter