We have looked at rhymes in poetry and composed our Super Mum poem for the Mothering Service on Friday –
In maths we have been looking at measures- height, length, weight and capacity. We have been using mathematical vocabulary to compare different lengths and heights, weights and capacities. We have also measured using non- standard units such as cubes, paper clips, dice, dominoes and for capacity we used capfuls.
We also made Mothers Day cards. We hope you liked them and that you have all had a wonderful Mothering Sunday.
Next week is the last week of term four so we will be trying for our Rainbow 🌈 Awards- so practice hard everyone. 😃👍
This week we have been making shakers and writing instructions to help everyone make them too.
We used different fillings and different sized bottles to see how this altered the sound. We had a very noisy but full of learning through ‘play’ Monday afternoon! On Friday afternoon we watched Mrs Chapman make the rain maker-following instructions from Thomas’ Book from home. We then decorated our own shakers. Next week we are making string instruments… or at least instruments you can pluck😀🎸.
Here are some of our instructions if you want a go at home-
On Thursday it was World Poetry Day and we performed our poems to very important judges. We all did very well and lots and lots of house points were justly awarded.
Our winner was Xander, Daisy was second and Barnaby came third. We also had several highly commended: Arthur, Orla and Rueben.
After this Mrs Needham and Mrs Bethel were very brave and explained capacity to us…
In the afternoon we went to the words where we listened to The Gruffalo and then made shelters for each of the animals in the story. Can you guess which shelter was for which animal?
Each group made their own shelters and we are going to look at these on the Smartboard next Monday afternoon.
During KS1 School Meeting Sycamore Class received lots of golden certificates for full lines on our success cards- keep up the good work! Xander also performed his poem, Now I am Six. 😃
After an exciting Book Week we have been continuing our D&T topic, this week we have been focusing on drums. On Monday we played different drums, looking at how they are made and what sounds they make. We then watched some instructions to help us make our drums on Thursday.
We have also been looking instructions in English. We know the features of a good instructional text and have re-ordered instructions that have been muddled up, using what we have learned.
They need a :
You will need-May have a list using bullet points and pictures
Then clear instructions that are numbered and each instruction starts with a bossy verb-imperative verb.
Our new topic this term is D&T based and called ‘Feel the Rhythm’. We will be exploring, designing and making our own musical instruments. We will be using lots of different materials following our work last term in Science. This week we investigated musical instruments we have in school- including the didgeridoo! Then looked at some of the books in the ‘Sound’ book box we have from the library.
On Friday we went to an orienteering festival at Avon Valley College. I’m sorry there are no photos but that was because we were all way too busy running around finding posts and tags to solve our challenges. I think the children all thoroughly enjoyed themselves- thank you so much to the adult helpers for all your help ( much more than was expected). Without you we would not be able to go to these events. Mrs C.😊
Next week is Book Week and you should have all seen our homework letter which included an introduction to our focus book…