Our Platinum Jubilee Celebration!
We had a super afternoon celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee! It was lovely so many of our families were able to come and enjoy a picnic on the field whilst being entertained by some great singing! I was so proud as our class gave a fantastic performance of 'Spice Up Your Life' from the 1990s. Everyone in the class was presented with a special medal and a book which I'm sure they will treasure for years to come.
Comic Relief Red Nose Day
This year, our theme for Red Nose Day was Super Heroes - whether it was Superman, Wonder Woman, a superhero of our own creation, or a local hero in our community. As you can see, the children had great fun!
World Book Day
The children loved the challenge from Mr Grossmith to create a book in a box for World Book Day. You can see some super examples below.
We were very fortunate to be invited, along with the children in Elk Class, to the Church of the Ascension on Edinburgh Road during RE week. We were welcomed by the Reverand Sam and we had a wonderful time learning about the Church. I was very impressed by the exemplary behaviour of the children and their super listening and questioning skills which helped us when we returned to school to talk about what some Christians believe about God.
Safer Internet Day
Being online and using technology for learning and for fun is part of everyday life, so it's important children know how to keep themselves safe. On Safer Internet Day, we looked at the importance of keeping our personal information safe and who our trusted adults are to help us when we are using the internet.
What's The Weather Like Today?
In our learning journeys, we have been studying all about weather. We really enjoyed becoming meteorologists by creating rain gauges and tracking the amount of rain Grantham had over the course of the week. We also presented our own weather forecasts. It was lots of fun!
‘Peace At Last’ - Hot Seating
Hot seating is an exercise in which a character or characters, played by the teacher or a child, are interviewed by the rest of the group. The person in the ‘hot seat’ has to speak, think and feel as that character. After reading and acting out the story 'Peace at Last', we chose to put Mr Bear in the 'hot seat' and asked him some very important questions!
We have also completed a Peace at Last quiz and reviewed the book to decide if we would recommend the book to other children.
The children were so excited to perform in front of their families at the end of term. With children from Reindeer and Elk, they took part in 3 fantastic performances of the 'Angel Express'. I was so proud of the way they worked together, singing and dancing and having fun. The last day of term, they really enjoyed their Christmas party wearing some super hats!
Our Maths focus for term 2 has been addition and we have been using the part-part whole model and numicon to support our learning. This has helped the children to become more confident in finding number bonds to 10. To challenge ourselves, we played a number bond puzzle game, where we had to make a big triangle by matching up number bonds. It was really tricky but we finished the puzzle. We are so proud of our learning!
Sculptures In The Style Of David Best
We have also been learning all about sculptor David Best who created a sculpture to represent London in 1666. We have become sculptors ourselves and created our own 1666 inspired houses. We have learnt lots of joining techniques, including the l-brace and slot join, to support us in building our sculptures.
A Visit By The Fire Service!
We had a very exciting afternoon when we were visited by the fire service! As part of our Great Fire of London topic, we have been looking at how the fire service has changed between 1666 and now. We discovered that in 1666 they had no fire engines or hoses and only leather buckets and axes. During the visit we were able to discover what equipment they have available now to help them put out fires. The children were so excited to be able to hold the hoses themselves!
We would like to say a huge thank you to the Grantham fire service for coming to see us.
Fire Art & Poetry!
The first week of term and we are already working hard! One of our first topics this term is The Great Fire of London and today, we thought carefully about how flames move to create fire dances to support our descriptive ideas for our writing.