Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Estimating weights of objects

This week we have developed our sense of 1Kg and 500g. We found out how to give a more accurate estimate using this sense. Then we used scales to measure them accurately.

Monday, 27 March 2017

Red Nose Day and Mothering Sunday

Our Friday last week was dedicated to Red Nose Day and Mother's Day cards. We all had a great time designing posters while wearing our noses! Hearts were fluttering all over the place for our Mother's Day cards ...

Friday, 17 March 2017

Equivalent fractions

Today we investigated how fractions are equivalent or equal to each other. We used a fraction wall.
We then looked for patterns between the numerators and the denominators.

Conjunction junction

Today we played, conjunction junction, a team game,where each person in the team has a different conjunction written on their whiteboard. Two sentences appear on the board and as a team the children talk about which conjunctions make sense joining the two sentences together. The time counts down and the teams make their decisions.
We then had a go writing our own compound sentence using different conjunctions.

Visitor in Chestnut class

Because she earned lots of inspire points, Faith brought a visitor to school. We loved this picture!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Dying fabric

We used natural dyes made from onion skins and red cabbage to dye some white cotton today. We discussed how Bronze Age man would have discovered which plants and vegetables would make the best dyes. We thought they might have found out by accident! We also watched a BBC clip about how   they made wool to make warm clothes from sheep fleece. It's harder than it looks!

Dazzling Daffodils!

We popped to the park today to see how our daffodil bulbs were getting on. Look how much they've grown! Some of them are in flower too!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Wool twisting Bronze Age style

Today we learnt that in the Bronze Age people began to make tools that were metal. They could then stay in one place and start mining and farming. They kept sheep and discovered that they could twist the sheep wool and make cloth by weaving on loam. We had a go at twisting wool fibres. It was hard team work.


Today we looked at how to write notes for non chronological texts. We used our knowledge about volcanoes for the key words.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Exciting eruptions!

We made a model volcano to show how they erupt and how volcanoes are formed. It demonstrated how the lava flows down the volcano and how it forms the sides of a cone shaped volcano.