In the Church, we learnt what a Christingle is and made one to bring home. We found out what all the parts of the Christingle mean. We started off with an orange that represents the world and the red ribbon is God's love wrapped around the world. Mr Rule made a huge Christingle which helped us to follow the making stages.
Santa's breakfast was wonderful and we enjoyed colouring and chatting together before our tasty meal. Santa said hello to us all and we each got a present to bring home.
Here are our fabulous Christmas jumpers!
In Design and Technology, we looked at the puppets we play with in our classroom. The puppets inspired us to design and make our own hand puppets. To do this, we measured our hands and made templates that would fit us. We also got to use a glue gun with close supervision!
In Maths, we have been learning about grouping. This is in preparation for making arrays for multiplication. To do this, we grouped pairs of shoes and counted them in steps of two.
Here, we are acting out verbs. Afterwards, we looked carefully at adding the prefix -ing to each verb that we acted. Later in the week, we will be writing poems that include some of these verbs.
Thank you to all the families that made it to our Red Carpet event. It was so fun to share our learning with you.
What a wonderful day we have had! The charity MAF gave an assembly about their work around the world with their fleet of 128 planes. We were surprised to discover one of them on our playground and also Gemma from CBeebies! We got the chance to sit in the cockpit and many of us would like to be pilots now. As a class, we will be following the MAF online advent trail in December.
Once again in Science, we have had fun experimenting with the properties of materials. This time we have tried to compare the transparency of different materials. With the lights dimmed, out came the torches!
Today, we acted out the story we have been learning, Dogger. This is in preparation for writing the story.
The mad hair certainly added to the creativity! We really enjoyed the imaginative ideas that families came up with to make 'Children in Need' a special day.
During Science, we tested out melting a block of ice with blocks of lego frozen inside. We tried to speed up the process by using salt, sand and warm water. From our observations we thought salt and sand melted the ice more quickly. We decided that we should try making the water warmer so Mrs Wade poured just boiled water over the ice. This time it melted very quickly and the lego blocks soon popped out of the ice.
In RE, we have learnt about the story of The Prodigal Son and forgiveness. We performed the story to each other and two groups stood out so much they were rewarded with a house point each. The best performances showed all the parts of the story and remembered to use the word forgive.
We sorted old toys from the oldest to the newest based on the clues we could see. We found out that plastic toys are used in more modern toys. We also found out that long ago there were no toy shops and children played with home made toys.
In Science, we sorted the old toys by what they were mainly made from; plastic, metal, wood or fabric. Then we collected items from the classroom that were made of wood, plastic and metal and sorted them into groups. We also matched words that described the properties of the materials, such as, smooth, transparent and bendy.
In History, we learned about the Gunpowder Plot. We were able to sequence the events and connect them to the firework celebrations we enjoy today. Linked to this, we made firework safety posters and firework pictures.
In computing, we tried following instructions that were textual, images or verbal. We played Simon Says then we gave instructions for each other to follow as if we were computers.
In Maths, we have been finding out how many ways there are to make the number bonds for seven. We tried to record them in a systematic way.