Friday, 28 February 2014

Thank you to everyone who came to our Fairtrade Cafe.  The children really enjoyed themselves, we hope you did too! Here are some photographs from the morning:


This week the children have started their topic on Space.  They have used the information they brought in with them from half term to further their learning.  We started the week by sharing this information to help us to find out about Space.  The children also used different sources of information including information books, photographs and the internet.  Here is a link to the website we used:  

Some of the children had found out about Neil Armstrong and had lots more questions about him.  The children then tried to find out more about him.  Using the same research techniques they found out about Neil Armstrong and were given the challenge to present the answers to the questions.  Some children produced a piece of writing on paper, some children made posters and some children recorded a video using the Ipads.  Maybe your child could tell you all about the information they found out about.  Here are photos of the children researching.

As the children had found out lots of information about Space and Neil Armstrong they had a go at making their own information books.  We first had a look at what contents pages looked like and what their features are.  The children then made their contents page with page numbers that were in order and that each item started on a new line.  The children then carried on making their books.  In the first lesson they were asked to think about their punctuation. We discussed the different punctuation that they could use. (Capital letters, full stops, exclamation marks and question marks)

In the next lesson we focussed on the letter formation and in the last lesson we focussed on connectives. (and, but, because, so)

In Maths this week the children have been learning about shapes.  We started learning about 2D shapes and their features.  When describing them the children were able to talk about the number of sides and corners the shapes had.  The children were also able to say if the shape had sides that were all the same length and if they were the same length.  The 2D shapes we learnt about were; circles, triangles, rectangles, squares, pentagons, hexagons, octagons.

We also learnt about 3D shapes.  When describing these the children were able to discuss the number of faces, the shape of the faces and if they were flat or curved.  They also could count the number of edges the shape had and if these were flat or curved.  The children also counted the number of vertices (corners) each shape had too.   We went on a shape hunt.

Next week we are counting in ones, twos, fives, tens, threes and fours!  We will then apply this knowledge to complete number sequences and count in repeated groups.  In Literacy we are going to be making our own comics!  In ICT we are going to practise filming with the Ipads.