The End of Term 2
It has been an EXTREMELY busy term but we have finally made it to the end. Well done to all the children who have worked hard this term and earnt themselves a lovely break.
We would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the team in Holly Class.
Mrs Upsall, Mrs Furnell, Mrs Hills, Miss Stafford, Mrs Weightman and Mrs Chandler.
Reindeer Orchestra: http://dingo.care2.com/cards/new/0422/Do-a-rain-deer.swf
Kawaii Christmas: http://www.galaxyarcade.co.uk/games/kawaii-christmas.php
Santa Snowball Shoot: http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/games/santa-snowball-shoot
Off the Edge: http://www.akidsheart.com/flash3/edgegaame/edgeorns.swf
Christmas Tree Light Up: http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/christms/ctreelights/ctreelights.html
Once we had finished and checked our letters to Santa, we went out to the post box to post them!
Mrs Nicholls helped us to make some fabulous Christmas cards this year.
By using our Aardman drawing skills, we also made rather great calendars too.
We watched an amazing presentation by the people from Magical Maths today. Please see the flier your child has brought home for more details about this great after school club we will be hosting in Term 3.
Disclosing Tablets in Action
Using the disclosing tablets certainly helped us to know where we needed to brush a little more to get our teeth spotlessly clean!
Don't forget to bring your toothbrush and toothpaste to school on Tuesday for our Science investigation into cleaning our teeth using the disclosing tablets.
We have been learning about what teeth are, the different ones humans have and what each type is used for. We know how to tell if an animal is a herbivore, onmivore or carnivore just by looking at its teeth!
This week we have also set up a class investigation into the effects of drinks and food on our teeth using egg shells as they are made out of similar materials to our teeth (calcium).
Coming Home by Michael Morpurgo
Our class Literacy work for the rest of the term is based around Michael Morpurgo's book Coming Home, which you might know as the story used to base this year's Waitrose Christmas advert on. On Thursday we tried our hand at Conscience Alley for the first time this year, trying to persuade the robin from the story to go back where he started his journey from or to keep going through the bad weather until he reached home. Both our groups persuaded their robin to keep going!
On Friday we also tried our hand at hotseating, taking on the role of the robin at the end of his journey and news reporters. We had some fabulous acting from our robins- Lucas M was a particularly jumpy, twitchy, happy robin!
Everyone made a fabulous diva lamp with Mrs Nicholls last week and had the chance to light them in class this week whilst listening to the Rama and Sita story.
Well done, Honey!
We were all very proud of Honey when she performed in front of the school on her violin. Fantastic!
Children in Need- Keep On Moving!
A huge thank you to everyone who send in donations and sponsor money today- it looks like it is going to be a huge total!
Science Fun and Learning
This week we continued to learn about the body by looking at what is nutrition and what makes a healthy diet. This has led onto the start of our work about the digestion system!
Science Websites- skeletons!
We will look at these on Wednesday-
Have a look at home too!
Telling the Time
Websites we will be using this week:
Now our plans and story boards our finished, we have started to make the scenery, characters and props for our animation pieces. Well done to everyone who made some of their characters and/or scenery at home- it really does look great! Well done to parents who helped their child out (and secretly really enjoyed it!!).
This week, we have been looking at the different standard units of measurement and the links between them. On Thursday, we used tape measures to measure parts of our partner's body in cm and mm.
We started our work about the human skeleton by drawing round some people in the class, drawing in where we thought the bones went then matching up x-rays to the parts we had drawn. We also joined in with the "Dem Bones" song. It was great fun!
A huge well done to Archie, Maddison and Max for braving the very wet and cold conditions on Tuesday to represent our school at the Year 3/4 football tournament- we are very proud of you!
This term, we will have a gymastics coach working with us alternate Tuesday mornings on a new gymnastics scheme we have brought into school, thus children will need their PE kits in school on a Tuesday and Wednesday. As previously noted, it is the best choice for children to keep their PE kits in school from Monday to Friday as changes often happen during the school week. Please ensure that kit used for lunch time football is totally separate to the PE kit they need in curriculum time to ensure they are always prepared. Thank you for your support.
A New Term!
If you have found your way here already, well done. Below is a sneak preview to the term's science work about the human body- it is also part of week one's homework. Enjoy!
This one is a bit more detailed but fun to listen too (you do not need to name every bone in your body!)