We used our new knowledge to find pairs of fractions that are equivalent when playing with fraction dominoes.
Our Whole School Production
Crazy little thing called love!
Science- Investigating Soils
What's the best way to find out if a soil is loam, sandy or clay? Go outside and play with it! We found that if it will not roll into a ball or sausage, it is sandy; if it only rolls into a ball then it is loam and if it rolls into a sausage and can be bent then it is clay.
Maths- Equivalent Fractions
Well done to everyone who has already brought their project in and a huge thank you toparents for all the help and support you have given your children to produce such great pieces.
Don't forget that everyone is welcome into the classroom from 3pm on Thursday 9th February to have a look at all the projects- the children will be more than glad to tell you about what they have created/written and why. They will be presenting their work to Willow and Elm classes from 2:15 until you arrive. Please do come along, we really appreciate your interest and support.
Just a reminder to get clothes in as soon as possible! Our song sounds AMAZING already!
As we move onto fossils in class, there will be lots of excitement. One of this week's videos is linked below (you will love it!)
Hopefully everyone has made a start on their projects with their family. If you have any questions, please see Mrs Upsal.
Thank you to Mr and Mrs Simpson and Chloe Sanders for sending in some things from the 1970s for us to get our hands on!
A typewriter- from way before laptops!
An old iron- no steam button and it was really heavy...
An old record player and an old cassette tape player- before the days of MP3 players and even before the days of CDs!
I do hope everyone has had a chance to read the information about our need online resource for the children, Education City. We used it for the first time in class this week to play some homophones games- the children really enjoyed using it so please let them have a chance to explore more of the site with you. All curriculum areas are covered with lots of different resources to help your child, no matter what their ability.
Our Stone Age Den
Our reading area is really snug and great fun to spend some time in.
A big thank you to all the parents who have sent in photos of their homes for our class display- if you have not had time to yet, please can you do so as soon as possible so we can fill our class display? Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Also a huge thank you for all the soil samples that have been sent in and rocks/fossils. The children are SO animated about what we are doing, it really is great to see. :-)
Happy New Year
A big welcome back to everyone in Holly Class, it was great to see all the happy, excited faces this morning.
The classroom has been transformed for our new topic and the children are very excited. We are looking at "What makes a home?". To do this, we will start this week and next looking at homes today, what they are made from, what is inside them and our thoughts and feelings about them. We will then be looking at possible homes of the future from next week, thinking how things might change and what we would like to be invented to make our homes even better. Our first stop back in time will be the 1970s, looking at how homes have changed in the past 40 years. After this, we will go back thousands of years to the Stone Age, work our way through the Bronze Age being finishing with the Iron Age. To help us with our Iron Age homes work, we have booked a trip to Flag Fen on Thursday 9th March (more details to follow).
Our Science topic has already excited the children, looking at Rocks and Soils. Thank you to Sophie who has brought in lots of examples of rocks; Scarlett for bringing in soil from Holbeach marsh; Evie for bringing in two soil samples and James for bringing in soil and fossils. We still need LOTS more soil examples over the next couple of weeks to investigate properly as a class so please don't forget to take a bag with you when you are out and about over the next few weekends!
Please also remember to email in photos of your homes (inside and out) for our display and send in any memorabilia from the 1970s to help bring our topic to life.
Thank you so so much for your support, it really is appreciated and makes learning so much more fun for the children.
In our ICT work, we will be Coding using Purple Mash online. PE this term will be on a Tuesday afternoon with Mrs Nicholls- please have inside AND outside PE kit in school. Swimming for Year 3s will continue from NEXT Friday, when Year 4s will have another PE session in school.
Mr Gernert will be starting work in our class from tomorrow in preparation for this year's production- very exciting! He will be in class 10-11 every Thursday for the next 5 weeks.
Don't forget that Mathletics, SPaG online and Espresso are all available for children to use at home to help reinforce what we are doing in school. If anyone has lost their logins, please let me know.
If you wish to come into class to see our new displays and ask your child about them, please feel free to at the end of the school day.