This week we have been investigating the properties of 'Polygons' (2D, closed shapes with 3 or more straight sides). Our challenge was to see how many polygons we could draw that have pairs of 'parallel' and 'perpendicular' lines. We then compared our findings with our friends.
Following our learning about 'apostrophes' and their uses last week, our task today was to create a game that requires us to use our knowledge of apostrophes in order to play it. We have come up with some fantastic ideas and have had lots of fun creating and sharing them in our groups.
This week in numeracy we have been looking at the properties of 3D shapes and investigating how we can organise them according to their properties. Here we are conducting our investigations.
Alongside writing our non-chronological reports about Vikings this week, we have also been learning how to use apostrophes for 'Possession' (belonging to) and 'Omission' (abbreviation). We have also been working on 'Contractions' (I am to I'm) to enable us to use these skills in our writing.
This week in our french lesson we have been learning about how some words are male and others are female. Here we are practicing our speaking and writing in French!
Harvest festival Poems
Earlier this week some of our KS2 children went to Aylmerton, whilst they were away, we wrote and created some fantastic poems about 'Harvest' - we are going to display these in the hall in time for our Harvest Festival which will be on Wednesday 19th October.
In these pictures, we are researching about the Harvest Festival and looking for inspiration before writing our poems.
Here we are working as a team to complete a number sorting game, this helps us to practice our co-operation skills by speaking and listening to each other collaboratively, it also enables us to consolodate our learning from the previous week.
Literacy - Clauses
This week, we have been learning about how clauses work within sentences. Here we are playing a game that helps us blend Embedded Clauses with Simple Sentences to improve our writing.
To play this game, we had to choose a simple sentence listed 1-6 on our sheets and then roll the dice - the number on the dice correlated to the numbered embedded clause we needed to blend it together with, in order to make a new sentence.
Our trip to The Space Centre.
On Tuesday 20th September Willow class traveled by coach to the National Space Centre in Leicester. The children were seperated into groups of 10, then were able to explore the different parts of the space centre. The children had great fun and were kept busy with a range of fun-filled activities. Here are a few pictures from the day.
In numeracy this week the children have been carrying on rounding numbers. We have been rounding two different amounts of money to the nearest pound. The chilldren then played a game to test their knowledge.
PE - Personal skills.
In PE this week the children have been focusing on their own personal skills and developing their co-ordination. They where given a physcial challenge and working in teams they set up a selection of equipment, practicing moving around their grid in different ways. This included galloping, skipping, side stepping, hopscotching and pivoting. Once they had done this they were encouraged to try and beat their personal best.
Science - Understaning how day and night is created and to plan a scientific enquiry
In science this week the children have been learning about the UK Daylight hours. The children have been asked to plan a scientific enquiry then to record the data and results by using a graph. The children had to understand that the Earth spins, so different parts face the sun at different times of the day in order to complete this.
Drama - Re - enacting the end of a viking myth
This week in drama the children have been listening to a viking myth. From this they then had to predict what would happen at the end. Once the children in their groups had agreed on an ending for their myth they then worked together to re - enact it in their groups.
Numeracy - Comparing Numbers and using > and < symbols - 8th September
In Numeracy the children have continued the work on place value and have been comparing 4 and 5-digit numbers , using the symbols > and <. They used 0-9 digit cards and a place value grid and had great fun playing a game in pairs to see who had the largest number. They then had to record a number sentence using the > and < symbols to compare their numbers.
Numeracy - Place Value - 6th September
This week in numeracy the children have been learning about place value. They have been indentifying what each digit means in 4 and 5 digit numbers and have been testing each other on their knowledge. The children were then challenged and had to roll a dice to make a 5 digit number and then they had to work out what numbers would need to be added or subtracted from their number to make 55,555. Other children started with the number 11,111 and their target number was 99,999. They could get to this target by rolling the dice and then deciding the value of that digit and added it to their number. If they went over the target number they lost. The player closest to 99,999 won the game.
Welcome back to school and we hope that you have all had a fantastic holiday. Willow Class has 30 children and we have an exciting curriculum planned for the year.