Thursday 13th July 2017 was a very busy but enjoyable day for Willow class!
As a school, we were celebrating our longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II's Sapphire Jubilee. We wore blue clothes in celebration.
In the morning, our favourite male were invited to come into school to help us with different creations of designing and building our dens.
This was followed by a picnic were our family came and joined us. We very much enjoyed going around, looking at other dens different to ours.
Then, in the afternoon our families were invited again to our classroom to see our Victorian showcase. This was a wonderful opportunity for us to present our different projects that we'd been working on about Victorian life. We all did different presentations. Some of us had written information, slideshows, food, models such as houses and toys.
Our Class Trip to Stibbington on Tuesday was a fun and memorable day for all. The children took on the identity of some of the pupils who used to attend the local village school during Victorian times. Victorian artefacts were explored and discussed before experiencing play time the Victorian way. The children loved the simple toys and learnt new skills.
This was followed by a walk around the village and the churchyard investigating the lives of some of the children who attended the local school.
Lunch, which most of the class were not looking forward to, consisted of bread and butter, cheese, buttered scones and apples. All washed down with a choice of water or cold tea!
In the afternoon, the children experienced school lessons Victorian style. No hands up to answer questions and complete silence. How things have changed!
During our Literacy this week, we have been researching and preparing our own balanced argument about what it was like for some children living during Victorian times. We have looked at what work the children had to do, the conditions they worked in and how they were treated.
In Numeracy, we have been checking that we can remember multiplication and division facts using a written method. We have been making sure that we understand which numbers to multiply in the correct order and how to record our sum before we write the answer in the columns.
This week, we had Premier Sport come into school to do Archery with KS2. We learnt lots of skills such as, different ways of standing depending on our target and which hand we were using to pull, how to hold the bow and insert the arrow and how far to pull the string depending on what distance we were aiming for. An enjoyable experience was had by all!
This week in Literacy, we have been working in groups to perform 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' poem by Tennyson. We have been thinking about pace, expression and volume for our voices to make the poem come alive.
In Numeracy we have been able to use short division to divide three-digit numbers by single-digit numbers. We have been generating our own 3 digit numbers using a dice. We have used the inverse operation to check that our answers are correct.
This week in PE, we have been playing rounders. We have been learning ball and striking skills, thinking about our eye and hand co-ordination.
Welcome Back to Term 6
In Literacy we have been studying a classic poem called 'The Kraken' by a famous Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson. We then had to imagine and paint a Kraken-like creature.
In Numeracy we have been learning about angles. We have been able to recognise acute, obtuse and reflex angles. We learnt that there are 180 degrees in a straight line and carried out some activities involving working out missing angles.