This week, we had the most amazing opportunity to visit and stay at Whirlow Hall Farm on our first every residential. It might have been raining whilst we were there but that didn’t dampen our spirits and we had the most amazing time!
Here is just a little peek at some of the things that we got up to while we were there…
Getting excited on the minibus on the way there
Grooming the ponies
Grooming the rabbits and guinea pigs
Visiting the hen house and collecting eggs
And our favourite part of the whole trip was being able to have a pony ride on Ruby and Bonnie.
Pearl class would like to say a great big thank you to Whirlow Hall Farm and our 480 sponsor Best Solicitors for making this trip possible. We really have had the best time ever.
Just because it is our KS1 SATs week, it doesn’t mean that we can’t make our learning fun. Today we played a maths game that challenged our understanding of maths problems in numerals and words.
All around the classroom were different maths clues that we had to solve with a partner. It was fun working with a partner to solve the clues!
Sometimes we could do the problem mentally or sometimes we had to use a whiteboard to help us to show our working out.
It was a race to see who finished first! Here are our winners! Well done everyone!
Today was World Book Day and we had such a lovely time coming to school dressed in as our favourite book characters.
We had everyone… from Willy Wonka and his Oompa Loompas to Harry Potter… Princesses to Where’s Wally… Mr Bump to a ferocious looking lion. You all looked amazing!
There was a competition around school for each class to design their classroom door like their favourite book. Our favourite book is Supertato by Sue Hendra and we based our book on that book. Take a look for yourself.
Just before lunch, we took a short walk around school to have a look at what each of the other classes have designed for their door.
Everyone has worked so hard to complete their doors. What a fantastic effort Team Prince.
Finally at the end of the day, school council went around each class to choose the winner for the best costume. Our winner was so surprised to win!
How to continue the learning at home:
- Click here to look at the World Book Day website for ideas, activities and games to play.
- Use your £1 book token to get a special World Book Day book or use it to get £1 off another book of your choice.
- You could even save the book token for when the Book Fair arrives at school in April.
- Share books with your child before school, after school or before bedtime to help promote a love of reading.
Fantastic effort this week by our mathematician of the week in Pearl class. She has been able to complete her column subtraction number sentences independently using dienes and then regrouping without the dienes. Well done!
Over the last 4 weeks, we have been working with our artists in residence called Soo and Charlie to create some fabulous sculptures, linked with our work on the artist Henry Moore.
We used a range of different objects to make imprints in the clay and then poured plastic of Paris over the top of it. We kept ourselves safe from the plaster dust by wearing aprons to protect our clothes and a mask and goggles to protect our faces.
We had to let it dry before we could decorate them in the afternoons.
We are sure that you’ll agree that we have made a super job of our project. Look out for them to be displayed shortly around school.
Keep checking back to our blog to have a look at the finished piece that will be displayed in school.
Congratulations to our Mathematician of the Week in Pearl Class.
You have tried really hard with your regrouping in maths, answering problems and word problems using column addition.
You even had a go at doing your own sums at home.
Who will be the mathematician of the week after the holidays?
What a superstar we have in Pearl class this week! Our new Mathematician of the Week.
You have tried hard this week and have shown great perseverance to complete all our your work to an extremely high standard. Even though we have been looking at column method, you didn’t let that phase you and completed all our questions correctly with clear working out as well.