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Week Ending 13/3/20

To mark Sports Relief this week, the Year 6 children planned and led a P.E workshop for us.

In Maths this week we have been practising our number bonds to 20.

Week Ending 6/3/20

We have had a lovely week this week celebrating our love for Reading.  On Tuesday we had author Robin Price in school to share his passion for writing books.  In the morning he led an assembly where he shared some of the books he has written and in the afternoon he led a story writing workshop for us.  During the workshop, we worked in pairs to write a Stone Age based story. We had to think about good and bad characters, where the story was set, what the characters would take with them and a problem for the characters to solve.  At the end of the session some of us read out our stories.  

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day by coming to school dressed as a book character.  We also decorated potatoes as book characters and went into Year 5 to share our favourite books with them.  

On Friday we also had Radlett Tabard in school to teach us how to play Rugby.

Week Ending 28/2/20

We were really lucky today as Amy from the Helen O’Grady drama school came to school to lead a workshop for us.  We played different games and learnt how to warm our mouths and voices up ready for drama. We did mimes and at the end of the session we performed a play.  We had so much fun!

Week Ending 14/2/20

As part of our Science topic Polar Explorers we have been looking at what they could eat or drink to keep them warm.  We looked at hot chocolate powder and thought about how this can be drunk. We then mixed the powder with cold water and then with hot water, to see which one would dissolve the powder the best.

Hope you all have a lovely half term and I am looking forward to another half term of exciting things!

Week Ending 7/2/20

This week we were very lucky.  Martin came in to teach us about Internet Safety.  He took us on an adventure on the internet where we learnt not to give out personal information to people we don’t know on the internet, to keep our passwords safe and to ask permission before uploading photos of our friends on social media.

There is also a picture of a couple of children enjoying our new reading area.

Week Ending 31/1/20

This week we went to the computer room and practised logging in to the computers.  We then played a number bond game.

Week Ending 24/1/20

This week in English we have been learning how to write instructions.  We now know that instructions are written using time conjunctions and imperative verbs.  The children know that time conjunctions are words that help you to order events and imperative verbs are ‘bossy verbs’ that tell you what to do.  We ordered and wrote instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. Learning about instructions also involves learning how to follow instructions. We looked at our jam sandwich instructions and followed them step by step to make our own jam sandwiches.  We really enjoyed doing this.

Week Ending 17/1/20

Our History topic this half term is Toys.  We were really lucky this week as Mrs Landes came to school to talk to us about the toys she used to play with.  She showed us some dolls that came from other countries. She told us that she only had a small, black and white T.V with only an hour of programmes for children so they had to play together.

Week Ending 10/1/20

To start of our new Science topic of Polar Places we talked about what it would be like to explore the polar regions.  We dressed an explorer in materials that would keep him warm.

Week Ending 29/11/19

Christmas Play rehearsals have been in full swing this week.  The children are doing very well remembering words to the songs and dances or lines they have to say and do.  Please continue to practice the words to the songs. We are looking forward to you seeing it and we hope you enjoy it.

Week Ending 22/11/19

This half term we are doing D&T and we are looking at Food and Nutrition.  We have been learning about healthy foods and where fruit and vegetables grow.  We tasted different root vegetable salads. This week we made coleslaw. We cut lettuce, chopped celery, grated carrots and mixed in mayonnaise.  We then tasted the salad and it was delicious.

Week Ending 15/11/19

To mark anti bullying week we wore odd socks.  This week we also made a kindness web where we threw a ball of wool at someone and said something kind about them.  We kept going until everyone had something kind said about them and we made a web in the middle of the circle.

Week Ending 8/11/19

On Friday we marked Friendship Friday.   We worked with Year 2 children to think of ingredients that make a good friend.  With our Year 2 partners, we wrote down recipe that we thought makes a good friend.  When we finished that we shared a book with our new Year 2 friend.

Week Ending 25/10/19

Wow! What an exciting week we have had.  We were really lucky on Wednesday as Emma came in and did a Great Fire of London workshop.  Emma was really impressed when she found out how much we knew about the fire. In groups we used ourselves to make statues of the events of the fire.  Then we went back in time to 1666 and acted out the events of the fire. To finish off the workshop we made a silent movie of the events of the Great Fire with each group acting out three different scenes.  We found out new facts about the Great Fire including that Samuel Pepys buried cheese in his garden to keep it safe from the fire.

Week Ending 18/10/19

We were really lucky this week because we had a Diwali workshop for us.  We saw a video showing the story of Diwali and learnt how Hindus celebrate  it. The lady showed us one of her saris and we saw how long it was. She told us that she has 320 saris.  Wow! The lady also showed us some of her religious artefacts and explained how she uses them.

Week Ending 11/10/19

Pictures from our Welly Walk.  We will all sleep well tonight.

Week Ending 4/10/19

In Maths this week we have been learning about 2D shapes, lines of symmetry and ways of sorting information.  We learnt how to sort information in Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams. To learn how to sort information in Carroll diagrams we went into the hall and sorted ourselves into groups.

Week Ending 27/9/19

In History we carried on learning about The Great Fire of London.  This week we worked in groups to make a timeline of the events of The Great Fire of London.

Week Ending 20/9/19

In Science this week we started our topic Who Am I?  In this topic we shall be finding out about our bodies.  Today we labelled the parts of our body.

Week Ending 13/9/19

Today we celebrated Roald Dahl Day.  We saw a short video about him and copied pictures of some of his characters to make a poster.

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