Week Commencing 9th March 2020
We've been celebrating Science Week in Ash Class this week! We started with a science, art and writing (SAW) day on Monday based on the book 'The Lost Words'. The children carried out an investigation to see how many acorns they could hold in their hand. Together they then created a pictogram. They then created acrostic poems about red kites following a large scale red kite art project in forest school on Friday. Their poems were fab and we held a poetry slam to share them in class! We enjoyed using pencils to create observational drawings of wild flowers in the afternoon. The children looked carefully at a range of flowers and created some details artwork. On Tuesday we continued the science and poetry theme based on 'The Lost Words' and the children used some poetry stones to create their own poems in small groups.
We have also been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly. We have been observing our caterpillars as they grow bigger and bigger.
In maths this week we have been learning about measuring length and height using non-standard measure. The children used cubes to measure the length of different objects and the height of each other. Later in the week we learnt how to use a ruler to measure in centimetres and how to draw lines to a certain length.
On Wednesday we continued our science week celebrations by investigating what happens when you mix vinegar, washing up liquid and bicarbonate of soda. It was messy but great fun!
On Thursday we created blossom artwork by blowing paint through a straw! The children worked really hard!
On Friday we celebrated Sports Relief by walking a mile around the school field! We also continued learning about poetry as part of our current English topic. We explored the word choices in the poem 'Zim Zam Zoom.'
We enjoyed exploring the projects the children have started as part of this half term's homework. If you need any further help, please just come and ask.
A busy but great week!