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Stunning Starfish

Welcome to the Stunning Starfish class page!!

 

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Summer Term

 

This term our exciting topic is called "I am Warrior" and is all about the Romans.We began our topic with a Roman invasion and have learned a lot about when the Romans came to Britain, who they fought and inventions that they brought with them.

 

Here is a fantastic sketch of Boudicca, and here we are making modroc models of her. It was very messy!

Here is a fantastic sketch of Boudicca, and here we are making modroc models of her. It was very messy! 1
Here is a fantastic sketch of Boudicca, and here we are making modroc models of her. It was very messy! 2
Here is a fantastic sketch of Boudicca, and here we are making modroc models of her. It was very messy! 3

Marvellous mosaics!

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We studied some Roman mosaics and designed our own versions. Then we made them using foam. It was very time comsuming but they look brilliant. Come and have a look at the finished designs that are on display in our classroom.

Super Science

We have had great fun looking at and finding out about worms this term in our Science lessons. 

 

We looked carefully at how they moved and tried to name the body parts we could see.

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We have also found out about their habitat and diet and where they fit in a food chain.We will be carrying out an investigation soon to find out "Can worms sense danger?"  ........watch this space!

Science week

​​​​​​During Science week, we had great fun carrying out lots of different experiments including trying to change the colour of flowers and a "magic milk" experiment. Can you remember what happened? 

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These are the skills that we decided scientists needed to be good at. What do you think?

These are the skills that we decided scientists needed to be good at. What do you think? 1

STEM challenge

​​​​​​As part of Science week, we were challenged to build a bridge using only spaghetti, rubber bands and masking tape. The bridge had to be able to support the weight of a bottle of water at the end. It involved a lot of teamwork and of mistakes but we got there in the end. 

Brilliant bridges!

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Last Term's Work
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Super Scientists

We have already carried out some investigations such as finding out the effect saliva has on digestion. We had to chew up a cracker and spit the contents into a plastic bag, then after 2 days, compare it to a cracker that had been crumbled and mixed in water

 

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Can you remember what happened and why?

Giganta-gut!!

To finish our topic off we have been working as a team to make a giant giganta- gut! We worked in different groups to make different sections of the digestive tract. We needed lots of skills to work together well.

This is our completed model.

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Let's hope it works when we add some food!

English

To support our topic work, we have been been reading and writing non-chronological reports and explanation texts.  

 

Here is some shared explanation writing about the stomach. We then went on to write our own versions. 

We have tried to include lots of detail, technical language, time conjunctions and causal conjunctions as well as making our writing interesting for others to read. Can you spot any of the features in the writing?

Safer Internet Workshop

Last Friday, we were luck to have a visit from a theatre company who put on a play to help us learn how to stay safe on the internet. 

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By the end of the workshop, we all had a better understanding of how to stay safe and the types of activities and games that were safe to for us to use. Can you remember all the rules?
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REMEMBER: We can have fun on the internet if we follow the rules!

Parents to maths

Thank you to all the parents who joined us this week for maths. The children really enjoyed showing you the ways in which we learn our multiplication facts. 

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Taking responsibility for our learning

We have been learning about how we learn! We looked at The Learning Pit and talked about ways in which we can get out of the Learning Pit. We talked about if you are at the bottom, this is when we are learning!

We made origami tulips to test out our strategies. It was really tricky at first but we all managed to complete the task in the end!!! 
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Last term's work

 

This term our topic is called "Playlist"and is based around music and sound.

We will be learning about sound and hearing, listening to lots of different music from round the world and thinking about how it makes us feel and what it makes us think about.

 

Amazing African Drumming!!

We kicked our new topic off in great style by watching and taking part in an African Drumming Workshop. David and Theresa from the Joliba Drum and Dance group came to show us how to play the djembe drums, dance to the music and perform as a group. It was fantastic fun and the music we made was amazing!!!

 

 

 

Here are some photos of us taking part in the workshop.

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We listened to lots of music clips from Europe, South America and North America. We had to guess which country the music was from and describe what it sounded like. 

We used an atlas to locate the countries on a world map. We found Scotland, Austria, Spain, USA, Canada, Peru and Brazil.

We used an atlas  to locate the countries on a world map. We found Scotland, Austria, Spain, USA, Canada, Peru and Brazil. 1

Wonderful Homework

Well done to lots of children who have completed some of the challenges on the topic homework sheet for this half term .We have really enjoyed looking at playlists of favourite music, watching performances and looking at presentations. Keep up the good work!!!

 

 

Here is Phoebe performing on the piano and a girl group singing to the class. Well done!!!!

Here is Phoebe performing on the piano and a girl group singing to the class. Well done!!!! 1
Here is Phoebe performing on the piano and a girl group singing to the class. Well done!!!! 2
A very special "Well done!" to Matt for his amazing presentation. It was really eye-catching and must have taken you a very long time!!!!
Can you remember what the music was like from each of these countries?

Science

As part of our work on Sound and hearing, we have been finding out how sound is made. We played different instruments and watched and felt what was happening. We worked out that the instruments were vibrating which is what made the sound.

The lentils on the drum jumped up and down when we banged the drumskin, showing the vibrations.

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This indian instrument had strings which we could see vibrating when we plucked them.

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We worked in teams to complete a jigsaw of the human ear. We had to try to work out how vibrations travel through the different parts of the ear so we could hear the sound.
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Can you remember the different parts of the ear and describe what happens?
Oliver and Ava talked to our class about hearing impairments and helped us to understand what it is like to be deaf. They gave us helpful tips to make it easier for them and other deaf children hear and understand what is being said. They were terrific teachers!!! Thank you!!!
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We carried out experiments to find out what happens to sound as you move further away from it.

Here we are walking back away from a sound. We listened carefully and stopped when we couldn't hear it anymore.

Here we are walking back away from a sound. We listened carefully and stopped when we couldn't hear it anymore. 1
Here we are walking back away from a sound. We listened carefully and stopped when we couldn't hear it anymore. 2

English

In English we have been listening to Peter and the Wolf - a traditional story from Russia that is set to music by Prokofiev. Each character in this story is represented by a different instrument of the orchestra. Can you remember which instrument represents each character?

 

We have made story maps to plot the main events of the story and have been developing our comprehension skills. 

 

Click on the picture to watch and listen to the story.
We are now working on writing a diary entry as one of the characters. 

Maths

 

 

We are currently practising work on multiplication and division. Keep practising your times tables at home!! The faster you can recall them, the better!!  **Don't forget - TT Rockstars is a great way to practise and challenge yourself**

 

 

 

Trying to be the fastest on TT Rockstars!!!

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Autumn Term

This term our topic has been " Traders and Raiders".  

 

We have been learning all about the invasion of the Anglo-Saxons and where they settled in Britain. We have learned about their day-to-day life and have have a go at making our own Anglo-Saxon houses using wood and straw. We also looked at some jewellery and made our own beads using clay. We shaped them and them decorated them using tools and paint. 

 

English

To link to our topic, we have been reading the legend of "King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone". We made a talking to help us remember the story and then wrote our our versions. 

 

We are also looking at some poems about this time and have been performing it to the class. 

Can you perform it at home remembering what to do with your voice?

 

The longboat’s story.

Brave, courageous, fearless

The waves tower above her

The rain batters her body like bullets from a gun

But still she battles on.

 

Focused, determined, strong

The sun melts her skin

The cold bites at her insides like a ferocious dog

But still she soldiers on.

 

Loyal, caring, selfless

The lightning strikes her mast

The tornado wind whips her to and fro like fragile tree

But still she pushes on.

 

Maths

This term we have been learning about place value and have been reading, writing and ordering numbers beyond 1000.

Look on the Topmarks website to play some place value games. Click on the place value chart above for a link to some games.

 

We are just starting to look at addition and subtraction of 4-digit numbers using the column method. Can you explain to an adult how to do it?

 

Science

This term we have been investigating......."Do plants have legs?"

We have been learning about the life-cycle of plants and in particular how seeds are dispersed.

 

Click on this picture to watch a song about seed dispersal!

 

Forest School

This term, half of us have been goingto forest school. Look at all the fun things we get up to!!

 

 

 

 

 

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School Council

A huge congratulations to Louisa who was elected as our class representative on the school council. It was well deserved!! A big well done to everyone who stood for nomination. You all put a lot of time and effort into preparing presentations and speeches!!!

 

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