Welcome to the Stunning Starfish class page!!
Happy New Year!
Our current topic is called "Burps, Bottoms and Bile". It is a science based topic and we will be learning how to carry out lots of different investigations. As you can probably guess, we will be learning lots about the digestive system, including teeth, and will be looking at healthy diets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
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!!!
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.
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.
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**
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.
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.
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?
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!
This term, half of us have been goingto forest school. Look at all the fun things we get up to!!
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!!!