We have had an amazing day today. We went on the coach with our friends and grown ups to do some work about mini beasts at Hilliers Arboretum.
We saw some amazing artwork in the gardens when we got there!
We went pond dipping, made habitats thinking carefully about camouflage, warmth and food near by. We found colours in nature and went over the wobbly bridge – very noisily to scare any trolls that might be lurking there! We had an amazing day and a great picnic too!!
Thank you all our parent helpers… we hope you sleep well tonight!
On Friday afternoons we have a ‘challenge time’. This week we were allowed to use our classroom equipment to make our very own mini beasts… they could be real or imaginary!
Soli named his a centasaurs and Elliott’s was a wrinkly, winkly worm.
Oscar named his ‘stingy’ and Charlie called his snail ‘Bob’.
We used lego, platicene, paper and multi link to make our bugs.
We have had such fun learning about mini beasts and are looking forward our trip to Hilliers next Friday!
Helen enjoyed our points and patches lesson in P.E today.
I like P.E said Harry.
Elliott loves to jump off the apparatus but he knows to use his ‘squishy’ knees to land safely.
Tilly liked to bend her knees to land on the mat.
Strong muscles and a shape we can hold to the count of 3 makes a great balance said Jessica S.
Lilly Ann said she really enjoys our P.E time in the hall!
We all do too!
Balancing on the apparatus on PhotoPeach
We know that mini beasts like to stay hidden so they don’t get eaten by other insects, birds and bigger animals!
We chose three water colours from the pallette and mixed them together to make new colours. Some of our colours were very bright and some were dull. Which do you think we will use when we paint our own mini beasts?
Mini beast Colour Mixing on PhotoPeach
We are really enjoying our new topic this half term… Mini beasts!
We hope you enjoy our pictures of us all being mini beasts to a piece of music. We though about the speed of the tempo and the way that music can make you think of the way that particular mini beasts might move!
Playful Pizzacato on PhotoPeach
This afternoon in the sunshine we have been looking for minibeasts in different habitats and thinking of questions such as;
How do worms eat?
Are all bees fluffy?
Does a caterpillar have eyelashes?
Do worms sleep?
We had a super time looking under logs and in the mud and then carefully returned the logs and minibeasts where we found them.
Well done class 5 I had an interesting afternoon.
Class 5 were so lucky… the sun shone this morning and we were able to go out and about in the school grounds.
Some children weeded our class flower bed and talked about what seeds we wanted to sow – this ties in nicely to our topic work this half term and we could talk about what seeds need to grow!
We made nests in the copse ready to place little eggs in safely. We talked about a story that we have just read about a bird called George who didn’t want to leave the nest to fly south!
When we went for a walk we made ‘story sticks’ with things we found outside that we thought were interesting. We used our imaginations to to make up a story when we had filled up our sticks. This reminded us of our literacy work based on ‘Stanley’s Stick.’
It’s amazing how much fun you can have by making a ‘scavenge’ picture in a hoop.
Enjoy the Easter holidays… we will!
Outdoor Fun! on PhotoPeach
This half term we are thinking about ‘Plants and Trees’. You may have noticed our walk outside and while we were there we looked at things growing.
We are going to use clay to make our own leaf tiles. We practiced with play dough and clay tools to make the veins, stems and cut out leaf shapes. We now know how hard we will need to press with the clay tools so we don’t go all the way through!
Clay Leaf Practicing on PhotoPeach
This afternoon we had the play dough and some clay tools out. We are learning about ‘Plants and Trees’ this half term and we enjoyed looking at the patterns, veins and stalks on leaves. We rolled out our play dough and made an imprint with the back of a leaf… then we had a go at making our own leaves using the tools from the box. We noticed that leaves come in lots of different shapes and from different trees.
We can’t wait to find out some more information!
Plants and Trees on PhotoPeach
Today in maths challenge time we were asked to work with a partner and solve the step problem.
We had to build a set of steps with 4 steps and work out how many cubes we would need. We found this quite easy but then Mrs Walker challenged us to estimate how many cubes we would need to make 6 steps – this was much harder.
When we had made the steps most of us checked how many cubes we had used against our estimated number. We continued until we had made 10 steps altogether.
Some of us moved on to checking if there was a number pattern we could spot – what do you think?