All posts by Cheryl Johanson

Cooking Week Begins 👩‍🍳👨‍🍳

Today was all about cooking and food packaging in Maple Class.  We started off by discussing the problems and positives of Paddy the Pirates wicker lunchbox and we began to think about suggestions to improve the packaging.  In the afternoon we met Catherine from ABC Cookery who showed us how to make  Pizzas and couscous sand castles and tomorrow we are hopefully going to make some fruit kebabs.

What fantastic cooks we all are!

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Fractions Friday

Thank you for coming to watch our class assembly. I think you’ll agree that we were brilliant. Mrs Johanson has given us all success stamps for being confident and enthusiastic performers.

Afterwards we learnt about equivalent fractions and we know that one half is equivalent to two quarters.

Also this week we elected new class reps for school council and Mrs Brewis awarded two of us with pen licences.

Start to Term 5

This week we’ve been learning about fractions in maths and we know that equal parts are really important for fractions.  Today Mrs Wilson took us outside in the sunshine to find thirds.

This afternoon we played team games in PE and we’ve been practising for our class assembly which is at 9:15 tomorrow.

 

What we did today.

This morning we learnt about the consonant suffixes: ly, ful and ment.  These are easier suffixes to add because if the root doesn’t end in a consonant then a y, then the root word doesn’t change.  Can you spot any spelling words in our sentences?

In maths we used the iPads to draw 2-D shapes shapes on the geoboard app.  We made lots of interesting shapes and recognised that triangles, hexagons and pentagons can be drawn in different ways.

Drama Workshops

This week we’ve been lucky enough to have two drama workshops from the Watermill Theatre and Warminster School.  We have learnt about freeze frames, movement, using our bodies and facial expressions to convey character’s thoughts and feeling and voice projection.

Woodland Maths

This morning we braved the cold weather and went to the woods for a nature themed maths lesson.  We used and applied our understanding of dividing by 2 and also measured in m and cm.  Did you know that if you measure the girth of a tree trunk and divide it by 2 you find its age?  The oldest tree we found is 184 years old and the youngest tree we found is 24 years old.

Book Week 📚

This morning Mrs Wren introduced the theme for this year’s Book Week. Each class will be looking at a Twisted Tale and we are going to focus on Jack and the Baked Beanstalk.

First we looked at the meaning of ‘dilemma’ and we realised that Jack was facing the dilemma of buying magic baked beans from a stranger or buying coffee beans, like his mum told him to.  We did conscience alley to help us decide what to do.

This afternoon we shared our favourite books with Willow Class which was lots of fun.

Finally, we designed our Magic Baked Beans can ready for the woods tomorrow.

Super Scientists 🔬⚗️

Yesterday afternoon we became scientists and carried out an investigation to see which type of ball is the bounciest. We had to make a prediction first and then we discussed what would make our test fair. After this we carried out the investigation and recorded our results, which showed that a tennis ball is the bounciest ball.