This morning we recapped what mindfulness means and how important it is, especially in our very busy lives. We enjoyed another session of breathing activities outside in the sunshine to help us relax.
We also took a class photo of us with our self-portraits. Can you guess where we are?
Today we started to decorate our class creature which is called a “Weibop”. It has the following features:
Owl’s eyes because we are wise
A puppy tail because we are excitable
A dorsal fin because we are intelligent
A lion’s mane (yet to be added) because we are brave
Antennae because we are observant
Peacock feathers because we are pretty and beautiful
We also started our self portraits and learnt about an artist called Romero Britto. He uses bold, bright colours and patterns to make his artwork unique. We’re looking forward to finishing these tomorrow and showing them on Friday.
In maths this week we’ve been learning about telling the time. We recapped o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past before moving onto 5 minutes past the hour. We were very confident with this so today we learnt about telling the time to 5 minutes to the hour. This was more challenging. We made good use of our maths working wall to help us play a telling the time game on the laptops.
We continued with our gardening and we even found the enormous worm that Mrs Johanson found a couple of weeks ago.
This morning Mrs Wren launched Book Week and the theme is inspirational figures. We are learning about the inspiring, first female pilot, Amelia Earhart. In reading Mr Jackson read us a story that we had to sequence in the correct order.
In the afternoon we enjoyed sharing our favourite books from home with Year 6.
Later on we started a scientific investigation. We are trying to investigate the best way to keep a paper helicopter in the air for longer. We had to work in teams and share out different jobs while making sure that our paper was dropped from the same height. We’re going to continue with this tomorrow.
This week we’ve started learning about fractions and today we were find half of an amount. Some of us used smarties to help us share the whole into two equal groups.
We’ve been working extremely hard on our traditional tales and we’re practicing our retelling of The Three Little Pigs to perform in school meeting on Friday. We think you’ll love it.