Mrs Carden: October 2015
We have had a week of all sorts in Base 3 this week.
We have been finishing the writing of our newspaper article, reporting how a 'mysterious feathered thief stole something very precious form a family in Ostia, Rome'. This links directly to our class novel and the children have been fist-punching the air every day when we get the book out to hear the next part! It is lovely to see their enjoyment of stories, reading and delving into a world using only our imaginations. Next week will be fun as we are redrafting our writing, after lots of hard work editing and perfecting, and our newspaper reports will be on display in our 'Temple of Writing' in class!
In Maths, we have started to look at time, from revising the main 4 points on an analogue clock, to converting between 12- and 24-hour digital time. Next week we will further progress, consolidating our time telling to the nearest 5/1 minute(s), and then using our time knowledge to problem solve and apply to the daily situations we find ourselves in as adults....adults who need to be very good at time-telling and time-keeping!
We have been fantastic scientists this week! Many thanks to all the children and parents for helping us with our Science learning by bringing in food packaging. We have all been exploring healthy eating and the aspects of food/drink that may/may not help our dietary needs as humans! We have also been linking this to our learning about teeth. What keeps our teeth healthy? How are our teeth adapted to eating certain foods? What does a full set of adult teeth look like? All of these questions can be answered by our wonderful Year 3s and 4s! We will build on this knowledge next week by branching into looking at not only humans, but other animals too.
PE skills- Mr Booth has been building the children's football skills, as well as their stamina to maintain activity and exercise during sport. The children are really enjoying still being able to do PE out in the warm(ish) weather as we enter October. Let's keep it up!
Other lessons this week have all been linked to our Romans theme, through our class novel. We have started to plan and construct mini Roman soldier/Centurions, using our very own faces, to form part of our topic learning journey front covers! very exciting! The children have also come up with a fantastic ideas that they would like to follow through, from reading our class novel. We heard about the ins and outs of Ostia in Roma and how many stalls and merchants lined the streets in this lively and buzzing atmosphere....So the children would like to make a 'small world Ostia'! We plan to reuse and recycle the food packaging that we have used in Science in order to make the miniature town from the story. Stand by for pictures of our progress!
Swimming has been going very well also! Many children have discovered new-found confidence in the water and it is a pleasure to see each week. One more lesson next week and then we will arrange with Mrs Rowlands to put in our owed sessions, from when the pool was closed, at another time in the year.
Thank you to Charlie for recently bringing in his pet stick insects, who seemed very at home in Base 3 for the day. Also a big well done to James, who brought in a very special train from his train set at home...Base 3 were fascinated to hear about it and Base 4 were also very thankful for you taking it into their class for a look as they are learning all about trains. They commended how well spoken and knowledgeable James was- well done!
Another week is soon beginning- lots more exciting news to follow next week!
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