Maths Word Problems? No problem!
Over the last few weeks, we have been exploring multiplication and division facts, and building on our times tables knowledge. Here we are, solving two and three step word problems. We have found lots of different ways to do this, and have discovered that working together and supporting each other helps when faced with these tricky challenges.
Dinner time down in the woods!
In Science, we have been investigating animals and their diets. We went down to the woods to explore and hunt for herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. We know that animals living together in habitats are dependent on each other for food. Food chains are constructed from prey, producers and consumers. Back in the classroom, we constructed some of our own food chains. Did you know there is a fox which lives in our school woods?
Little Red Riding Hood
In Talk for Writing, we have started a new unit entitled 'Quest stories'. We will be learning how to punctuate dialogue correctly, how to use fronted adverbial phrases, such as 'Early one morning,' and how to write exciting stories using imaginative vocabulary. Here we are putting actions to the story, Little Red Riding Hood, to help us to remember the language and sentence structure.
Re-enacting a mountain rescue
Ash Class have been busy planning and re-enacting a mountain rescue! The scenario involved a mountain climber who had injured himself on the descent and was stranded with a suspected broken leg , on a mountain ridge! The children formed teams and planned how to save him.
We have been busy doing topic-based homework, linked to our learning about rivers and mountains.
Here are some of our efforts. We shall be making a wonderful display in our classroom!
Thank you to family and friends for getting involved and supporting the children in their endeavours.
You can pour sand, so does that make it a liquid?
We used this question as a starting point for our new Science topic, States of Matter’.
We are comparing materials and grouping according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We are observing how materials change state when they are heated or cooled.
What happens when ice-cream is left in the sun?
How are ice-cubes made?
We put some blue and yellow ice-cubes in a bowl and predicted how they would change over time. We observed that they started off solid and very cold. They also held their shape.
Here are some of our observations:
Ash Class Drama Day
Ash Class were lucky enough to have an amazing day of Drama, acting out the story of The Iron Man, by Ted Hughes. Everyone got involved, including the adults, and we discovered some astonishing acting talents and skills amongst the class.
In the photograph below we are making the sea and the high cliff from which the iron man falls…