This week we have been looking at what would be the most suitable materials for an eye mask, to block out light when sleeping. We tested tin foil, black card, plastic bags and tissue paper. We learnt about the terms 'translucent', 'opaque' and 'transparent'.
Next week we will be using this learning to design our own sleeping mask and think about what other materials we could use.
Well done to the children who shared their sporting achievements in this week's assembly. What talented children!
Well done to Jessica who has passed her 2 times table, Summer, Faith and Harrison who have passed their 5 times tables, Luca, Summer, Harrison and Faith who have passed their 10 times tables and to Summer who has passed her mixed 2, 5 and 10 tables. Also to Hartley who has passed his 4s, Grace and Phoebe who have passed their 6s and to Jessica who has passed her 7 and 11 times tables!
Well done to James, Summer, Sophie and Oliver who have passed their 2 times tables, Luca who has passed his 5 times table, Mattia who has passed his mixed 2, 5 and 10 times tables, Phoebe, Luke, Mattia and Grace who have passed their 4 times tables! Also to Mason who has passed his 6 times table and Jessica who has passed her Bronze award.
We made 3D shapes out of cocktail sticks and marshmallows. It was great fun but we had to try really hard not to eat them! Which shapes can you see?
We made Christingles as part of our Christmas celebrations. I wonder if your child can remember what each part represents in Christianity?
Well done to Jessica, Olivia, Mason, Phoebe, Grace, Dominik, Mattia, Luke, Tyler, Faith, Maggie, Summer, Aston and Hartley who have all achieved this half term's fluency target of learning the 3 times table and related division facts!
Well done to Mattia and Maggie for passing their 2 times tables.
Well done to Luke, Olivia, Tyler, Phoebe, Summer, Mattia and Grace who have passed their 5 times tables.
Well done to Phoebe, Olivia, Grace, Luke, Tyler, Summer and Hartley for passing their 10 times tables.
Well done to Hartley, Phoebe, Olivia, Grace, Dominik, Tyler, Luke and Mason for passing their mixed 2s, 5s and 10s.
Also, well done to Mason who has passed his 4 times table, and to Jessica who has passed her 4, 6 and 8 times tables!
There is lots of times table learning going on at the moment! Not only are we all working on our half termly fluency target of the 3 times table, but we are also practising our own target times tables as well.
Well done to Harrison and Faith who have passed their 2 times tables this week.
Well done to Dominik and Hartley who have passed their 5 times tables this week.
Well done to Mason who has passed his 10 times table this week.
Finally, well done to Jessica who has passed her mixed 2s, 5s and 10s this week!
Well done to Tyler who passed his 2 x tables this week!
We are all working very hard to achieve our Autumn 2 fluency focus of learning the 3 times table and related division facts. We are practising every day in class, and our current favourite way to do this is using BBC Supermovers!
You can access this at home too! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/42945503
On Friday, we had more Stone Age home learning.
We had a model made out of spaghetti and marshmallows and a Stone Age cave made out of sand, stone and glue. The children had lots of lovely comments about them!
Well done to Olivia, Grace, Phoebe, Dominik and Summer who passed their 2 times table this week, and to Mason and Jessica who have passed their 5 times table!
Well done also to Jessica for passing her 10s!
This week KS2 were lucky enough to have an exciting performance of 'Blighty One' from a local theatre group, Unexpected Places.
The puppetry show explored the real life of Southampton resident ‘Johnny’. Johnny was a young soldier who, after suffering gunshot wounds on the front line during the First World War, was twice sent home to be treated at Netley Hospital- the same hospital where, as a boy, he had delivered newspapers to the patients on its wards. This production was based on a true story and based on oral historical accounts taken.
The children sat so respectfully and listened to the performance in awe. Afterwards there was a question and answer session, and some of the children asked some really well thought out questions which showed they had listened.
Well done to Luke for passing his 2 x tables and related division facts this week!
Today we were lucky enough to have in a visitor who talked to us all about the Stone and Iron Age.
We learnt lots of new information and we able to have a look and hold different artefacts and weapons. Some of us even got to go to the front and become the 'Chief' and 'Champion'!
Thank you so much to Matt for giving up his time to do this.
Have a look at our photos below!
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been very busy! We learnt about the Dewey Decimal system at the library, and then had to use the system to complete some tasks while we were there. It was tricky but we were resilient.
We were also lucky enough to have some more foods to try that some of the children had made for their Stone Age home learning. There were Stone Age cookies, with chocolate chips or raisins, and Stone Age swirls. Here are some quotes from the children about what they thought:
"The texture was really nice." - Phoebe
"You worked really hard." - Olivia
"The raisins were really soft." - Dominik
"Don't tell my mum but they were better than hers!" - Ruby
"The raisins were spread out which was good." - Hartley
In History, we have been continuing our learning about the Stone Age and seeing where it fits in to British History by completing a human time line.
In Science we have been learning about rocks and soils. We completed an experiment to find out which rocks were the most permeable and impermeable by seeing how much water each one absorbed. I wonder if your child can tell you which rock was the most permeable in their group?
Well done to Luca, Mason, Aston and Jessica for passing their 2x tables!
We are working really hard on our Fluency target for the first half of Autumn term in Kingfishers. Every day in at the beginning of our Maths lessons, we are finding different ways to make numbers up to 20, as the quicker we get at this, the easier we will find the calculations.
We are also working hard to practise our times tables. To pass each times table, we have to be able to complete 40 facts on that times table, including division facts, out of order in 5 minutes.
Well done to Hartley for passing his 2 times table!
This week as part of her Stone Age topic home learning, one of the children brought in some home made squash soup. The squash had been picked from her allotment. Comments from the other children included, "It was amazing and I could taste the potato!", "I liked it but it was peppery," and "It was delicious!"
Last week we had a lovely treat as one of the children brought in some blackberry muffins that he had made as part of our Stone Age topic home learning. He had picked the blackberries himself! Comments from the other children included, "They were the best cakes ever!" and "I didn't like them, I loved them!"
Also this week, one of the children brought in their Blue Peter badge to show! She had created and sent something to Blue Peter, and received a badge for her efforts. The children were amazed to hear that the badge allows her free entry into some fantastic attractions across the country, including lots of local places.
You can find out more about Blue Peter badges here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
Have a look at our photos from this week below:
This week in Kingfishers we have done lots of new learning! In English, we have been continuing our Dragons learning. Today we created our own dragon, which we will describe next week.
In Maths, we have been thinking about place value, such as in 432 there are 4 hundreds, 3 tens and 2 ones. This will help us later in the term when we do adding and subtracting.
In PE, we have been completing different balances as part of our Gymnastics unit. We had to work on our own and as a group to do 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 point balances.
During our PATHS lesson on Thursday we thought about synonyms for different emotions, for example 'miserable' instead of 'sad'. In Music, we have started learning about Stone Age music, as our History topic this term will be learning about the Stone Age.
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