What a week we have had!
To start off our week we had the fabulous Dan Worsley visiting us on Monday. He talked us through exactly what it meant to publish a book and all the different stages he has to go through. He then put on his special waistcoat and told us a fantastic story called 'Keep your hair on!'. The children loved it and were so engaged throughout.
This week has seen us take part in our very first Science experiment. The children were testing various rocks to try and work out what type of rock they were - igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. We tested the rocks hardness and permeability, and also did an acid test on them.
In R.E. we have been continuing to look at Baptism. This week we looked at the signs and symbols of Baptism and what they mean. Father Jim came in to our class to organise us going over to Church to take part in a 'Baptism' so that we can see first hand what it entails.
In History we created our very own cave paintings using charcoal - just like the people from the Stone Age did! The children have loved creating these and they will soon be up in our classroom on display.
On Thursday it was Maths Day. The children looked fantastic and had all made such an effort with their outfits! In the morning the children were creating and costing their very own theme park - on the moon! The children had to stick to a budget of £500,000 and got to use calculators to assist them. In the afternoon, the children had to figure out who had stolen some plans for a delicious chocolate from a chocolate factory. To do this they had to work together as a team to work out some place value problems. All in all the children had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
The children will have brought home some spellings today - please practice them over the weekend ready to be tested on Monday. Going forward, the children will always bring their spellings home on a Friday to be tested the following week.
I have also given the children a yellow 'Reading Log' to replace their reading record. The children will now make all their notes and record their scores in this book instead of their reading record. If you wish to make a comment on your child's reading please do so in this new book.
Well done to our certificate winners this week:
Maths: No award given out this week due to Dan Worsley visiting on Monday
Have a lovely weekend.