Maple Class - Years 2,3,4
Maple class teachers are Mr Abbs and Mrs Williams
Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Ray and Mrs Thurston
This week we have been learning lots about WWII.
We asked our own questions and then used the Internet and topic books to research and make our own fact sheets.
We have also looked at Anderson shelters and designed our own models in D&T. We are looking forward to making them in a couple of weeks time.
As part of our topic about kings and queens, we read the famous rhyme about the Queen of Hearts and her tarts....
The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts all on a summer's day;
The Knave of Hearts he stole the tarts and took them clean away.
The King of Hearts called for the tarts and beat the Knave full sore
The Knave of Hearts brought back the tarts and
vowed he'd steal no more.
We decided to bake the queen some more jam tarts of our own! First we deconstructed jam and lemon curd tarts and decided what we liked and disliked about them. Then we designed our own! We had a fun afternoon making them and would like to thank Mrs Buttress for coming in to help us.
On Tuesday, we went on a coach to the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge. When we arrived we put all of our things in a room and then we went for a walk around the grounds. One of our favourite things was the glasshouse. It had lots of rooms with interesting plants growing! At lunctime we met up with Owl's class. In the afternoon, we carried on exploring. We even found time for a game in the maze. We all had lots of fun!
It's Book Week!
This week we have been learning all about the famous author 'Michael Rosen'.
We watched several film clips of him performing some of his own poems. We then worked in small groups to learn a poem by heart. We performed this as a whole class. Have a listen and see what you think! We tried to make our voices expressive and add in actions and facial expressions.
We are looking forward to dressing up as our favourite book characters on Thursday for World Book Day!
We have been taking part in lots of fun, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) activities.
We have been holding a hair dryer and trying to keep a ping pong ball up in the air. Archie even managed to keep two up which was really amazing!
We also investigated friction by moving jelly cubes that were covered in oil. It was really tricky!
Finally we explored what happens to pepper when it is in water and you dip your finger in when it is covered in washing up liquid. We found that it moves away which we were not expecting.
This week we were practising for our class assembly with Mrs Williams. We had lots of fun and hope that you enjoyed it! :)
We also started our work on symmetry in Maths. We used mirrors to complete reflective patterns.
We are looking forward to STEM week next week.
This week, we have been planning our very own chapter to be added to the story of 'The BFG'. We thought about the giants that we created at the beginning of the unit and have developed a new plot where they get up to lots of mischief! We have been enjoying writing the chapters over the course of this week.
We have been so inspired by the story that lots of children in our class have drawn pictures of the BFG at home. Miss Moore was so impressed that she has put some of these up on our working wall!
In Maths, we have begun to learn about mass and how to read scales in grams and kilograms. We have also thought about how to convert different measurements.
This week has been very exciting as we have begun reading Road Dahl's 'The BFG'! We have started to think about the character is descibed in the early chapters and we used noun phrases to write our own descriptions.
We then wrote recipes to explain how to make a meal for a big, friendly giant! We are looking forward to reading more next week and finding out what happens.