This week we have been for swimming lessons at South Molton swimming pool. Tiya did brilliantly and went all the way under. She retrieved objects from the bottom of the pool. Ollie was practising backstroke using the woggles. In science we have been learning about rocks and soils, we learnt the different types of rocks. The names of the different rock types are igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic and man made rocks. In music we have been learning about music from Ghana, they use drums and talking. We also listened to a piece of acapella music. We really liked this style of music. We have been looking at clocks and learning to tell the time in maths. We are all getting much better at it. We have been learning lots of new words in French. This week we have focused on different sports. Velo means riding a bike, escalade means climbing and la natation means swimming.
This week has been jam packed, yesterday we went to tag rugby at South Molton Community College, it was really good fun but a bit tiring. We came third in our group. In the afternoon we went back to South Molton for our first swimming lesson of the term. We were all assessed and put into our groups. It was a bit repetitive as it was the first session but it was still amazing. In literacy we have been doing poetry. We did our own versions of Mr Magoo’s amazing zoo and we made our own poems called teacher teacher. Here are our Teacher teacher poems…..
Teacher teacher If you can’t find Molly She’s in the trolley with her new dolly By Rhianna
Teacher teacher If you can’t find May She’s at home Getting ready to play By Caitlin
In Maths we have been learning about right angles, acute angles, obtuse angles and reflex angles, we are finding them quite challenging. I am sure we will get the hang of them soon though.
Welcome back, we hope everyone has had a good Easter, I certainly did. Unfortunately during the holidays some people came and vandalised the playground. I have written a newspaper article about it so I hope you all get chance to read it. It is attached to the bottom of this blog. On a brighter note our new topic is called Reach for the sky, it sounds quite fun. In maths we have been solving geometry problems, some of them are really hard but they are all really fun and we’ve been making our way through them. In PE we have been playing tennis and learning how to get better. I like tennis. In literacy we been using descriptive language to lengthen our sentences and paragraphs. We have been writing persuasive letters, posters and newspaper reports. Next week key stage 2 start going swimming, I’m quite looking forward to it. Reception and Pre-school are also going to start forest school. We have new learning characters at school, they are ‘Perseverance platypus’, ‘Seeking salamander’, ‘Thinking thrasher’, and ‘Friendly firefly’ we hope you hear lots about them over this term.
Welcome back from half term, we all hope you had a fun week. We have just been reading a book called Seekers, the last chapter we read was really sad, we hope that there is a happy ending. It is about polar bears and they have been separated by killer wales, we aren’t sure if the mum has died, we hope she hasn’t and that they all find each other. Yesterday in maths we were learning about 1 whole and halves. We got to draw fractions on the tables. In literacy we have been story mapping for braille. Braille is tiny little dots that are bumpy. Blind people use braille to read. Louis Braille was blinded in an accident when he was 3 years old, he invented the Braille system. In science we have been making food group mobiles.