24/10/2014 at 12:36 PM
First, I modelled to the children how to make a sandwich and I gave them a copy of my instructions. They weren’t easy to follow and weren’t very clear so I made this very unhealthy looking sandwich.
The children learnt that they had to be very clear about what information they gave in their instructions. We discussed the use of interesting verbs rather than ‘put’ or ‘get’ and the children learnt how to use adverbs in their instructions to describe how to do something.
Then the children planned what they needed to make their own sandwiches and wrote a first draft of their instructions whilst they made them. They then improved their instructions against a success criteria. They used their cutting skills to cut the tomatoes and cucumber and they all made a very healthy sandwich! At the end of the lesson they were able to eat their sandwiches and they gave themselves a mark out of ten.
23/10/2014 at 6:00 AM
Today, October 23rd, some of the children in the class will be celebrating Diwali, so during this week, the children have enjoyed hearing the story of Rama and Sita.
Click on the image below to link to the story.
Yesterday Jasroop and Manroop brought in their outfits which they will wear when they celebrate Diwali. They answered some of the children’s questions about Diwali, telling them about the fireworks and the lighting of candles, which they especially enjoy. They also talked about the food they enjoyed and Mrs Loveridge had made some special Diwali sweets which they all shared, while wishing Jasroop and Manroop a ‘Happy Diwali.’
22/10/2014 at 5:42 AM
20/10/2014 at 12:42 PM
This morning, the children have been following instructions to complete a science experiment. Watch the video below for details.
The children then had to highlight the time words, verbs and adverbs used in the instructions.
19/10/2014 at 2:54 PM
We had a great time at Toby Carvery on Monday. The children learnt all about healthy foods and enjoyed a scrumptious roast dinner with yorkshire puddings the size of their heads! The children have been learning about healthy foods and drinks all week. They have learnt about the different food groups and have been practising a ‘Healthy Food Rap’ to help them remember why we must eat certain foods.
The children also became ‘Sugar Detectives’ this week. They had find out how many grams of sugar are in certain drinks and they then measured the amount of sugar using scales. We measured the sugar content in various drinks, including milk, fizzy drinks, energy drinks, water and fruit juices. The children were shocked to see how much sugar is in certain drinks and what it equated to. For example, the amount of sugar in a particular fizzy drink equated to three large slices of chocolate brownie. The children decided that they would have the drinks with the largest amount of sugar in as a treat!
Next week, we are going to be making healthy sandwiches. The children are going to make a sandwich including foods from all the different food groups. They are going to be writing instructions as they make their sandwiches and will then redraft these instructions to improve them before writing them up in their books.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all at Parents’ Evening this week. If you haven’t made an appointment yet, please do contact me to book a slot.
18/10/2014 at 3:48 PM
What a busy week we have had.
You will have seen our previous posts this week about our amazing trip to the Toby Carvery, our Science and our Literacy and ICT work about Healthy eating, but you will amazed to know how much more we have done too!
In Maths we have been applying are addition skills to buying several healthy items and then also using our subtraction skills to help us find change from 20p and 50p. We enjoyed playing Mr Toffee’s Sweet Shop game to help us recap and practise while we were having our milk and fruit. Ask your child to show you the game by clicking on the image below.
Next week in Literacy we are going to use our instruction writing skills to help us to write instructions about how we add and subtract to help us show our parents the strategies we use.
This week in Special Mention, Charlie played the piano for everyone. You can listen to how beautifully she played in the video below. It is lovely that so many of the children are learning different instruments, both at school and at home. If your child has a talent they would like to share with us, please just speak to their teacher.
This week’s special mentions went to Elizabeth for her work on instructions and to Yusuf, for following instructions so well in PE. Both children received a ‘Great Learner’ certificate. Phoebe was ‘Mathlete of the Week’ with an amazing score of over 10,000 points. Well done to you all.
Next week we have Parents Evening on Tuesday and Wednesday. I am really looking forward to speaking to everyone’s parents and sharing the children’s wonderful work and progress with you.
Due to Parents evening there will be no Mathletics Club on Tuesday evening for Year 2 or Year 3.
Children who play in the Friday Sing and Strum group need to bring their ukuleles into school on Thursday as we are playing in a very special assembly. This club will take place on Friday after school as usual too. Link to the ‘Sing and Strum’ page for the song to practise ready for our performance!