28/02/2020 at 1:30 PM
This week we have enjoyed watching, reviewing and discussing some Tinga Tinga Tales stories. Children have started to think about the structure of these stories. We have written descriptions of the characters at the beginning and the end of the stories to compare and have looked at the sequence of the stories when writing a retell.
If you have time this weekend, please watch some more Tinga Tinga episodes. We will be planning and writing our own stories next week and this would help the children with their ideas!
Next Thursday we will be celebrating World Book Day. The letter has been emailed out again today. Thank you to those of you who have already sent in some ‘Shelfie’ pictures.
In maths this week, we have been learning all about 2D shapes. Children should now be able to sort and describe 2D, including lines of symmetry. Next week we move onto learning about 3D shapes.
In geography this week, we have been looking at maps to locate the continents and oceans of the world. We used the maps to look at places near to and further away from Farsley and plotted these onto circles to show their distances. We have also introduced the terms human and physical features. We stood at the top of the castle to identify some human and physical features of Farsley. We will continue to use this terminology when we start to look at Africa.
In science this week, we have started to learn about animals. Here we are classifying animals using correct scientific terminology.
14/02/2020 at 1:21 PM
In English this week we used a film clip about imaginary planets to inspire our writing.
We decided to create our own strange planets and created some fantastic art work. We then used these to write a description and a diary entry.
This week in Science we have been trying to find out which material is the best for mopping up spills. We looked at the different types of enquiry and decided that we were comparing and fair testing. Each group carried out the investigation and we all agreed that the blue cloth was the best. The children made predictions and then recorded what they found out. The children were able to explain how they made the test fair and they had fun using the equipment to test their predictions.
In music this week, we have enjoyed listening to and appraising songs by The Beatles. Here we are playing along with instruments!
We have loved learning about the 1960’s and it has been great to see how much the children have enjoyed and engaged with this topic. Next half term we are learning about Africa. We hope they enjoy this just as much!
Important dates and reminders for next half term:
World Book day Thursday 5th March- see letter sent home
Trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park Thursday 19th March- letters to follow
Parents Evenings- 31st March/1st April in the junior building
07/02/2020 at 1:21 PM
This week’s learning started with an exciting journey to the moon! We built a rocket, packed our things and blasted off. Then when we were on the moon, we explored in lots of different ways. We took photographs, collected rock samples, zoomed around on our moon buggies and tinkered with our rockets. We met a very sad alien whose spaceship had crash landed and was now stranded. We did our best to help him get back to his planet by fixing his spaceship. Finally we got back in our rockets and blasted off back to Earth!
We were so impressed with the children and their fantastic imaginations!
The children used the drama as a stimulus for writing their own moon adventure stories. They are brilliant!
In maths this week, we have introduced statistics; the children have learned how to create and interpret tally charts and pictograms. Next week we will look at block graphs.
Can children answer these questions?
In history this week, we have been considering whether or not if given the opportunity, we would go into space. The children had to use their knowledge about the lunar landings and space travel to formulate arguments for or against going into space and the moon. The children then presented their argument to the other side. Children voted with their feet to whether they would go into space or not.