We have all been very busy in Lantic Class this week. We have been making equal groups by sharing in our maths lessons.
In Science we learnt about the weather and climate and then we made rain clouds and tornados in jam jars! AMAZING!!
In Art this week, we have started learning about sculptures and made our own very simple sculptures of a bird.
The children have been learning all about keeping safe on the internet - perhaps you could ask your child how can they stay safe?
We have also finished our fact files about Robert Falcon Scott - we are very proud of our finished pieces of writing.
During our Science lesson, we learnt how animals adapt to winter conditions.
We have enjoyed celebrating the NSPCC national number day at the end of the week.
The children completed the Buddy's Challenge, which they all loved!! What amazing mathematicians we have!
As part of our science unit, 'changing seasons,' we managed to make a cloud in a glass. The children learnt about how clouds are formed and we used this knowledge when they used ice and hot water to make their clouds. We had a few goes before we were finally able to create a cloud - we were all 'Keep Trying Kangaroos'!!
In English, we started to write are own fact files about Robert Falcon Scott using the information that we have learnt in our history lessons.
This week, we have been experimenting at making snow (a bit of a disaster!) and ice crystals in Science.
We have been learning more about Robert Falcon Scott and his ill-fated expedition to the South Pole...
Science - We were investigating the quickest way to melt ice. We discovered that the heat from our hands melted the ice the quickest, leaving am ice cube outside slowed the melting the most. Water was another good way to melt ice, however sugar and salt didn't do too much!
We loved making a hot chocolate drink on Monday! Just in time for us to all start writing instructions on how the make the most delicious hot chocolate on Tuesday...
We were trying to include adverbs of time and manner AND imperative 'bossy' verbs. We all remembered to include a 'You will need' list.
For our topic this term 'What do we know about snow and ice?' we learnt about what an explorer is and what are some of the things they might need when they go on an expedition. The class came up with items like compasses, maps, water bottles, different clothing - depending on where in the world they were going. In science, we also looked at different clothing to suit the different seasons. During our art lesson, we mixed and painted shades of blue.
Attached is our topic overview for you to have a look at what we are learning this term.
This week the children have been following a set instructions all about making the perfect cup of tea! They have been sequencing at set of instructions, using imperative verbs (they are really good at being bossy!) and adverbs of time and manner.
In computing, the children have been learning (again!) to give instructions. They were robots and their partners had to give them clear instructions to follow.
What a wonderful couple of days to ease us all back into the school routine. The early wake ups are a bit of a shock to us all!
I hope that you all had a relaxing break and the children are re-energised, ready to take on this exciting learning!
We have dived straight into our new Maths unit on Money so perhaps when you are shopping (if using cash!) you could involve the children in handling the coins and notes? In English, we are starting to look at instructions - maybe you could look at some recipes online or in books; or build a model following a set of instructions?
Such a great week, with shows, crafts and food! Oh and writing great stories based on the Aladdin story and completing our math's unit! Well done!
Thank you for all your support by coming to watch our shows and providing jumpers, etc.! And for just being really supportive of the whole class this term, it is really appreciated.
Wishing a very merry Christmas to you all...
Love Mrs Stevens and Miss Sleep (and Lantic Class!)
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Today in Lantic Class, we visited the Christmas Tree Festival at St. Nicolas and St Faith Church. The children all loved looking at the variety of trees from various shops, business and groups from around the Saltash area, they especially loved the Brunel tree (we may be a little bias!). This was a fantastic end to a great week - we have been busy rehearsing for our Christmas show (you can come and see us on Monday afternoon at 2pm or Tuesday morning at 9.30am) which has really improved as time has gone on. We even showed it to the whole school as our dress rehearsal on Friday afternoon.
We have finally finished writing our class version of the Aladdin story and we have started to plan our own versions of the story, ready to start writing up next week. During Maths we have been working more on addition and subtraction - we are getting so good now!
Oh and we had 'Hunt the Issy' on Tuesday evening - we hope you liked all our decorations including Diya lamps, Christmas tree decorations, paper chains and cards!
Some would say we've been getting in a tizzy, but that's because we've been having lots of fun in Lantic Class this week!
We have been learning to sew today (still a work in progress!) and we have been rehearsing our Christmas show (LOTS!!) so we really hope that you enjoy coming to see it in a couple of weeks.
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