This week we have been enjoying the lovely sunshine with some outdoor learning in our beautiful school grounds.
We have been investigating the best place to find signs of life in the Brunel grounds, just as scientists are currently doing on Mars with the rover: Perseverance. The children conducted fieldwork in various locations and collected data. We then used Excel to create graphs with our data for our written reports.
In PE, we have been learning about cricket and improving our bowling and batting techniques.
In English, we have been finding out about writing a review. The children played the game 'Asteroids' and practiced using technical language and conjunctions in their sentences. Next week, we will be writing our review and making video versions of the reviews (which the children are very excited about).
In maths, we have been building on our knowledge of decimals and place value. In order to do this, we have been drawing place value grids and part-whole models. We were then able to apply this knowledge when multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000. Next week, we are going to practice multiplication and division with decimal numbers.
Have a great weekend!
Today has been so much fun and I have been impressed with the creative and wacky hairstyles. It was great to see everyone joining in and raising money for Comic Relief. Well done to everyone - here some photos!
Have a great weekend!
We have been really lucky today with the beautiful weather so we made the most of it. We used the lovely sunshine to explore shadows.
In the photos, you can see how happy the children were to be back in school and how much fun they had learning outside.
We have finally come to end of our remote learning and I am so pleased to know you will all be back in school next week.
We have achieved so much work during lockdown and you should all be proud of yourselves for the way you have adapted to remote learning. I will miss our TEAMS meetings.
This week, we celebrated World Book Day by decorating potatoes as book characters. I was blown away by the creative ideas you all came up with. I have attached some photos for you to see.
We also looked at the moon landing and the conspiracy theories surrounding it. You were all able to say whether you thought it was real or fake and give reasons for your view. Then we made moon craters with flour and sand by throwing different objects into them. We definitely had fun with this in school and I enjoyed watching the slow motion videos and photos of your creations at home.
In maths, we have been learning about time. We have been telling the time on analogue and digital clocks, converting from 12 hour to 24 hour clocks, solving time word problems and reading timetables. This has fitted nicely with our time travelling topic.
Enjoy the weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday!
Can you guess the Secret Reader? There are 37 - yes, 37! - members of staff hidden behind their books!
This is seriously tricky stuff but there will be prizes!
Even more of a treat, is that if you click on each picture, you will be taken to an online reading of the story, some activities or a linked video!
Hand in your entries by Friday 12th March for a chance of a prize!
Quiz and entry form below... Good luck!
The sun is shining as I type and it brings a beautiful end to the first week back.
Despite it being a shorter week, we have managed a huge amount of learning. In English, we have been starting our time travel stories. I enjoyed seeing what everyone thought the future would be like. There will be many flying cars and robots according to your cold writes. Some of you even suggested that climate change would be solved!
In maths, we have been learning about quadrilaterals and polygons. We have used our knowledge of interior angles to find missing angles and we also had a challenge to see how many right angles we could make with 2 sticks. I particularly enjoyed playing the online game where you had to stop the line on the correct angle - I was not able to get it exactly on like some of you were so well done to you!
In our wider curriculum, we have been learning about the movement of the Earth and Moon in their orbits. We created orreries to show this and I was amazed by the creativity of the work produced at home and in school. I have attached some photos for you to see the wonderful creations. Some of the photos are screenshots from videos and stop animations.
I have attached the learning grid for next week. Have a great weekend and I hope you all enjoy the wonderful sunshine!
As we come to the end of the first half term of 2021 it is time to reflect on all the wonderful learning we have done:
In English, we have finished out Red Riding Hood stories, written newspaper reports about aliens landing and poems about planets with figurative language and subjunctive form. I have been truly amazed by the quality of the written work I have received and by how much effort you have put into improving and editing at home.
In maths, we finished the unit on fractions, then we looked at co-ordinates, reflection and translation. We followed this by learning about area, perimeter and volume and are now looking at angles of shapes and how to find missing angles in triangles. We will revisit using a protractor to measure angles when you are all back in school.
For topic we have been finding out 'how fast we are moving right now!' I am extremely proud of the creative work you have been producing. In science, we have been learning about how light travels and the order of the planets. For history, we have created timelines to record the special dates in the space calendar through history. In RE, we looked at the Creation Story and compared it to the Big Bang and evolution theories. The children were able to form and explain their own opinions on this. In music, we listed and appraised songs about space then we used notation to help us learn 'The Cup Song'. In PE, we learned different balances at home and took part in the virtual games. For PSHE, we have been thinking about our goals and how to achieve them along finding out how to stay safe and respectful on social media for Internet Safety Day. We have also learned about the different constellations in the sky and how to use a compass to locate them at night.
It has been incredibly busy and fun-filled but I am sure that you are all ready for a break and some well deserved time away from the screens. I hope you all find time for a rest and some fresh air and I will see you after half term for more fun! I have attached the learning grid for the first week back.
We are at the end of the first week of February and the sun is shining through the clouds as I write.
This week, In English, we started our new unit of work based on space poems. We have looked at the features in the WAGOLL, conducted research into the different planets and written our own figurative language. Next week we are going to write our poems and practice reading them out loud.
In maths, we started our unit on angles and shape. We learnt the difference in degrees between a straight line, right angle and whole turn. We were then able to use this knowledge to find missing angles. Next week, we will be looking at the angles in a triangle.
For science, we have been finding out how light travels by conducting some experiments and writing up our findings. We also did another online art tutorial to see if our drawing skills are improving - this time, we drew Baby Groot. I am impressed by the shading some children have used when colouring them in. Next week, we will be star gazing, thinking about internet safety and learning 'The Cup Song!'.
Have a great weekend and I will see you next week. I have attached the learning grid for next week below. Don't forget the challenge to see who can get the best photo of the sky, clouds or sunsets this weekend.
As we come to the end of January, we celebrate another fantastic week of learning.
In English, we have been writing the final drafts of our newspaper reports. We have been busy editing, redrafting and presenting them to go in our books.
In maths, we have been working out the area and perimeter of triangles and parallelograms. Then we have been finding out about volume and learning how to use a formula to find the volume of a cuboid.
In PSHE, we have been thinking about all the problems in the world and what our ideal world would look like. I was so impressed by the creativity and careful thoughts that have gone into the posters I received. We also talked about the scientific explanation for creation with the big bang and then researched how different animals have evolved over time. I found out some interesting facts about animals that I didn't even know existed.
I hope you all have a brilliant weekend! Please see next week's learning grid below.
Seaton class never cease to amaze me with how enthusiastic and hard working they all are.
This week we have been writing newspaper reports about an alien invasion at Brunel. There have been some interesting reports about the school's cook being abducted by aliens, the chickens being kidnapped and a ransom note left behind in slime, crop circles on the field and portals in the corridors. I cannot wait to read the final drafts.
In maths, we have been finding out the difference between area and perimeter. The children have also found out that the area of a triangle is half of a square or a rectangle. Next week, we will be learning about volume.
In topic we have been finding out the order of the planets and researching facts about space. Did you know that an astronaut can grow up to 2 inches in space because the lack of gravity causes spinal discs to expand? We also listened to space-themed music and then appraised and discussed it. The favourite appeared to be Star Trekkin' by The Firm...
Please see next week's learning grid below.
We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.
We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.
We are the best we can be.
We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.
We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.
We are passionate about learning.
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