This week Nursery have been writing backwards. Lying on their backs the children wrote with both hands over their heads.
This week has been a busy, busy week in Nursery. Everything has been happening – from Science investigations to flower planting.
Take a look at what we have been up to.
- Planting beans in glass pots and plastic bags – which will grow the tallest?
- Investigating what happens to plants in dyed water
- Planted sunflower seeds
- Hunted for mini-beasts
- Counted legs on different mini-beasts
- Outdoor PE in the sunshine
Nursery, what was the best piece of learning this week? Why?
Year 4 have been using The Huge Bag of Worries as a way to explore worries and how to deal with them. Over the past two sessions, they have had to advise the character on how to deal with different worries. As a group, they came up with lots of ideas but gradually had to narrow them down to the best solution. This involved lots of discussion, collaboration and, of course, compromise. You worked so well to reach your decisions, Year 4.
Y5 have shown a huge amount of focus this week as they prepared to read their ‘Tinga Tinga Tales’ stories to Y1. Year 5 – you have achieved a huge amount over the last 8 days. You have:
- Written and redrafted a story in literacy based on our learning about adaptation in science.
- Created a ‘before and after adaptation’ piece of art.
- Manipulated a scanned image of your art – cropping it, resizing it and super-imposing it on a background in computing. You then laid text over the top of your newly created image.
- You then rehearsed performing your story to eachother and listened to eachothers constructive criticism.
- Then we read our stories to Y1 and helped them in their learning by asking them to predict what might happen next and asking them to identify beginning, middle and end.
- Some of you took huge risks and read your stories out in front of whole class, and even the whole school (many of you wanted to – but there wasn’t enough time!)
Year 1, you were superb and tried really hard to listen to the stories and answer the questions put to you by year 5. Well done you! Did you enjoy year 5 visiting your class? How did you feel about answering all their questions?
Year 5 – how do you feel now we have completed our mini-project? What challenged you the most?
This week, Nursery have continued to develop their shoulder strength by using both hands to make patterns. Making horizontal and then vertical stripes the children were challenged to think using both hands.
Year 6 have had a great literacy lesson, playing games they have created. They spent sessions last week reflecting on grammar terminology and discussing areas they would like to explore and understand further. I was amazed to see the thought that the children had put into their games. Year 6, how do you think this has supported your learning?
This week Nursery have been print detectives. Over the last three days at school the children have been identifying letters and words, numbers and shape in the environment. Understanding that print carries meaning is vital to the children.
When the children identified words they counted the number of letters in each and tried to spot any letters that also appear in their name.
What can you find at home?
This afternoon, Year 6 have been using perspective to create a scene from our literacy text, Journey to Jo’Burg. They have focused on a street scene and how buildings look as they merge into the distance. Year 6, are you surprised at how such an effect can be created through drawing a series of lines?
This week Nursery have continued to develop their core muscles (stomach and lower back) ready for writing. We have challenged our self and tackled all new learning with a can do attitude. Can we do it – YES we can!