Look what we've been doing!
Welcome back Turquoise Class! I hope you have all enjoyed your first week back as much as I have. You have been fantastic and I am proud of you ALL for your hard work and excellent behaviour.
We have had lots of fun in maths this week looking at number bonds and place value. We found it really helpful to use double sided counters to represent which numbers we could use to make 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
In Science this week, we investigated how to change the shape of materials by stretching them. We had lots of discussions about how we could make the longest snake by stretching playdoh. Then we worked with a partner to make the longest snake- it was really fun and we learnt lots about making it a fair test.
On Tuesday, we went to Severn Valley Railway. We found out lots about trains in the engine house, pretended to work for the Royal Mail sorting letters and had a look at a train engine. Then we walked to Highley train station and waited for our train to arrive. It was really exciting when we saw it coming! On the train we enjoyed the views whilst eating our lunch. We arrived at Bridgnorth and got on the coach to come back to school. It was a super trip and everyone in Turquoise behaved brilliantly!
In Halloween maths we scooped out all of the seeds from pumpkins and counted how many seeds there were. There were over 100 seeds in each pumpkin! Our hands got really gooey and the inside of the pumpkin felt really slimy. After that we used the seeds to make some arrays.
In maths we had a look at money and we used coins to make different amounts. We found it really easy to find the total amount of money that we had by counting the coins in 2's, 5's and 10's!
We had another really fun maths lesson this week! We started looking at fractions and used jam tarts to help us to recognise 1/2 and 1/4. We worked with a partner to cut the jam tarts in half and into quarters... and then we were allowed to eat them! Yum Yum!!
On Wednesday we had our Christmas Party. It was so fun listening to Christmas songs and having a disco in our classroom! We played lots of party games and we even had a very special visit from Santa! We sang Christmas songs with him and then we all had a turn to say hello and he gave us each a lovely present.