Monthly Archives: October 2014

Counting in threes

In the starter of our Maths lesson yesterday and today we starter to learn how to count in threes. At the beginning of the lesson yesterday no-one could count in threes so we did lots of practising together. We now have 15 children who can count in threes on their own with no help! Such fantastic learning. Well done to these children:

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And a very special well done to Osama who even remembered the pattern until this afternoon when I recorded him.

We are very proud of you all!

Sneeze Experiment Results

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Each row group had slightly different results. We tried to make a pictogram to show what we found out but it was very difficult! Cara managed to do an excellent job and recorded her pictogram accurately; can you work out who sneezed the furthest?

We also recorded some ideas about what we learnt this lesson. Will and Ronnie have learnt a lot!

Experimenting is really good f​un.

Sneeze Experiments

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In Science we learnt all about germs, colds and sneezes. First we watched a video of a sneeze in slow motion. Christos thought ‘It was disgusting!’ but we learnt that every time we sneeze germs shoot from our mouths and noses. These are then passed on and spread to everything we touch.

Miss Williams used a spray bottle and ‘sneezed’ on us! We watched how the germs spread through the air and touched us. We then used the spray sneezers ourselves to make big and small sneezes. It was lots of fun!

We then planned and carried out an experiment to find out how far a sneeze can travel. We used paper, a metre stick and a spray bottle. We each took turns to ‘sneeze’ onto the paper and measure how far it travelled. Results coming soon…

Staying safe online

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Today we have been learning about how to keep ourselves safe online. We read a story about Smartie Penguin who asked his Daddy to help. Each time his Daddy said:

Before you click, click, click
You need to think, think, think and TELL someone.

We learnt this rhyme too to help us to remember to ask for help to stay safe online. We also learnt about the importance of not giving people any details about ourselves when we are online. We made some posters to share this important message with other people. Nicola and Emily ha​d some very important advice. Well done girls!

​3-D Shapes

Today in Maths we started to learn about 3-D shapes. We are trying very hard to remember all of their names. We also looked at some words we can use to describe them; edges, faces and corners. We tried to find out which 2-D shapes could be found on 3-D shapes.

This is what we learnt:

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We know the 2-D shapes are flat and 3-D shapes are solid. We are going to keep looking at real-life objects and seeing if we can identify their shape.

Senses poems for the poetry competition

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This week we have been writing our own senses poems for the poetry competition. We have tried to use all the writing techniques that we learnt about in Literacy including alliteration and similies. Our poems are very descriptive and show just how much we are trying to improve our vocabulary.

Cara and Osama have made an extra special effort and have both been chosen as joint​ Author’s of the Week! Well done both. Cara’s poem is very descriptive and she has tried especially hard with her handwriting as well. Osama has written his poem independently and managed to write some super adjectives.

We hope our poems don’t make you too hungry!