Friday, 29 January 2016

Measuring our five a day fruit

Today we concluded our investigations into measuring and presenting data. Our group measured fruit in centimetres and we then presented this information in a bar chart.

The children found a really good way of measuring curved objects. They drew around them on their whiteboards and then measured across the longest part of the shape using a ruler.

This was the graph we drew together:

As you can see, grapes were the smallest fruit we measured (2cm) and bananas were the longest (21cm). However, the mango was the fruit that most children wanted to eat!

Tuesday, 26 January 2016


Today we studied nouns and pronouns. The BBC Bitesize website is really helpful and we used it to help us understand what they are.

Here are some proper nouns:
Saturday, Mrs Key, Father Christmas.

...and some common nouns:
camera, chair, picture, book

Pronouns are used instead of nouns, for example:

Mrs Key took a photo with her camera. Mrs Key was very pleased with her photo.

We could replace some of the nouns to make the sentences sound better: 

Mrs Key took a photo with her camera. She was very pleased with it.

We practised replacing nouns with pronouns and there were a couple of learning points which arose:

Don't be afraid to replace more than one word with a single pronoun. For example, 'Rob's large painting' could be replaced with 'it'.

Pronouns which replace proper nouns don't have capital letters except for 'I'. Of course, they may need a capital letter because they are at the beginning of a sentence.

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Literacy: Writing Instructions

In literacy with Mrs Key we have been doing some tasks and thinking carefully about the component parts so that we can explain how to complete them using instructions. The instructions we are looking at are both written and verbal.

One task involved a child giving verbal instructions to their partner. Had they completed the task successfully and got the right result?

Another task involved creating a night scene with oil pastels and watercolour using written instructions. It was interesting to see how the instructions were interpreted.

Instructions must be clear so that everyone understands what they mean and can carry out the task in the same way to get the same results!

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Welcome back!

Morning everyone, happy New Year!

This term we have lots of interesting things to think about and our class topic will be the world, based on the book 'Around the World in Eighty Days' by Jules Verne. 

Have a look at some of the work we did last term...

Lots more to come!

Monday, 4 January 2016

Christmas Festivities

Today is the last day of the Autumn Term. We did lots of Christmassy things, and just look at our jumpers!

Some children presented their Victorian projects to the class. 

We wrote acrostic poems using the word CHRISTMAS and then decorated them.

We also practised a Christmas song for the assembly this afternoon and an acrostic poem to read to parents.

After break Mrs Andrew explained how to draw a symmetrical card design using special paper, weaving and paper cutting.

We had Christmas lunch altogether and the teachers served all the children!

Everyone went home after the Christmas assembly.

Have a great Christmas and see you next year!