Our Learning - Spring 2
Spring 2 - Week 5
This week in Whale Class, we have had an amazing week of learning! The children have loved learning about mass, volume and capacity. We have been learning to weigh the mass of objects in grams and kilograms, measuring the volume of liquids and discovering the capacity of different containers.
In English, we have been writing fact files about the amazing Neil Armstrong. We have learnt about the features of fact files, researched Neil Armstrong and gathered notes to help us plan our writing.
In History, we learnt about Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. We had some amazing prior knowledge from some of the children, including that there are over 1000 flags at the top of Mount Everest with Edmund's and Tenzing's flag being the first.
In PE, we have been learning about athletics. The children had the opportunity to watch clips of discus, shotput, relay and more! The children then took part in their own relay races, they learnt about the techniques of passing the baton.
This half term in PSHE, we have been learning about being healthy. This week, we created healthy snacks to share as a class. We had learnt about the food groups and what impact they have on our bodies, we used this learning to explain how our snacks can help us.
In assembly, we learnt about Ramadan. We would like to say Ramadan mubarak to our families celebrating.
Well done for a fantastic week Whale Class, have a lovely weekend.
Spring 2 - Week 4
This week in Whale Class, we celebrated British Science Week. We started by sharing what we though science meant and which scientists we knew. This year's theme was connections, we spoke about what examples of connections we could think of. Our experiment involved connecting two cups of water, that had different food colouring in, by a piece of kitchen roll. We used primary colours. The children made predictions of what they thought would happen then set up and carried out their experiment. They were amazed to see the coloured water travel up the kitchen roll and when it connected, the primary colours mixed into secondary colours! We then had a thought, what would happen if we connected more than two cups? The children set up their next experiment, made their predictions and were fascinated by the results.
Spring 2 - Week 3
This week in Whale Class, we have been learning all about measurement in Maths. We have been learning to measure in CM and M. We have compared length and height, ordered objects by length and height and solved problems using our measuring skills.
In Design and Technology, we have been learning about mechanisms. We will creating our own moving monster. We learnt to make linkages using split pins and card.
In History, we have been learning about another excellent explorer! The children were wowed by Bessie Coleman's life and story.
In Geography, we learnt to describe the location of continents and oceans. We used our prior knowledge and learning on compass points to describe the locations.
In computing, we learnt about a new art style - pointilism. The children used template to create their own pointilist pictures.
Spring 2 - Week 2
This week in Whale Class, we became news reporters! The children worked together to share their knowledge and learning on Amelia Earhart to prepare and deliver a news report on the missing explorer. The children wowed us with the many facts they had remembered about her life.
In Geography, we have started to learn about the oceans. We have been learning the names of the oceans and using our knowledge of the continents to describe their position. We have loved listening to this song to help us learn:
On Friday, the children celebrated World Book Day! Whale Class looked absolutely fantastic in their costumes. We took part in quizzes about books, walked the Beauclerc catwalk in front of the whole school and recreated scenes from our favourite books!
Spring 2 - Week 1
Whale Class have had a lovely return to the classroom after the break, the children have all settled back in wonderfully.
This week, the children have been looking at our new big question 'Who were the famous explorers of our world?'. We looked through a box of different pictures and items that explorers might use.
In History, we have started looking at our first explorer - Amelia Earhart! The children have been learning about her life, about her being the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean and attempting to fly around the world! They were also investigating theories about how her disappearance.
In maths, the children continue to learn about division and multiplication. They have been doing lots of practical work learning how to double and half. They have also been practising counting in 2s and 10s, using this to support to learn the 2, 5 and 10 times tables.
In computing, we will be looking at different art styles this half term and using Purple Mash software to create pictures. This week we learnt about impressionism. The children loved creating sunsets using the impressionism software and then having the freedom to create their own pictures.
Have a lovely weekend and we are looking forward to World Book Day activities next week!