Friday, 2 February 2018

Gymnastics - Balance

This week in PE, we continued our gymnastics topic, and for this lesson, we explored the different ways we can balance, using both small and large body parts.

We explored so many different ways we could balance using different parts of our body, and all of the children were being very daring and were trying to find the most creative balance.....and then holding them for 5 seconds without falling over!

After working in pairs, we then moved onto groups of 4, to explore the types of balances we could make together in a group (as well as continuing to be creative with these balances.)

All of the children worked fantastically well together and amazed me with their creativity. Next week, we will be moving onto the different jumps we can do in gymnastics, as well as using the balances we have learnt today in order to create a routine. Lots to look forward to, so keep checking back for updates :) 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Investigating Maths

I asked the children : How many equal groups can you make from 30 cubes?

They were tasked with finding all of the different equal groups they could make (as part of our multiplication and division learning)

We had some fantastic discussions about their knowledge of times tables, and why certain numbers wouldn't work.....

All of the children worked amazingly as pairs, and we were able to have some brilliant discussions......all of the children were able to write multiplication and division related questions according to how they had shared their cubes......such fantastic effort by everyone, well done!!!!

Wednesday, 24 January 2018

How many bones do we have?

As part of our Science learning (Animals including humans), I asked the children......How many bones do we have? After some estimating, the children were then challenged with counting their bones........

This included, counting the number of ribs we have, and the number of bones we have in our feet and our hands. The children all absolutely loved this activity, and we learnt that we have 206 bones in our body (not from counting them individually)

Fantastic effort everyone :) 

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Where is Egypt?

As part of our topic this term.....Ancient Egypt.....a very important part of it is to identify where Egypt is.

We revised as a class, all of the continents of the world, and then had some very interesting discussions on where we thought Egypt was (based on what we already know)!

We then used some atlases to identify the exact location of Egypt.......

As well as, locating some major cities and landmarks within Egypt.

Brilliant effort everyone, well done :) 

Monday, 8 January 2018

Ancient Egyptian Treasure Hunt

When we all arrived to school this morning, we noticed how something had been left on our class whiteboard. After lots of guesses......had I left it? Had Mr Adams? It must have been Mrs Hewitt!! Maybe it was a ghost? We then had a closer look at it........

We worked out that it was written in hieroglyphics....which was what the Ancient Egyptians used to write in!! We looked at the map and realised it was a map of our school and that we must try and crack the code!!!!

We followed the map, and were able to find the clues around the school, which then meant we had deciphered the message......and it was about the treasure!!!!!!!

Luckily, we all found the treasure (which we all enjoyed very much!!!!)

Well done everyone, fantastic start to our Egyptian topic :)