Fun with Fractions!!!
We have had a lovely time in Class 3 this week, playing fraction games and activities to help us learn more about parts and wholes. We have made lots of discoveries and the children have loved the challenges. Yesterday's Think Link Thursday was a challenge to answer some reasoning problems with our Think Link, involving visual fractions. Today's Friday table challenge involved a competition to see which table could complete the fraction dominoes first! Well done to the Tuesdays who were the champions!
Maybe you'll be able to find some more fractions in the real world when you are out and about. Thinking about them in terms or parts and wholes is a great way to understand what the fraction actually represents.
Science - Electricity
Class 3 have been having fun investigating 'conductors' and 'insulators' in our Science work. They were very confused initially when I gave them tin foil instead of cables to light their bulbs but, sure enough, it worked - as Chloe and Matilda found out. We talked about why the foil allowed the electricity to travel and the children predicted what items around the classroom might also do the same job! They were amazed to find scissors, paper clips, keys and even drawing pins all conducted the electricity!
Try asking your children if they can remember what the terms "conductor" and "insulator" mean. Can they think of any examples?
Remember children - electricity is very dangerous and the circuits we made at school used very low voltage so they were safe!
Anti-Bullying Week 2018
Last week, it was Anti-Bullying week and we spent the whole week celebrating our differences, starting with our odd socks on Monday! We identified what makes us and each other special and wrote messages for each other to share our favourite things about them. We learnt to understand what it means to be a 'perpetrator', 'victim' and 'bystander' and learnt that bullying behaviour is about an imbalance of power. We made and shared our posters with anti-bullying messages, using our spelling words. During the week, KS2 also took part in rewriting the anti-bullying policy with Mrs. Thomas. We finished be writing a class story called "Odd Panda Out", inspired by our class book "Odd Dog Out".
I was really proud and impressed with the mature attitudes shown in Class 3 during the week.
Posting Letters to Anthony Browne!
We were so lucky in Class 3 today to have both Sally Croft and Rev. Liz show us around our church. In our topic Here, There and Everywhere, we have been focussing on the local area and have linked this with our RE work on Christianity. Over the past few weeks, we have been learning about the features of a church and the children were armed with their questions today as we headed to find out more.
Sally had designed a really fun activity which had involved labelling the parts of the church with their correct names (this even involved labeling Liz as the 'priest'!) Then we talked further about all the parts and their role in the church. The children knew lots and asked some fantastic questions, eager to learn more!
After the visit, Class 3 led the assembly at school, teaching the other children about what they'd learnt. They did a supper job and were complimented on their enthusiasm, behaviour and their confidence in talking to the rest of the school. I was very proud of them all!
Class 3, I wonder if you can remember what a "hassock" is?
In Class 3, we have been doing an author study on Anthony Browne. As well as using his books for our literacy work, we have also been looking at his wonderful illustrations for our artwork. We used his book "Willy the Dreamer" to help us sketch facial expressions. His characters are always so full of personality - we think ours are too!!
Ask your child for a lesson on how to draw a chimp, step-by-step!