Autumn 1 2018
Our T4W text is a Squash and a Squeeze by Julia Donaldson. We experienced what a squash and a squeeze is. In groups we had to put as many things in a hoop as we could in 10 seconds. Then we could see what a squeeze the Old Ladies house felt like. We wrote down the numbers of how many items we could fit in the hoop. We went back to class and then wrote down different adjectives to describe something small.
Autumn 1 2018
Class 1 have been learning about Ourselves. We had great fun measuring each other with cubes and seeing how many cubes each part of our body was.
Here's some photos.
Class 12 have enjoyed a relaxing Friday afternoon completing some animal symmetry.
I think you'll agree, they've done a fabulous job !
As part of our 'Living Things and their Habitats' topic Year 3 designed a perfect habitat for a hedgehog. We used our knowledge of perimeter to help us!
Summer is in Class 11, in Year 5 , and has been taking part in playground leader training, along with other member of Year 4 and 5. Before long, she designed a system to help herself and fellow playground leaders to find out what children wanted to play with, in advance, and organise the equipment efficiently. She has made the organisation of playground equipment her personal mission and has found this this system helpful. Well done, Summer!
Year 4 had a great time visiting the market to buy ingredients for their soup. They had to use all kinds of maths, including addition, subtraction and multiplication of money, weight, fractions and thinking about quantities.
They did really well and even survived one of the market traders trying to scare them with a live lobster!
Year 3 - Viking Soup
As part of our Viking topic Year 3 researched the type of food the Vikings ate and used what they had learnt to design their own Viking soup, including the amounts of each ingredient needed. We then had a trip to ASDA where we used our money skills to buy the ingredients we needed. Back at school we carefully prepared, cooked (thinking about the amount of time we needed to cook) and blended our ingredients. All of the children loved their tasty Viking soup and even took some home to share!
As part of this term's topic, we have been researching into our local area and chose to focus on the Lakeside Village shopping centre.
During a visit, we collected responses from members of the public and we have analysed some of the results below, from our questionnaires. We used our results to draw bar charts and consolidate these skills. We also collected data about customers from the management team and used these to draw a line graph. In maths, we have been exploring pictorial representations of fractions and decimals (and we will soon be moving on to percentages too) and we used these skills to explore pie charts.
The work below is by Laiba and Faiza, who always take pride in their work - well done girls!
Class 11 have been studying light during Spring Term and completed an investigation during Science Week. The question we were investigating was: 'How does the distance between a light source and an object affect the length of the shadow?'
We collected data and analysed this by drawing a a line graph. This helped us to compare results collected by different members of the class and identify anomalies.
The work below is by Laiba, who always work hard and produces beautiful work. Well done Laiba!
Year 3 Science
This half term Year 3 have been learning all about Solids, Liquids and Gases. We used our maths skills to help us carry out investigations. We used weighing scales to accurately weigh, thermometers to read temperatures and measuring jugs to measure amounts of liquids.
This week Year 2 were set a challenge to make a profit - they had to ask Mrs Witton to loan them some money to make some games and fun treats to sell at our money fair on Friday. Year 2 wrote letters persuading Mrs Witton to give us the money, they took part in different Maths activities and even made some games and fun treats to eat.
Altogether our games made around £30 profit and the children really enjoyed making money posters to be presented at the stalls. Our games were 20p a try!!
Take a look at some of our photos below, we had such good fun making and taking part in the different activities for money week.
I’d lost the exact recipe for Viking bread so Year 4 had to use fractions to work out the quantities. It was really tricky but they used the equipment and bar models to help them to solve the problem.
This week, Year 3 used lots of different maths skills! First we calculated how much it would cost to make some tasty Easter cupcakes, then we worked out how much we would sell them for to make the best profit. We used our measuring skills to accurate measure out the ingredient needed to make our yummy treats!
Finally, came the big sale... and we made a profit!!!
This week, everyone has been on a mission to make a profit! We had to convince Mrs Witton to loan us some money. The children worked out the total cost of ingredients to make hot cross buns and then calculated the profit they would make at different prices.
While making them, the class needed to be able to measure accurately using different scales, use their knowledge of fractions AND tell the time.
Ratio problem solving
Using knowledge of ratio to increase and decrease recipes in preparation
for making smoothies.
In Year 1 we estimated the amount of sweets in a jar which was one of our games. Our guesses ranged from 5 to 60. The correct answer was 140.
Year 6 - Local Area Topic
We have been using our knowledge of co-ordinates to analyse our local area. We have planned a number of routes around our school, looking at the co-ordinates our routes will take.
As part of our geography topic, Our Local Area, Year 5 planned a survey to research the Lakeside Village shopping outlet. We planned questions on big pieces of paper and collated them to make surveys as a class. Next, we will visit the outlet and gather data from customers.
We have had great fun designing our symmetrical Anglo-Saxon brooch designs.
As part of our topic on the Local Area year 5 visited the Lakeside Village to carry out some customer satisfaction surveys. We wanted to find out why people visit the outlet and what improvements they would like to see. We met with the Deputy Manager, Mrs Parry, and had a question and answer session with her. We found out that the Lakeside Village has been open since 1995 (22 years!) and that their target consumer is a female in the 40+ age range.
We then interviewed lots of customers and also spoke to the staff of a number of shops. Our next step is to analyse the data and then provide some feedback to the Management team at the outlet. The children were a credit to the school and a number of people commented upon how polite and enthusiastic the children of Year 5 were - well done guys!
Year 2 - Home walk, around the local area!
Here are some of the pictures from our homes walk in the local area.
We enjoyed looking at the different shapes of the houses, looking at the different types of homes and also creating tally charts to show how many different homes we saw.
Hope you like our pictures.
Class 7 looked at the patterns in Anglo Saxon jewellery. They noticed that there was lots of repetition and symmetry. First of all, they had to use their symmetry spotting skills to complete a pattern and then they designed their own. They were done in ink, watercolours and then collage. I think they're gorgeous...but are they perfectly symmetrical?!
In the first half term, Class 11 were challenged to improve their behaviour. For each session they stayed in green for, they earned 5 House Points, meaning they could earn up to 25 House Points per day for good behaviour. Each member of the class was in charge of calculating their House Point total and adding them to our chart each day. They had a target of 750 House Points out of a possible 825. I'm please to say that each and every member of the class met this target, earning them a reward of their choice. They chose to compete in their very own Junior Bake Off! As you can tell from the captions above, this was a great chance to use our maths skills. We all agreed that baking is the best way to practise maths!
Year 3 and 4 went on a walk around the local area to measure and record sound levels in different places.
They recorded the data in charts then, back in school, drew a bar graph and discussed their findings.