Kites- we had a really fun day making our own kites. We had to design the kite first, then make it ensuring that it was strong enough to fly. We then flew our kites and evaluated them .
PE- in PE we have been learning different types of dance. Here is our first attempt at Greek dancing
World Book Day- here we are dressed as our favourite book character
Book Week- during book week we themed our work on books about ducks. We read Super Duck by Jez Alborough. Then we wrote our own Super Duck books using the techniques that Jez Alborough uses we illustrated and published our books- here we are showing the page that we are most proud of.
The Roald Dahl Museum- we had a fantastic time at the Roald Dahl Museum where we found out about his childhood, his early life and his inspiration for his books. We also took part in a workshop about creating our own characters based on the methods that Roald Dahl used when he created his characters (we got to dress up as the characters too!)
Big Bird Watch- on the big bird watch day we went outside to see which birds we could see. In total we saw 23 birds, the most exciting was the 3 Red Kites that were flying around. We then created shape poems about birds.
Cooking and Nutrition day- For cooking and nutrition day we learned about reading food labels, salt content and sugar content. We were very surprised about the amount of sugar that we should eat in a day and how much sugar is actually in different foods. We compared 2 breakfast bars: one had natural sugars and the other had added sugar. We got to share our new knowledge with Reception.
In English, we have been reading :"I'll take you to Mrs Cole!" By Michael Foreman
We have written our own setting description about the dark and dismal dungeon which was inspired by the dungeon setting in "I'll take you to Mrs Cole!"
In Maths this week, we have been learning about fractions. We have been adding fractions together which equal one whole and adding/subtracting fractions with the same denominator.
Volcano Day- We had a really fun (and messy!) day making our own 3D volcanoes, experiencing a camp fire and creating art work inspired by volcanic eruptions.
French- our new topic is Les Animaux
Christmas Traditions- we have been learning about different Christmas traditions. We found out that lots of Christmas traditions started in the Victorian Times.
Our Kite Designs- in D&T we are designing our own kites. We enjoyed learning about the different parts of the kites, different shapes and designing our own.
The Victorians- we put the key events of the Victorian era into chronological order.
Outdoor Learning- During outdoor Maths this week, we were creating our own pictures. We had to try and make them symmetrical.
Our instructions on "How to trap a Dragon".
Children In Need- for Children In Need we made Rocky Road cakes with Year 4.
Skipping Workshop- we had a lot of fun learning to skip. We also got to have a go at skipping with a partner, we had to be perseverant and helpful!
Take One Country- we have had a fantastic time learning all about the country China. We created fact files as well as designing and making trinket boxes.
Change 4 Life sports festival- we did a range of different activities including: basketball skills, throwing, catching and archery
Buddy Reading with Year 1
We are reading "War and Peas" by Michael Foreman. We created our own imaginary worlds inspired by the Greedy King's country in the story.
Our Cupcake Poems inspired by Michael Rosen's "Chocolate Cake" poem
Growth Mindset- For Growth Mindset day we were learning about our brains. When you try hard to learn something new, connections grow from neurons and attach to other neurons. Then your brain can send messages faster, making part of your brain bigger and stronger. Making mistakes really helps you learn, because your brain keeps trying new things and stretching until you figure out the answer to your problem.You are shaping a more elastic brain when you learn new things that build on what you already know.
We learned about our own neurons in our brain. We thought about our "Strong, Nearly and Not Yet" Neurons.
Our Science topic is Rocks and Soils- we have been learning about the different types of rocks and we even made our own using chocolate!
English- In English we have been reading "The Day I swapped my Dad for Two Goldfish". We described an illustration from the book.
Year 6 were teaching us all about Light, which is their Science topic- we enjoyed learning lots from them and found it very interesting!
Maths- In Maths we have been learning about place value.
Our Learning Journey last year...
Our Enterprise- Ice-Ice Creamy
Our biscuit Stonehenge- we had so much fun creating our own Stonehenge!
Sports Week- here are some pictures of us during Sports Week.
Stone Age Workshop- we had a lovely trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum where we took part in workshop based on life in the Stone Age. We got to make paint, build shelters, learn about hunting, create our own jewellery out of grass and make our own fires.
The chicks really enjoyed having a run around in the hall!
Chicken Fortnight- we have had so much fun during chicken Fortnight. Here is a selection of activities we have done.
Water Safety posters
Outdoor Science Day- we looked at flight, we learned about the forces that effect objects during flight. We also made our own kites from recycled materials and got a chance to fly them.
Visit to the Water Gardens- as part of our Science and Topic for this term, we went to the Water Gardens to look at all the different plants that grow there.
Music- in music we have been learning different playground songs.
Yorkshire Bank Workshop- We had a workshop run by Yorkshire Bank, we learned about the difference between need and want as well as how we need to budget in order to get what we want.
Rainforests- our new topic is Rainforests. We had to choose an animal who lives in the Rainforest and create a factual poster about them.
Our Chicken Cake Sale- thank you so much to everyone who supported us and bought our cakes, we hope you enjoyed them. We raised a huge £116!
Making Pretzels- delicious yet a little bit messy!
Our performance with Year 4: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
In RE we made our own prayer bookmarks.
Science Week- for science week, we took part in a national competition where we had to make a 3D model of a bird using square pieces of paper. We then had to decide the bird's habitat and what it ate.
World Book Day- here we are dressed as our favourite character from a book.
World Book Day- On World Book day we completed lots of activities including designing and decorating World Book Day themed biscuits. We really enjoyed decorating (and eating!) them.
During Book Week, we visited Hemel Hempstead Library. We had a great time learning about all the different things that the library offers.
Hazard Alley- on Tuesday 26th February we went with Year 4 to Hazard Alley.
Tag Rugby- we have really enjoyed our tag rugby sessions with Hemel Stags and have worked hard to learn lots of different rugby skills.
E-Safety Week: We created our own Cyber Superheroes to keep us safe online.
National Storytelling Week- We looked at the story Rosie's Walk, we completed a story map, character description and wrote our own version.
In Science we have been learning about the bones in a human body. We drew around ourselves and labelled our own skeletons.
Volcano Day- We had a special day on Thursday 17th January. We made 3D volcanoes, made and lit a fire and completed explosion art!
We have just started our new topic about Volcanoes. We reviewed our knowledge using what we know, we think and we wonder. We also learned about the different parts of a volcano.
Decorating our gingerbread biscuits
How to catch a Dragon- in English we have been writing instructions on how to catch a dragon.
Maths- In Maths this week we have been looking at addition, we used either partitioning or column addition to add 2 and 3 digit numbers.
Our William Morris artwork
Children In Need- Making Flap jacks for our Children In Need Bake Sale
Our trip to the Victorian Museum
Science- we have been learning about Rocks, we made fossils and used the imprint of a spider or scorpion.
Music- we wrote an animal story and then composed our own music to go with it.
English- Our War and Peas display.
Our imaginary world descriptions based on War and Peas.
We are reading War and Peas- we wrote about meeting the Fat King for the first time.
Year 3 Sports Festival at Laureate Academy- We had a fantastic morning taking part in a range of sports, we came 2nd overall and won a silver medal!
RE- We have been learning about the Jewish festival of Passover, these posters show the Seder plate.
Buddy Reading with Year 6
Roald Dahl Week- We looked at the book, Fantastic Mr Fox. We acted out chapters from the book with Year 4.
Maths- we have been learning about place value of 4 digit numbers. We collected different items from outdoors to represent the different values. Can you work out the numbers?