It all got a little messy in the classroom this afternoon as we sent some crackers and bananas down our own version of the digestive system ;)
Today, in science, the children started to learn about the different parts of the digestive system. First, they labelled where they thought the main parts were and then discovered where they actually were! They then began to investigate what each of the digestive parts actually do. They found out some very interesting facts.
This afternoon we spent some time looking at each other's maths homework. Thankyou so much to parents for supporting your children with their homework this week, it was so lovely to see what they have understood from their maths lessons so far this year, presented in such a wide variety of interesting and colourful ways. We had posters and powerpoint presentations to look at and the children made such a good audience as individuals presented their work to the class.
The class started their new art topic this week by creating an original surface to work on; they were given different types of materials which they could attach together, making a surface with various different textures. Once they had dried, the children were then asked to paint their piece. They used a colour wheel to help them find colours that complimented each other and also thought about how they were going to make different colours that they wanted to use, as they were only given red, yellow and blue to start off with!
Photos to follow.
Today, we worked a little more on looking at the
Unfortunately the children came back to class this afternoon to find the classroom in a mess, with books knocked off the bookshelves, wool in a mess on the floor and chairs tipped over.
There were some lovely children who offered to tidy it up, but before we did that we decided to do a little bit of literacy on it! The class collected information using the 5Ws to find out: what happened; who might have done it; where it happened; when it happened and why it might have happened. They acted as reporters interviewing Mrs Ross to find out.
A very warm welcome from myself and Mrs Bateman, to all the children, in Simmonds class, and their parents and families.
We have had a very busy start to the new school year.
In science, this week, we began our topic on Teeth and Eating. We started to find out about the different names of the teeth we have and what the purpose of our teeth are. It was very interesting watching the children try to eat a piece of bread without using their teeth!
In maths, we have been working on numbers and over the past couple of days the children have been learning about negative numbers. By the end of the lesson on Thursday, they were all able to spot the mistakes a child had made when drawing a number line, most quickly noticing that the 0 was missing.
We spent quite a lot of time outside this morning, first we went swimming and then we went on to the playground to practice working out perimeters.
Thank you so much to Year 2 and Miss Thurlow for letting us share the books we had made in DT with them. Our task was to create a book that was suitable for KS1 children and from the responses each of the groups got it looked like they had certainly completed their task! There were some very honest opinions which we really appreciated as it helped us during the evaluation of our books to decide what we had done well and also what we could improve on.
Mrs Hayter, Mrs Bateman and the hard working children of Simmonds