Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This week we have been reading the traditional tale, Goldilocks and the three bears.

We made bear masks and listened to a few versions of the story. We worked on retelling the story in our own words.
Here is Levi G's:

Goldilocks went into the woods and took a peek in the bear's house. Goldilocks slept in Baby Bear's bed and the bears came home. Goldilocks woke up and ran away. Goldilocks never came back to the bear's house.

Friday, 10 November 2017

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

We had an AWESOME week this week when we focused on the Traditional Tale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff.
It was great to see the children problem solve making bridges, re-enact the stories using different props and use this in their writing. We had speech bubbles with text, letters to the troll and really indepth retells using fantastic story language.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Germs, germs, germs!

This week we learned about germs. They are EVERYWHERE even though we can't see them.
Mrs Law used a water spray so that we could feel how far a sneeze goes (amazingly far - yuck!) and we talked about other times we get germs on our hands. We then did an experiment with glitter germs to find out how well we need to wash our hands to get rid of them.

The day the firetruck came to Linwood Avenue School

As part of our Heathy Heroes unit this term, the fire service were invited to come and talk to us about keeping ourselves safe. They talked to us about their job, the clothes and equipment they wear, what we need to do if we experience a fire and we even got to have a go of their hose! It was AWESOME! 

Spring is here!

We are so thankful for some blue skies and sunshine after the wet winter we have had. It was great to get out and explore the first signs of spring. We looked, listened, smelled and touched these, then drew them and brainstormed adjectives to describe them. Then we wrote our own 'Spring is here' poems.
Have a look here:

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Handa's Surprise

We have LOVED our art topic this term - learning about primary colours and mixing them to form new secondary colours. We have added white to make a tint or black to make a shade of our original colour.

Over the term we have produced some amazing artworks (shown on our previous blog posts) as well as stunning flowers used in a collaborative class artwork. This week has been no exception to the high standard of work created!

We read the story of Handa's Surprise - see the story here. We then looked at, smelled and tasted the fruit that featured and used this experience in our writing. Finally we chose one of the fruits to paint for our end of term Art Exhibition. We learned about the technique called 'pointillism' used by many French painters in the last century and used this when creating our fruit masterpieces.

Many thanks to all of you who were able to come and see our artwork in the hall. For those who didn't manage to see it, here are our individual artworks that we showed:

And here is our finished collaborative artwork:

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Mix it up...

Following on from our work on primary colours, we looked at which colours are created when we mix two primary colours together. We made colour wheels and found that when we mixed blue and yellow we got green, yellow and red created orange and blue and red made purple. As we have had lots of rain recently we cut the wheels into umbrella shapes and made rain pictures, using blue dye splatters to create the rain.

We then read the book, 'Mix it up!' by Hervē Tullet about secondary colours.

We loved this book and decided to make our own class versions which we now have in our reading corner. We feel very proud to be authors of real books!