On Monday we started out new topics, in English this week we have been working on parenthesis, in maths we have been converting fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions with hundredths and thousandths. In the afternoon we designed out own front covers for our new topic about Brazil, we did some geography looking at England and Brazil. We researched Brazilian carnivals and made a collage of carnival masks. On Wednesday, we did some meditation. On Thursday, we had an afternoon of PE, learning how to use our forehand shot correctly. Friday afternoon we did some science, we investigated mass and weight. It was really interesting learning that mass never changes but weight does depending on gravity!
By Jack and Ashton.
Our final week of the Autumn term has been fantastic! We have done so many amazing activities. On Monday, we got to work with our Buddy class, The Gruffalos, to decorate biscuits, make baubles and snowmen. We were excellent at helping the F2 children with their activities and being good buddies.
We also went to Church this week, for a wonderful service by Reverend Kate, reminding us of what is important at Christmas.
The Beavers had a brilliant time on Wednesday, having ‘free time’ for their treat, after collecting 12 balls in our reward jar! Then in the afternoon, we all enjoyed our fabulous trip to see Jack and the Beanstalk, which made us feel really Christmassy.
We ended our week with our Christmas party, playing lots of fun games, and saying goodbye to Lily, who will be missed greatly.
See below for photos of our week.
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas break and thanks for a lovely first term!
This week in RE we have been learning about advent and promises. In English, we did our independent writing, we wrote a letter to give the reasons why we did not want Christmas to be cancelled! We spent a lot of time doing DT this week, we have all designed and made a winding mechanism for our headstock models. We have all worked hard and really enjoyed it because it is extremely fun!
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Written by Darcey and Madison S
A few days ago, we went to the Anchor Centre and did a range of activities related to Christmas and Jesus. We did Christmas experiences, such as, writing what we wanted to be when we're older. We went into a tent and looked at objects like a cross and a heart with 'peace' on it, spending the time reflecting. There was Play-Doh to make thinks that we were thankful for. Some of us made our families or Jesus. We also wrote on a whiteboard what we were sorry for, and wiped it away. This represented Jesus forgiving our sins. We wrote post-it notes, asking God for advice for the future. We also got to ask questions and write what was important to us. It was brilliant!
On Wednesday, a lady came in to do African Art with us. We put two fingers into brown paint and spread it onto cloth and created lots of different designs. We then scratching these on. We then outlined them in black, green and blue paint.
On Thursday, we had our school Christmas Fayre! It was a really magical experience!
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Written by Phoebe and Louisa
On Monday, we had some visitors come into our class to look around our school. In spelling we have been looking at silent t’s, and making sure they don’t trick us! We have been doing about conjunctions and subordinate clauses in our English lessons. We are really getting the hang of punctuating them correctly! We also got to write some fantastic setting descriptions of the Rainforest in Zootropolis! Miss Beeden was very impressed! In maths, we were adding and subtracting fractions and also converting fractions. In our topic lessons this week we learnt about the history of the steam train and we have been researching Mining in Nottinghamshire. We had a music lesson where we listened to and learned about music from the Beatles, we made some beautiful medleys. We have also planned a science investigation for finding out how fast a propeller can spin. We had an assembly on Thursday for Saint Andrew’s day and we learnt a lot about him.
By Grace and Sam
This week we met a robot called Pepper! It was really cool and Mr Kirkham told us that soon there will be driver-less cars in the next 10-15 years!
In Topic, we learnt about the Industrial Revolution and how Nottingham has changed over time, we even looked at the influence Lord Shaftesbury had!
In Maths, we've been learning about converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and vice versa, we can also simplify them now!
In English we have been using our cinema trip to write about the characters in Zootropolis. The characters we wrote about were Officer Hopps, Nick, Flash, Chief Bogo and Officer Clawhauser. We edited our work to improve it and we've used some fantastic vocabulary!
In RE we have been learning about the Muslim religion and we looked inside a Mosque.
On Wednesday night, Miss Beeden and Mrs Hornsby took some Year 5 and 6 children to an Athletics competition. We tried incredibly hard at all of the track and field races and came 4th! Each person got to compete in 4 events.
We have also had some Encyclopedias in our class! We have really enjoyed reading them every morning, and finding out lots of interesting facts!
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Written by Selina and Jay.
Every Monday some of us go swimming, this is for 10 weeks. Every two weeks we get to go to the library trolley to pick a book, we picked some really interesting books! This week in English, we did phrases and clauses, and we remembered some tips to help us identify them. In Topic lessons we designed lace dresses or hats and in Maths we did mixed numbers and fractions. Yesterday, we did some African dance and learnt lots of new moves! We also made friendship posters about our partner and learnt what we needed to do to be a good friend. Today is Children in Need, we have all donated money and have worn spots all day, we also went to the cinema to watch Zootropolis, which was really fun!
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Written by Troy and Ashden
On Monday, we began with our spelling lesson, in the lesson we learnt to spell words with a silent ‘b’, after this we used our expert tips to help us when reading our books. In the afternoon, some of us went swimming and the others had basketball lessons with a professional coach!
Tuesday we spent time learning our spellings with silent ‘b’s. We did our CLIC and Maths lesson. In the afternoon, we learnt all about Nottinghamshire in the olden days in our topic lesson. We compared the population from the 1700s and how many more houses there are now.
On Wednesday, we had a fun Maths lesson where we finished learning about rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100. We read more of our comprehension book in our English lesson and looked deeper into understanding the text.
In Thursday’s English lesson, we learnt about expanded noun phrases, how to write them and how to use them in sentences in our work. We worked on estimation in our maths lesson. In the afternoon, we thought about Remembrance Day, we read a poem and then made our own poems about the war.
On Friday, we learnt all about finding common multiples in our Maths lesson. We used our expert tips again in English! We also got to vote for our favourite class door! After lunch, we thought some more about Remembrance Day and did some PSHE.
See below for photos of our Remembrance Day Poems.
Written by Jake and Alea.
This week, the Police came to visit and we got to do lots of exciting things! We got to look in his car, talk to him, and he told us all about being a Firearms Police Officer and what he enjoyed about his job. He also showed us all of the different hats that the Firearms Officers have to wear, and we tried them on! His body armour was extremely heavy.
The Police Officer explained the different things that Armed Officers do, they have a different uniform for different things! We were able to ask him lots of exciting questions - like: what was his hardest case?; Why did you become a Police Officer?; What was your favourite case?; and many more!
Later, we went outside and got to look round his unmarked Police car. He sounded the sirens, and we all covered our ears! He showed us where the lights were and where he kept his guns (he didn't bring any with him!). He also showed us his Stingers and other equipment.
It was a brilliant day with the Police!
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Written by Alisha and Harry.
We have had a fantastic week this week in the Beavers. In Maths we have learnt all about the bus stop method and how to round large numbers easily!
In English we have looked at adverbs and fronted adverbials, we now know we need to put a comma after fronted adverbials! We made some really fun sentences.
In Topic we have been looking at mining in the local area, we went to the coal mining museum on Wednesday. We wrote a recount of our day on Thursday. Friday we wrote a diary entry and imagined we were the children going down the mines!
In Science we have been looking at Electrical Circuits - we played a fun game and made our circuits. We also did circuits in PE, but those are a different type of circuits!
We have also learnt about places of worship with Mrs Foreman and designed our own churches!
We have had an amazing week, and we're looking forward to coming back after half term!
Written by Braydan and Amy-Jo.
On Wednesday we went to the National Coal Mining Museum. We went down in a cage and all the way down into the mine. It was really dark and the cage had to be slowed down so that we wouldn't be scared! When the mine was active, the cage only took five seconds to get to the bottom, it took us two minutes!
We had a fabulous tour guide - he told us all about children working down the mine, as young as five! They had to work for ten hours a day, crawling through little tunnels. We got to crawl through some of them as well! We got to rub coal on our faces and we looked like real coal miners! Once children under ten were banned from working down the mines, they started to use Pit Horses, we got to go and meet some of them!
Later on we went to go and meet Auntie Brenda in 1972. She was moving house and she took us on a 'Spot the Difference' tour, comparing our lives and her life in 1972. She was telling us how miners walked to work and they lived as one big family, they even went on holiday together!
The trip was spectacular and really helped us with our Topic work.
Written by Lily K and Luke.
This week the Brilliant Beavers have gone on a really exciting trip to the Materials Recovery Facility. We learnt about recycling, what's supposed to go in our bins, and we even got a tour of the centre! We had to wear protective clothing (hard hats and jackets) and our headphones were connected to a microphone, so we could hear the lady speaking! There are so many things that we thought we could recycle that we can't! We all got to take a leaflet home to help us to become better at recycling!
During our Topic work we learnt about coal mining, and how it would feel in the olden days for children to carry coal on their backs for hours. We don't think we could do it!
In Maths we have been learning how to round numbers to the nearest ten and nearest hundred. We've used some excellent methods.
We've had an amazing week in the Beavers!
Written by Alfie and Gabriel
It is so fun being in a new class with our friends. In Maths we have been learning how to compare and order numbers. We even did our first Big Maths Beat That challenge. In English we have been doing the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. On 'No Pens Wednesday' the teachers dressed up as characters from the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Our teacher dressed as Mr. Beaver because we are the brilliant Beavers. We also sang some war-time songs and investigated whether Da Vinci's theories were correct. We have had a fantastic week!
Written by Maddison R and Lily M.