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W.C 30th November 

 

This week has been a challenging week for Beavers, they have tackled poetry! They have been thinking about gravity and freefalling and decided that they would write a poem about the feelings of being on a roller coaster. Not only did they have to think about how their bodies feel when they are on rollercoasters but they had to include all five senses in their writing.  The ideas that the children came out with were amazing and included lots of fantastic vocabulary. As they were not able to use ' I can smell...' ' I can see...' they had to think of a range of different phrases to show this such as- ' The aroma of fresh, delicious hot dogs tickled my nostrils'.

The finished pieces were amazing!

 

This week in Maths, we have continued with the topic of statistics and have focused on reading and interpreting line graphs. Beavers even had a go at working with line graphs that showed two different pieces of information and they had to compare them. 

In CLIC, we have been practising our 7x tables and have been keeping these skills progressing alongside trying to work out the related division facts. 

Why not try this -

7x5 = 35  so 35 divided by 7 =               35 divided by 5 =

 

We continued with our R.E topic of ' Incarnation' this week and had to think about the qualities of a Messiah and decide what type of Messiah the Jewish people were longing for. 

 

Overall, a lovely week in Beavers!

W.C 23th November 

 

Brilliant Beavers have been as brilliant as ever this week! 

They started back swimming on Monday which they fully enjoyed and have gained so much confidence from their first lesson! We have also been continuing our work on 'Stargazers' this week, focusing more on gravity and what astronauts wear when they go into space. We even had a look at what it's like on the International Space Station and how different life is when in space. 

In English, we started to think about gravity and how this helps us in day to day tasks. We then started to think about when we have been 'freefalling' and started to draft poems about this. The children have included lots of descriptive language so far and came up with brilliant ideas which I'm very impressed with. 

This week in Maths, we have started to think about statistics which is a difficult topic but after we worked through a few examples, the children became much more confident with. We were looking at pictograms, bar charts and tally charts. 

We also had a Maths focus on No Pens Wednesday and the children shared their fantastic times tables knowledge and worked really hard on their number and place value skills!

We finished the week with some French and we were learning words for different actions. Maybe the children could teach you some?

Overall, a great week this week. Keep up the hard work Beavers!

W.C 16th November 

 

Another week of learning all about Earth and Space in our topic 'Stargazers' has passed and this week we focused on the moon and learned all about Isaac Newton. In English, we started to read urban myths about the moon and then we started to plan and write our own myths. We found this very tricky to start with but once we got into the swing of it, we planned very good myths with brilliant imagination in them!

We also completed our Art work, recreating the surface of the moon using different sewing skills and adding glitter to the fabric. We also created the background for them which was done by flicking white, glittery paint onto black card. The finished pieces look very effective and impressive!

As part of Anti Bullying Week, our Jigsaw lesson this week was all about direct and indirect bullying. We had to read different scenarios and decide whether we thought it was direct or indirect bullying. Mrs. Webb was very impressed with our sensitivity during this lesson and also our thoughtful ideas. 

In Maths, we have finished our unit of 'Addition and Subtraction' and we have learned all about inverse operations and then moved onto multi- step problem solving. This really got our brains working hard but we impressed Miss. Harrison with our work on this unit.

 

 

W.C 9th November 

 

We have been busy in the Beavers' classroom this week! We have worked very hard in all of our lessons and have completed activities such as carving the phases of the moon into Oreo biscuits (which we enjoyed) to improving our sewing skills.

 

This week, our English work has linked to the Moon, we have read old myths from different cultures which we really enjoyed and we found this very interesting to hear stories about the Moon and how it stays in orbit of the Earth. We found out the real answer to this when we had our presentation talk from Sherwood Observatory which we listened really well to and even had the opportunities to speak to experts on space.

 

We have also started sewing this week, we were trying to re-create the surface of the moon, thinking carefully about dark spots and also trying to add details of craters and lighter parts. These are not yet finished but will look amazing when they are done and have all the detail on them. Miss Harrison and Mrs. Webb were very impressed with our perseverance skills and patience. 

 

This week in Maths, we have started to learn, and practise our 7 times tables which we are getting more confident with each day and have continued working on column subtraction with numbers up to 100,000.

We pushed ourselves even further and answered problem solving and reasoning questions involving multi- step subtractions.

Overall, a busy, fun-packed week Beavers!

Let's keep up the hard work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W.C 2nd November 

 

This week we started our new topic 'Stargazers' where we have been exploring and learning all about our Solar System and we have really got stuck in! We had LOTS of interesting questions, thoughts and ideas which were cleared up when we researched our Solar System. We found out lots about different planets which we found very interesting and how all planets are different and we had lots of interesting questions all about them.

We found out that:

  • The Sun is a star.
  • A day on Jupiter is only 9 hours and 55 minutes.
  • Saturn's rings are made of ice, water and rock.
  • Uranus & Neptune are 'ice giants'.
  • Jupiter is the largest planet.
  • Mercury is the hottest planet.

 

Later on in the week, we learned all about Galileo Galilei and how we become well known as 'the father of modern science' due to the amount of knowledge he provided about the Solar System.

 

We then created mnemonics all about words linking to our topic, such as 'satellite, asteroid, meteor, comet' and many others. We created very funny ones which made Miss. Harrison and Mrs. Webb laugh, they were very inventive!

 

Below are examples of our R.E work linking to Salvation which we represented through Art, we had to think all about how the world and how Salvation helped

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We have enjoyed our week all about topic this week and are looking forward to learning all about the Moon next!

Overall, we have had a lovely first week back Beavers! Keep up the hard work and enthusiasm towards your work.

 

  

W.C 12th October 2020

This week in Brilliant Beavers, we have been working hard to finish our topic of 'Alchemy Island' and we visited the 'Gem Well' where we were able to handle precious gemstones. We really enjoyed looking at, and handling, the precious stones. We had to think carefully about interesting vocabulary to describe these and then use them to create our very own cinquains. We came up with brilliant adjectives such as 'glimmering, dazzling, flawless' and many more.  We also researched many legendary diamonds such as the Koh-i-Noor Diamond and the Hope Diamond and found out lots of interesting facts. 

In Maths, we have been working hard on Roman Numerals and have started looking at column addition with missing numbers, we have worked very hard!

We have looked at planning our journeys back to the portals on Alchemy Island and started to think about our own 6 figure co-ordinates. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W.C 5th October 2020

Beavers have been working extremely hard this week and they have blown me away! We have been working on numbers to a million in Maths, ordering and comparing the value of each digit in the numbers. At first, we were a little unsure but our confidence soon increased and by the end of the week we were working with negative numbers and working out the difference between temperatures!

We have also been working hard on our neat draft of our non chronological reports on 'gold' and then moved on to reading a soliloquy which had very tricky language in it.

As part of our study on reversible and irreversible change, we observed what happened to Aqua Beads once they were placed into water, we were very excited to see what had happened. They had increased in mass and size quite dramatically! Now, we are trying to see if the change is revisable and our next job is to try and 'get the water out' of them. 

Overall, we have had a brilliant week and are continuing to impress Miss. Harrison and Mrs. Webb!

 

W.C 28th September

This week, our 'Quest for gold' continued as we have been planning our journey through Alchemy Island, trying to find where the gold is located. We needed to use both our Maths and Geography skills when we plotted our routes through the island, using  6 digit co-ordinates! Miss Harrison and Mrs Webb were so impressed with how we tackled the task!

We have also been researching gold and finding out all about the uses of gold, why it is valuable and lots of other interesting facts to create a non-chronological report in our English lessons. We have enjoyed learning all about gold and finding out lots of unusual, interesting facts such as- In the past, flakes of gold have been sprinkled on rich people's food. 

In our science lessons, we have been thinking about what chemical reactions are reversible and irreversible and we came up with our own ideas of these changes. We carried on impressing Miss Harrison with our Maths work as we have been working with numbers up to 100,000 and even using bar modelling to partition such big numbers. 

We also achieved our first  100% Fab Five this week! Keep up the hard work Beavers. 

 

W.C 22nd September 2020

This week we started our new topic for this half term 'Alchemy Island' which was started with a visit from the alchemist's apprentice who read a riddle to us which we had to solve to work out the starting point on our 'quest for gold'. We worked very hard on this and eventually worked out where our important mission started.  It was very exciting and all of our work will link to this topic throughout this half term. 

We have been working hard on our Computing skills, finding possible portals to Alchemy Island around school and editing them to create a sci- fi effect. We then created soundtracks in Music to add to our portal, using Garage Band, which we really enjoyed too! This week was ended with a Science experiment where we had to 'clean' water that we found on Alchemy Island, different samples were contaminated with oil, rice and salt which we had to try and separate. This all got a bit messy!

Overall, a great week in Beavers and it has been brilliant seeing everyone happy and really excited to learn about our new topic, keep up the hard work! 

W.C 15th September 2020

We have had another brilliant week here in Beavers and have continued to work hard on all that we do. We have continued our work on The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse- creating sketches of our favourite animal to then later create a clay model of this. We have to concentrate hard on our moulding skills to ensure our animals started to take shape, we are ready to paint these next week!

We have continued working hard on our PHSE and have looked at many different elements, particularly what it means to be grateful and who and what we are grateful for. We created lovely, thoughtful prayers from this that Miss. Harrison and Mrs. Webb were very impressed by.

We also started Maths this week and were working with numbers up to 10,000 which we found tricky at first but by showing perseverance, this became easier. 

We are also very happy to announce our new School Council member for our class- Charlie H and our class ambassador- Noah- Jay G

 W.C. 7th September 2020

A great start to the new school year for Beaver's Class. We have taken the changes in the school routine in our stride and are enjoying the way our class is set out. It's been fantastic to see our friends again and play out on the field. 

In lessons, we have done lots of work on our new book; 'The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse.' We looked at the different sayings in the book and thought about what it means to us. We have thought about things that make us feel happy and a safe place we can think of to make us feel grounded. In Jigsaw lessons, we have thought about coming back to school and what it means to be with friends again. As part of this work, we have written some brilliant Haikus about our friends and their attributes. 

We have enjoyed our art this week, where we have sketched self-portraits and used pastels to show the different shades of colours in our face. We have also been outside to find things of beauty and then sketched them.  We are currently using Pointalism techniques to paint them and will finish them off next week. 

Our AR reading starts next week, we can't wait to start quizzing to get our word score up reading for the Fab 5 challenges. 

Keep up the good work Beavers. 

Concentrating on our art work!

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