We had a fantastic day, thank you to all the parent helpers , Mrs Johanson for organising it and Rosie for a great workshop on underwater creatures and their habitats.
Another busy week, without Mrs Chapman for the first 3 days!
On Monday everyone should have been given their new ‘prefix’ spellings. We have also spent all week looking at Time in maths. Homework is to be handed in on the 27th June.
In science we have been focusing on Teeth … we looked at ‘baby’ and adult human teeth. We know the different types of teeth we have and the different jobs they do. We also looked at different animals teeth and how their teeth link to the type of food they eat – herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.
On Thursday we made model teeth…
Definately some potential dentitions!
As promised here are the pictures of our Digestive System models.
Have a lovely extended weekend and we will see you on Thursday, ready for Legoland on Friday!
Everyone has really enjoyed our first science lesson this term. Our following Art lesson started with a practical demonstration of the digestive system.
Here are the pictures, please ask us to explain what is happening in each one…
We have this model in class to help us…
We did show a couple of our finished collages in school meeting but we will put them all on here when they are completed.
We had a wonderful day yesterday, here are some of our descriptions of the walk…
Have a wonderful holiday everyone.
Please note there was no English or Maths holiday homework set but please keep reading, using Mathletics and Timestables Rock Stars. There will be a spelling lesson on the first Monday back so please have a look at those and bring you books in on Monday.
Yesterday ‘Music for Schools’ came to Woodborough to tell the Key Stage 2 children about the opportunities they have to learn new brass and woodwind instruments. As always the Music Man was very entertaining and the children are now very enthusiastic to try something new; so if they have brought a letter home please come along to see for yourselves tomorrow evening.
The excitement continued back in class when we made chocolate crispy cakes as our final experiment in our science topic- States of Matter.
We were on the radio yesterday! If you missed us you can listen again, and it’s definitely worth a listen. Well done everyone, especially Magnus and Zara.
James Thomas show on the schools slot at about 3:30pm (1:33 minutes in)
It’s only Wednesday and we’ve already done so much this week…
On Monday afternoon we repeated our ice cube experiment because we were surprised by the results last week. We measured the temperature in the classroom, in the cupboard, in our hands and outside. We then made predictions- we said that the ice cube outside would be the last to melt, as that was the coldest place. Last week this didn’t happen; in fact when we checked outside, as soon as the classroom one had melted, there was no sign of any ice in the pot. We thought it might be because it was very light and sunny outside. So, to check we did the same experiment on Monday as it wasn’t sunny; in fact it was dull, colder and windy. Guess what … the same thing happened! We have been thinking about why this might be. At the same time we looked at the evaporation and condensing of water.
Condensing or precipitation
We made it rain in the jars.
The water evaporated much quicker outside, although the 50ml of water in each of the different containers hadn’t noticeably changed.
Finally we are trying to show transpiration from plants but this is proving very tricky. We will keep you informed.
Our work on Discussion Texts is progressing well and we are very nearly ready for our Hot Task.
On Tuesday Emily from the dogs trust came to school and led a maths based workshop, investigating the cost of keeping a dog.
This afternoon we had our forth dance lesson and had a go at Jazz. It had several similarities to the Charleston but was a little more challenging…
Also here are pictures of Molly and Nicholas’ crystal flower and Zara’s beautiful Fairy door (KS2 school meeting).
Week 2 and 3 of term 5 have flown by…
We have started looking at Sikhism and our big question is “How do Sikhs show commitment to God?” We know Sikhs believe in one god and the importance of sharing and treating everyone as equals. They wear the ‘five K’s’. This week we have thought about the meaning of commitment, we had a debate on vegetarianism and had to argue our case with commitment. This was great fun but also very interesting.
This debate also linked with our English genre of discussion text. We completed our cold tasks last week and this week we completed our text maps of our exemplar text, held another debate on mobile phones in school and looked at the use of sequencing conjunctions and logical conjunctions and how to use them in discursive texts.In our Computing lessons we have been using Scratch to draw Crystal Flowers, using repeat algorithms and nested repeat instructions. We can draw beautiful geometric patterns.
In science and art we have been looking at the water cycle and made a collage of the natural water cycle and then we wrote our own labels explaining the process.
It is a KS2 meeting tomorrow and we will be showing our water cycle then. We have also been preparing for a visit from James Thomas from BBC Wiltshire teatime show, so listen out for news from Woodborough School.
We sang our Spanish counting song and then Zara and Magnus told James all about it. Listen in next week to hear what they said.
Please note that I have not set English homework today (Friday) but it will be sent home Monday.
Welcome back everyone. We have had a very busy first week:
– investigating states of matter in our new science topic
– reading and writing Spring poems
– using co-ordinates in maths and practising problem solving, putting into practice all the methods we have used this year. Homework consolidates this.
– clubs have started and we are dancing and playing cricket in PE, please can we all have water bottles this term.
Our English homework this week is to write another Spring poem and as promised here are some examples of the styles we have looked at
(These are photos of the slides we have looked at in class. Please search online for lots more information )
Your poems do not have to be from the above samples, you can write your own poem in the traditional style.
We had a lovely day for walking to church for our Easter Service.
We also had a quick assembly, where Skye was awarded 3 certificates which she missed in the last KS2 school meeting and then many of Lime Class were awarded 100% attendance certificates-well done everyone 😀👍
We then then had to say goodbye to Sam 😟 Good Luck in your new school Sam. we will miss you!
Earlier in the week we had our Yr3 & 4, house handball competition, which was great fun.
We also made Easter Cards with Mrs Crichard
and completed our topics with presentations of our topic homework. They were fantastic, thank you. I really enjoyed reading them all.
It was also our last judo lessons and Katelyn and Sam won the Gold medals this year. Congratulations both of you!
Finally here are some examples of our Descriptive Writing Hot Tasks…
Have a lovely, well earned Easter Holiday everyone 🐰🐣