Palm Class – A Musical Journey.
Palm Class have been working hard this term learning all about different types of music from opera to body percussion. They have been thinking about different instruments and how alternative pieces types of music make them feel.
Today they finished journaling all their work and worked hard to create their own journey through their SOLE book to showcase their learning.
Palm Class took part in a ‘guess the sound quiz’ where they had to write down what they thought each sound they heard was.
They then had to decide whether the sounds were easy or hard to identify. It was a fun SOLE activity and got them to listen very carefully to the things around them.
We found the easiest sounds to identify were the dog barking and the bird tweeting. The hardest sound so to identify was toast popping out of the toaster.
Palm Class have spent all week learning about 3D shapes. They have learnt about cubes, cuboids, cylinders and spheres.
Today we had some fun creating cubes, cuboids and pyramids out of spaghetti and marshmellows. Palm Class made some excellent creations and we were really proud of themselves.
For one of our activities in science week Year 2 have been having discussions about the odd ones out!
They had to look at the 3 images and discuss as many similarities and differences as they could. They thought about:
- what they do
- where they might be found
Then, as a class we decided which one is the odd one out and why. The class thought about justifying all of their answers … there was no wrong answer! Palm class then had a go at creating their own.
For their final home-schooling SOLE project Year 2 had to make a rubber band guitar from recycled packaging and elastic bands. Old cereal boxes, yoghurt pots, plastic ice cream tubs and tin cans all made interesting instruments.
The children had to choose recycled materials independently, considering which they think would make an effective sound when the rubber bands were plucked.
This was their task:
- Choose materials
- Think about how the sounds were made
- Write their predication
- Draw a design of the guitar
- Make the guitar
- Play it and experiment with different sound
- Think about whether their prediction was correct?
- Decorate their guitar (paint, stickers, glitter etc)
- Have some fun with their new instrument.
Here are a few examples of what they came up with:
Year 2 have been having some fun on zoom today as it is World book Day. They listened to Miss Franks’ favourite story and they all shared their thoughts about their favourite story. Some dressed up and others re-designed book covers of their favourite books or even created their own.
They also had fun completing word-searches about Harry Potter and Roald Dahl as well as writing book reviews.
Well Done Year 2!!!
Year 2 have been investigating how the level of water in a glass bottle or jar affects the sound made when either tapping the glass with a pencil, blowing across the top of the bottle or running a wet finger around the rim.
They have been making predictions about how they think the water will effect the sound and finding out how full the bottle or jar must be to make a high-pitched sound or a low-pitched sound.
Here are some photographs of some of their experiments as well as their findings.
Here comes the Year 2 and the marching band. Left, right, left, right. Step in time to the beat: 1, 2, 3, 4; let’s make sounds, high and low. That sound is loud. That one’s quiet. What can you hear? There are sounds all around. What’s making each one? These are all questions that Year 2 have been finding out this week as part of their beat, band, boogie learning journey.
Here are a collection of photos showing the kitchen bands they have created and different sounds they have been able to create whilst out and about!
Year 2 have spent the week planning, designing and creating their own Castles, Palaces and Games to complete our Magnificent Monarchs learning journey. They were given free reign and I have to say their imagination and creativity has been inspiring.
Please have a look below at some of their creations.
Castles and Palaces:
Well done year 2 for everything you have achieved this half term, we are all really proud of you!!!
Have a lovely half term and we’ll see you in a week.
This week as part of their SOLE activities Year 2 had to pick their favourite Monarch that they have been learning about this half term and create a model of them. Their brief was to have a look and see what they had around the house and be creative. Here are some of the Magnificent Monarchs that have been made:
As part of their Literacy leanring this week Year 2 have been learning how to write a set of instructions. They are only 3 lessons in but they have already mastered how to write, memorise, recall and act a set of instructions. They have stared off with making magic hats. Here are some of their creations.
Jude has also been really busy nurturing his seeds. I have been informed his cress is doing really well.
Palm class had fun with glitter today. We did an experiment using glitter as germs to see how easily and quickly germs spread.
One person in the group had glitter on their hands. Everyone then did activities such as colouring and clapping and then we had a look to see how the glitter had spread.
We found that germs spread quickly spread between all the children, over the floor and onto what we were using. Glitter even ended up on our soap dispenser!
Great fun was had by everyone and the classroom is looking very sparkly!
Palm Class were very lucky today to have an Orienteering session this afternoon on the field. They have to work as a pair to find animals at the points located on their map. They did really well with this and all the adults were really impressed, even if their feet got a bit soggy!
As part of out PSHE learning Palm class have been thinking about who the special people in their lives are. We have spoken about why they think these people are special to them and how they influence their lives.
They have created posters about their special people, this was an activity that they really enjoyed!
Palm class have been looking at how to write Biographies. Yesterday they looked at the Biography of the famous author Roald Dahl and today they had a go at writing their own biographies on Walt Disney. Over the next few weeks we will be working hard on learning about all the features found in biographies and about Rosa Parks, the significant person that we will be studying in order to write a biography about her in a few weeks.
Today Palm class had a lovely afternoon painting woodland animals in SOLE for their Enchanted Woodland Learning Journey.
They had to use primary colours, plus black and white, and mix them to create all the colours they needed for their pictures.
We most definitely have some future artists among us!
Palm Class became woodland animals today by participating in Role Play. They paired up and labelled themselves A and B. One asked a series of questions beginning who, when, what, when, why and how and the other person answered as their chosen animal. Things became very active and it was a great show of collaboration between everyone.
Palm class have worked super hard to day writing reflections about their leanring journey ‘Wriggle and Crawl’. With the leanring journey coming to an end it was important for them to reflect upon what they have learnt and what learning values they have used during this half term. When they finished they carefully created ‘journeys of mini-beasts’ through their SOLE book.
Palm class have been working hard to edit and up-level their Big Writes – All about bees. The have been checking through their work with their purple pen to make sure that they have remembered capital letters, full stops and question marks. Then, they chose a section of their big write that they felt they could make better. They re-drafted it up-leveling their work as they went. To do this they looked at adding adjectives, conjunctions and working on their presentation.
Palm Class have been working hard learning the meaning of lots of new words in their current Mini beasts Learning Journey. In Literacy they have been challenged to use words such as nectar, pollinate, hive and Mason Bee to up-level their writing.
TO test their knowledge we all enjoyed a game of BINGO! The definition of the work was read to them and if they thought they had the word on their Bingo sheet they covered it up until they had a full house.
Great fun was had by all.
Today Palm Class started their new learning journey, Wriggle and Crawl. Our first job was to research what a mini beast was and then go on a hunt around the school to see what we could find. Palm Class were excellent detectives and found a variety of mini beasts from wasps to dragonflys and beetles to lady birds.
Today Maples had a very exciting morning! They had a chance to visit our school pond. The pond didn’t have much water in today so we had to dig deep to see what we could find. To stop us from falling in we lay on our tummies and learnt the ‘safe stance’
We found: tadpoles, froglets, worms, water snails and newts.
When it wasn’t their turn to go pond dipping we used equipment to find mini beasts! They also identified each mini beast using a leaflet.
Some even found time to have a little skip around in the sunshine!
Maples have been working really hard this week. There is a lot of excitement with the up and coming Summer Holidays so we have been listening to calming music whilst we have been working as it help us keep on track.
In maths we have been working really hard on finding the difference. All the children have been using their number lines and hundred squares to help them. They have also become really good at drawing images to help them as well.
In Literacy we have continued to work hard on our sentence structure. This week we have been looking at nouns and verbs and how we can identify them. We have also been including adjectives in our writing to make it more exciting.
We still have lots of smiling faces though!
Maples have been very in school this week.
In Literacy they have been working hard on adding conjunctions to sentences to up-level them. They have also been looking at sentences that have no spaces in them, the children have had to identify where the words start and end to make the sentence make sense – this has made them realise how important finger spaces are! We have also started looking at verbs and nouns and how to identify them in a sentence.
We have been working hard on reading this week as well, we have looked at reading comprehensions about The Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, The Gingerbread Man and The Rainforest.
Every morning the children have been practising their handwriting, they have been really concentrating on their letter formation.
In maths they have been focussing on bar models and learning our number bonds to 20. They have also been identifying the variety of number sentences that go with each bar model! Some have been rather challenging! They have been using number lines and 100 squares to help them.
Then of course we also leave time for a little bit of fun! Collecting Crickets is still a favourite pass time but this week paper aeroplanes have also been a firm favourite.
Maples have been really busy in school this week working really hard and having fun.
In maths they have been learning all about place value and drawing pictorial representations of number to help them They have also been practising counting in 2s, 5s and 10s through songs and dances.
They have also been busy making sure that in Literacy all their sentences are punctuated correctly, finger spaces are being used and they are using their neatest handwriting. Some have even been using conjunctions to joining two clauses.
We have also made sure that we have enjoyed using the field in the sunshine. They have collected lots of crickets – some of which seemed to make it back into the classroom!!!!!
Maples have been very busy in class this week.
They have been busy in SOLE leanring about the Victorians. They have been completing cutting and sticking tasks, true and false tasks as well as researching their own facts to find out the difference between schools then and now.
The children have also been working hard at learning to count in 2s, 5s and 10s using songs (and silly dances) as well as focussing on partitioning numbers into tens and ones. Today they also challenged themselves to write number sentences to match.
In Literacy we have been concentrating on Victorians as well. Today the children discussed everything they’ve learnt and created ‘Did you know’ statements. They spoke about strict teachers, the cane, and the Dunces hat!
Maple have been working really hard this week and having lots of fun.
In phonics they have been working hard on their tricky words and various different sounds. The children really enjoyed finding words in a word search with the a_e split digraph in.
Aria up-levelled her sentence using the word before and also adding in an apostrophe for it’s without any help!
In maths we have been leanring about position and direction. Today we have been focussing on learning about our left and right, we listened to some songs and did some silly dancing.
We are missing the sunshine but are making the most of the fresh air and still making sure we are having fun!
Maple class have been very busy in school this week leanring about their school day and how it differs from Victorian times.
In Literacy they wrote about their school day.
In SOLE they have been seeing what it would be like to be a child in a Victorian school. They have been practising the ‘3 R’s” – wRiting, Reading and aRithmetic. Writing on blackboards and chanting their times tables were firm favourites. Some of them even got sent to the corner when they made mistakes!
In maths they have been leanring about halves and quarters. Today we experimented out on the playground turning by a half and then by a quarter. We draw circles in chalk to help us!
We have also had fun in the classroom dancing to our favourite songs.
We have had a great first week back in school in Maple class and we are leaving today with big smiles on our faces. We are all in GREEN ZONE because it is the weekend!!
We made posters to show the different emotions of each zone, a fabulous hay den was built at break time and lunch time on the field and then we ended the day with a bit of rainbow colouring.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Our little Maples have settled back into school really well and have been working really hard as well as having fun.
They have been trying really hard with learning how to cut shapes into halves and quarters as well as how to share in quarters as well. Sometimes they have had to find the whole and other times they have to find a quarter.
They have also been leanring to use vocabulary such as less than, more than and exactly. Here is one of the questions we had a go at.
My little Maples have also been working really hard at recognising their feelings, learning about the Zones of Regulation. We have been identifying our feelings in each zone and thinking about examples of when we have been in those zones. Then we have talked about how to get ourselves back into the green zone. They have come up with some excellent examples.
As half term approaches Monkey Puzzle have given a final push producing some great work this week.
Joselyn has written a brilliant poem about Saturn, this is one of her verses.
I’ve been studying Saturn all these years
Just heard I can go, can’t believe my ears
I wonder what will arise
When I finally go up to the skies
Time to pack my bag of supplies
Into the rocket and up it flies!
Alex has been busy designing space helmets and he also produced a drawing of Neil Armstrong. I think you’ll agree his art skills are fabulous!
Frankie has been busy this week, she has written a job application to be an astronaut as well as researching a number of different astronauts. She has also produced a detailed film review about a space film. This was one of our SOLE musts.
Evelyn has produced a fantastic PowerPoint presentation about famous Astronauts. I have put a picture of just one of the slides below for you to have a look.
Thomas has created an excellent model the Solar System. He has also been busy learning new skill such as map reading.
Harry H has written a great Space story and drawn an interesting looking alien – I definitely wouldn’t want to come across him!
Thank you for producing such amazing work at home, and please thank your parents for helping you!
Make sure you have a well deserved break and enjoy half term!
Monkey Puzzle have been busy yet again. You really are showing me how creative and independent you can be. Here are a few examples of work that has been produced.
Lily has been very busy in school working hard on lots of activities. She has made a rocket to send into space – of course it was pink and sparkly. She has also has Mr Evans making friendship bracelets!
Thomas has identified formal language in his literacy work. Below is just a paragraph to show you an example.
Seb has written a great newspaper report about space – it looks very professional.
Lewis has been making notes about travelling in space to help him include inference in his writing.
Thomas has also been working hard on his computer skills and decided to present his SOLE work about Astronauts on an Excel Spreadsheet. I have included just a snapshot.
Lexie has been busy creating a rocket experiment using vinegar and Bicarbonate of Soda. She even made her dad have a go! Below are just a few examples of her experiment.
It has been lovely seeing how you are all interpreting the SOLE tasks, they all look so different. Your amazing individuality is shining through. Keep up the hard work Monkey Puzzle.
Monkey Puzzle have been doing even more fabulous work I had to blog again! You are all doing so well and I hope you are all really proud of yourselves.
Thomas has written an excellent description of his alien. I think you’ll agree they sound quite vile! Thomas assures me they are the most evil creatures ever!
Normal vermicious knids:
They are large, egg shaped and dark coloured in green, grey, and black colours. They have a colossal red eye with a large, square, black pupil like the darkest black hole. They flip their microscopic pinprick brain and their yellow liver upside-down to turn into:
Transformed vermicious knids:
They are now a green blob made of Vermes (not the delivery service Hermes, the planet further than Pluto) slime. They generate new slime by flipping their stomach as they generate new slime, the old slime at the bottom falls away as they move, like snail slime. The newest slime is the lightest in colour, as green as a pea that has been painted the brightest green that you can buy from B&Q, so they look as if they are getting darker the further you look down. The square black pupil shrinks so the red eye is even brighter than a pot of crimson paint with a dollop of vicious oil.
Alex has been busy designing a poster about life on earth.
Oscar has created a scary looking Alien.
Thomas has also been very busy creating Space Shuttles
Lottie has come up with some fantastic reasons for her balanced argument of for and against Space travel here are a few of her examples:
- We have a greater understanding of space and our planet, by travelling to space.
- It will inspire a new generation of engineers. A spaceport looks like a college campus, rather than a space centre like NASA.
- The cost of reaching space would go down.
- It will provide a new view of our planet. It could give world leaders a different view of our planet, would that influence their decisions on the environment?
- Realistically the cost of space travel is still expensive through a private company. Unless you are a millionaire, would you be able to afford it?
- It’s great that a new generation of engineers are inspired by the prospect of space travel, but if a spaceport looks like a college campus are they going to be taking the task seriously?
- It would be really great if world leaders could view the world differently. But if that involves sending them to space, who would pay for them to go?
- If a space plane is used over and over again, how safe would it be?
Joselyn has been busy creating her own rocket with her brother Freddie.
Please remember to keep the excellent work and photographs coming!
Have a lovely weekend – Enjoy the sunshine!
Monkey Puzzle have once again been very busy producing some amazing work and having a go at a variety of activities. Here are just a few examples of things they have been up to.
A must on this weeks SOLE was to use imagination and images from books and films such as Doctor Who, Star Wars, E.T, Toy Story and life on mars to design an alien creature. Here are a few examples:
Leia has produced a detailed pencil sketch
Alex designed his out ok Knex first and then drew it adding labels.
Thomas has also been very creative with his Alien creation.
Lexie has also created an imaginative Alien.
Thomas has been very busy running a 10k around his garden. He wrote a letter to family and friends asking for donations to the NHS charity. He also set up the just giving page, on his own. With the help of his parents he measured the garden and worked out he had to do 170 laps around the garden and house, up steps and down slopes. He did 57 laps on day 1, he did 67 laps with him on day 2 and he then finished it off on day 3 with 46 laps. So far he has raised around £450 for the NHS. Well done Thomas, we are very proud of you!
Lexie has attempted the PE challenge for last week, seeing how many times she can bounce a ball onto a tennis racket in 1 minute, she found this very challenging but managed 21 bounces in 60 seconds. She has also created a leaflet about the race to space between America and the Soviet Union. I think you’ll agree it is exceptionally presented.
Seb has been very busy conducting his Gravity experiment in the sunshine. He dropped many different items in his experiment, here is an example:
Don’t forget if you would like your work featured on the blog send me some photographs and continue to share your work.
Keep up the hard work Monkey Puzzle.
Monkey Puzzle have yet again been producing some amazing work. I just had to share it with you.
Seb has been busy learning about the Phases of the Moon. He has been very creative using clay and some bottle tops as stencils.
Year 5 have been busy writing poems about Space this week. here are Leia and Lyla who were brave enough to perform their poems.
Keep up the amazing work Monkey Puzzle.
Once again Monkey Puzzle have been very busy this week. I have received some excellent work. Here is just a taster.
Seb has been very busy learning about space and the moon. Here he has drawn an Astronaut and created a fact file about the moon.
Thomas has been very busy learning about Gravity. He has written down the most important facts below. He has also been leanring about the phases of the moon with the help of some Rich Tea biscuits. Thomas has also really been developing his ICT skills as well as leanring how to use vimeo.
Frankie has been very busy leanring about gravity as well. She has conducted an experiment with her sister. Below is a table of their predictions and then the actual results. Great work girls!
Frankie also did a great slide about what would happen to us humans if there was no such thing as gravity.
Oliver devised a dramatic performance where his toy giraffe became Sir Isaac Newton. Here is a screen shot from the video.
Alex has made a great start to his space poem in Literacy.
“Sometimes you are full and round
Your light shines out like a torch to the ground.
Other times you are narrow, shaped like a crescent
Like a half unwrapped birthday present”
Violet has come up with some great similes and metaphors for her poem about Pluto.
1.The light from the frozen ice ball danced on the icy water.
2.The blue planet completed its orbit like a glove to a hand.
3.I heard the groans of the planet as I stepped my foot on its surface of ice.
4.I felt my heart of steel start to soften as I left the icy planet.
5.It felt like slow motion as I made my way across the planet.
Remember to keep working hard and send me any photos for the things you get up to. I am very proud of all of your hard work and I hope you are too.
Once again Monkey Puzzle have been very busy this week creating lots of fantastic work. Here are some examples of just a few.
Oliver did his Gravity investigation writing a great prediction and hypothesis. The objects were his sister Caitlin, a cushion, my cuddly toy George and a toilet roll. Poor Caitlin! Oliver also learnt about the phases of the moon Oreo style! What a great idea! I am sure many Oreos were enjoyed in the making of this activity!
I have received lots of photos from Josh who has been busy practising his maths skills including subtraction, times tables and fractions. He also sent me an excellent piece that he did a few weeks ago when we were learning about the Egyptians.
Thomas created a great video about Size and scale – it was a really inventive way of presenting his SOLE work.
Alex has been busy doing some great Literacy work, identifying Similes and also creating some of his own in preparation for writing his Planet Poem later this week.
Leia has been busy learning about the Solar System using everything from footballs to oranges and apples to Easter Eggs (how have you still got some left?). Leia has also been learning about the phases of the moon using party rings – how yummy!
Lexie extremely busy over the past few weeks! She has made an ancient Egyptian spell to help her in the afterlife, she’s completed her ancient Egyptian myth, she made a fact file about space, a fact file about Galileo, a leaflet about the moon, she’s made her very own mnemonic poem about the planets in order of the sun, she laid out spherical objects onto the driveway to represent the different planets in order of the sun and labelled them using chalk and today she conducted her very own science experiment to investigate if weight affects the gravitational pull. She has been doing lots of other activities such as making cakes, making fruit smoothies, riding her bike and using a sewing machine.
Once again I would like to thank all of Monkey Puzzle and your parents for your help and support. Please continue to send across any photographs and carry on sharing your work.
Continue to stay safe and well and I hope to see you all soon.
I have been hearing of some great things going on at home this week from Monkey Puzzle.
- Toby has been being an excellent role model to his younger brother.
- Alfie has built a pond in his garden (photos to follow).
- Rowan has been stargazing and searching for the Starlink Satellites.
- Joe has been busy gardening and building Hill Forts in the garden.
I have also heard about some children being really helpful around the house, cooking meals from scratch, and learning new songs on their instruments. Some are even participating in yoga classes!
Keep up the excellent work Monkey Puzzle, remember to send me any photos you have of your creations.
Monkey Puzzle have been great at trying out the new maths and SPaG formation. They have been showing great resilience when things haven’t quite always gone to plan. I have received some great work from you all, here is just a snap shot of a few pieces.
Oliver got creative and made a pyramid out of toilet paper to finish off our Egyptians Learning Journey and then moved straight onto creating a Mnemonic for remembering the order of the planets .
Violet made some great Top Trump cards about the Solar System – here are my two favourite.
Leia produced some excellent work unpicking Moon Poems – here is just a snippet.
Thomas made some great Top Trump Cards. Here is the front and back view of one of them.
Remember if you would like your work to appear on the blog keep sharing it with me and keep sending me photographs of anything you make, create, bake, design or get up to at home.
Keep safe and well this week .
It has been great to see the wonderful work that has been going on at home this week. There is clearly some excellent work and activities going on. Plus a lot of you have been enjoying the sunshine, gardening and baking.
Please feel free to send across any photos you have of activities you have been up to so we can share and celebrate with everyone and for your chance to appear on the blog.
Here are just a few examples:
Ellisha has been making some Top trump cards for SOLE, this is just one of them.
Evelyn has been busy doing some research on Key Workers.
Frankie has written a paragraph for her myth. She also went back over and up levelled it pretending she had a purple pen.
Shella stepped towards the golden table, to eat her delicious breakfast, when suddenly she realised the guards had put a symbol of wealth on their table with a beetle to its right. Shella was confused though, no-one came rushing to her room or even made her breakfast so she made it herself. This was peculiar. Then suddenly, around the corner of the door, she saw two guards. Stella could not make out most sentences but she heard ‘should we tell her?‘ Obviously , this was bad news. As this peculiar day went on, a guard wanted to talk face to face. After the conversation was over Shella was in tears . No matter how many people tried comforting her it still wouldn’t stop her! The fatal news of her husband was bad enough . Shella’s husband, Clive, was going to be murdered tonight at a party . Of course Shella didn’t know even about a party because Clive kept it a ginormous secret! As the guards surrounded the palace, Shella got worried. Her darling husband was going to be murdered by his little sister because Tye was tired of waiting for the throne! She was evil since being born. She sobbed, how could his sister be so evil and ungrateful? No-one knew the answer. Little did she know Shella was one step ahead of them all. A guard came in screaming and whimpering. ‘S-she’s in t-the c-castle and disabled a-all the s-security’ her whispered in her ear ‘oh no she is closer than we think ‘ she shouted in disbelief as Tye heard all the commotion she started she sniggered to her self. ‘ WHAT WAS THAT NOISE? ‘ screeched Shella. Am I busted thought Tye? Then she thought ‘ nah they never find me’ as she stayed quietly in her hiding spot she heard every word the guards said about the defence so she had a GINORMOUS advantage!!! As everything happened in the palace Tye saw it . Then it was 8pm, when the party started, as she got ready to do her evil plan…
Seb made a great poster on what he knows about the solar system.
Joselyn was out enjoying the sunshine and made a great den in the garden with her brother.
If you would like the chance to have your photos shown on next weeks blog please make sure you send them to me. I’d love to see anything you have been up to!
Please also continue to share you work as some of that may appear too.
If you are doing your work in your book feel free to send photographs as well.
|Year 5 Home Learning – Friday 13th March
(All learning to be handed in Wednesday 25th March)
Please encourage your child to read for at least 30 minutes at least five times per week. Please record what you have read in your reading record.
|Spelling & TT Rock Stars
Please use Spellodrome and TT Rock Stars regularly.
|Home Learning Menu
Over the next 2 weeks you must complete an activity/series of activities that total at least 15 points. How you choose to do so is up to you! For example, you may just complete the fifteen-point activity or may choose to do one ten and a five-point activity; you could also choose to do three five-point activities – it is completely your choice! Have a look at the activity menu below:
Monkey Puzzle were very lucky to have a music session with a specialist his afternoon composing their own Egyptian music pieces. They had to listen to pieces of music, try and identify what instruments they could hear and then re-create those pieces in groups. It was a very fun, but loud, afternoon.
This morning Monkey Puzzle had fun testing each other on the ‘ly’ suffix that we have been focussing on this week. They played a super suffix board game which allowed them to practice the ‘ly’ words and if they made a mistake they had to write them out and miss a go. I think great fun was had by all. Fantastic collaboration skills were shown and the morning flew by…time flies when you’re having fun!
This morning Monkey Puzzle were lucky to have a Tag Rugby session with a highly skilled coach. They worked really hard on their fitness and passing skills as well as team work. Some really good skills were shown when searching for space and intercepting the ball and they were all worn out after the session.
Monkey Puzzle had a great afternoon celebrating all the learning they have done about Allotments. They celebrated with family and friends, showcasing all of their hard work.
Everyone brought in food and drink where the main ingredient could have been grown on an allotment. We had everything from Apple Crumble to Fruit Jelly and Smoothies to Carrot Cake.
I would like to thank all the parents hard work and effort that went into producing this wonderful spread.
|Year 5 Home Learning – Friday 31st January
(All learning to be handed in Friday 14th February)
Please encourage your child to read for at least 30 minutes at least five times per week. Please record what you have read in your reading record.
|Spelling & TT Rock Stars
Please use Spellodrome and TT Rock Stars regularly.
|Home Learning Menu
Your current learning journey is nearing the end. On Friday 14th February we are holding a celebration event for your parents and carers. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could have a tasting session and treat your parents/carers to foods that we have learnt about and foods that we know can be grown on an allotment? Please could you bring in food that you could have grown on your allotments that you would like everyone to have a taste of and we can create a buffet for everyone to try – what a lovely way to end the half term!
Ideas for the buffet:
· Carrot and cucumber sticks with humus
· Vegetable soup
· Vegetable casserole
· Cottage pie
· Fruit platter
· Fruit smoothies
I am sure you can think of lots more. Discuss with your friends what they are bringing as it would be great to have as much variety as possible.
Please make sure nothing contains: nuts
This morning Year 5 unlocked their imagination and dived into a world of Secret Gardens. They pushed down the heavy wooden door and discovered walled gardens, golden fruit trees and a variety of plants and flowers. Year 5 will be writing stories around what they saw and hopefully it will have set pathways in their imaginations for a spectacular, creative narrative.
This afternoon Year 5 had a visit from the local fire brigade to discuss their safety around fire. They were shown things such as what could happen if you left electrical devices on charge and how serious the consequences could be. Year 5 were also told about the importance of calling 999 in an emergency and how hoax calls can be detrimental to others who are in danger. They may be coming home tonight showing you the ‘stop, drop & roll’ and asking you to test your smoke alarms!
Monkey Puzzle were lucky enough to have a talk today from a gentleman who has vast experience in renting allotments. He spoke to the children about produce he grew, how it made him feel and also he spoke about the history of allotments as well.
Monkey Puzzle cam up with some great questions about crops and were really interested in the answers the speaker gave.
Today Monkey Puzzle had chance to prepare a vegetable soup using ingredients that can be grown in an allotment – our current learning journey.
They had the opportunity to peel, chop and taste the ingredients. they made some vegetable stock for the liquid and added mixed herbs for flavour. Miss Franks has taken the soup home and she will cook and blend it. Tomorrow the children will get a chance to taste their home made vegetable soup.