Outdoor Woodland ‘Wonderful’ Learning!

Class 7 had a wonderful experience learning in the woodland area this week. Mrs. Graham taught some of us how to use tools (with sharp blades) safely to make an instrument. We created concoctions in the ‘mud’ kitchen, built dens, climbed trees, used a rope swing, made natural art and generally had much fun learning outside. Luckily for us, the weather was very springlike, which enhanced our experience. Thank you Mrs. Graham!

Egyptian Amulets

Following our visit to Leeds Museum last week, we painted the Amulets we made (good luck charms that were placed in burial chambers/tombs) to make them look like the Ancient Egyptian ones we saw.
In literacy, we have been looking at how to persuade, so parents beware – your children might have learn some phrases that will get you wrapped around their fingers!

Fun at Leeds City Museum!

Class 7 took their learning to Leeds this week, with a fascinating experience of looking around a city museum, followed by a tailored workshop to enhance our learning about the ancient Egyptians. We learnt lots, and had fun in the process!

Aiming High In The Woods!

On Friday afternoon, Class 7 enjoyed outdoor learning activities in the woods. We worked on team building, climbing, digging, building shelters and mud painting! This was all part of our reward for earning 1000 Dojo points! We have already started earning more points towards our next reward, but will it be…

Silly Sock Day; Class Disco; Big, Long, Comfy Read; Bubblethon; Baking, or another afternoon in the woods? WheelDecide will choose for us!

Class 7 have been building up to a whole class reward since we returned to school after Christmas…

 This week, we reached our target of 1000 Dojo points!! We earn these reward points by working hard, being helpful, behaving well and supporting each other in learning. As we reached our target, we spun our wheel of treat choices and it landed on an afternoon in the woods!
We are planning to take our learning into the woods next Friday afternoon, so please be equipped with wellies/boots or old trainers, old, warm clothes and waterproof coats that day!

Mad about Maths!

Class 7 have continued exploring multiplication and division this week, by making arrays, solving problems, explaining their reasoning and playing games, We are really enjoying our maths lessons!
In music, we have been learning to play the glockenspiel. There are some great free apps available to support your child’s musical learning at home! Try these out for starters: On Apple – Go, Go, Xylo; Xylophone Simon and Piano Infinity; On Android try ‘Xylophone’ or ‘Xylophone & Glockenspiel Free’.
The story of ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes has been the inspiration for our literacy work on diary entries. We can’t wait to find out what happens next in the story!

In maths  this week…

…we have been focus in on improving our skills in multiplication and division, using arrays. We played a game, in which we had to work as teams to fill a 12 X 12 grid with arrays. If we rolled 3 X 4, we had to draw an array of 3 lines of 4 squares, and record the calculation ( 3 X 4 = 12). To make it more challenging, if we rolled a 1, we had to multiply by 8 instead (multiplying by 1 is too easy!), so if we rolled 6 X 1, we had to calculate 6 X 8 instead! Drawing an array of 6 lines of 8 squares could help us calculate this if we weren’t quick with our 6 or 8 times tables! The winning (Robert and Luke) managed to completely fill their grid, with no spaces left over.
Next, we will try this using 0-9 dice!

Gods and Musicians! 

In class 7 this week, we have all been learning to play the glockenspiel! We can read the music to play simple tunes in rhythm. In literacy and creative curriculum lessons, we have discovered and written reports about the Ancient Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. Can you name theses two Egyptian gods?
We have been using addition and subtraction to solve problems, and next week, will have a real ‘push’ at learning the multiplication and division facts, and using them to calculate and work out ‘real life’ problems (eg. If there are 3 children and 18 strawberries, how many will the children get each if they share them equally?)