During PE this week, we were focusing on Rugby. We were looking at moving around the court, Maneuvering through the cones to get the points, we then used the rugby ball placing in down when the whistle went. Allowing someone else to come along and grab the rugby and earn points.
We were looking at moving with control with a ball in our hands using the correct handling position, control in a variety of directions with the ball our hands, using the correct handling position, speed, movement, and precision.
We really enjoyed learning new skills linked to rugby.
This week in Team JD are looking at composing (making) and decomposing (picking apart) 4-digit numbers. Today, we have worked hard to understand the value of each digit using concrete manipulatives (number counters).
Team JD thoroughly enjoyed the physical aspect of the learning and working together in pairs, to solve subtraction problems related to the 4-digit numbers.
Fantastic work, Team JD!
During computing this week, we learnt about the internet and how reliable information is. We did a team exercise where we shared true and false facts with each other in class. We then, shared the same information again with other children in class. Demonstrating that information can be shared quickly, not knowing where the true source of the information came from. The information can be true or false and is not always proven.
demonstrating that sharing or reading information online is always accurate.
During literacy we learnt about kenning poems. First we learnt the key features of a kenning poem. We then, had to explain what a kenning poem was. We practiced creating our own simple kenning poetry. Finally we delivered our poem to the full class. We then, had to guess what we wrote our poem about.
Have a look at some of our examples.
What am I?
Our learning objective during our science experiment was to understand how shadows change when a light source is closer and further away. A shadow can change size depending on the distance the object casting it is from the light source. Shadows can also be elongated or shortened depending on the angle of the light source.
The children had to decide which equipment would be best to use for the experiment and write down their prediction of what they thought would happen to the shadow when the item moved closer paper.
They then, had chance to work in groups to find out the results, writing down the size of the shadow at ten centimetre increments.
Soon after, we discussed in groups our findings and then wrote out method and conclusion.
We loved it in the dark using the torches, we found the experiment so interesting.
We are very fortunate to have Mr Kelly come into school every week to teach us how to play the ukulele. We have learnt how to hold the ukulele, tilting it upwards and holding it against our chest. Understanding the different strings and chords used to make sounds. We have learnt lots of amazing short songs and melodies each week.
The ukuleles going home very Monday at the end of the day, and should be brought back in the following Monday. Ask your child to play you 'London Bridge is falling down'. Let us know they get on, they could even play it for the all class during 'show and tell'.
We certainly had a creative day in Team JD! We had to research souvenirs people buy from the seaside, look at the packaging they came in. We did this to help inform us and identify the appropriate packaging for each souvenir. We then evaluated which one matched our criteria, which tools we would need that fit the purpose of our design. Finally, we created our own souvenir box using coloured card we had chosen. We are rather proud of our designs! What do you think?
The children certainly enjoyed our no pen or pencil day. We had lots of fun learning. We had some group activities playing maths monopoly, we did TT rock stars, TT rockstars rock around the clock and research for our geography topic. We had a full day engaging in oracy and listening to each other, it was wonderful to see.
We were so lucky in team JD to have the Imam visit us in class this week, mashallah!
We learnt so many amazing facts about the religion Islam, Those who follow the Islamic faith are called Muslims, and there are around 1.9 billion Muslims in the world today. This makes Islam one of the world's largest religions, the second-largest religion after Christianity. Muslims only believe in one God, Allah, The Qur’an is the holy book of Islam. It contains 114 chapters, which are called surahs, Muslims pray 5 times a day, at dawn (Fajr), midday (Dhuhur), late afternoon (Asr), after sunset (Maghrib) and between sunset and midnight (Isha) and much much more!
The children were engaged and loved learning about all aspects of the religion. They children then got chance to look at the pray mats, what they had to wear to pray. They even got chance to demonstrate it to the whole class.
A big thank you to Mr Holmes and Mrs Chavan for orgnasing the visit.
During this half term in PE we have covered a range of different activities. Such as, basketball, football and balance.
We have also focused on team work and leadership. We had four groups and each group had a different obstacle course. One team member was blind folded and the other partner in the team had to guide them through the obstacle course using only their instructions. The children stayed focused and were attuned to only using their sense of hearing. Whilst the leader soon figured out that their instructions needed to be short and clear. The children had so much fun and the adults in Team JD were in awe of how well the children worked together. We have future leaders in Team Park Street!
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