Team SG has been participating in more group activities to strengthen our capacity for healthy competition and self-confidence as part of last term's PE unit on teamwork and leadership and our current study of conflict revolution in PSHE. We used our Unifix cubes today in a group building competition. The children were assigned three tasks: build a robot, an octopus, and a dinosaur.
In PSHE today we focused on conflict resolution. We considered the difference between small and big arguments, taking time to discuss various arguments we may have had in our lives already and the steps we took to overcome them. We agreed as a class that if we had a problem at home or school, we might:
After this, we spoke about all the things we look for in a friend and why we think these qualities are so important.
We have been reading various stories from the Torah in RE. Today we looked at the Creation story and why it is important in both Christianity and Judaism. We discussed why the story is significant in both religions and produced our own class story board using freezeframes!
In Art children in SG spent the first half term creating their very own clay pots. They spent a lot of time researching pottery designs from the Stone Age to the Roman Era before they started creating them. They then planned how they would safely and effectively carry out their designs. The finished pots are extremely stunning, and their hard work has certainly paid off. They are now working really hard on their Roman inspired mosaic artwork. I cannot wait to see the final pieces!
RE - We have thoroughly enjoyed our learning about Christianity and Judaism. We have been learning about special books and why the Torah is sacred to the Jewish faith. We have been learning about how to treat this special book with respect. We have also been comparing elements of Judaism with Christianity.
Music - We have been working hard to practise our improvisation work. We have been learning how to keep time and tap the beat. We have been listening to and singing our current focus piece 'Music is in My Soul'.
This week we have been planning our own investigation linked to our science learning about light and shadows. We have also been working on this half term’s science enquiry PATTERN SEEKING.
The children worked in groups to generate an investigation question linked to shadows and how they are formed. We decided on the equipment we would use. We also chose appropriate methods to measure the shadows, which involved drawing around the shadows and measuring them. We collected our measurements and looked for patterns to help us draw conclusions.
In history this week we have been finding out about the work of archaeologists and how we know about life in the past. We had opportunity to dig for evidence and artefacts. Once we had uncovered a range of sources and artefacts, we had chance to discuss them. We used our detective skills to try and decide what each object could tell us about life in the past.
Team SG has had an incredible six weeks, and I'm so impressed with the team's enthusiasm and resilience! Team SG has been hard at work since the beginning of September, getting to know their surroundings and pushing themselves to do their absolute best. Every single member of SG has been a credit to Park Street.
We have been working hard in Maths to improve our understanding of place value, adding numbers efficiently, number bonds to 10, and exploring the composition of 100. We used practical tools like Base 10 and place value counters to understand how numbers are represented and how this may aid us in our calculations.
SG has also worked extremely hard in literacy to create some wonderful biographies of Roald Dahl, our brilliant class author, to share with visitors at our school. Now, the class is hard at work creating imaginative stories based on the same structure as 'The Enormous Crocodile' and their very own villains. I cannot wait to see what wonderful stories they all come up with! Next week, we'll look at similes and how we can use them to enhance our stories.
We have also jumped right into our new History topic, The Stone Age. We began by learning about chronology and how significant historical periods are portrayed on a timeline. We have also conducted our own artifact dig and explored the challenges of being an archaeologist as well as what different objects can tell us about life in the past.
This term's science topic is light. We started by exploring what light is and why we need it to see. We then undertook a collaborative investigation to establish the direction of light travel. As part of our enquiry focus on pattern-seeking, we will examine shadows the next week to determine if there are noticeable trends in the shape and size of shadows.
Keep it up Team SG!
In literacy we have been working hard to complete our biography writing. These have been based on the life of our Class author Roald Dahl. We have been looking at chronological order using key features such as sub-headings and writing in paragraphs.
In maths We have been securing our number bonds. Working hard to learn our 3 x tables. we have been developing further our place value knowledge and addition skills. We have been using the vocabulary addend whole and equation.
Our History Learning the When and the Where
We have started a new topic on the Stone Age. We used our GEOGRAPHY knowledge to locate the region of the world we will be studying in our learning. We will be focusing on life in the Stone Age in the UK. We have been trying to use our key historical knowledge to establish when the Stone Age was and to introduce some key introductory knowledge. We have talked about things we have learnt before in history and looked at where they would come on our class timeline.
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