On our first week back to school we became scientific wizards and witches. It was so much fun!
We experimented with slime, had quidditch and frog jumping races and tested out the best materials for a wizards hat.
Educational Visit to Mount Pleasant Mill
To begin our topic "What's for lunch?" we visited a local windmill. It was a lovely day and everyone had a great time. We had a tour of the mill and was able to walk up it's steep steps. We had some time to sketch the mill and sampled some flapjack that was made with the flour from the mill.
On our return we have done some fantastic work based around our visit and this will be displayed around the classroom for everyone to see.
To continue with our food topic we had a food tasting afternoon where we got to try all sorts of different fruits. We worked in partners and were blindfolded to taste! It was so much fun and we came up with some fantastic descriptive words which we are going to change into a piece of writing. We tasted papaya, passion fruit, kiwi fruit, figs and pomegranate. Some of us had never tried these fruits before and have now found new favourites! We also drew some of the fruits in our sketch books. We will be turning these drawings into a textile project throughout the term.
To continue our topic ‘What’s for lunch?’ we looked at the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his painting of Ventumnus the roman god of seasons. We then made our own versions of the painting using different vegetables. We created some fantastic pictures and it was also lots of fun.
As part of a team building exercise Class Three also took part in their own talent show. We had lots of acts including singing, gymnastics, dancing and a very funny puppet show! We had judges who scored each act and a very enthusiastic audience who cheered a lot. Miss Ablett was very proud of all the contestants and of the audience for showing so much support and encouragement. It was a super show.
We were very lucky to have the year six guinea pigs come to stay with us in class three! We loved having them and hope they come again.
In our writing we have been concentrating on our descriptive writing skills. For this activity we tasted popping candy and then described it. We thought it was like fireworks in your mouth! Some people had never tried popping candy before which was very exciting. It really helped us to think of creative and imaginative descriptive words.
In Maths we have continued to look at measuring. To explore measuring capacity we worked in teams to squeeze oranges and then record how much juice we could collect. It was a bit messy but great fun, and we really developed our understanding of measuring a liquid.
Our second guinea pig visitors were Rudy’s pet guinea pigs, Reggie and Ronnie. We loved having them in our class for the day, they are such characters. Thank you Rudy and Rudy’s mum for bringing them in. They are welcome back any time.