We had a fantastic time at Winchester Science Centre on Friday. We enjoyed a show in the planetarium, before learning about rockets and making our own, real fire-powered models. After lunch we explored both levels of the museum, learning about a range of different scientific topics. Here are some of the photos from the day:
Thank you to Miss Griffiths for organising the trip.
Dear parents and carers,
In our English lessons this week we have been using the book Wabi Sabi to explore some aspects of Japanese culture, including the special type of poetry called haiku. The children have explored what wabi sabi means through the book, and have been thinking about things which are ordinary and special at the same time. They are also in the middle of writing their own haikus, which we will be finishing next week.
In maths this week the children have been learning about temperature. We have used thermometers to measure the temperature in different places around the classroom, and worked hard on reading the scales. Next week we will be looking at some different mathematical investigations, including doubling and halving, and pattern-building.
On Friday we really enjoyed our trip to the Winchester Science Centre with year 5. See the separate post for photos of our amazing day.
Three things to ask your child this week:
On Monday 1st July, we played Danish Longball, It went on until 5pm. We were playing against Cumnor, they were very fast. The aim of the games is to score the most points. It was really fun. Me, Noah, Archie, Alfie, Ollie, TJ, William and Sasa went.
We would also like to say thank you to the staff who helped the team at this event.
Written by Olivia.
We had a lovely time at the year 3/4 tennis festival yesterday at the White Horse Leisure Centre. The children enjoyed learning some new skills and playing some small games against anther school. Thanks so much to Joan for helping to transport the children.
As part of our transition work, Foundation Stage and Year One buddied up and spent some time in the Year 1 class together. We had a lovely time showing our buddies around the classroom, playing, sharing and having fun together.
We began our new unit of work in English by becoming pirates! Mrs Smith led a drama session exploring life on board a pirate ship. Take a look at the photos and videos from our session.
This week in Science we made straw rockets and then investigated how we could get our rockets to fly further. Across the class we investigated lots of different variable including how the number of fins, size of fins, shape of fins and the positions of the fins affect how far a straw rocket travels.
Last week Thames Class kicked off the Enterprise Project by developing our ability to work in a team. Each time was given some newspaper and where challenged to build the tallest possible tower using newspaper only.