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.
Over the last couple of weeks we have been working on our Great Fire of London Art. First, we used paints to create the sky. We thought carefully about how we could show the fire and used colour mixing to create the colours that we wanted for our background. We then used black card to cut out the silhouettes of the buildings. Don't they look fantastic!
Dear parents and carers,
This week has been slightly out of routine for my class, as I have been out for a few days. However, they coped very well with this change of routine and have been particularly kind and understanding.
In English the children have just about finished writing their letters to Nicola Davies. They have done a great job of explaining what they liked about Perfect, and how it made them feel. We have just moved on to starting to look at a new book, called Wabi Sabi, which fits in with our geography work about Japan. The children will be learning about haiku poetry and writing their own poems based on nature and their surroundings.
In maths the children have been working on volume and capacity, looking at what this is and how it is measured. Next week we'll be rounding this off and then looking at how temperature is measured.
In science we enjoyed experimenting with hooped gliders this week. We found out which design flew the furthest, and have looked at writing a conclusion to explain what we have found out. We will be sharing this in front of the school in a special assembly on Tuesday.
The homework this week is:
Three things to ask your child this week:
We really enjoyed having a try at Maypole Dancing today. Take a look at some photos from our session:
Take a look at what we have been up to so far during the Summer Terms. The children have enjoyed being photographers and taking lots of their own photos too!
Thank you to the Year 6 leaders who helped to organise and lead the Interhouse Athletics Field Events competition with lower KS2 today. Take a look at some of the photos: