We’ve had a busy couple of weeks in Windrush Class with lots of exciting things happening as we get closer to Christmas! This week we enjoyed a Science show on Monday afternoon, the pantomime on Tuesday and we also watched the Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Play on Wednesday!
We have also been very busy working as well!
In English, we have written a first draft of a fairy tale with a twist. We have planned and thought carefully about the key things that happen in each story step and where we can include the features we have been practising; such as, onomatopoeia, dialogue and metaphors. Next week, the children will finish their first drafts and write their final versions.
In maths we have continued with our work on multiplication and division. We have finished our work on the three and four times tables and next week we will be looking at the 8 times table.
Our Science lessons over the last few weeks have focused on investigating different types of soils. This week we investigated different soil profiles. Each group chose a different type of soil, and half-filled their jam jars with it. We then covered the soil with water and had to shake the jar for 5 minutes (we took turns doing this as it was quite hard work!). After this, we let the mixture settle overnight and the following day we could observe the different layers that had formed. We found out that the heavier particles (sand/gravel) settled at the bottom, lighter particles (silt and clay) settled in the middle and the organic matter floated on top of the water.
This week’s spellings have been set on Spelling Shed; we will have a short test on Tuesday next week.
This week’s list is a set of ‘Challenge Words’:
Soil Profile Investigation
What were the highlights of the week for Windrush Class at Appleton Primary School during the week of 6th December?
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