Dig, dig, dig...

Date: 19th Mar 2017 @ 7:55am

This week we received our 60 free trees from the Woodland Trust, and the children were very keen to get planting.  Years 5 and 6 had done the planning and worked out where the trees should go, so on Wednesday afternoon we all went out on the field and planted our hedge.

We talked about the different trees (we have crab apple, dogwood, dog rose, hazel and hawthorn) and the children chose which type they wanted to plant.  Each tree has their name on it, and it will be interesting to see how well they do at the bottom of the field.  Thank you to Natasha for the photos!

In Maths we had a times tables week! The children worked really hard, first of all deciding where the gaps in their knowledge was and then working to fill these gaps!  By the end of the week we had decided that 3s and 4s were the place to focus and so this will be the basis of our test on Monday morning.

In English we spent the week we looked at Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky poem, and the children discovered new words and decided how best to use them.  We included some of these nonsense words in our writing.

In Science this week we looked at simple electrical circuits.  The children quickly worked out which circuits would work and which wouldn't, and by the end of the afternoon the whole class were able to make the light bulb light and the motor turn.  And no-one lost their eyebrows in the process!

And lastly, we spent Friday morning finding out how mountains are made.  The class are picking up new geographical terms really quickly and I am very proud of the progress they are making.

Just a quick reminder that Egyptian projects are due in next Monday (27th).

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