Star of the week
This weeks 'star of the week' is Isaac.
Isaac you are always so well behaved, focused and ready to learn. You are a kind and considerate member of Hazel class.
This week you worked really well with your partner to produce a fabulous piece of land art inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. Your confidence in class discussions is growing which is wonderful to see. Keep up the good work!
Here are this weeks spellings. We will do the spelling quiz on the first Friday back in Term 6 (Friday 11th June)
In our lesson today the children played the dreidel game which is a traditional game played as part of the Hanukkah celebrations. A dreidel is a small spinning top that has four sides. Each side has a letter from the Hebrew alphabet that stands for a different rule of a game.
Today the children explored sharing as a model of division. They used 1 : 1 correspondence to share concrete objects into equal groups.
Some children then worked through the following problem solving question using cubes.
'Christian has 10 sweets, he wants to share them equally at his party, how many people could be at the party?'
Today was our final lesson learning about sculpture and the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy. We found out more about the idea of land art as art that is a part of the landscape and is left to erode naturally. The children then collected their own natural materials and had a go at making their own land art.
This term we have made boats out of tin foil, paper and sticks and today we made edible boats. We made a savoury boat each and a sweet one each, though some of us mixed the two together. The children designed the boats, chose the food, built the boats and ate them! They challenged themselves with new flavours - the most successful new food was cranberries. At the end we let them have a spoonful each of the freshly squeezed oranges and they opened their mouths like little birds while they waited!
We went back to the garden this week to carry on weeding the beds and to see how the cucumbers that we planted the previous week were doing... Bad news! The ones in the poly tunnel had wilted because they needed water, and the ones outside had disappeared completely! We discussed why that might have happened. Then we cleared one bed and planted potatoes, radishes, beetroot, spinach and salad leaves.
Because you have not been able to come into the children's classroom this year, we thought you might like to see some of our displays of the children's work.
Have a super half term!