Over the past couple of weeks ŵe have been doing lots of investigations in science. We looked at different types of rocks and decided on different ways of sorting them. We used a Venn diagram with headings such as light/dark, rough/smooth and hard/soft. After discussing the three main rock types we tried to make them out of chocolate! It was very messy but we manage to show sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. I then made igneous rock by dropping the chocolate in boiling water and the waiting for it to cool. Here are some pictures of our investigations.
On Monday in collective worship Mrs Johnston talked to us about community and what it means. She then described the ingredients and recipe she would need to make her favourite cake. We then had to go away and think about what ingredients and recipe we would need to create a happy and safe Allerton community. This is the fantastic and thoughtful recipe we came up with.
Have a look at the pictures below, can you find Wally bear?
On Monday we had a nice start to the week looking at time conjunctions in English. On Tuesday we read a little more of the Ice palace and started to put together a detailed story map of the story so far. It was a really good way of remembering the key points of the story. On Wednesday it was so nice and snowy we couldn’t resist going and playing in the snow. We set ourselves a challenge – could we build a shelter out of the snow like Ivan did? It was very tricky but good fun! Have a look at the blog below for the pictures of us building. Today we have read some more of Ice Palace, it’s getting a little scary now! Then we answered some questions on the text.
On Tuesday we spent the afternoon becoming mountain explorers. We watched plant earth – mountains with David Attenborough. The children made some fantastic notes which we can use in our topic. On Wednesday afternoon we started our new music topic, playing the glockenspiels. The children were really good at following the tune and finding the pulse. This afternoon we carried on looking at our lent challenge.
I have sent our new homework and spellings. As it is Fairtrade fortnight, homework is a Fairtrade poster. They will have to look at what Fairtrade is then create a poster. If they do not have access to the internet they can ask to do it at some point in school next week.
Where’s Wally has been rearranged for Tuesday 6th March.
Our learner of the week this week is Charlotte for her extra effort and her amazing Snow poem that she did with Mrs Cooper. Well done Charlotte. Our house point winner this week is Michael, on the snow day he wrote a fantastic piece of writing from the perspective of a snowflake with his brother. He received 15 house points for his effort! Have a look at 5LM’s blog to read it.
Have a lovely weekend and keep safe!
We gave ourselves a challenge to create a shelter just like Ivan had done in the book Ice Palace. Here are pictures of us trying to make them!
Due to worsening conditions, and an unsafe school site, we have made the unprecedented decision to close school today.
We will continue to monitor the forecast for Friday and keep parents updated via text/email.
We will rearrange our own World Book Day next week.
I am sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused.
We had a very exciting visitor this week! Mr Moore brought Elvis in for us to see. Elvis is a Siberian husky. He was perfect for us to see as we have been doing all about wolves and he is the closest thing we can get to a wolf and still have him in the classroom! On Monday we started by looking at different word types, some children are still struggling at identifying adverbs in the sentence, however I think we are nearly there. On Tuesday we were lucky because Mrs Johnston came to work with us and we learnt all about a lone wolf. Here is a picture of the Lone Wolf –
The children then thought about the 5 senses and linked them to the wolf. They then wrote some fantastic pieces all about the wolf. Here is an extract of Evie’s and Logan’s –
The wolf sprinted over the snow-capped mountains towards the scent of his prey. Nose down, he could smell the juicy meat of a reindeer. He could hear the munching of the reindeer eating the green grass. Sprinting, the wolves were going towards the wounded reindeer. All the wolves were tearing their skin apart. – Evie
The wolf sprinted silently over the snow-capped mountains towards the scent of his prey. Nose down, he could smell the scent of the deer from far away because they have a very strong sense of smell. The wolves sprinted quickly across the mountains to eat their prey.
The wolf turned around and saw a deer eating delicious grass and could see them walking. He was going to follow the deer footprints in the crunchy, loud snow. He could feel the cold on his fur.
In the background he could hear his family howling for some food. It made him feel hungry as well. They could taste juicy blood in their watering mouth and deer meat. In the air they could taste deer fur. – Logan
Today we have been thinking about Elvis again and describing him and how we felt when he came in the room. He is a very big dog so is a little intimidating! Here are the picture of when Elvis came to visit –
This week has been very exciting! On Tuesday we had a special visitor. We had Mrs Potter’s brother Mr Bell come in and talk to use all about his job as a vet and how he uses maths in his work. We learnt all about the types of maths problems he faces every day and worked some out together. We also learnt all about the equipment he uses. After his talk we wrote all about it. The children did some lovely writing and then made up their own word problems which involved animals. They also thought about what areas of maths they think they need to improve. Here are some pictures.
In English we found out that Ivan decided to go and save his brother but he had to trick his parents to get out of the house. We acted out that part of the story and we even went outside into the snow to see what it felt like to have the freezing wind in our faces! We then completed a shared write. The children have been doing their own writing focused on that part of the story. I am really impressed with the work they have done and they should be proud. Here are a few examples.