On Wednesday afternoon, although it was a little cold, the children put on their coats and had LOTS of fun practising their mark making skills with the chalk. It was great to see some of the children’s pictures, numbers and writing. The children were all showing each other their drawings and practising their listening and communication skills.
Last week, Year 4 were learning about area. We learnt that the area of a shape is the space inside it and is measured in squares. Because we were so brilliant at area, we had a problem solving lesson to finish off our learning. We had challenges such as:
Make 2 different shapes with an area of 10 square centimetres
Make a rectangle with an area of 16 square centimetres
Choose 16 squares of one colour and 4 of another colour, make a shape where none of the 4 squares are touching.
The children in Reception Rosen have been working hard over the last fortnight and have had a go at being more independent in their learning. Last week, the children were set a task to work as a team and sort the solid 3D shapes into categories which they did brilliantly. This week, they have worked all by themselves to complete some simple addition calculations using a number line. Truly amazing! We finished the week with a celebration with Reception Donaldson for Adam’s birthday.
The Reception and Nursery children enjoyed fun in the February sun on Thursday as we went digging in our digging pit. The children were excited to find lots of worms and enjoyed making homes for them. What a lovely way to spend your Thursday afternoon!
I am SOOOO proud of my Nursery children this week!
They have all worked incredibly hard to learn not only one, but two verses of the rhyme Jack and Jill. They paired the words together with some great actions and sang their little hearts out 🙂
Thank you once again to all the parents and carers who are helping their children to learn the rhymes at home – it is really paying off as it is great to see the children’s confidence growing each week.
Over the last 4 weeks, Year 3 and 4 have been enjoying workshops from Chester Zoo. The workshops, entitled Wildlife Connections helped us connect to the natural world outside. Here is what 4 Edison have been up to:
On our first week, we explored outside to find evidence of living things. We saw some plants and mini beasts and we used our detective skills to work out what wildlife might have been there before. By finding nests and spider webs, we could work out that other animals have been there.
On our second week, we discussed what a habitat is and played a game that shows us what happens when we take things from an animal’s habitat. We learnt that we are dependant on nature to stay alive so we need to ensure we protect the wildlife around us.
On our third week, we began by thinking about how long materials stay on our planet. We talked about using sustainable swaps to stop so much rubbish being thrown away. Then we played a game to show how we can help the wildlife around our school and in our gardens at home.
On our final week, we reflected on what we had learnt and put our ideas into practise. We managed to pick up nearly a full bag of litter from our playground in just 10 minutes!
We have really enjoyed learning about how to protect the wildlife around us and we are looking forward to our trip to Chester Zoo next week. We have lots of ideas of how to keep animals and plants safe so if you need any advice, just ask!