17 January 2020
So this week the sun never seemed to come out, compared to last week’s frosty start. This week the children were challenged to order fractions in ascending and descending order the children have found the common denominator challenging especially when using four and even five fractions their times table knowledge has definitely been challenged. The Bright Sparks moved on to multiplying and dividing by 4 and 6 times table.
Our beach circuits continued this week- this week the children used stop watches and were in charge of counting, timing and taking part in the activities. I feel we have some future coaches in this class! The children then compared the score they achieved this week to the one they got last week to see if there is an increase or a decrease.
We moved on from Tutankhamen’s life to the discovery of his tomb and how Howard Carter became to be the person who excavated the tomb.
We began beach school today with Worship by the Waves. We thought about forgiveness and heard the story of when Peter asked Jesus how many times he should forgive someone and Jesus replied ‘Seventy times seven’. We decided that it was a very big number!
Our book of the beach today was ‘The Sand Dragon’. It was about a boy called Edward who drew a dragon on the beach and it told of the adventures the dragon had when Edward went home. We designed our own sand dragon, gave it a name and then wrote about what it got up to. We then drew our dragons in the sand.
In PE we practised our throwing, catching and aiming skills with a bean bag and cone. We then had great fun pretending to be dragons flying. We used scarves for wings and flapped our arms.
In maths we looked at the picture of Edward’s sand dragon and counted the triangles he had used. We worked out how many one more, one less, two more and two less would be. After that we studied some pictures of dragons made from 2d shapes and then drew our own.
After lunch at the golf club we headed back to school.