5 October 18
A somewhat wet start to the beach day session today but, that did not stop us! After the walk down to the beach the children began their maths lesson this week the focus was on multiplication and dividing. Year 4/5 were concentrating on multiply and dividing by 10,100 and 1000 and year 6 were solving two digit by four digit multiplication and one digit by four digit division.
After maths the next lesson of the day was PE. The children continued to develop their understanding of competitive sports and after a group warm up session proceeded to take part in a game of rounders, the children’s skills have really improved and developed.
In topic there was a discussion about Roman settlements and what they already knew about them and what types of buildings / structures were included within a Roman settlement. The children were put into two teams and used communication skills and team work to produce two fabulous settlements which included, bath houses, temples and villas.
After lunch, the children learnt about another naturalist, Diane Fossey and they learnt what she accomplished. A brisk walk through the dunes took us to the Tip Top Classroom where this week the objective was to produce poetry based on autumn and trying to include personification, onomatopoeia and similes. Here are the children’s poems,
The orange leaves blow in the wind, as the wind dances as fast as a cheetah.
The sun shines on the plants below as they smile back.
As the clouds stay white and grey.
The sunshine makes leaves glitter in brown and shiny gold,
Trees have to drop their leaves as they are too heavy to hold.
The dry and bumpy leaves are sad as they need to say goodbye to their dad.
Days get shorter and trees are dying, forming a nice and fluffy rug at their feet.
The tree’s leaves leave they say goodbye to the tree,
As the wind swings them along as they go fast as the wind dances.
But, even the tree remembers how the new leaves will come again in spring.
The wind is having fun playing hit a conker in the sea.
Gold leaves are ready to plop off.
Spiders and others are ready to hide.
Leaves turn orange,
Leaves turn red,
Others stay green because they haven’t been read.
I’m a Hedgehog
I’m a hedgehog, I’m a hedgehog,
With spiders so tall.
I really have to hibernate,
Curled up into a ball.
I’m a squirrel, I’m a squirrel,
I’ve not buried my nuts yet.
I’ll have to be quite careful or I might forget.
The autumn leaves are welcoming me into a warm and cosy bed.
The leaves are changing colours into orange, brown and red.
The autumn breeze runs through the trees,
And yet, death to all bees!
But, “No!” screamed the trees,
But, they are still losing all of their leaves.
The autumn leaves played tag with the wind,
As birds fell as fast as a cheetah with an almighty plop!
As the calm sea made sand islands for humans,
The tree was watching over hedgehogs.
The tree was now crying,
The evil wind laughed hilariously,
As the calm sea remained still.
The leaves fly round the conker tree.
Looking for a friend like a squirrel or a person like you or me.
Flying up and playing tag,
Like when you lose a shopping bag.
The wind is like a British airline to the leaves
Then when they stand under a tree they share their hopes and beliefs.
They hope to meet again another day.
Maybe sometime in May.
The trees blow in the wind whilst the leaves dance and sing.
The leaves turn red, gold and brown.
Trees don’t want to let the leaves fall down.
The spiders come out walk and crawl,
Now it is time for the leaves to fall.
After poetry the walk through the dune brought us to The Wall, the children again had to think about travelling and safety whilst also challenging themselves. Another successful beach day and a total of 4.2 miles walked!