Our own class cave!

In art we have been looking at cave paintings. We have looked how and why cave paintings were created, as well as the meanings behind them. The children then created their own cave paintings, making sure to use only the colours that those in the Stone Age would use. They are now on display in our own class cave!

Wooly Mammoths!

Thank you to everyone who brought in a milk bottle! We really enjoyed getting our hands sticky and creating these lovely wooly mammoths. The children found them so much fun to make and everyone was thrilled with the outcome! We will continue to look at the rest of the animals from the Stone Age and hopefully create some fact files to go with them.

Who lives in a cave like this?

As part of our topic Stone Age our literacy focus this term is Stig of the Dump. We are reading it together in class and re writing different parts of the story. This lesson we looked at where Stig lives and how Barney explains his cave. Each table had a picture of a cave and they had to describe what it would be like to live in a cave, like Stig… We even got to draw on the tables!… Ssshh don’t tell Mrs Denham!

Gymnastics

This term our PE unit is gymnastics. We will be looking at the different skills such as balance, shapes and ways to travel and the variety of ways we can link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Stay tuned for more poses!

“Hunting animals is wrong”: For and Against

The children discussed the issue of hunting animals, be it for food and survival, as our Stone Age ancestors had to or for sport and trophies. The class then had a debate and a final vote. 26 for the motion, one and one undecided!

How many before it breaks?

How many pencil crayons can we poke through the bag before the water starts to pour out? That was today’s Science challenge. Well Done to Nancy and Lucas who held the record with 45!

Today we put our plans into action and played out our Cluedo crime! The children worked really well together, took turns sensibly and enjoyed our morning of detective work. 

Let’s look at all the clues…

Today we have been planning our own Cluedo game during Literacy. Children worked in small groups to plan the crime. They thought about the weapon, culprit, victim and the room. Other groups then came up with yes or no questions ready to interrogate all of the suspects.

This is getting us ready for when we write our own Cluedo poem.

Investigation Station!

This term during Science we are having an Invesitgation Station. Each week we will use different skills such as setting up our own practical experiments, making careful observations and gathering and recording data to come up with simple conclusions.

The first week we looked at our pulse and what happens during resting and different forms of exercise. We made predicitions on which activity would get our pulse going faster.

This week we set up an experiment and made very careful observations. We had 2 gummy bears and placed one in salt water and one in normal water. We then observed the changes to the gummy bears and recorded our results.

Will we make it again?

This week the children have entered ANOTHER writing competition. They had to write a mini saga (100 words) about their toys coming to life and the mischief they get up to when the humans aren’t around. Fingers crossed!

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