In DT we have been learning about bunting. Today we designed and began making our platinum jubilee themed bunting. We started by cutting out our bunting using felt and then used a running stitch to create a fold which we can use to thread string through to decorate our classroom when we are finished. It was tricky trying to sew our bunting pieces but we all tried really hard and Miss Davidson and Miss Cruickshank were very proud at how hard we worked.
This half term we have been working on dance in PE with an under the sea theme. We have been thinking about different ways to travel around the hall as well as how different living things move under water. Today we put all of ideas together to create an under the sea dance. Then we performed them to each other and discussed all the things we liked about each others performances.
We started our new science topic today. We are going to be learning about plants. Miss Davidson asked us “what are different seeds like?” We used magnifying glasses to look at lots of different seeds and describe what they looked like and how they felt.
Today we finished our DT topic by making our fire engines. It was really tricky attaching the chassis to the axel for the wheels but with a bit of teamwork we were all successful! We all are very proud of our final creations.
In Geography we have been learning about the continents and oceans and today we worked in pairs to give directions to our partners using the compass rose to get from continent to continent.
Today we learned about making patterns with 3D shapes. We struggled to do this using pictures of 3D shapes so decided to try with the replicas which made things much easier for us. Miss Davidson and Miss Cruickshank challenged us to talk about our patterns and how we knew we had correctly made a pattern.
Today we started our new maths topic 2D shapes. Miss Davidson challenged us to match the 2D shapes to their names but she made it very tricky as we had to turn all of the cards over and remember where we had first seen the names or pictures of the 2D shapes.
In Science we have been learning about all living things and their habitats. Today we found out more about microhabitats and the living things we might find. Then we went on a hunt around school to see which creatures we might find in different microhabitats. Then we counted them by creating tally charts.
We started our new PE topic for this half term today. We are going to be looking at all things gymnastics and we are really lucky to be working with Caroline from the PE and School Sports Service. We began by practicing our balancing both by ourselves and with a partner. We also started to look at different ways of jumping.