WB 4th July
In PSHE this week, we learnt about fire safety including how to identify the risks from fire, how dangerous a fire is and calling 999 in an emergency. We looked at the three elements required to create a fire and different types of fuel a fire could use to sustain itself. Finally, the class researched the 7 rules of fire safety which included: never play with fire and matches; stop, drop and roll; never ride and stay low. To demonstrate their knowledge 3M created fire safety posters.
WB 27th June 2022
This week in science, we investigated how shadows of objects change over the course of the day. We carried out a fair test of the by drawing and measuring our shadows three times over the day (morning, lunchtime and mid-afternoon) and discovered that not only did our shadows change location but they also changed in size.
WB 20th June 2022
In history this week, we continued learning about The Thames and how it brought people from around the word to the UK. This week we focused on the voyage of the Empire Windrush, which coincided with Windrush day. We looked at a wide variety of historical evidence including recounts, short videos, interviews and images to help us understand the events that led the people of Jamaica to leave their homes in the hope of a better life in the UK, travel across the Atlantic in a cramped ships and arrive in Britain to be treated appallingly by the natives. Next week, we will be using this new found knowledge to write diaries in character to describe the events that took place.
WB 13th June 2022
In RE this week, 3M compared how Christians show their faith in different types of church. To identify similarities and differences between churches we used church notice boards and compared a small selection and made connections with Christian beliefs. After, we learnt about Psalms and identified that many church activities ware actually closely connected to them.
WB 6th June 2022
In history this week, we have begun investigating the history of The River Thames. We began by identifying what facts and information we already knew about The Thames including what The Thames is used for, what towns and cities it flows through and any historical information. We continued by comparing historical maps with current maps to see how the Thames has changed over time. To conclude we began learning about the major events that have occurred along the Thames from the first Roman settlement in 43AD to The Queen’s flotilla of ships floating down the Thames for the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016.
WB 16th May 2022
This Science this week, 3M have been learning about the main stages of a flowering plant life cycle. The children have become familiar as to why a root needs to grow first, why a plant doesn’t require leaves straight away and how seeds are germinated. Pupils showed their understanding by creating a flow diagram using pictures and key words. For example, seedling, germination, growth, mature plant flowering and pollination.
WB 9th May 2022
This week in PSHE, we have been learning why regular exercise is important. The children now understand that exercise not only affects and physical state but also our emotional wellbeing and our ability to focus and concentrate for longer periods of time. To show their understanding they replied to an alien visitor with a short letter.
WB 3rd May 2022
This week in science, we started our investigation into sunflowers by planting a range of sunflowers. Over the course of the coming weeks, we will be making careful observations including the rate of growth, the numbers of leaves and the thickness of the stem. The children planed their scientific investigation by identifying equipment needed, listed what plants need to grow and drew diagrams to identify the steps to growing a sunflower and then in small groups, the children planted seeds into potted compost. Here are the first signs of growth.
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is a string of volcanoes and sites of seismic activity, or earthquakes, around the edges of the Pacific Ocean. Using a range of sources, the children researched this area and learnt how earthquakes and trenches are formed. The children then created individual reports including interesting facts and a detailed map to consolidate their understanding of volcanoes and earthquakes.