Our 5 Senses – Touch

Today we thought about our sense of touch. The children took it in turns to feel an object in the ‘feely’ bag and try to describe the object and guess just from touch what it could be!

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“It’s round, fluffy and squishy.”

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“It’s long, hard and sharp.”

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“It feels hard and it’s long.”

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“It feels like a spoon.”

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“It feels hard and soft and pointy and it’s bendy. I think it’s a feather.”

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“It feels like the shape of an egg. It’s hard.”

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“It feels squishy, it’s soft and it’s got fur on. I think it’s a pom pom.”

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“It feels bumpy, straight at the bottom but it’s bumpy in the middle on the outside. It’s metal.”

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“It’s hard and pointy and its got something around it.”

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“It’s hard, I think it’s white and a circle shape. It could be a stone.”

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“It’s a circle, it’s hard. It’s a penny.”

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Healthy Eating Club – Pizza!

This week we made our own pizza.

First we prepared the toppings for our pizza by chopping the mushrooms, cutting the ham, pouring the passata, grating the cheese and opening the tin of sweetcorn!

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We then put together the ingredients to create the topping for our pizza.

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They looked and smelt truly scrumptious!!

Our 5 Senses – Hearing

In Reception we are continuing with our learning on the 5 senses. Today we concentrated on using our ears to really listen.

The children talked about the sounds they thought we would hear on a walk around school and if they would be different or the same outside.

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We then went on our walk around school to find out if we were right or if we would hear any different sounds.

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Back in class we looked at what we had found out. Some of our guesses were right but we heard lots of sounds we had not thought of too!

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The children really had to use their listening skills to match the sound to the picture in our Soundtracks game.

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Ask your child about sounds in the home. Are the sounds different or the same to the sounds at school?

Year 5

Welcome to our school blog year 5!

So far, during our first half term we have been learning about:

Maths – Place value, rounding, multiplying and dividing numbers.

English – Reading Viking Raiders and writing our own adventure stories.

Topic – The Vikings.

Science – Carrying out fair experiments to investigate different materials.

PE – Football – Passing, control, spacial awareness and playing fairly.

ICT – Online safety.

I hope you are all enjoying your time in year 5 so far. Can you tell me what you have learnt about the Vikings?

Mr Platt

Our 5 Senses – Smell

Today the children were learning all about our sense of smell.

We talked about some of our favourite smells.

“I like the smell of my house.” – Eli

“I like the smell of flowers.” – Eliza

“I like the smell of chocolate.” – Kierey

“I like the smell of bonfires.” – Phoebe C

And we talked about smells we don’t like!

“I don’t like the smell of pigs, they’re dirty!” – Evie

“I don’t like the smell of my cats when they eat food and feel a bit sick.” – Finlay

We then used our sense of smell to try and guess what was in the different containers.

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“I love orange.”

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“The onion is disgusting!”

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“I don’t like this one – curry it’s horrible and smells horrible!”

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“My favourite smells are strawberries and chocolate.”

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“The curry stinks but I like the taste.”

I hope you have been singing along with the 5 senses song!!

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This week and next week we are learning:

Maths – Algebra problems in words and simplifying equations.

English – Reading and exploring more of Room 13, by Robert Swindells. We will be writing a setting description and using drama to understand the characters.

Topic – Discovering what makes Whitby special and preparing for our trip!! 🙂

Science – Gravity and Newtons

PE – Football tournaments and how to play fairly

Problem Solving Maths – Using algebra to solve problems

ICT – Online Safety

Hope you all enjoy it. Post what you learn below…

Miss C x

Year 6 Digital Leaders

In year 6 this year, some of the chidlren have been chosen to become digital leaders. They will take part in three days of training and help with IT throughout school.

This morning we went to The Innovation Centre, in Bradford, for the first day of training. The children learnt about what a digital leader is and their role in school, as well as some important information about online safety and how to keep themselves safe on the internet.

To start the training the six children reviewed some IT equipment and presented to the group.

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This week in Y4 we are looking at;

In Maths we are looking at, using rounding to estimate calculations. ( + – x ÷ )

e.g. 47 + 12 ≈ 50 + 10 – the answer would be approximately 60.

In English we are beginning to write our own version of the chapter Chocolate Room from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We are focusing on adjectives, verbs and speech.

In topic we are looking at explorers and discovery in Maya.

In Science we will be doing yet another experiement looking at solids, liquids and gases.

Finally in ICT we are focusing on E Safety and will hopefully will have some fantastic posters by Friday, keep your eyes peeled.

Miss Briggs

Our 5 Senses – Sight

This week in Reception class we are learning about our 5 senses.

Today we learnt all about our sense of sight and how important our eyes are for ‘really looking’.

To help the children understand how important our eyes are we played a game of pin the nose on the girls face. The children were blindfolded and had to try put the nose in the right place with some very funny results.

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We then used different resources to see how they made things look different or changed the way we see things.

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“Everything is red and blue now.”

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“It sparkles.”

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“It all looks blue now like when I go swimming.”

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“You’re big now Mrs Darbyshire.”

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“Ooh pretty and sparkly.”

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“It looks different when it spins around. You can’t see the bee anymore.”

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“It’s weird and blurry.”

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“One side of your face is blue and one side is red.”

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“They keep swirling around. It looks like flowers.”

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“I put yellow, red and blue together and it made brown.”

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“Everything is blue!”

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“They keep moving when I look at it.”

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“I can see myself and you too!”

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“It’s pink and blurry.”

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“I like blue.”

We are learning The Five Senses Song. Press play so you can sing along too!

 

Let’s Go For a Walk!

We really are getting to know each other in Reception class and what better way to continue this than to go for a walk of the local area. The children were extremely animated to talk about all the familiar surroundings. They were reading signs and spotting numbers everywhere!!

We were very proud of how sensible the children were and stayed safe when crossing roads and looking after each other all the way.

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Next time you are out for a walk see how many signs your child can ‘read’. Environmental print is a fantastic way for children to see themselves as readers as they recognize familiar signs and logos around them.