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Spring 2 Moon Zoom!

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Week Commencing 21st March 2022

This week in English, we read ‘Can’t you sleep little bear?’ by Martin Waddell. We spoke about the emotions in this story and related them to our own experiences. We thought mainly about feeling scared and brave. In maths, we learned all about volume and capacity. We explored how when a container is full, the capacity is equal to the volume but when the container is empty the capacity is the same but the volume is zero. We also explored how the tallest container doesn’t always hold the most. In design and technology, we evaluated our moon buggies against our original designs and self-chosen design criteria. In art and design, we explored using strips of paper to make alien environments and play areas by bending, twisting and folding paper. In science, we explored circuit making again to deepen our understanding. In topic, we worked on our cutting skills to make flower baskets for Mothering Sunday. We also made some daffodil pictures to put at the front of the school to mark the covid-19 national day of reflection, a day where we take the time to think about the pandemic and all of the things that have happened over the last two years. It marks the first day of National Lockdown. This week we also kept track of how everyone travelled to school. 

Week Commencing 14th March 2022

This week, we read lots more non-fiction books all about space. We learned wrote some facts and thought about how to present our work in a non-chronological report. We then had a go at making our own space facts book as a class. In maths, we learned all about mass and how to use balance pans to compare objects to see which is heavier and which is lighter. In the afternoons, we celebrated science week by doing science every single day. We explored how to make an egg bounce using vinegar, we tested balloon rockets, we explored what material objects are made from and many more exciting things.

Week Commencing 7th March 2022

This week, we read lots of non-fiction books all about space. We learned about planets, stars, astronauts and lots more. We learned how to read information and then use it to write factual sentences. We also thought about what questions we would ask an astronaut if we ever met one. In maths, we learned all about measuring using a ruler. We learned about centimetres and metres and how these are better to use to measure rather than non-standard units such as cubes or paper clips. In history, we learned all about the history of space and used timelines to plot out significant events. We also learned about famous astronauts such as Neil Armstrong, Tim Peakes, Yuri Gagarin and Jose Hernandez. In geography, we learned all about different geographical features such as lakes, valleys, mountains etc. We used google Earth to explore these using a birds-eye view. In design and technology, we followed our designs to make our own moon buggies for an alien user to use on its planet.

Week Commencing 28th February 2022

This week, we read a book called ‘The Bear and the Piano’ by David Litchfield. The whole school also read this book this week too! We thought about how the bear was feeling at different points. We wrote a diary entry for the bear. We also found out lots of facts about bears and wrote a class information book. On Thursday we celebrated world book day and had a bear and the piano themed day. In maths, we started to learn about length and height. We explored measuring using comparison as well as non-standard and standard units of measure. In geography, we learned about directions and started to have a go at using words such as forwards, backwards, left, right, north, south, east, west etc. In design technology, we thought about our moon buggies and wrote some design criteria. We then drew designs to match these. In science, we made a welcome to Earth box just in case the alien came back to the crash site. We made labels for different things around our classroom to tell the alien about the different materials such as wood, plastic, metal etc. We also explored making circuits and lighting up bulbs so that we could send a signal to the skies.

Week Commencing 22nd February 2022

Oh no! Something has happened! Whilst we were eating our lunch, something crashed in our outside area. We think it was an alien spaceship. Here are some of the photos that we took. We didn’t see an alien but we are keeping a close eye out for clues.

This week we started our new topic of Moon Zoom. In English, we read a book called ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon. We thought about how Beegu would have felt and wrote some speech bubbles. We wrote some questions for Beegu as well. In maths, we worked on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. We explored doing this forwards and backwards. In design and technology, we started our new project to make a moon buggy. We learned all about wheels, axles and chassis. We also explored how to make and use wheels, axles and chassis. In science, we explored some of the things that we found in the crash site. We explored material property words such as smooth, bendy etc.

Count backwards from 20 - in space!

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Miss Jennings reads Beegu

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Moon Zoom - What we are learning at school