Autumn Term 2018
This term we are exploring the world of pirates. We are also learning about the seaside and creatures that live in the sea.
Designing and making pirate ships!
Our challenge was to design and make a boat that could hold as much treasure as possible! We investigated materials so that we could decide which would be best to use for a boat. When testing our boats we had to think carefully about where we placed the treasure (100g bags). At first, the most successful boat held 400g before sinking. We then reflected on our designs, made some adjustments and every boat was then able to hold much more treasure! The winning boat held 900g!
We have been looking at different representations of numbers and then using these to help us to solve problems.
We have recently been on an exciting visit to 'The Deep' in Hull. We had great fun observing some fascinating sea creatures. We particularly enjoyed seeing the turtles, sharks, rays and penguins!
Summer Term 2018
We are learning about the famous children's author Roald Dahl. We will be listening to lots of his stories and using them to influence our own creative writing.
Having fun in the 'Chocolate Factory'!
Painting in the style of Quentin Blake.
Arithmetic with Fantastic Mr Fox!
Describing Mr and Mrs Twit.
Our visit to Grimm & Co!
We visited the magical workshop and were given the challenge to create 27 original stories! We had a great time being creative!
Science - observation over time
We used silly foam in our science experiment. We predicted what would happen to it over a period of time. We had a lot of fun!
We have been learning about the continents and oceans.
Spring Term 2018
Our topic this term is 'Space'.
Our first challenge of the term was to design and make a space buggy suitable for travelling on different surfaces. Below are a few examples of our models and us testing them on the ramp. We made sure we did a fair test by only changing the surface of the ramp. We used cardboard, bubble wrap, sand paper and paper mache. We tried hard to keep everything else the same. We found that the buggies generally travelled quickest on the cardboard and slowest on the bumpy paper mache surface.
Four Y2 children recently attended a STEM event. They took part in lots of different STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) challenges. They then came back to school and shared the challenges with the rest of Y2. In Class 6 we had a go at the 'tower challenge'. The challenge was to see which team could build the tallest tower using only 10 sheets of paper and sellotape!
Here are some of the results!
The tallest free standing tower was 1 metre and 30 cm!
Excellent problem solving & teamwork skills everyone!
We have been learning how to stay safe when using the Internet. If you would like more information about staying safe on the Internet click this link.
Have a look at our photos. We were being scientists and trying to discover how we could make our paper helicopters travel at different speeds! We had lots of fun experimenting!
Going on a space adventure in the role play area!
Creating ink rockets!
Finding the answers to questions about space!
Solving numeracy problems in our 'alien trail'.
Working on our coding skills.
Autumn Term 2017 - DreamWorks
In Class 6 this term our topic is all about the company 'Dreamworks'.
We started our topic with an exciting enterprise challenge linked to the film 'Madagascar'. Alex, Marty and the other characters were stranded in Madagascar and it was our job to help them get back to their zoo in New York. Our challenge was to research, design, make and test a mode of transport that could float in water holding 4 of the characters. Through our challenge we became scientists, designers and engineers!
We got better at working in a team and solving problems during this challenge!
We have been developing our problem solving & communication skills in numeracy. We are learning how to represent numbers as tens and units in lots of different ways. We are also using this learning to help us to order numbers and prove why one number is larger or smaller than another!
Here we have represented numbers with dienes and then ordered them from smallest to largest.
Here these children have represented numbers with dienes and have then used this to help them to decide which number was greater than which.
In class 6 we love reading! We read as often as we can! We recently celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as our favourite characters.
In our Enterprise learning we have been developing our innovation skills. We have learnt that being innovative is about solving problems.
We got into small teams and one team member ate a yoghurt! The rest of the team had to observe carefully and jot down any problems that they spotted. For example yoghurt getting stuck on the lid and yoghurt ending up all around our mouths!
Our challenge was to then imagine that 'Dreamworks' design yoghurts. We had to design an innovative yoghurt product that would solve some of the problems that we had identified. We had great fun coming up with some wacky but creative ideas!
Sharing our Enterprise Learning with Rotherham Teachers!
These children had the opportunity to share our learning with a group of teachers from other schools in Rotherham. We visited the 'AMRC Training Centre' and the children led the 'yoghurt innovation challenge' for the teachers. They spoke confidently and clearly and all the teachers said they were very impressed with the children's skills. Well done children!
In our 'Integrated learning' we practise lots of different skills. We have been using our creative skills when painting in the style of famous artist Graham Bickell.
Our sand area helps us to practise our fluency in numeracy. We have to answer the numeracy questions as quickly but accurately as we can! Our role play area this term is Shrek's swamp! We get to dress up as Shrek or Donkey and act out the film before writing it as a story!
Make £5 Blossom!
We set up 2 companies in our class. Each company created products to sell at the Christmas Fair. We took on different roles and decided how much to sell our products for in order to make a profit.
We are very pleased with our profit of £61.35. We have already started to research board games and comics/magazines that we could buy for our classroom!
Summer Term - How Wonderful is the World?
This term we will be embarking on an adventure around the whole world. We will explore what makes it wonderful from towering volcanoes and rainforests to the vast variety of fascinating creatures that call the Great Barrier Reef home.
As well as this we will be investigating a huge range of flavours and tastes which make our world so exciting.
Keep visiting our page to follow our learning journey.
This link will take you to 'Google Earth' where you can explore the world from your computer!
This week we have been learning about volcanoes. We have created our very own volcano!
A member of our class has recently earned herself a Blue Peter Badge. We were all so impressed that we have decided to try and earn one as a class. We are going to write some amazing fact files about volcanoes and post them off to Blue Peter. We know we will have to try our hardest as it won't be easy to earn a badge! Wish us luck!
We had to guess which country these foods and spices came from!
We are working as a team to create a model of 'The Great Wall of China'.
This is our 'Role Play' area this term. We are exploring the Amazon Rainforest. We are learning to use non-fiction texts to research facts about different rainforest animals and then write a report.
This is our sand area. When we visit this area we are learning to solve problems quickly and accurately.
This term our topic is 'Disney'! We have been researching to find out more about Walt Disney and how he set up the company.
We have also started to make our own animations.
Here these children are really focused on creating their animation using the 'I can animate' app on the Ipad. They've had to be resilient as an animation takes a lot of hard work!
We are creating wonderful pieces of fabric work! Can you see which Disney characters we have created?
We love 'Integrated' learning as we get to work on lots of different skills. Which skills do you think the children are working on here...?
Book at Bedtime
Throughout March we took part in 'Book at Bedtime month'. Children had to read at bedtime every night for a whole month. To celebrate, we came to school in our pyjamas for the final day. We also brought our favourite book to share.
In class 6 we love to solve problems. We know we have to be resilient when solving problems. We keep on trying until we are successful! In this section we will keep adding photos of us solving different problems.
Here we were investigating 2-digit numbers where the digits totalled 5. Once we had found all the possibilities one of the children suggested investigating 3 digit numbers where the digits totalled 5! Can you find all the possibilities?
2016/17 Autumn Term
This term we are 'travelling through time' in our learning! This gives us the opportunity to visit many different eras. Some of the places we will be landing are, the prehistoric dinosaur era, the Ice Age, Ancient Egypt, Medieval Times, the Victorian era as well as flying into the future!
Keep visiting our class page to see our learning throughout the term!
Our day in the life of a Victorian...
Our Numeracy learning...
If you would like to practise your numeracy skills at home this website link has some excellent games! Click on the 'student zone'.
2015/16 Summer Term
Our topic this term is 'A Bug's Life!'. We are learning all about fascinating creatures such as spiders, ants and butterflies.
We were set a challenge to design and make a party outfit! We set up companies. Within our company we had a designer, accountant and a marketing assistant. We applied for the job that we thought we would be best suited to. We had to have an interview and say why we thought we would be good at the job! Below are photographs of us busy at work and our finished designs!
This week (9.5.16) we have researched and created a fact card all about scorpions. Take a look at some of our writing below.
Ayaan Ahmad's fact card.
Keaton-Lee's fact card.
Alfie's fact card.
Haneeka's fact card.
We held an 'Enterprise Day' and our challenge was to design and create a spider's web. Take a look at our wonderful designs below.
In Literacy we have been reading a book called 'Tadpole's Promise'. After reading this we imagined how each of the characters would have felt and wrote some fantastic letters and diaries. Take a look at some of our writing below.
In Numeracy we are learning to tell the time! We know o' clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to the hour. Our next step is to practise telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. Why not practise this at home!
Last term our topic was 'What makes Great Britain great?'. We learnt all about our local area as well as our capital city.
We used our teamwork skills to create a collaborative sewing of London. We had to be very resilient as it wasn't easy and took quite a long time to complete! Do you recognise any of the famous landmarks?
Ayaan used his creativity skills to create this fantastic birds eye view of New York Stadium in Rotherham. We love how he created the effect of a busy football crowd!
In literacy we read and watched lots of Paddington Bear stories. We then created our own stories. Kyrah and Scarlett used paint to create these fabulous pieces of art. What amazing paint skills they have!
Mason Haydn has also used his problem solving skills to complete a tricky numeracy challenge.