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Today the children received their very own Pixies Parcels pay slip complete with tax and deductions. The children discussed wants and needs before paying their bills and writing a budget. Some were hit with an expensive unexpected bill at the end and we learnt the importance of money management as part of our
We enjoyed taking part in a workshop where we made puppets using different materials! After the workshops, we were treated to an afternoon performance 🤩
A big welcome back to school year 4! We’ve covered so much already but a real highlight of our first weeks back was our trip to Pizza Express where we each got to make a pizza and learned about the origins of the Margherita 🍕 We have also spent a lot of time getting used to our new routines and using the resources to support our lessons.
Today we enjoyed making pizzas in year 4! We tasted toppings last week and decided what flavours complimented each other before making our final pizzas this afternoon 🍕
In PE we did skipping. First we stepped over the skipping rope and then we tried to jump over it. It was a lot of fun.
The Preposition game is a game where you get a dice and a counter. You roll the dice and the move the counter. The counter will land on a preposition and your challenge is to say the prepositions in a sentence.
In science we watched videos about Mary Anning. We know Mary was a fossil collector. We got to hold real life fossils and learn about their life cycle.
In PE we have been learning about dodgeball. Did
In art we were given a cut up pictures of Pablo Picasso work and had a challenge of putting them together to create a portrait.
In science we have been learning about different types of rocks. Did you know igneous rocks are made from magma and lava?
In English we have been reading a story called bear and the piano. We are writing why the bear should or shouldn’t go to the city to play his piano.
This week, in year 3, we did PE, science, English, Maths, geography and art. In PE we are learning about dodgeball, which is a lot of fun. We have been playing exchanging games in maths, which is also fun. Here are some pictures of our week so far.
This morning we went into our new classroom. We met our new teachers in year 4. We traisted our feet. So on the next Transition Morning we can see how much bigger our feet have grow.
In PE we have been learning about how to catch, throw and bat in cricket.
In year three we made compasses using a leaf, magnet, a needle and a half a bowel of water💧. A Magnet has to be attracted to the needle to work. To do this we had to rub the magnet against the needle both sides.
In art we have been looking at Picasso. We had portraits and started cutting them out from materials. We will start stitches these pieces together.
In maths we have bean learning about money. We have been learning to convert pennies into pounds. Did you know 100 pennies equals to £1💵
In PE we have been doing OAA (outdoor adventures activities) which is team building games. We have done a range of team building activities that have been a lot of fun.
In year 3 we have been learning about capacity and volume. We used cups and beakers to measure water.
Today we have made crowns and flags to take home. We had a morning of doing arts and crafts and an afternoon of playing games. We also got to drink juice and have a cake 🧁🇬🇧
We planted spring onions to see how they would grow. Pot A had 1 spring onion, pot B had 4 spring onions, pot C had 9 spring onions and pot D had 16 spring onions. We done an experiment where we gave each pot the same amount of water. To our surprise the spring onions that had the most in a pot done the best.
We then made sandwiches with the spring onions
In year 3 in science we have been learning about how plants grow. Did you know that plants need water,nutrients,sunlight and soil to survive? We have also planted some spring onions in different containers to see which will grow best.
In year 3 we are learning about Winston Churchill. We went to Blenheim Palace because his family built Blenheim Palace. Before we started our visit we all had to sign the official Secrets Act. We went into a room and had to solve different puzzles so we could find a code to open a chest which was full of prizes.
In science we were playing bone bingo and learning about different bones in our body.
In English we were creating a newspaper report about Fantastic Mr Fox on the computers.
In maths we played times table snakes and ladders and the 100 square coupling game.
In science we were doing a soil experiment to recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
Today we have been looking at different layers of the rainforest and creating posters
In year 2 we went to Knebworth house and we learned about the Tudors.
In year 2 we have been measuring our height and shoe size.
Year 2 have been making some soap Barbara Hepworth sculptures.
Mrs Timms came into class this afternoon to lead an activity on mindfulness. The children enjoyed using charcoal to relax and create their own artwork.
Year 2 are competing to make the most shapes before lunch time.
A great time was had by all at the sports hall athletics event at Kings Langley school last week. A particular well done to the three girl’s teams with two 2nd place finishes and one 3rd place against the other teams in their respective groups.
We have been recapping some of the learning we did at home and have been sorting numbers into odd and even. We used cubes/ counters to help us work it out.
We have made boats out of foil and explored how to make them float by manipulating the foil in different shapes. We added pennies to the boats to see how many it could hold.
We have really enjoyed our first week back to school and have made use of our classroom areas. We have been using the till, reading area, outdoor facilities and play dough.
We have had so much fun doing lots of festive acitvities including putting on a nativity! We also had a visit from Father Christmas who has given us all a gift and the naughty class elf, ‘Elfy’ (named by the class) who has been up to mischief.
We wish you all a Happy Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year!
During our history lesson, we have looked at objects from the past and had great fun exploring all our parent’s toys they had when they were young.
We had lots of fun looking at each others baby photos and putting them into chronological order.
We have been using a number line to subtract numbers from each other. We have made our own number sentences and worked out the answers.
In science, we have learnt about the features of insects and labelled parts of their bodies. We enjoyed using magnifying glasses to look at them closely!
In Computing, we have started learning how to programme a beebot to follow directions.
We have been learning about Diwali and have found out about Rangoli patterns and how they are important. We have made our own.
We have been describing and identifying 3D shapes. We have been on a 3D shape hunt around the classroom and have used polydron to make 3D shapes. It has helped us understand that the faces on a 3D shape are made of 2D shapes.
In science, we are learning about humans and parts of the body. We worked in groups to make labels and stuck them onto our bodies.
In English, we are learning about instructions and have worked as a team to order some. We used time words to help us order them and used picture cues to help us.
We have made Percy the Park Keeper pictures using collage and natural materials from outside.
We had a very exciting day today! We watched as a model astronaut (designed by a year 5 girl) was sent up into space. We can’t wait to see the video of what happened.
We have enjoyed using our mindfulness books in the morning as we come in to school. The children enjoy colouring along with the fairy lights and some calming music.
In RE this week we have learnt about the Moon festival or Mid-Autumn festival which is celebrated in a range of countries in Asia. We have made our own lanterns and decorated them as part of our learning.
We have been using the ‘part-whole’ model to help us start learning about addition. We made a number and then split the number up to three parts and wrote a number sentence to show the addition.
We really enjoyed trying a range of fruits from the story of ‘Handa’s surprise’. We noted on our sheets which ones we liked and disliked and thought of some words to describe how each one tasted.
We have been reading Percy the park keeper in English and have acted out the story of ‘One snowy night’.
We have been reading the story of ‘Handa’s surprise’ and have made our own fruit baskets.
We have made a lovely class display all about us! We made paper plate faces and also did some writing to talk about who our families are and favourite colours.
During the first week in English, we read the story of the Colour Monster which is about feelings and emotions. We talked about feelings we can experience and when we might experience them and have created a colourful display to show our feeling jars.
We have used a tree identification sheet to help us find out which trees we have in our school grounds. We collected a range of leaves and then used magnifying glasses to look closely to help us decide which trees they were from.
In Science, we have been learning about plants and flowers and went outside to see how many types of flowers we could find.
We have been learning about what captions are and have made some based on our book ‘Plenty of love to go around.
In maths, we have been using lots of resources to represent numbers in different ways.
Thursday 19th December:
Today we went to St Johns Church in Boxmoor for our school carol concert. We sang Christmas carols and listened to readings from the bible. We were able to spot our decorated tree at the back of the church.
We put up our class Christmas tree and the advent calendar.
The children in KS1 worked well together to produce a fantastic Christmas nativity called ‘Baubles’. The boys in reception were mice and the girls were stars and all took to the stage to do a dance.
Thursday 12th December:
Today we went to Watford to the Palace theater and watched ‘Sleeping Beauty.’ We all had a great time.
Our Autumn Term 2 topic is Penguins. We have been learning about where the Emperor penguin. We have learnt about where they live, what they eat, how they move and their life cycle. We completed lots of activities during child initiated play.
Wednesday 13th November
Today we had a singing coach come into to work with us on our Christmas Nativity songs.
Week Commencing: 11th November
This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day.
Week Commencing: 4th November
Today was our first visit to the forest school classroom at Box Moor Trust. We went on the minibus up to the Old Barn where we met Jacqui. We put on our hi visibility jackets with our name badges on and then set off on the walk to the forest school classroom. On the way to the classroom Jacqui pointed out different things in the woods for example mushrooms, fungi, bird boxes and different leaves. When we got close to the forest school classroom there was a big tree called the ‘Hello’ tree, we said hello to it and put our named gnomes down. Jacqui then showed us the boundaries of the forest school classroom and introduced us to the fire pit and the fire pit rules. (No fire yet just practicing) We then got to explore the classroom and do some activities – animal zip line, pulleys, animal swings, animal homes, mud kitchen, painting trees with water and lying down looking up at the sky and the trees. It was all a lot of fun and we look forward to the next time we visit.
Week Commencing: 4th November
This week we have been learning about the story of Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. We have also had lots of Halloween activities out during child initiated play. For Halloween this week we read the book ‘Room on the Broom’.
Week Commencing: 21st October
This week we went on an Autumn walk around the schools grounds collecting natural things that were different colours and stuck them to our collection sheet. We also read the book ‘Stick Man’ and went on a walk to collect sticks to make our own stick men. We also had lots of Autumn activities in class.
Week Commencing: 7th October
This week in maths we have been learning about 2D shapes. We used 2D shapes to make pictures, used the bee-bot to find 2D shapes and made 2D shapes on the geo board.
Week Commencing: 23rd September
This week we have been reading the book ‘Owl Babies’ for our topic Autumn.
Week Commencing: 23rd September
Today Jacqui from forest school came to visit us at school again. We went through the forest school rules and then went outside in groups to explore the schools grounds. Jacqui talked to us about the weather and about some of the natural things found around the school grounds.
Week Commencing: 23rd September
This week in maths we have been learning about repeating patterns. We have been making our own repeating patterns using paint, making necklaces and patterns using things from the classroom.
Week Commencing: 9th September
Today Jacqui from Box Moor Trust came to visit us at school. She showed us lots of pictures of the forest school classroom and explained what it looked like. She went through some of the rules that we will need to remember when we attend the forest school at Box Moor Trust. We then made name badges and named gnomes which we will use when we are at forest school.
Week Commencing 30th September:
This week we have been reading the book ‘The Gruffalo’ during literacy. We have been doing lots of activities linked to this book we painted pictures, completed puzzles and been on a Gruffalo hunt in the garden!
Week Commencing 30th September:
We have been learning to recognise numbers 1-10 and practice counting with objects.
We took part in creating a whole school mosaic which will go on display in the courtyard. We can’t wait to see it finished!