3B Testing Friction!

This half term in Science, Year 3 have been learning about forces. We set up an experiment using cars, ramps and different materials to test out friction! Here’s our experiments in action!

Litter Picking in Year 3!

As part of our mission to help nature, Year 3 got our gloves on and went on a litter pick around the school! We learnt about how litter picking can help the local community and reflected on where we should always put our litter!

Easter experience Year 1

Once again the members of St Michael’s welcomed us into their church to help us to learn about the Easter story. Although this is a difficult story to understand the children of Year 1 listened carefully and asked thoughtful questions.

Owl Babies

Year 1 already knew a bit about owls. The Owl Babies story has beautiful illustrations and three quite different characters in the owl nest. The children discussed the characters feelings and role played what they might say to each other. Using a different coloured pencil, the children did some shared writing, to show which character was speaking. Some people performed their conversations too.The high-light of the week was the visit from an owl expert who brought us some owl pellets to dissect. Guess what we found!!

Library skills

Year 1 continue to enjoy their weekly visit to the library. They are able to choose books looking at the blurb and the writing to find out what a story is about.  Information books are also popular and the children are beginning to use the reference guide to help them to locate particular titles. After sharing a class book, they always ensure it is tidy for the next class.

We love to write!

Today in Literacy, we did a shared piece of writing. This week, we are writing a letter to Greenpeace to tell them about the plastics in the ocean! We generated our ideas together as a class that we wanted to include to make sure they would listen. In pairs, the children came up with sentences based on a criteria on what they needed to include.Miss Clark really struggles with writing so she has to magpie the children’s brilliant ideas to create her own. The children thought it would be a great idea to share our writing with you!

I strongly believe that we should stop putting sharp, poisonous and nasty plastic into the trashed ocean because sea creatures are dying quickly which could make them extinct. My first reason is that people shouldn’t throw the powerful plastic into the glittery ocean as animals find it difficult to swallow or digest it. How would you like it if you had to eat strong and harmful plastic all the time? My second reason is that plastic bags look like jellyfish and some types of fish eat them. Animal’s brains are not very clever and they cannot tell the difference between scrumptious food and enormous plastic when they are hunting. In 100 years time, the funky creatures will have died and it’s your responsibility to stop it now!

Music!

This week, we got to have a very special music lesson. We spent some time with some trainee teachers and explored an aspect of music. Using different sounds, we became fish. We had to tap our instrument and have a conversation with each other. We then had to decide whether our fish voice had a high pitch or a low pitch. We had lots of fun exploring the different pitches on the instruments