WELCOME TO CLASS 8’s PAGE
It has been so wonderful to have everybody back in school.
We have dived in to our thrilling topic this half term, looking at the human body.
We have learnt a lot of different things, but one of the most exciting was building our own human bodies and then labelling all the bones.
We had an incredible Stone Age Day.
We started off by painting with sticks as if we were in caves creating our own cave paintings.
Then we had an incredible workshop from Open Box, which taught us all about how Stone Age people communicated and lived through the Stone Age. We learnt about the change in homes and lifestyles from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic eras.
We then had the opportunity to build shelter… But we were only allowed to communicate in grunts and with actions – It was a challenge!
We also got to sample some Stone Age food and learnt all about the discovery of fire. We got the chance to try and make our own fires and keep them burning.
We have had a very exciting start to the year and have jumped right into our Stone Age topic. We started the topic by generating questions and discussing what we would like to find out. We then used these questions to drive our research and learning to create our own non fiction information texts all about the Stone Age.
We got the chance to look at some stone age skulls and weapons and did some sketches.
In our dance learning we became a basketball team and had to tell the story of a championship final through dance. It was so much fun and we made some great street-dance inspired routines!
We had a great book week! We decorated our own T-shirts with our favourite book and studied a text called The Journey by Shaun Tan. On Thursday we worked with the London Theater company to bring our book to life. Well done everyone for your super T-shirt designs!
What a lot of learning we have done this half term! We worked hard and most importantly, we learned to work together and how to negotiate and talk to each other when things don’t always go our way. Mrs. Glynn is very proud of the way we are doing this. As a class treat for earning all our beads, we chose to have a den building afternoon. We showed our new skills of team building by creating these exciting dens. Once we had made them, we read books by torch light and ate a biscuit or two! Happy half term everyone 🙂
We have been learning all about our Amazing Human Body. We looked at pig’s pluck to understand how important and delicate our organs are. We realised that our skeleton does an important job at keeping these organs safe. Then, we did a STEM challenge to see how the structure and shape of our bones helps to support our skeleton. We worked together as a team to create the tallest tower that would hold a ball away from the table, using only 10 pieces of paper and 1m of cellotape. What appeared to be an easy challenge was far more difficult than we first thought. Only 1 of the teams landed up with a stable structure. We noticed that the top the structure was flat and wide and the middle was strong- just like our bones! We are really enjoying learning about our bodies.
Happy New Year! Welcome back.
This week, we have launched our Human Body science topic.
The children drew around their bodies and filled in what they know about the human body. Not only was it great fun, we also had some good discussions about where parts of our body should go.
In maths, we have been learning about part- part- whole models and how they link to place value. We investigated what happens when we move our place value counters into different places on the place value grid, and tried to find ALL the possible 3 digit numbers. It took a LONG time but we learned that being systematic was really helpful.