Snowball Maths

On Wednesday, we didn’t let the snow and freezing temperatures stop our learning.

This half term we have been looking at measurement in our maths learning. On Wednesday, we braved the snow and cold to complete some snowball maths. We worked in pairs to throw snowballs and then measured the distance they travelled using a range of different measuring instruments. We then added the distance of each throw together to find the overall length of our throws.

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Investigating Weight

This half term, in Sapphire Class, we have being looking at measurement. Today we started looking at weight. We investigated using a range of different scales to measure the weight of different objects around the classroom.

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Road Safety Week 2

This morning Sapphire Class had our second road safety lesson. This week we were learning how to cross safely between two parked cars.

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It’s really important that we continue to practice the skills we have learnt whenever we are crossing roads. We cannot wait for our next road safety session next week, where we will be learning more ways to cross the road safely.

Road Safety Week 1

This week, Sapphire Class had our first road safety lesson. On Thursday, we learnt how to find a safe place to cross the road, check that it is safe to cross and finally cross the road safely in a straight line.

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It’s really important to practice the skills we have learnt whenever we are crossing roads. We cannot wait for our next road safety session, where we will be learning how to cross the road even if there isn’t a safe place to cross.

 

Stone Age Houses

Sapphire class received another email from our friend Stone Age Boy this week. Stone Age Boy explained that his friend OM’s village had been destroyed by a storm and all the houses had been destroyed.

We told Stone Age Boy that we would write him some instructions of how to make a Stone Age House so that he could help to rebuild OM’s village. But before we could write some instructions we needed to have a go at making a Stone Age house for ourselves.

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And here are some of our finished houses…

Stone Age Boy

Last week Sapphire Class received an interesting email. The email was from someone called SAB who claimed to be an expert in the Stone Age and explained how they would love to help us with our Stone Age learning!

We were all very confused by this email until we started to read a book called Stone Age Boy in our Literacy lesson…

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The email was from the boy in our book!

We were all very excited and decided to work together to think of some amazing questions to ask Stone Age Boy.

We put these questions to the test by hot seating members of the class who were acting as Stone Age Boy and included our favourite questions in an email back to Stone Age Boy.

Place Value

Recently Sapphire class have been working hard on developing our place value knowledge. We have used a range of manipulatives to create different three digit numbers and have deepened our understanding of the value of each digit in a number.

This knowledge is SO important and gives us a good foundation to develop our numeracy skills in the year ahead.

Fossils!

As part of our rocks and soils topic we have been looking at how fossils are formed. Today, we learnt that fossils are formed over millions of years. Animals, plants and even footprints can be fossilised.

After learning how fossils are formed, we made our own fossils. First, we made an impression with a creature in some clay. Then, we placed the clay into the bottom of a plastic cup. Then an adult poured plaster over our moulds and we left them to set. Finally, we peeled away the clay to reveal our amazing fossils.

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Rocks!

This half term, we have been learning all about rocks and soils in our science lessons. On Tuesday, we were learning about how rocks change over time by investigating the causes of erosion.

In our investigation, we had to first put our rock into a container, fill it with water and then seal the container tightly. Then, we had to shake our container non-stop for 100 seconds. Finally, we poured the contents of our container into a funnel lined with filter paper. When we examined our filter paper, we discovered that the rock had started to erode away. We repeated our investigation with igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.

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