ow/ou spelling

cloud cloudy raincloud cloudiest thundercloud
bounce bounces bouncy bounced bouncing
surround surrounds surrounding surrounded surroundings
brow brows brown eyebrows monobrow
prowl prowls prowler prowled prowling
found founded founders unfounded foundation

Highlights of the week

The highlight for us this week was our Big Drum Adventure performance. We have worked really hard over the past eight weeks and come on a journey as a drum band, Out of this World. We were rewarded with a very enthusiastic audience of p4-7 yesterday, and it was very exciting to play our rhythms and sing our song. We will miss our weekly sessions, and want to thank Mat the Hat for being such an inspiring teacher.

Here are two poems written about Mat the Hat.

By Lily

Did you know that the national flower of Ukraine is a sunflower?

Mrs Hill, a retired science teacher and STEM ambassador was back at Kingsland to give us more lights. The idea was that we create a sunflower and light it up with our yellow light, as a way of thinking about the Ukrainian people and sending them our best wishes.

Here are some of our pictures.

We used chalk pastels to blend the colours.

We also planted sunflower seeds and decorated the pots. We will keep you updated on their growth!

Our writing this week was an information report about doctors. We planned and wrote what they do, where they work and equipment they use.

In maths we used written methods when calculating money, and we measured capacity in cm cubed. Here are our shapes that we built and measured the volume of.

Our spelling pattern was ou and ow.

s spelling

class classes classroom classic classmate
pressure pressured pressuring pressurize pressurizing
assess assessed assessing assessment assessments
rehearse rehearses rehearsal rehearsed rehearsing
practise practises practised practising unpractised
decide decides decided deciding undecided
pencil pencils penciller pencilled pencilmaker
cancel cancels cancelling cancelled cancelation
parcel parcels parcelled parcelling parcelling
scissors scissors scissors scissoring scissoring

Drumming recordings

P5 have formed class bands and here are exclusive recordings on Soundcloud! Mat the Hat has been leading drumming workshops for the past 7 weeks, and P5a and P5b are looking forward to performing for some classes on Thursday.

P5a are named ‘Out of this World’ and P5b are named ‘Blazing Bangers’. Inspired names, chosen by the classes.

Enjoy listening to these performances!


Red Nose Day

Here we are in red today, ‘having a laugh with our class.’
We told jokes and did a quiz about noses. We learned that the funny bone is really called the humerus.

We are learning how to write information reports and this week we wrote about volcanoes. In grammar we are learning to use speech marks.

As part of our science topic we are learning about earthquakes and tsunamis, and we painted ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ by Japanese artist Hokusai. Can you see Mount Fuji in the background?

In maths we are using the written methods of the four operations to add, subtract, multiply and divide money. In measure we are learning about measuring volume in litres and millilitres.

Big drum adventure week 7

We are nearly at the end of our journey and today we played really well in preparation for our performance next week. We will show P4-7 what we have learned about instruments, play our rhythms and sing our song.

Here is a clip of our song.

The Calabash Song

Our trip to the museum took us to a Swiss instrument, the hang drum.

Drummer of the week was Louis, well done!

j/g spelling

reject rejects rejecting rejected rejection
jealous jealousy jealously jealousness jealousies
gentle gentler gently gentlemen gentleman
bridge bridges bridging bridged drawbridge
hygiene hygienic hygienist unhygienic unhygienically
knowledge knowledgeable acknowledge acknowledged acknowledgement
ridge ridges ridged ridging ridgeway