The wet and windy weather hasn’t stopped us from enjoying our new playtime equipment. The skipping has been very popular and I think it is possibly time to dig out all of those old skipping rhymes for the children to try!
It has been lovely to see the class taking turns, co-operating, negotiating and problem solving in our outdoor play area. Well done P5/6!
What a surprise to come back to school to find that John has pieced together all the mud kitchen resources we sourced last term, many kindly donated by parents throughout the school and our staff members. A HUGE thank you from P5/6!
We hope to begin playing with it next week, but first we are going to organise ourselves into friendship groups for playing, these will be swapped around so we get to play with different people. We also want to decide on some rules and have time to organise the bits and pieces we’ll play with.
Because we want to quarantine the equipment between groups, another offer of a fish box or similar storage box would be great so we can split the equipment.
Finally, we have been drafting a letter to our Parent Council to see if they could help us purchase some waterproof suits that will help protect our clothing.
Here we are with the kitchen….so far! John may have more plans for us!
We have been talking about how, for some pupils, learning times tables comes easily, whilst for others, they are really tricky to remember and recall quickly. We looked at different learning styles today and talked about how finding a way that suits our individual learning style might just make it easier to learn these tables. Over the past two weeks, we’ve tried out various ways to see which way we prefer. We’ve also tried aural learning, chanting our tables to the clave rhythm.
As part of our Biodiversity topic we have been classifying living things, including ourselves! We made classfication keys about our class members and more recently looked at a range of different types of leaves from our nature garden and Mrs Henderson’s garden! We sorted them into groups according to texture, size, scent, number of leaves, edges etc, Then we tried to see if we could identify the tree they came from, just by their leaves. Some were very obvious, but some were quite tricky to identify.
We’ve had a lovely day in P5/6! We started off working on refreshing some of our times tables by making fortune tellers and testing our friends. Then it was outside to work on our fitness in Class PE. We clocked up an amazing total of 194 laps of the multicourt as a class!! Our Accelerated Reader time was so peaceful and relaxing after our run outside. We also worked in pairs to talk about positive emotions…naming them, recognising what they look like, compiling lists of what makes us feel good and, perhaps the most difficult to describe, how our bodies feel physically when we feel good. The afternoon was spent designing our Christmas cards!! Yes…in September!
Sometimes, the most fun and memorable things to happen are the unexpected moments! Today, we were gifted a pile of tree cuttings from our nature garden for P5/6 to use in the grassy area to make dens. I was delighted to see the joy and excitement this brought to everyone and we are keeping fingers crossed for good weather next week so we can enjoy it. I also loved seeing the enthusiasm and team work bringing up the branches! 😃
We had a super afternoon exploring our school grounds, searching for a variety of living things. Everyone had a bingo board with a range of living things to find. It was great fun taking a closer look for signs of life in the trees, under stones, pieces of wood and in the long grass.
After our bingo game, we had time for a quick game of hide and seek in the “forest”! The trees are growing so well that it was very hard to find people!!
We ended our session with a visit to the nature garden and pond. We patiently sat and waited to see if there were any frogs and we were not disappointed! It was very exciting to see them hopping about in the heather.
We have started to explore a new area of Maths this week. We braved the February weather to take our learning outside into the playground. The markings on our play areas were perfect for helping us explore parallel and perpendicular lines. We looked for right angles too. It’s amazing how many you find when you actively go looking!
The current favourite game to play in class PE is “Crounders” (a combination of rounders and cricket). The pupils have had so much fun playing it for the last couple of weeks, I finally managed to take some photographs to share with you…
We have been planting seeds for wildlife. The flowers will be food for lots of insects and animals. We have been making recycled newspaper pots for the seedlings. They are growing so fast. Everyone has been taking a turn to water them 😃
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