The children have performed 'I hear Thunder' in a round and 'The Water Cycle' song to each other today. It was fantastic to hear them playing in "perfect harmony" and reading music notation. Thank you so much to our volunteer, Mrs Morgan for all her hard work teaching the children to play bell plates, read music and listen to each other this half term.
We completed our carousel of activities that we started on our Topic day last week.
Group Construction Children make and label a model of a river, using different materials. T to photograph. Geography Read ‘The Journey of a River’ explanation text and complete the Stages of a River worksheet English Write a river poem to describe the journey of a river Reading Research Choose a famous river to research and complete the factfile. Challenge Using atlases, locate the major rivers and draw them on the map
Yesterday, the class began creating their own mobile phone covers. They created a design and cut out a template. They then used this to cut out some felt to the appropriate size and have begun to use blanket stitch to attach the two sides of the case together. I was so impressed with the children's sewing skills. This can be really challenging for a lot of children, but the class approached it with patience, care and resilience. We look forward to completing the cases next week.
Silver Birch Class have been reading the poem, 'Voices of Water'. The children worked in groups to perform the poem; focusing on their use of voice, speed of reading, rhythm and actions. We enjoyed watching each other's performances.
Continuing our theme about war in our reading sessions, we are going to be reading a narrative poem written by Carol Ann Duffy. The poem tells the story of the incredible historical event of 'The Christmas Truce' during World War 1. Today, we watched a short video about this amazing moment in history to gain a better understanding of what happened. Over the next couple of weeks, we will read and analyse this poem in detail, using our ERIC reading skills (Explain, Retrieve, Interpret, Choice).
Each group had a family with information cards, a bowl of water and measuring apparatus. They were asked to investigate how much water their family were using. For the purposes of the activity, we measured ml to represent litres.