Welcome back everyone to the start of the Summer term!
We are starting a new topic called ‘Our City.’ Today in PE we all really enjoyed climbing on the large apparatus. Everyone had super listening skills and we made sure we were climbing sensibly.
It was lovely to see so many parents in school today seeing all our work in the classrooms! Thanks for coming!
Today 2B were set the task of finding out if white, dark or milk chocolate melted first. We set up simple experiments in the classroom and using digital timers to record them.
‘When we were melting the chocolate on the radiator it was a long time to wait. Eventually it melted. The milk chocolate melted first.’ Daniel
‘We put some chocolate on the radiator and we pushed it down so we watch it melt.’ Jonas
‘When I put the chocolate on the radiator we got to eat a teeny bit!!’ Charlie
‘When I put my chocolate on the radiator I touched it and it melted a tiny bit.’ Oskar
‘When we put the chocolate on the radiator it was turning into different shapes and forms.’ Aarya
‘When my chocolate had melted it then did a reversible change.’ Vismay
‘When I put the chocolate on the radiator it was a solid. After a while it became soft and when it had dried it had changed shape and was hard.’ Dylan
‘When I put the chocolate on the radiator it took a long time to melt.’ Aaron
‘When I put the chocolate on my paper it smelt really delicious!’ CJ
As part of our work about Chocolate, we have had so much fun with Smarties and our maths lessons this week. Everyone had their own box and had to carefully record their different colours and amounts, make a graph using their data and look at repeating and symmetrical patterns using the Smarties.
Did you know that some children had 42 Smarties in a box and others had 38?
All our work will be made into a Smartie book and will be on display in the classroom. Come and take a look!
In Science we are learning how different materials can move.
Children were set a challenge today! They had to cut out a simple template and make a flying fish from it. They had to then explore how it spun to the ground when it was dropped. The movement of the fish changed in a number of ways.
Using timers, children worked in pairs and held the fish up 2 metres high. Fish were dropped and timed. Results were recorded in a table. Lots of fun!
This term we have been learning all about the amazing country of Australia. We have had lots of fun making an underwater diorama of the Great Barrier Reef, making air tickets, road signs, writing non-chronological reports all about an Australian animal and creating an aboriginal painting. Our classroom is looking amazing!
Using an iPad and an atlas we tracked the weather in Australia this week and recorded the different temperatures on a map. The temperatures ranged from 23 degrees to 43 degrees! We looked at the many ways Australian people keep safe in the sun and designed our own information posters using the slogan ‘Slip, slop, slap.’
Well done everyone for all your hard work this term!
Did you know that the Sydney Harbour Bridge took 6 years to build?
Did you know that it has a nickname ‘The coat hanger’?
Children have been very busy this week learning all about it. They have been using iPads, books and fact sheets to write their own fact files. Oskar bought in photographs from home with his Mummy at the top!
Everyone got the chance to make their own replica bridge using a paper plate and cups. Rulers were used for careful measuring. Well done the children who used an atlas to make flags to go on the top!