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Sharks - Using Mirrors to walk!!

Friday, November 27th, 2020

This week in science the children learned about how mirrors work and how light travels. They had the complicated task of using the mirrors to see there feet and try and walk around the maze on the playground without looking down they had to keep looking through the mirror. As you can see from the photos the children had a great time and they did really well.

 

Animal Encounters came to visit!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2020

We had a visit from Chris at Animal Encounters. He brought us a selection of animal types to see. We had so much fun! We met a tortoise called Hump, an owl called Misty, a blue-tongued skink called Blue, a pair of tenreks, stick insects, a snake called Athena and a millipede called Milly! We asked lots of interesting questions such as ‘what do they eat?’, ‘Where would they live?’, ‘Is it a vertebrate?’ and ‘Is it an omnivore?’. We’ve learnt some interesting facts and can’t wait to share them with you!

Here are some games we have enjoyed playing this week: https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/animaldietgame2.htm

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/foodchaingame.htm

https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/animalclassgame.htm

Verbs, imperative verbs, adverbs... so many verbs to learn in Dolphins!

Friday, November 20th, 2020

We have been learning about verbs, imperative verbs and adverbs this week.

We know that verbs are a doing words. Verbs show an action, something we can do. Here is a game for finding the verbs in space: https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/verbs.htm

We have been using imperative verbs, or bossy words, to write instructions. We were very good at being bossy to each other! https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zv98jhv

We are getting ready to write our own version of “How to wash a woolly mammoth” and have practiced giving instructions to each other by building shapes with cubes when sat back to back. It was great to learn how clear our instructions needed to be.

 

We have been trying to use adverbs to describe how to do a verb. Most of these end in a suffix ‘-ly’ e.g. “jump quickly”. we had a lot of fun doing different actions in different ways! Ask us about our jogging!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z8mxrwx/articles/zqghtyc

 

 

Sharks have been reflecting in science

Friday, November 20th, 2020

This week in science Sharks have been learning all about reflection. The children had to find different materials like, sequins, gold paper, a wooden block, felt and then they had to predict which of the material would reflect. They then shone a torch through a small hole in a piece of card to see if the material reflected back onto the card. The children were surprised by some of the items that they chose actually did reflect when they predicted it wouldn’t.

We also had a class discussion about why children’s coats and bags have reflective materials on them.

 

A flash back of Busytime fun in Seals over the last few weeks!

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

Seals work hard daily having regular guided activities with their teacher on the tutor table throughtout each day… but they also have great fun extending their learning through busy-time play and set busy time challenges. Here is a small sample of some of the things they have been getting up to over the last few weeks in busy time. They receive a Busy time challenge certificate and a house point every Thursday if they complete all 4 challenge tasks (Writing, Maths, Vocabulary orĀ  Spelling and Topic) during their busy time. Well done Seals! So many of them have completed every challenge set so far! Amazing Learners…’If you try, try, try, you can, can, can!’