We watched the very talented Ulster Orchestra perform their ‘Feeling Good’ concert. We had to get involved and moving to the music as well as relaxing to some of the pieces! What a fantastic performance! 🎻🎺🎹🎼
Enjoying the spectacular sun once again. We wrote acrostic poems about Summer and then enjoyed some free play in the good weather! ☀️🌼🌈
Some of us were exploring division with remainders using our cubes today...
This week we have been discussing the hazards that exist on the farm. We watched a video and then designed a farm safety poster to make people aware of the dangers. There was lots of discussion and the posters all look amazing! 💛 🚜
We played board games to revise our times tables with a partner. Everyone had so much fun and we were very competitive! 😀
We participated in the daily mile with the rest of the school. Everyone enjoyed getting out for some fresh air and exercise to start the day!
This week our focus for Literacy was report writing... We looked at the different types of reports and their features. We used the laptops and Chromebooks to research an animal of our choice and planned our own non-chronological reports. The following day we wrote them. We discovered lots of interesting facts that were shared with the rest of the class. It was great fun! 📚💻🙂
We focused on capacity in our Numeracy this week. We learned about litres and millimetres as a unit of measurement. We linked our learning with fractions to capacity and discovered what 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of 1 litre was. We learned how to read scales accurately and played some capacity games on the whiteboard. Everyone really enjoyed it. 😃
Our new topic this term is ‘The Solar System’. We watched some great videos about the different planets and created some fabulous cover pages in our books! 🌎
We have started to learn French in our class and have been learning the colours. We hope you enjoy the song about the colours of the rainbow. 🌈
This week, we reflected on all of the things we are grateful for during our Grow in Love lessons. Then we created some acrostic poems as a way of displaying important things that we give thanks for. We showcased these for a ‘walking gallery’ where we could give compliments to all of our friends. 😊
We took our learning outdoors to enjoy the wonderful sunshine this week! When we finished our division work, we enjoyed some free play in the sensory garden. It was great fun! 😎
We have been learning about Ancient Egypt for our World Around Us. We drew some portraits of the very famous pharaoh Tutankhamun and painted them. They all look amazing!
We decided to make the most of the beautiful weather and took our Literacy outside to do. We wrote the end of a play script called ‘The Worst Day’. After practising with our partners, we performed for the rest of the class. It was great fun!
There was lots of excitement when the Easter bunny made a special delivery. We did lots of Easter activities too and enjoyed an Easter hunt. 😀
A Tangram is a Chinese Shape Puzzle. It is a square cut into 7 different shapes. These shapes can be used to make many, many different pictures. We had great fun trying to create the some of the pictures possible.
We worked together to improve our money skills. We counted out different amounts of money, using the fewest number of coins and then we had to remember to record our answers using the correct notation.
We took part in “Woolly Hat Day,” to help raise funds for “Mourne Stimulus.”
In our Problem Solving Activity, we had to create towers of cubes using only two colours to see how many different heights of towers we could create using one cube, or two cubes, or three cubes. We realised that there was a relationship between the heights of cubes and the total number of different towers that could be created.
We had great fun reinforcing our learning on telling the time, number bonds and 2D Shape using the interactive quiz, “Kahoot!” It is multiple choice, but you need to be quick to press the correct answer.
As this is the Harvest Season, we were invited to colour “Butterflies of Hope,” as we seek to share HOPE for the season we are in. Theses are now displayed on our classroom window for everyone to see.
We explored tessellation in 2D shapes through practical activities. We cut out a variety of regular 2D shapes. We then had to see if they could be used to tile without leaving any gaps or having any overlaps. If there were no gaps, it meant that the shape could tesselate. Some shapes were a lot easier to work with than others.
We had great fun in our Handling Data lesson. We collected information on the different colours of Smarties that could be found in a tube, using a frequency table.
We used the information we collected on the colours of Smarties in a tube, using a frequency table to create pictographs. We then interpreted the data in order to find out what colour of Smartie was found most often, least often and the differences in number between different colours. We finished off our session by eating our Smarties! Yum Yum!
We worked together to discover the features of Recount Text.
We used mirrors to help us find the lines of symmetry in letters and shapes. We also used them to help us complete patterns and pictures so they had one line of symmetry.
As the sun shone we took our learning outside. To reinforce our number bonds, we had great fun playing "Count Around." Of course we had a PE twist to it. Great fun!
We are working on having quick recall of the number bonds of 10. We played “Giant Pairs!” We turned over a numbered card and we had to find the matching card, that created the total of 10. Olivia and Darcie both managed to find four pairs each.
We had great fun, exploring lines of symmetry. We created "paint blob pictures," that had one line of symmetry.
We cut and folded regular 2D shapes to see if they had lines of symmetry. We discovered that a regular pentagon has 10 lines of symmetry. It took a lot of folding and patience to find all the lines.
In ICT we all had the opportunity to login to the C2kNewsDesk, read the most recent articles and leave a comment. We also joined Google classroom, where we can communicate with each other and our teacher. It was great fun!
We were exploring syllables. We know that all words contain syllables and if we break words down into syllables, it will help us to spell the word. We played a game, where we were given the first syllable of a word and we had to find its match. It was great fun.
We have been recalling how to read, write and order numbers to 100. We have been studying the patterns in a 100 square, matching numbers to words, spelling numbers correctly and continuing the sequence of given numbers. We have played “I have....Who has? where a player has to call out the number on their card and ask a question to find out who has the next number in the sequence. We used a timer to see how fast we could do it. At the start of the week it took 5mins 3sec. At the end of the week we managed to do it in 2mis 50 sec. We plan to get even bettter!
Patterns and Relationships was the theme of Our Problem Solving Activity, “Granny’s Stripey Scarf,” where we had to use different strategies and follow the pattern of the scarf to find out the colour of a particular numbered stripe. Some people, made a model using cubes, some drew a scarf and created the pattern and some were able to predict the colour using a number pattern only. We had to be able to discuss the strategy we used.
We have put up displays in our classroom, to celebrate how we are all unique.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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