On Monday, we went pond dipping and found newts, water fleas, water boatman, pond snails, pond weed, damselfly nymph and dragonfly nymph. Both ponds were 8 degrees. We thought about why the animals choose the heathland pond or school pond as their habitat. How does the habitat provide for the animals' needs? Does the habitat have enough shelter from predators? Does the habitat have the right food for them?
World Book Day
Look at our super costumes... we definitely look like our book characters. Can you guess who we are?
After a long time, working aboard Captain Grant's vessel, the new crew wrote letters home to their families. We posted them and hope they have arrived home safely.
We have enjoyed creating our own pirate maps as part of our home learning. We were very creative, drawing different parts on the island such as 'River Doom,' 'Dead Man's Cave,' 'Rocky Island' and 'Skull Rock.' We shared these with our peers and were impressed with the different approaches to our home learning (3D model, picture, Lego and computers). We hope you like them!
We started our term with a visit from a real pirate 'Captain Rocky Cliff.' It was super fun as we got to dress as pirates and complete pirate jobs.
We have worked really hard as a whole class this half term to earn our class treat. We loved decorating biscuits and then eating them afterwards
We put this to the test. As a class, we agreed that egg shells are weak as we could break them easily. After testing them, by placing heavy dictionaries on top of them, we found out that they are stronger than we thought.
Something strange arrived in Owl Class after half term.. After lots of predicting what could be inside the box, we finally met our little, red, friendly dragon.
Meet Ruby Rex!
In our English lesson we wrote questions to ask Ruby, which we punctuated with question marks. We then wrote her answers as statements, punctuated with full stops.
Also in English, we have written instructions for how to look after a pet dragon! and then we created a potion to help Ruby Rex regain her energy and powers to return to her family. This included some very odd and rare ingredients.
In out Science learning we have made containers for Ruby to live in. We were challenged to think about the best materials to make different parts of the containers. We had to think about somewhere for her to sleep, bath, eat and stay dry. We selected materials and gave reasons for our choices. Have a look at the photos below to see some of our learning.
Today, we started our Netball lessons. We are learning to work in a team as well as develop our throwing and catching skills, sportsmanship and perseverance. We really enjoyed session one.