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We put our learning about place knowledge in geography to the test this week by playing whole class big battle ships. We played in two different places and sent runners down the corridors to each other to give the co-ordinates we want to shoot at.

Today was skills session 2. We were focused on the skill of grating. We used flat hands when grating to ensure that our fingers were kept away from the sharp cutting surfaces. We also looked at the different textures that graters can produce.

Today was our final hockey session. We jumped straight into games to demonstrate the skills we had learnt over the term.

The main character in our story for the second half of the term is a blind man. We went out onto the field with partners to lead each other around when once of us had our eyes covered. We discussed how the experience felt after.

Today we had the first skills session in our food and nutrition topic. We focused on the cutting and chopping skills to create fruit salads. We worked on use the claw hand and the bridge hand for cutting.

Today was session 3 of hockey. We recapped our dribbling and passing skills as class before splitting into smaller groups to play some passing games.

Today we had our second session of hockey. We continued our work on dribbling and passing from last week. We then extended our selves by combining the two skills as we dribbled and passed to each other through a series of gates. We then finished off by taking shots at goal.

As part of learning with our new book we have read a story about a monkey that tastes honey for the first time. We took the opportunity to be like the monkey and have our own tastes of honey. We used the experience to help us write some similies and metaphors for honey.

As part of our learning around the Holy Spirit visiting the desciples during pentecost we created fire inspred pin wheels that have gifts we wish to recieve from the Holy Spirit written on them. We have been able to dsplay these in the hall for everyone to see.

Today was our first hockey session with the coach from Folkestone Hockey Club, Mrs Fuller. We learnt the correct position for our hands on the stick, how to dribble effectivly and began to practice passing.

Today we put all of our hard work to the test as we put our bridges through their paces. We tested them against the success criteria that we set out at the start of the project. Had to wide enough for the train to go over, long enough to span the gap and strong enough to carry the weight of the train.

Over two sessions we worked hard on creating bridges for DT project. We looked at creating a structure that is at least 30cm long, wide enough for track to sit on and strong enough to support the weight of the train.

Today we were really lucky to welcome Wendy, a paramedic, into the classroom so we could ask her questions around why she chose a life of service to others, how helping others is important and what her insperations were to become a paramedic. This was all linked to learning around Lent and being at the service of others.

A book week challenge that the children were encouraged to take part in was the creation of book spoon people. Children were given spoons to take home and turn into their favourite characters. Can you guess all the characters we made?

Today was our World Book Day celebration. We all came dressed up as different book characters. Can you guess what we are?

For the start of book week celebreations we travelled first to Wood Avenue library. We were warmly wlecomed, learnt about the library, had some reading time as well as getting our class library card. We then went to Waterstones to spend our book day vouchers. We were introduced to new books we maybe interetsed in reading as well as hearing a Norse myth around the Gods Loki and Thor.

At the end of last term we explored the fossilisation process. We learnt that over millions of years bones and other organic matter become a rock. We created our own footprint inspired fossils.

Today we were exceptioanlly lucky to welcome Tami, our resident instrumental teacher, into the classroom to share some of her varied rock, gem and mineral collection with the class. She introduced to different samples via the visualiser as well as linked it to our learning on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Today we have been creating earthquake proof buldings. We explored how real life buildings are built in high frequency earthquake areas. We used what we had found out to try and create our own earthquake proof sky scrapers out of marshmellows and spaghetti.

Today we continued our learning around mixing paints for different effects to start to create some volcanic art works. We used our knowledge of colour mixing as well as how to manipulate paints for different effects.

Today we learning about the how the planet is made up of tectonice plates. We explored how the plates push and rub against each other. We explored that the pushing and rubbing creates mountains, earthquakes and volcanic erruptions

We took a creative break today to create nutcrackers for our winter hallway display.

In science we have been learning about magnets. Today we explored how different magnets have different amounts of attraction.

Our history learning today was focused on how we have changed from hunter gatherers to farmers and shops int eh modern age. We had a range of different statements that we needed to sort into modern or stone age.

Today we were investigating friction. We explored how different materials produce more or less friction than other surfaces.

Today was Hinduism day. We learnt about the three main aspects of God. We explored the Hinduism creation story. We finished by creating Aum symbols.

We created our own Staone Age inspired game today. We used a football as a dinosaur egg and then stone age people had to try and steal the dinosaur egg from the protecting dinosaur.

In history today we explored timelines and how long ago the Stone Age was. We used toilet roll to create our time lines, each square represented 50 year. We had to travel the classroom 4 times to go back far enough in time!

We explored push and pull forces. We were looking at how we make things move in the classroom, we sorted them into things that needed to push, pulled or both. We explored our outdoor space as well.

We drew around ourselves and then labeled bones we had drawn in for our skeleton. We then investigated if having a long femur means we can jump further.

We used atlases to find country flags, then found them on a map to identify the capital city and then guessed at landmarks in those places.

Voting, like adults, in the school council elections

Learning to find a passage in our new personal bibles.

We have been ordering some common foods we eat based on the nutrients that contain for our bodies.

We used place value counters to help us partition 3 digit numbers in a number of different ways, creating different groups of hundreds, tens and ones.

Today we thought about we have liked, disliked, favourite moments and any connections we can make to other stories in The Wild Robot