Amazing Apostrophes

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We have been learning about apostrophes for contractions and possession. Can you think if any spellings that use an apostrophe to join or shorten words? How about writing a sentence that uses an apostrophe to show something belongs to someone?

For example:

Would not = wouldn’t

Philippa’s was very excited to see a koala in the wild.

Leave a comment on this post with your responses…

Brixton Windmill

We recently visited Brixton Windmill and learned all about the stages of flour production. Through the story of The Little Red Hen, we followed the journey from seed to grain and finally were able to experience what is what like to grind the grain into flour using very heavy millstones and seeing the mechanics of the sails inside the mill. Can you remember the different foods we use flour for? Which stage of flour production would you most want to help Little Red Hen with? Can you recall the stages from seed to bread? Leave your answers in a comment on this post…

Welcome Zeraffa

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This term we are reading the book Zeraffa the Giraffa. We were lucky enough to watch a fantastic theatre production of the story at the Omnibus Theatre in Clapham before the school break but are now ready to delve into the adventures Zeraffa goes on as she journeys across continents. With a boy called Atir to help Zeraffa find her way, the pair sail up the Nile past pyramids, sphinxes and temples and out across the stormy sea to a country where everything is different. Have you ever been to a new country or place? How did you feel when you first arrived? What was different? Leave your ideas by commenting on this post…

Two by Two… Hurrah!

Friday the 12th of January is our class sharing assembly.

This week can you please practice our class song ‘Animals Went In Two By Two’.

The Song words are attached below, along with the music for the song- Happy Singing!

Lyrics:
The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in two by two, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in two by two, the elephant and the kangaroo
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in three by three, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in three by three, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in three by three, the wasp, the ant and the bumble bee
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in four by four, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in four by four, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in four by four, the great hippopotamus stuck in the door
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in five by five, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in five by five, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in five by five, by hunting each they kept alive
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in six by six, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in six by six, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in six by six, they turned out the monkey because of his tricks
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in seven by seven, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in seven by seven, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in seven by seven, the little pig thought he was going to heaven
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in eight by eight, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in eight by eight, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in eight by eight, the turtle thought that he was coming late,
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in nine by nine, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in nine by nine, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in nine by nine, marching up in a long straight line,
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

The animals went in ten by ten, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in ten by ten, hurrah! hurrah!
The animals went in ten by ten, the last one was a little red hen,
And they all went into the ark, for to get out of the rain.

Boat Investigation

Traction Man needed our help! He was set the mission of rescuing a ship of stranded friendly pirates but unfortunately did not have a boat to travel in. We used our knowledge of materials and their properties to design and make model boats to transport our hero. We tested our boats to see how successful our designs were and used vocabulary such as absorbent, waterproof, float, sink, light and heavy to evaluate after. Take a look at the pictures and leave a comment on this post… Was your design successful? Why? If you had to make a boat again, what would you do differently? Which materials would not be suitable for a boat? Why?

Gold – Lyrics and Track

Gold – always believe in your soul

You’ve got the power to know

You’re indestructible – always believe in

You are gold

I’m glad you’re bound to return

There’s something I could have learned

You’re indestructible – always believe in

Oh, but I’m proud of you, but I’m proud of you

Nothing left to make me feel small

Luck has left me standing so tall

Gold – always believe in your soul

You’ve got the power to know

You’re indestructible – always believe in

You are gold

I’m glad you’re bound to return

There’s something I could have learned

You’re indestructible – always believe in

Love is like a high prison wall

You could leave me standing so tall 

Gold – always believe in your soul

You’ve got the power to know

You’re indestructible – always believe in

You are gold

I’m glad you’re bound to return

There’s something I could have learned

You’re indestructible – always believe in

Deen City Farm

We had such fun at the farm and enjoyed learning about the different animals that live in this habitat. Before our visit we researched the ways the animals were adapted to survive in their natural environment which prepared us well for seeing their different features up close and personal! We enjoyed stroking and petting guinea pigs, ferrets, sheep, cows, goats, pigs and alpacas and even got to feed some of them! Although we couldn’t touch them, we loved watching the horses galloping and jumping around their training course and we had time to visit the chickens and turkeys too. Take a look at the pictures. How did you feel feeding the animals? Did anything surprise you when meeting them? What did you most enjoy? What else would you like to find out about? Share your ideas by commenting on this post…

Synagogue Visit

This week we visited the South London Synagogue to deepen our knowledge about Judaism. We learnt about the features of the synagogue and Jewish practices during prayer and worship. Take a look at the photographs of the things we saw and did and leave a comment on this post explaining what you found most interesting. What did you find out about? What was the most exciting part? Was the synagogue what you expected? Is it similar to a different place of worship you have been to? Share your thoughts…

Brixton Market

This week, as part of our Black History Month celebrations, we visited Brixton market to learn about the way Afro-Caribbean culture has shaped the produce and products you can buy in our local area! We explored the other cultural influences and thought about the positive impact immigration has had in helping us to understand and respect people from different parts of the world. What did you buy that came form another country? Where did it come from? How much was it and did you get any change? Why do you think it is important to celebrate and share cultural differences? Leave your thoughts by commenting on this post!