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!

 

Food Chains

This week in science we have been learning about food chains. We explored how many food chains we could make with the same producer at the start and discussed the different predators and prey that can be found in a variety of habitats. Watch the audiobook of ‘The Gruffalo’ and see if you can make a food chain using the characters in the story. Can you think of any other food chains that includes the same animals? Leave your answers in a comment…

Sentence Building

In EGPS, we have been learning about the different types of sentences and how to punctuate them. Continue to build on your understanding of sentence structure by playing the game ‘Kung Fu Sentences’. Select your level and share how you got on by commenting on this post. How did you know which word was first? How did you check your sentence made sense? Click on the picture to take you to the game…

 

 

Place Value Investigation

We investigated the place value of numbers using numicon and dienes, working together to identify how many tens and ones where in each number. What did you find out about the digits in a 2 digit number? What if there are no ones? Can you partition the numbers you made and leave them in a comment? eg: 80 + 5 = 85

Exploring the Local Area

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This week we have been creating mind maps, celebrating all of the wonderful things Clapham has to offer. We thought about places of work, people in the community, jobs, transport and leisure opportunities. What is you favourite thing about living in Clapham? How would you improve it or change it if you could? Share your thoughts by commenting on this post…