On Monday we wrote our own stories about a space adventure. We watched The Pink Panther for inspiration and came up with our own word bank to help us. Some of the words we used were;
............. spaceship, aliens, jet pack, planets, teleporting, robots, planets, trapped, saving the world, rescue, disguised, flying, craters, engine, meteors, villain......
We discussed Stir Up Sunday, a date in the diary to start making Christmas Puddings so they taste yummy for Christmas. Some of the class wanted to go home and ask their parents if they could make their own! Here are some calorie free collage puddings.....
Some of the class wanted to share their work; we have been working on addition to 20, 50 or 100 this week, block graphs and mental maths.
For Health and Well-being this week we read the book Odd Dog Out. We discussed that it was ok to be different from others in your class and what these differences could be (hair colour, height, skin colour, if good at maths or not...). We designed our own characters for the book.
Like in the Look Up book (from book week), we discussed what we would take into space with us. We filled our rucksacks with ten things.
During Creativity Friday last week we created clay diyas for Diwali. This week we painted them and hopefully they are being used with tea lights at home.
In writing we have been looking at acrostic poems. As a class we decided we would pick Saturn for the topic of our poem. Here is our class poem and a photo of M’s creative work.
Stars are far away.
And Saturn is too.
The sixth planet from the sun.
Up in the sky you can see Saturn.
Rings of rocks and ice.
November you can see me clearly.
With Miss Stirling this week we have been creating our own alien pictures.
J wanted to show his picture of the class and his astronaut that he drew during Creativity Friday this week.
Diwali is a five day festival starting on the 14th November 2020. We read a story exploring what happens on each of the five days during the Festival of Lights.
After watching how rangoli patterns are made using different colours of sand, we collected leaves from the playground to create our own patterns.
We will look at more things Diwali next week.
The class would like to say a huge thank you to Langlee Parent Council for their headbands, Halloween goodies and games for the class. I’m sure we will take plenty of photos having fun with the games tomorrow!!
Today we have started our Festivals topic and we have been looking at Apple Day - the day where we celebrate apples. We learnt about windfalls - where apples end up falling off the trees and on to the ground ready to eat. We need to check them incase there are any sleepy wasps needing last minute sugar. We also know we need to cut off any bruises and wash the apples before we cook or eat them.
Here are some of our paintings of apples from this morning.
Here is a recipe to try apple crumble and stewed apples at home (Miss Wilson likes to add lots of nutmeg and cinnamon to her’s):
In our space topic we have been learning that the moon orbits the Earth and both of them orbits the sun. We were very enthusiastic about the sun and asked lots of questions about it! We watched a video showing us how huge the sun is compared to Earth and we cannot believe it is so big! We also looked up how hot the sun is..... it’s core is 15 million degrees Celsius! Galashiels was 9oC today, Lava gets to about 1200oC and the surface of the sun is about 5500oC.