On the last Thursday of half term, parents and carers of Kimmeridge class joined us for an parent-child open morning.
The event was a brilliant success and the children were thrilled by the number of visitors viewing their work.
It was also a great opportunity for us to discuss how we can make spelling practise fun. It was lovely seeing everyone get involved in the carousel of spelling activities.
The children have been working very hard on their ‘exciting sentences’ by Alan Pete. The sentences the children were focussing on are:
– 2A sentences (adjective, adjective noun)
– 3A sentences (adjective, adjective and adjective)
– Broken sentences (3 adjectives, each followed by a full stop)
as well as using new pieces of punctuation such as colons and inverted commas.
In our science, lesson Kimmeridge identified the organs of the human circulatory system and were able to describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood.
The children did a brilliant job of labelling and explaining the circulatory system of on our class model, Charlie.
I was very impressed by the class’ use of scientific vocabulary to explain why the human body needs water, oxygen and nutrients to stay alive.
Keywords discussed included: Oxygen (O2), Carbon Dioxide (CO2), arteries, veins, red blood cells, white blood cells, water and nutrients.
The Romans have come to Parrett and Axe and our classroom has been transformed into an ancient Roman fort!
Our class topic this term is The Romans and I am already very impressed with the children’s subject knowledge about this exciting time in History! This week the children will be meeting our class soldier who is guided us through this fun and sometimes gruesome topic, Rhaegar son of Romulus!
Take a look at some of the fantastic Roman inspired D&T projects that the children have been completing as part of their homework! We have also been designing Roman mosaics on the our Amazon Kindle’s… just wait until you have seen the finished products!
In this lesson, the children were given the task of designing a healthy snack for Goldilocks.
The children initially designed their product and described it using a range of exciting expanded noun phrase sentences. Following this the children made and then edited their original design.
Next week, the children will be formal write a recipe which will provide Goldilocks with the instructions to make her own healthy snack.
On Friday we made Christmas decorations which we will be selling at the school Christmas Fair.
In Geography we have been drawing sketch maps of EYFS playing area
As part of our new English topic, Firework Poetry, the children created calligram firework poems using onomatopoeia words only.
Yellow group have been formally introduced to exchanging. Following the C-P-A model, the children worked together to use concrete objects to represent the addition question and complete the relevant exchanges.
In Yellow group we have been learning about persuasive writing. This week the children wrote their own debate script and performed this in front of their peers. Debate topic: Visit Dorset vs. Visit Italy.
Here is a gallery of the hard work we have been doing in Kimmeridge this half term!
We were investigating the durability of rocks (chalk, blue lias, granite, marble, sandstone) focusing on our fair testing and observation skills. This links to our fossils and rocks topic.
Here are some pictures from Kimmeridge’s science experiment for our science topic Rocks, Fossils and Soils. We used grated white and dark chocolate to model the rock cycle. In the images you will see how we made sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks.
We have made some landmarks of the British Isles as part of our Geography topic homework. See if you can recognise some of them.