Moving from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two
Our finished picture frames!
We started designing and making our picture frames. The children used the clamps, bench hooks and junior hacksaws with increasing confidence and cut their wood after they had measured it first. They all said that it was great fun!
We have started our new science topic 'Rocks and fossils'. The children had a lot of fun observing closely a variety of rocks and carrying out a fair test to decide which rocks were the hardest and which ones allowed the water to go through them.
Circle Time - All About Me
You already have a copy of our Autumn Term overview. This is an electronic copy so that you can see what we are studying this term.
Year three have been drawing with charcoal to create local area images. They are beautiful. Well done year three!
Land use and local bee keepers
Our local bee keeper advises us about how to care for our honey bees. They will soon be relocated to Cressing Temple Barns. We look forward to receiving news about the colony.
Today, we tried to find out about the characters introduced to us in 'Fantastic Mr Fox' by Roald Dahl. This is our group reader. We listen to an adult reading, sometimes, we join in too and we learn how to comprehend events in the story so far. We also learn how to change our voices when reading, to match the punctuation in the text. Wonderful drama in class today during our hot seating session. Well done!
Farmer Bean takes some questions from the audience
Character studies and vocabulary study
To enable the children to have a viewpoint based upon events in the class reader, 'Fantastic Mr Fox', children were encouraged to use drama and 'conscious alley'. This is a well known teaching tool, to support their learning.