Marvellous Poetry!

This week we have been focusing on poetry. We have been reading George’s Marvellous Medicine. In the book George put lots of interesting ingredients in the pan and says poems. We learnt one of the poems and performed it for the class. After that we wrote our own poems using onomatopoeia, here are some examples.

Which rock is best to build a wall? 

This week we have been investigating which rocks would be best to build a wall. We tested different rocks for permeability and hardness. The children were very scientific and made some great predictions. They used the equipment well and decided at the end that slate and marble would be best. We then talked about how some rock are expensive and how marble would make a very expensive wall! Here are some pictures of us completing the investigation. 

  

Rock investigations 

Over the past couple of weeks ŵe have been doing lots of investigations in science. We looked at different types of rocks and decided on different ways of sorting them. We used a Venn diagram with headings such as light/dark, rough/smooth and hard/soft. After discussing the three main rock types we tried to make them out of chocolate! It was very messy but we manage to show sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. I then made igneous rock by dropping the chocolate in boiling water and the waiting for it to cool. Here are some pictures of our investigations. 
   
 

Our recipe for happy and safe ACE community

On Monday in collective worship Mrs Johnston talked to us about community and what it means. She then described the ingredients and recipe she would need to make her favourite cake. We then had to go away and think about what ingredients and recipe we would need to create a happy and safe Allerton community. This is the fantastic and thoughtful recipe we came up with.

 

What a week!

On Monday we had a nice start to the week looking at time conjunctions in English. On Tuesday we read a little more of the Ice palace and started to put together a detailed story map of the story so far. It was a really good way of remembering the key points of the story. On Wednesday it was so nice and snowy we couldn’t resist going and playing in the snow. We set ourselves a challenge – could we build a shelter out of the snow like Ivan did? It was very tricky but good fun! Have a look at the blog below for the pictures of us building. Today we have read some more of Ice Palace, it’s getting a little scary now! Then we answered some questions on the text.

On Tuesday we spent the afternoon becoming mountain explorers. We watched plant earth – mountains with David Attenborough. The children made some fantastic notes which we can use in our topic. On Wednesday afternoon we started our new music topic, playing the glockenspiels. The children were really good at following the tune and finding the pulse. This afternoon we carried on looking at our lent challenge.

I have sent our new homework and spellings. As it is Fairtrade fortnight, homework is a Fairtrade poster. They will have to look at what Fairtrade is then create a poster. If they do not have access to the internet they can ask to do it at some point in school next week.

Where’s Wally has been rearranged for Tuesday 6th March. 

Our learner of the week this week is Charlotte for her extra effort and her amazing Snow poem that she did with Mrs Cooper. Well done Charlotte. Our house point winner this week is Michael, on the snow day he wrote a fantastic piece of writing from the perspective of a snowflake with his brother. He received 15 house points for his effort!  Have a look at 5LM’s blog to read it.

Have a lovely weekend and keep safe!

Miss Kelly

Fun in the snow!

We gave ourselves a challenge to create a shelter just like Ivan had done in the book Ice Palace. Here are pictures of us trying to make them!

School Closure – Thursday 1st March

Due to worsening conditions, and an unsafe school site, we have made the unprecedented decision to close school today.

We will continue to monitor the forecast for Friday and keep parents updated via text/email.

We will rearrange our own World Book Day next week.

I am sorry for any inconvenience that this has caused.

Pizza express! 

Today we visited pizza express and made our own pizzas. It was such a lovely trip and gave us a little taste of Italy! 

Here are pictures of our amazing pizza making!