Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Our Koru Disco

Last Friday night, our junior children enjoyed a hip hop themed disco! We came dressed in our best outfit, had our hair looking fly, and chains on too!

We got to have pizza and strawberry milk, and dance and have fun with our friends. There were lots of teachers and parents there, and also a photo booth where we could take cool pictures with each other.

From Room 10 xx

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Tread Lightly Visit

This week, Room 10 visited the Tread Lightly caravan. Our visit taught us about making sure to not drop rubbish, putting your rubbish in the right bin, making sure we don't put anything down the drains and also spent time exploring objects with magnifying glasses and planting seeds.

We had read and watched 'The Lorax' by Dr. Suess last week, so this visit linked really well to what we had learned from that. We were given the chance to be hands-on learners, and discuss with our adults why looking after the environment is so important.

The seeds that we planted are coming home in their containers, and it is our job to care for them and help them grow at home! We hope we remember what to do...

From Room 10 xx

And a special thank you to Connor's Mum Kelly and Olive's Mum Pippa for helping us out with this learning experience, we appreciate you so much!

What happens when drains are blocked?

Talking about not putting rubbish down the drain

Talking about why it is important to look after the environment

Planting our radish seeds

Exploring with magnifying glasses

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Magical Maths in Room 10

In Room 10, we like to work hard on our maths. We like when our learning is tricky because that helps us to become better. We use lots of materials to help our counting, ordering, skip counting and doubling and halving. Our I Can sheets we use in class and in our home learning books help us to know what we can already do and what we are now working on.

We use whiteboards, iPads, photos and our big maths books to record our thinking and spend a lot of time talking to other children in our group about what we are learning and how we got to an answer. We also like to look at simple word problems that need us to solve them. This helps our reading and comprehension too!

This group has been practising their skip counting using different coloured multi link cubes

This group has been working on their addition and subtraction, using teddy bears, counters and number lines

This group has been working on placing an equal number of beans (we pretended they were sharks!) into containers (oceans!)

In Room 10, we also have been looking at how long it takes to complete an activity to learn about duration. We are learning when school starts and finishes, and the order in which we complete our daily learning. To help at home, you could talk to us about the times and order we have dinner, do our reading and go to bed - or anything else we may do after school! This is a great holiday activity for us too, a daily diary showing what we do and when we do it.

From Room 10 xx

This group has been working on showing numbers before, after and in between using hundreds squares and boards

Friday, 22 June 2018

Musical Performances

On the last day of Arts Week, Room 10 worked in groups to create a short musical item, using instruments and body percussion. We had been enjoying exploring music throughout the week, so thought bringing our work all together to perform in front of our peers was a great way to wrap up the week!

We were given a time period in which to share our ideas with each other and practise our item, before presenting to the class. We used instruments such as tamborines, triangles, drums and maracas. We also used our bodies to add interesting detail to our performances, by clapping, stomping and clicking.

Performing our musical items to the class was a great way to reinforce our Arts Week learning, and to work collaboratively to produce a unique item.

From Room 10

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Room 10 Arts Week

During Arts Week this term, we have so far spent time with Mrs Grant practising our drama skills. We took part in freeze frames - you are told what positions to be in and then the lights come on and you have to freeze! It was really fun because we got to act like the things we like.

We also had music with Mr Haywood. We practised using our body to make different sound patterns in groups. This is called body percussion.

As a class, we are working on recreating 'A Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh. We have been using tutorials to help us draft our version of this famous painting, before we use crayons and water

colour to add the finishing touch to our creation. Our artwork may not look exactly like his, but we have given it a good go to show our appreciation of his painting.We have also been making leaf art, by using different shaped leaves as sponges to create patterns on coloured paper.

We look forward to sharing our creations with you!

Love Room 10

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Harold Meets Room 10

Last week, Room 10 visited Harold. He is a giraffe from the Life Education Trust and he came to talk to us about being kind to our friends.

We played some games to help us learn how to be a better friend. We played a puzzle that showed us the qualities needed to be a good friend to others. We watched a video about Harold playing with his friends and gave him some advice about how to cheer up his friend Rabbit. Harold's friend Zebra was being a bit mean to him so we told Harold some things he could say to solve the problem.

We read Harold 2 stories we had written about him and then he blew us kisses that went up into the sky.

We liked the time with Harold because we learned lots and got cool activity packs at the end of our sessions.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Chinese Calligraphy

For the past 2 weeks, Room 10 has had a teacher come in before lunch to teach us some basic Mandarin.

She has taught us to count to 10 in Mandarin, and we learned a little song to make it easier to practise our counting. We learned how to ask and answer how old we are, and spent some time practising this with a partner.

This week, we had a go at writing numbers in Mandarin using calligraphy brushes and thin paper. Some of us found this tricky, because we needed to use only a little bit of paint and sometimes forgot to do this! Others remembered to use only a little bit, so their work turned out neater and easier to read.

It was fun to have a go at an activity we haven't done before and we hope our parents liked seeing our finished work that we brought home!

From Room 10.