Welcome to Silver Birch Class.
The Class Teacher is Mrs Goodchild.
Summer 1 - our Learning Quest is ... Solid as a Rock
Awesome home learning! Bailey created a model of a scene with Ancient Egyptian pyramids, a desert and the River Nile. Well done Bailey!
Ancient Egyptians - We found out about the River Nile. We learned that the Ancient Egyptians used a shaduf to collect water from the river to transport to their farms. We made models of shadufs.
Coronation Celebration! We dressed in red, white and blue, sang the National Anthem and waved our flags to celebrate the Coronation of King Charles III.
Soil - We found out about the layers of soils. We made an edible representation of soil layers to help us to understand. We put a layer of bedrock, then parent rock, then subsoil, topsoil and organic material. Last of all we added worms. It tasted delicious!
Making a wormery. The children worked in pairs to make a wormery in a jar. They collected worms to put inside. They will observe the wormeries to find out how the worm helps to keep the soil healthy.
Ancient Egyptian homes. We labelled images of Ancient Egyptian homes. We mixed clay with straw to make bricks like Ancient Egyptians. We also made models of Ancient Egyptian homes using LEGO.
Sand - We looked at sand using magnifiers. We looked at images of magnified sand. We read a non-chronological report about sand and wrote our own reports.
Spring 2 - Our Learning Quest is ... Tales of Egypt
Shadow puppets - We made shadow puppets based on characters and objects for the story 'Cinderella of the Nile'. We used a lamp as a light source to create shadows. The shadow puppets had moving parts made with linkages and levers.
The children heard the fable of 'The boy who cried wolf'. They ordered pictures from the story and acted out the story. This helped them to use story language which they then used when retelling the story in written form. They learned how a fable usually teaches a lesson about knowing right from wrong. In this story the moral was don't tell lies otherwise you may not be believed when you tell the truth.
Silver Birch class loved dressing up as book characters for World Book Day 2023 on 2nd March. We enjoyed reading with our friends in Poplar Class and had fun guessing the story character in a quiz. We loved looking at all the books when we visited the library today.
Science - Shadows
We had some ideas about how and why shadows change size.
We carried out a fair test to see what happened to the shadow when distance from an object to the light source was changed. We measured the distance of the torch from the apple and then drew the outline of the shadow as a record. We increased the distance of the torch from the apple by 10cm each time. After that we measured the size of the shadows. We found out that the size of the shadow decreased as the distance from the light source increased.
Diabetes charity sponsored event - Friday 24th February 2023
Spring 1 Our Learning Quest is... Light and Shadow
7th February Safer Internet Day
R.E. What do Sikh's believe?
This term in R.E. we are learning about the Sikh faith.
We have been learning about Guru Nanak and how he became the first leader of the Sikh religion. We found out that there were 10 gurus who had the job of sharing the light of God with the Sikh people.
We have been talking about how learning faith stories is important for Sikhs. Stories help Sikhs to think about the right way to behave and treat others. We acted out the story of Guru Nanak and the river.
Science Light and Shadow
We have been learning about sources of light. We know that some light sources are natural such as the sun, and some are made by humans such as light bulbs and candles.
We went into the dark tent. We discovered that we need light for our eyes to see properly.
We worked as a team to prove that light travels in a straight line.
Spring 1 Computing
Skill: to use google classroom
We learned to;
- Login to google classroom
- Write a comment on the class page
- Go to a task on the google classroom and follow the link to a quiz
- Open the Virtual Classroom
- Follow the link to Times Tables Rockstars
- Login to Times Tables Rockstars
Autumn 2 Our Learning Quest is...Time Traveller
This half term we have been learning about living things.
We found out that there are seven life processes that all living things do.
We sorted pictures of animals into the 6 main groups – fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and insects.
We went to the Forest School habitat to look for invertebrates – animals without a backbone. We found some worms, millipedes, ants, woodlice and lots of slugs. We looked at the creatures carefully.
We used classification keys to sort animals by the number of legs, body shape or of they had wings.
We also labelled the images of invertebrates.
Science - Autumn 2
Monday 12th December
Good morning Silver Birch Class.
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