Summer 1

Week beginning 22/4/19

Welcome back after the sunny half term.

What a fun exciting start to the half term. On Tuesday the children took part in an immersion day. Our immersion day  involved many exciting activities: learning about the ancient Maya civilisation, solving number problems using Maya numbers, learning about the Maya alphabet, learning about Maya temples and constructing our own out of Lego, creating Maya headdresses and designing a Maya mask.

In Maths, we have continued to learn about decimal places, we have been comparing numbers with decimal places and using the more than and less than signs.

In writing we had an exciting hook; Mrs Miller wore a silly, classroom made, Teacher armour. We then looked at images or armour and we thought about what it could do, what it might be used for. We were then introduced to our new text; It was an information text about armour.

In RE we are focussing on Gospel, we thought about the parables Jesus told and the hidden messages. We have also been looking at Maya beliefs and their Gods.

 

 

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Miller

Saturday 15th June

We had a fantastic week on the Isle of Wight and we were so lucky with the weather based on the forecast. I hope children will remember their time at Kingswood as a positive addition to their time at The Priory School. It was wonderful to see the class challenge themselves in different ways and work together in teams. I am sure each child has their favourite activities and there was something for all.

I would personally like to thank Mrs Sibbald, Mrs Poulter and Mr Holloway for the wrap around care they provided for the children. I do hope your children have some time to recover before returning to school Monday. Attached are a few more photos of our week away!

Week beginning:10/6/19

Well done to our pupil of the week, who was chosen for applying taught skills in new writing.

This week in writing, we completed our boxing up patter for our chosen text and begun to innovate the text.

In maths we have begun to learn about measure. We have been looking at how scales can go up in different amounts and how sometimes the tallest jar does not always have the largest capacity.

In topic we have been learning how to find 12 famous rivers using a map.

In science we have been completing our changing states investigations.

We were very lucky to have a visitor come in last week, who talked to the class about the importance of not wasting water.

We hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Mrs Miller

Week beginning 3/6/19

What a wonderful start back after half term.

Well done to our pupil of the week who was chosen for her resilience and hard work in her science.

The children took part in an immersion day where they explored rivers. They thought about questions they would like to find out, they shared what they knew, discussed bigger issues to do with some countries having a lack of water and found information using the chrome books.

We also had a recap in gymnastics. We practised different types of rolls. Some of the children were really pleased with their own personal development within this session.

In maths we completed our final review on money. We have certainly improved!

In writing we have begun our imitation stage. We looked at our focus discussion text and created a text map. We also looked at the language used in the text.

Mrs Miller

Water Rockets!

For the fantastic finale to their ‘Fantastic Forces’ project, Class 5 launched their water rockets from the KS1 playground! It was tremendous fun as the various rockets travelled in a variety of directions and reached different heights (including one landing on the roof of the boiler room!).

We concluded that filling the bottles with more water does not mean the rocket goes higher (because there is more weight and less space for air pressure to build). The optimum amount of water appeared to be one-third full.