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Fun with friction

This week in the blog, Team 5/6 have been having fun with friction in their science lessons. as part of their investigation into the nature of forces. The children designed fair tests (involving toy cars!) to determine which materials caused the least/most friction. This helped them to comprehend the science at work behind the fun. Around the school, Year R have been reading about the three little pigs, Team 1/2 have been getting stuck into some maths and Team 3/4 have been learning about the Creation Story.

Year R - The Three Little Pigs

This week, we have been learning about the story of the Three Little Pigs. The children have enjoyed measuring and mixing ingredients to make their own playdough pigs, retelling the story with real sticks, straw and bricks and making their own houses with boxes in the workshop. There was also great excitement outside when we discovered a frog. What a super week!

Year 1/2 - Concrete Maths

During Maths this week, we have been learning all about place value. Year 1 have been focussing on how to make numbers to 20 using a range of apparatus, ordering a selection of these numbers smallest to greatest and placing them on a number line. Year 2 have been recognising numbers to 50, ordering these smallest to greatest and using their reasoning skills to discuss where missing numbers should be placed on number lines. We had lots of fun showing our maths learning in concrete ways!

Year 3/4 - The Christian Creation Story

In our RE this term, Year 3/4 are learning about the Christian story of creation, as told in the book of Genesis in the Bible. We have loved watching some ‘wow’ moments (you can watch some here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxibm1ODEpI) and talking about how incredible our planet is. When God created the Earth, he gave humankind instructions to be caretakers of our creation. This week, we ordered some statements from ‘most likely’ to ‘least likely’ to think about what God’s instructions meant. We also thought about what we could do to take care of a garden.

Year 5/6 - Fun with Friction

There’s been no friction in the classrooms with the wonderful Year 5 and 6 children who have started the new school year brimming with enthusiasm and good learning behaviour! However, we then introduced some friction in our Science lessons as part of our investigation into the nature of forces.The children designed fair tests (involving toy cars!) to determine which materials caused the least/most friction. This helped them to comprehend the science at work behind the fun.

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