Strange things have been going on in Emerald Class throughout December. Our classroom was trashed, reindeers came to visit and a mischievous elf become a member of our class. Every morning we arrived at school to find Emerald Elf hiding somewhere different. Sadly we had to say goodbye to Emerald Elf before we broke up for Christmas, so that he would help Santa get ready for Christmas Eve. Surprisingly, he left behind two wrapped presents for us which contained lots of new books for our reading corner. MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Learning to Learn through Enterprise - Emerald class enjoyed learning about budgets, profits and conducting their own market research before creating their product and game to accompany our Christmas stall.
Independent Science Investigation - Do people with longer legs jump further?
Stone Age - Making fire!
Stone Age - Fire
Stone Age - Hunting
Trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum
Well done Owen! You're this week's Dojo Champion.
Inspired by our class book Ug, Emerald class created their own story about a character living in an age of one material. For example, some characters lived in the Paper Age, Plastic Age, Cotton Wool Age and Wood Age.
Topic - This week Emerald class have been researching the prehistoric settlement Skara Brae. We used iPads and printed secondary resources to support us.
Well Done Lewis! You are this week's Dojo Champion.
Emerald have been exploring shapes this week - the children were able to find a quarter of a larger shape.
Emerald has been exploring shapes this week - the children were able to make connections between a particular triangle and square.
This week Emerald class investigated whether all the bones in a taller person are longer. Many were surprised by the results.
Well done Andrew on being this week's Dojo Champion!
Learning to Learn through Diwali Day - using our reasoning and reflection skills we learnt about light and patterns. We then found links between our learning and the celebration of Diwali.
Reflection: Pause, Notice, Narrate & Navigate
Reflection: Pause, Notice, Narrate & Navigate
Skeletons - linked with Halloween, we created our own skeletons made out of cotton buds. These will be scientifically labelled after half term.
Congratulations to Holly on being this week's Dojo Champion!
Stone Age Smoothie - Yum!
Reading for pleasure - The pupils in Emerald class have been actively involved in reading for pleasure. This week we discussed our favourite books.
Reading for pleasure
Well done Annabel! You are this week's Dojo Champion.
Number Bonds to 10
Some children have be practising their number bonds using this rhyme. This will help them with their metal maths.
Science - This week Emerald Class have created a leaflet or poster to show all the things they have learnt about plants.
Well done to Lexxie B on being this week's Dojo Champion for the second time this year!
Maths - This week we have been using what we already know to add larger numbers. We used practical resources to help us understand how numbers can be regrouped. It was great to see all the children learning collaboratively.
Archaeological Discovery - This week five top secret envelopes arrived with photo's inside. These photo's were taken by a group of archaeologists who found some unknown artefacts. Emerald class were tasked with trying to deduce what the objects could be. They needed to use their reasoning skills to support them.
This week Emerald class have been learning about instructions. We discussed what instructions are used for, and what they should include in order to be effective. Every pupil had the opportunity to follow some instructions, including how to make Iron Age bread. I'm sure all the children will agree that making the bread was far more enjoyable than the tasting!
Well done Umaiza! You are this week's Dojo Champion.
Science - Plants
We have been learning about seed dispersal. Here is a video of some children from Emerald Class demonstrating a method. Can you guess which method it is?
This week Emerald Class have experienced making paint from natural materials, and painting their cave art using sticks as tools. All the children enjoyed mixing the coal, mud and oil together. We all discovered how tricky it is to paint on sandpaper using wooden sticks, but enjoyed the challenge. Our cave paintings will be displayed in the classroom next week in the shape of a cave.
Well done Lexxie! You have been awarded Dojo Champion this week. You are always focused and ready to learn.
This week Emerald class have been looking at Stone Age achievements. They used these achievements to inspire their cave art. Today all pupils had the opportunity to draft their designs, using the surface under the tables. This allowed the pupils to experience what it would be like to draw onto a surface similar to a cave wall. Next week these initial drawings will support the pupils in creating their final art piece, where they will use sand paper and natural materials for paint.
Marina has created a Stone Age drawing of a cave.
Well done Daniel! You have been awarded Dojo Champion this week. You are a great role model for all the pupils in Emerald Class.
Dexter was inspired by our Topic introduction this week, so decided to create a Stone Age necklace using Cheerios at home.
Emerald Class have begun to think about life in the Stone Age. We all had the opportunity to draw our own life timelines, before exploring the timeline covering the historical events between the Stone Age and the Iron Age.