Last week Year 1 carried out an investigation to find out which material would be best to fix Miss House’s umbrella. In groups the children made predictions about which materials would be most suitable before devising simple tests to answer the question. At the end of the day, Miss House kindly went outside, with her fixed umbrella, in the pouring rain to see if the children were correct. Good news! With the bubble wrap patch covering the hole, Miss House stayed dry!
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Book Buddies: 1HM/SM and 3NL
Over the last half term, Year 1 and 3 have buddied up to read together. Year 3 are doing an excellent job of helping the children in Year 1 to learn to read and are also modelling their own super reading skills such as using intonation and expression.
Well done and keep up the hard work!
Monday, 28 November 2016
As part of our Early Britons topic we visited, the wonderful Waltham Abbey where we identified different species of plants; made fire; drew some cave paintings and even looked at animal bones! Thank you to all out adult helpers, who made our day even more memorable!
Friday, 25 November 2016
Over the last couple of weeks children have been learning about kenning Poems.
This week children created their own amazing Kenning Poems about an underwater sea creature and then performed them.
Can you identify the poetic feature in their poems?
Can you identify the performance techniques they have used?
What fantastic poetry performances!
Our topic this term is 'What were the people in Hornchurch like 100 years ago?'
We were lucky to have Miss Staples' nan visit us to tell us about the past. We learnt a lot of interesting things. For example the milk man brought the milk on his horse and cart. The playground was on the roof. The toilet was outside and the bath was in the kitchen! Also at Christmas you only got one gift, an apple and orange! We were shocked!
As part of their homework children were asked to see what they could find out about the past from their grandparents. Some made some excellent posters and found out lots of interesting information!
Daniel found out from his nan that she went to a school with only 3 classes and 3 teachers!
What fantastic projects!
On Tuesday Suttons netball team visited Towers Juniors for their first netball league fixture.
Children have been working extremely hard in training and were able to put what they have learnt into practise.
All the children played exceptionally well. We had some outstanding defending from Wumi, Rocco and Donna. And some super shooting from Ruby, Megan and Lexi RT. Reece, Lucy and Henry worked tirelessly to feed to defend and feed the ball into the circle. All the team worked extremely well together and we were very proud of them!
The final score was an amazing 13 - 4 win to Suttons!
Congratulations to all the team:
Ruby (yr6), Lucy (yr6), Wumi (yr6), Donna (yr6), Megan (yr6), Reece (yr6), Rocco (yr6), Henry (yr6), Lexi RT (yr5).
We are looking forward to our next league match again Hylands in a couple of weeks!
Miss Staples and Mrs Lacey
Miss Staples and Mrs Lacey
Monday, 21 November 2016
Monday, 14 November 2016
Wednesday, 9 November 2016
In Maths, we were estimating and measuring different items around the classroom using a ruler. We then converted the measurements from centimetres into millimetres and metres.
- Miss Shah
Monday, 7 November 2016
Year 4 have been learning about the states of matter and towards the unit of the unit, we focused on water in the three states of matter. We learned about Evaporation and took part in an investigation. We wanted to test whether the location of a wet cloth will affect the rate at which the cloth dries. The same type of fabric was soaked and then placed at different parts of the classroom. We discussed how we could ensure our investigation was a fair test. For example, all the fabrics had to weigh the same when soaked before starting the investigation.
However, we also discussed other factors that could affect the results. For example, how the cloth was placed (scrunched or spread out) and if we were to repeat the experiment, what would we do the same and different.
We discussed what Evaporation is and as it was a rainy day, we focused on one puddle in the playground and observed what happened to the puddle throughout the day. Where did the puddle go?
Which cloth do you think dried the quickest? Why?
The fabrics at their different locations!
The outline of our puddle- 'disappeared!'
Thursday, 3 November 2016
As part of our topic on Materials, Year 1 was given an exciting tour around parts of the new school building by Heather and Sam. We were learning about which materials are being used to build our new school and why.
After the tour Heather and Sam taught the children about safety on a building site; possible dangers, safety equipment, the protective clothes operators wear and also about different types of machinery that might be spotted on one. During the presentation Year 1 demonstrated excellent listening skills and Heather and Sam were impressed by not only the questions asked, but also the knowledge of some of our pupils who have family members in construction!
We can’t wait to move into our new school building and would like to say a big thank you to Heather and Sam for the tour.
A bright and eager bunch of young scientists!
Can you estimate how many bricks were used in the new building? Ask a Year 1 to tell you the answer!
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
In R.E, Year 4 have been learning about the religion of Judaism. We discussed the Ten Commandments and the importance of the Commandants to the Jews. However, is there one Commandant that's more important than all the others? Year 4 discussed the question which resulted in some interesting responses!
To celebrate Halloween, Year 4 drew several Halloween themed pictures. However, not with pencil... With candle wax! We then painted over the candle wax pictures with watercolour. Year 4 were certainly spooked by the result...
To end our Literacy Unit on Information Texts, Year 4 had to design their own informative poster illustrating a new product. The children were given a brief that they had to follow and in groups they designed and presented their product.
The children had to ensure that their poster included the features of an Information Text as well as making their presentation engaging for the audience!
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
Just before the half-term holidays, we played a football match versus Squirrels Heath, unfortunately we lost 7-2, but in the second half Ronnie and Rocco scored two fabulous goals.