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Now it’s question time:

Where do you think the girl in the picture’s house is?

What do you think her school is like?

In what ways might it be similar/different to your school?

How do you think the girl is feeling at this moment?

What do you think she has in her bag?

Why do you think she travels to school in this fashion?

You can either record your answers to the questions in your home learning book or leave your thoughts in a comment on this post. 

Maths Madness!

We have had such a fantastic term of Maths learning so far! Here are the links to the Topmarks site for the topics we have covered. There’s lots of different games you can have a go at to keep improving your Maths skills.

Place Value, Odd and Even – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/place-value-odd-and-even

Addition and Subtraction – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/addition-and-subtraction

Data Handling – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/data-handling

Times Tables and Multiplication – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

Hope you have a brilliant Winter break! 

From Miss Silva

Behind the Door

Take a look at this picture…

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It’s story time!

I have started writing my own story based on this picture. As part of your home learning, can you continue the story? You can discuss your ideas with an adult and then write this in your home learning book. There are some questions below the story to help prompt your ideas. 

You MUST remember to include capital letters, full stops, exciting adjectives, varied sentence types and conjunctions in your writing. 

Behind the door

I placed my ear against the firm, wooden door. It felt warm: the sun had been shining on it all morning. From the other side I could hear voices. It sounded like two, or maybe three people whispering. One of the voices was a woman, and the others seemed to be men. Or was it the sound of a child?

How did the voices sound e.g. excited? What were they talking about? Why are they behind the door? Are they going out somewhere? Can you work out how many people are there?

Medley Madness!

Below are the lyrics for the medley in the End of Term Production. Keep practising at home using the soundtrack at the bottom!

Party for                                                                                                                                                      Everybody dance                                                                                                                                    Come on and dance                                                                                                                              Come on and dance                                                                                                                                 Come on and…boom boom!

Lots of diamonds, jewels that glitter,                                                                                                          Make your enemies feel bitter,                                                                                                           Things they’d tweet about on twitter                                                                                                     Deep down in the cave of wonders.                                                                                                          In the sea down where it’s briny,                                                                                                           Gold and silver, gems so shiny,                                                                                                           Pearls that make your head look tiny,                                                                                                      Deep down in the cave.

You’ve gotta dive dive dive for the find of your life,                                                                                   You’ve got to dive dive dive for the cave!

We need a better plan!                                                                                                                     Washing other people’s laundry just ain’t making any money!                                                               We need a better plan!                                                                                                                 Scrubbing socks and dirty dresses,                                                                                                            Is just adding to our stresses!                                                                                                          Debtors we are owing (boo hoo hoo hoo)                                                                                                   And our bills are growing (boo hoo boo hoo!)                                                                                            We’ll be on the breadline very soon!

You know you gotta speed it up,                                                                                                             And then you’ve got to swim deep down.                                                                                                    Coz if you believe that the treasure’s in the cave,                                                                                      No time to     –    play around.                                                                                                                      If you’re gonna find what could change your life,                                                                                      Start making your mind up!

Don’t let your indecision,                                                                                                                        Keep you from the prize,                                                                                                                    Aladdin it’s your mission!                                                                                                                       Don’t let others change your mind.

Every day she just dreams of ways                                                                                                           To get away, to get away.                                                                                                                       Every night she awaits the day,                                                                                                                She can go above, to her love.                                                                                                                That creepy octopus is so unkind,                                                                                                           She wants a way, to get away.                                                                                                                  She can’t hide all these thoughts in her mind.                                                                                            She’s trapped in here, but what can she do?

Ooh ah, she wants a little bit!                                                                                                                  Ooh ah, a little bit more!                                                                                                                          Ooh ah, she wants a little bit                                                                                                                     We know what she’s looking for.                                                                                                           Ooh ah, she wants a little bit!                                                                                                                  Ooh ah, a little bit more!                                                                                                                           Ooh ah, she wants a little bit                                                                                                             Feelings that she can’t ignore.

My my!  Aladdin was on the brink of a surrender.                                                                                     Oh yeah, but now he’s met his destiny in quite a special way.                                                                Coz now he can dive for his wealth,                                                                                                     Without compromising his health!

Waterproof!  His wish was granted ‘gainst nature’s law.                                                                           Waterproof! To breathe underwater forever more.                                                                                  Waterproof! Can return to the cave if he wanted to.                                                                                 Waterproof! Just think of the things that he now can do.                                                                         Woah Woah Woah Woah!                                                                                                          Waterproof! Finally, he can be waterproof.

Why, why can’t this moment last forever more?

Tonight, we’ve hit the jackpot and got cash galore!
No, won’t ever stop doing the things we do.
Oh no, don’t turn your back on us coz we’ll con you!

Euphoria
Forever, ’till the end of time
From now it’s just a life of crime!
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up
Euphoria
And we are feeling oh so smart,

Coz we are really mean at heart
We’re going u-u-u-u-u-u-up

Diva nari’a
Diva Victoria
Afrodita
Viva la Diva
Viva Victoria
Cleopatra

Diva nari’a
Diva Victoria
Afrodita
Viva la Diva
Viva Victoria
Cleopatra

Diva                                                                                                                                                                    Diva                                                                                                                                                              Diva                                                                                                                                                                    Diva

Diva nari’a
Diva Victoria
Afrodita
Viva la Diva
Viva Victoria
DIVA

Deen City Farm Visit

On Tuesday, we visited Deen City Farm as part of our science learning about living things and their habitats. Whilst looking around we saw chickens, ducks, turkeys, horses, rabbits, guinea pigs, goats, cows, sheep, pigs and alpacas in their natural habitat. We were able to draw upon our learning about adaptations to notice specific adaptations on the animals. Despite the rain, we had a fantastic time and even got to feed some of the animals at the end of the day.

Take a look at the album below. Did you enjoy the trip? Why or why not? What was your favourite animal? Why? Can you remember how any of the animals are adapted to their habitat? Can you remember what food any of the animals eat? Leave your thoughts in a comment on this post…

Party for Everybody

Here are the lyrics to our class production song called ‘Party for Everybody‘ taken from Eurovision. It’s quite fast so practice as much as you can at home!

Party for everybody:

Deep in the sea, there’s hidden a cave,

A cave full of diamonds and gold.

If it was found it would transform your life,

Fill your pockets with riches untold.

 

Party for –

Everybody dance

Come on and dance x 2

Come on and…boom boom!

 

Lots of diamonds, jewels that glitter,

Make your enemies feel bitter,

Things they’d tweet about on twitter

Deep down in the cave of wonders.

In the sea down where it’s briny,

Gold and silver, gems so shiny,

Pearls that make your head look tiny,

Deep down in the cave.

 

You’ve gotta dive dive dive for the find of your life,

You’ve got to dive dive dive for the cave!

 

Party for! (this sentence not on last time)

Everybody dance

Come on and dance x2

Come on and Boom Boom!  (Twice last time!)

 

Gems and jewels and sparkling diamonds,

All you’ve got to do is find ‘em,

You’d become a millionaire

If you would found the cave of wonders…

If you want a giant pearl,

Become richer than an earl

You might even meet a girl

If you find the cave!

(Chorus)

Below you will find the back track to sing along to:

The Bear Necessities

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Now it is question time. Have a think about the answers to these questions. You can either write your responses in your home leaning book or in a comment on this post.

  1. Will they encounter any dangers along the way? What qualities will they have to show in order to survive?

  2. Where is the mother leading her cubs do you think?

  3. If the polar bears could speak, what would they be saying to each other?

  4. If polar bears ruled the world, what changes would we see?

  5. Is it harder to survive in a really cold place or a really hot place?

  6. Do polar bears have conversations with each other? Why do you think this?

This picture was taken from a website called Pobble 365. You can find it at:

http://www.pobble365.com/

This is an exciting website that uploads different pictures everyday. It also posts activities underneath the photo that you could complete with someone at home. 

Searching for wildlife at the Spinney

On Thursday we visited the Spinney again. This time we were trying to find as much wildlife as possible to support our Living Things and their Habitats topic. We found lots of things in the compost heap, under the soil, in piles of leaves and under logs! We also had fun raking up the leaves!

What creatures did people find? See if you can spot them in the pictures!

You’d better shape up!

This week we continued our learning about 2D and 3D shape.  We explored the properties of different shapes and developed our skills of problem solving in small groups. Play these games below to help improve your knowledge on shape and measurement:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/symmetry/symmetry-matching

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/shapes/play/popup.shtml

http://primarygamesarena.com/Play/Shapes-and-Colors-Activity-3004

http://primarygamesarena.com/Play/Shape-Invaders-10660

http://firstschoolyears.com/numeracy/shape/interactive/shapes.htm

Please don’t forget to leave a comment  below to tell me what you have learnt from playing these games!

The Magic of Mindfulness!

This term we have been practicing Mindfulness as a strategy to calm our minds. We really enjoy it and lots of us have used it outside the classroom too!

One of our favourites is the Five Finger Breathing. We like focusing on our hand to help us breathe. Can you share this Mindfulness exercise with someone at home?

Leave their feedback in a comment on this post…