Fruit from around the world

This week the Reception children walked down to Morrisons to look at the different kinds of fruit they sell.  We chose some fruit that we had not tasted before to bring back to school to try. We took it to the checkout and the manager said that they would treat us and pay.  This was very good of them and we are going to write a letter to say thank you.  We tried the fruit back at school and then made a graph of our favourite.  Blueberries were the most popular and the figs and olives the least popular. The fruit came from all around the world and the children were interested in finding out where they were and what they were like.  Next week we are going to look at the different countries using the internet.  We had a great time and this one visit provided a literacy lesson, mathematics lesson, understanding the world lesson and a physical lesson!

Below are a few photographs of the visit and the tasting.

New Term New Teacher

Year One really enjoyed their first lesson with their new PE teacher Sam. They learnt some new ball skills which will hopefully help with their basketball technique. They continued to work on their targets of listening and following instructions accurately and had lots of fun along the way. 

Year 2 trip to Earlsdon Library

It was lovely to visit the library yesterday. We have been looking at fairy tales in English and wanted to read different ones. The children were reading to each other which was fantastic to see! Hopefully we can go back soon!

Mad Science

On Friday, we met Test Tube Tasha from Mad Science who WOWed us all with some really cool Science experiments!

We are looking to hold a Mad Science afterschool club here at All Souls’. Children should have brought letters home with them on Friday, outlining the details of the club which would take place Wednesdays 3.15 – 4.15pm. Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis so please fill out the online booking form or return completed forms to Mrs Hartwell as soon as possible.

Rhyme and climb!

We have started to look at our new topic of Healthy Eating.  We changed the role play area into a Fruit and Vegetable Shop.  The children have enjoyed writing shopping lists and then buying the fruit and vegetables they need.  We are going to walk to Morrisons on Wednesday morning to look at the different fruit and vegetables they sell. We will buy some of the more unusual fruit to taste back at school.  We will also buy some vegetables to make soup with.   `

In literacy we have been making up rhyming strings, this was a little tricky for some of us but we will keep practising.  In mathematics we have been ‘climbing’ up the ladder adding one more.  We had fun pretending we were fire fighters climbing a ladder and this really helped us understand one more.  Below are few photographs of our week.

  

We would still welcome any unwanted outdoor toys or games you may have to help us replace the damaged ones.  Thank you.

 

Year 4 Art

I’m really impressed with how hard our Year 4 children worked to produce their first piece of art in 2020.  During this term we will be looking closely at a super piece of art called ‘The Great Wave’, by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (below).

These are our warm up pieces.

Our first week back!

This afternoon we looked at the fantastic selection of projects that the children handed in. We really enjoyed seeing how children had done different things to show what they had learnt. We have also made calendars this week which were sent home today! We look forward to our trip to Earlsdon Library on Tuesday.

Well done, Isla!

A sparkling glass slipper, pumpkin and clock against a star-filled night sky.

Year 6 went to support Isla lastnight as she performed in her first ever pantomime, Cinderella, at the Warwick Arts Centre. We were all so proud of her! She looked like she was having so much fun on the stage – a true star in the making we think! Well done, Isla! 🙂

How do we sort this?

Today Year 5 enjoyed discussing and sorting a range of materials.

Many different sorting systems were employed; from heaviest to lightest, to grouping by production method. Each person made a good argument for why their sorting system was best before trying out sorting by hardness, transparency and solubility. By learning more about these properties, we can decide suitable materials to use for everyday problems.

 

Year 6 Home Study Task 3

Well done to the children for their fabulous efforts in their last home study task. We will be holding a Speed Sainting event soon where you will get to see each child’s projects and find out more about their chosen Saint. Date to be confirmed soon!

This half term’s home study task has been sent home ready for children to make a start.

Year 6 ~ Home Study Task 3 ~ Remote Islands

Choose a remote island from around the world to research and present.

  • What is life like?
  • Where is it?
  • Who/what lives there?
  • What is the human and physical geography like?

Due: Wednesday 19th February 2020