With Miss MacAlpine
Our Learning Logs
What we have been learning
Royal Wedding Celebration Day – 18th May, 2018
We had a celebration day for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We dressed as Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses and wedding guests and had a fun day! Look at our great costumes and some of the things we did……..
King Ben and Queen Naomi
We made wedding cakes.
Topic – Camouflage – May 2018
We’ve been exploring camouflage and how it helps animals in their habitats. Can you find the hiding chameleons?
Topic – Creating Habitats forMinibeasts – May 2018
We drew a design plan for a minibeast habitat. We collect resources then worked together to create them.
Literacy – Performing Poems – May 2018
In Literacy we worked in groups to learn and perform ‘Animal’ poems.
Our poem was called “Dogs”.
Our poem was called “At the Zoo”.
I performed a poem called “The Turtle”.
Literacy – Non Fiction Books – May 2018
RE – Islam – May 2018
In RE we are learning about Islam. We looked closely at prayer mats and designed our own.
Battersea Park Zoo – 24th April 2018
Finding Right-Angles – Maths, 20th April 2018
We went on a right-angle hunt around the classroom. We found so many!
April 2018 – Summer Term
This half-term we have ‘Paired Reading’ with Year 5.
“The Twits” – Literacy and Art
In Literacy we have been enjoying reading “The Twits”. We made Roly Poly Birds then described them in our writing.
Sports Relief – 21st March 2018
Children in KS1 played in a ‘house’ football competition for Sports Relief. It was a fantastic afternoon. Well done to Purple ‘house’ for being the overall winners.
St George’s Church Trip – 20th March, 2018
We walked to St George’s Church in Forest Hill. Father Richard told us the Easter story and talked about why this time of year is important to Christians.
Science – Growing Plants, 9th March 2018
In Science we are learning about plants. We planted sunflower seeds. We watered them and waited! After a few days they started to grow. We measured how tall they were growing and kept a ‘Sunflower Diary’.
Maths – Money, March 2018
We can add coins together to calculate todays. We can also find different ways to make the same amount of money.
PE – Gymnastics
This half-term we have been developing our Gymnastics skills. We worked together creating routines. We sequenced together different moves, eg. travelling, jumping, balancing…
World Book Day
We celebrated “World Book Day”. Look at some of our fantastic costumes and those of others in the school!
Literacy – “The Twits” 7th March, 2018
We re-created the “Wormy Spaghetti” chapter from the book. Next we worked in pairs and created new tricks for the Twits to play on each other. It was great fun!! We acted them out then wrote down.
DT – Designing and Making Vehicles
We finished our “Transport” topic by designing then making our own vehicles.
This half-term we are doing Paired Reading each week with 1B.
Literacy – “The Twits” 28th February 2018
We are reading “The Twits” by Roald Dahl in Literacy. We worked in pairs creating portraits of Mr Twit before writing character descriptions.
Literacy and DT – 20th February 2018
In Literacy we’ve been reading “The Magic Paintbrush”. We designed our own magic paintbrush and wrote our own version of the story.
London Transport Museum – 19th February 2018
On Monday 19th February we went to the London Transport Museum. We enjoyed the Build-A-Bus session then exploring the Museum.
Science – 9th February 2018
We have been investigating cars and ramps. We had 4 different ramps – a wooden ramp, a sponge ramp, a carpet ramp and a sandpaper ramp. We wanted to find out down which ramp a car rolled the furthest. First we predicted, then we worked in groups and tested. We measured how far each car rolled and drew a conclusion using our results.
Maths – 5th February 2018
This week we have been finding fractions of shapes and fractions of quantities. We used counters to help us find 1/2, 1/4 and 1/3 of different amounts. We made connections with multiplication and division facts we know too.
Art – 1st February 2018
In Art we have been looking at “Concentric Circles” by Wassily Kandinsky. We created our own version using colourful felt squares.
PE – Dance – 30th January 2018
This week in PE we created ‘Circus” themed dances. We performed them to the class.
Vehicle Models – 25th January 2018
We have been looking at different vehicles. We created some models of vehicles. Aren’t they great?
Story telling using Lego models – 22nd January and 24th January 2018
We worked in groups creating lego scenes. Next we created stories which we filmed and shared.
2D Shapes – 17th January 2018
We made different 2D shapes using lolly sticks. We can name all the 2D shapes and describe their properties.
Topic – 16th January 2018
This half-term we are learning about “Vehicles” and changes over time. We sorted pictures of different vehicles and explored some of the changes.
Science – 11th and 12th January 2018
We looked at how materials can be changed by heating and cooling. We used our senses to explore water balloons. We made predictions about what would happen if we put them in the freezer. The next days they had turned into ice!
Art – 12th January 2018
Our Topic is “Vehicles”. We bought in examples of our own vehicles to show. We did some close observational drawings.
Drama in Literacy – 8th January 2018
In Literacy we are reading “The Magic Bed” by John Burningham. We did a Freeze Frame activity and acted out different parts of the story.
Paired Reading – 4th January 2018
This half-term we have Paired Reading with Year 4.
Topic – The Great Fire of London – 19th December 2017
We pretended that King Charles II instructed us to rebuild London after it burnt down in 1666. We worked in teams designing London town. We drew maps.
RE – Making a Christingle – 18th December 2017
In RE we have been looking at the importance of light to Christians. We made a Christingle and learnt what each part represents.
Data Handling – 11th December 2017
We have been using frequency tables to collect data. We have then graphed our results and explained what they show.
Great Fire of London Art – 4th December 2017
We used tissue paper to create a fiery effect then added buildings using the silhouette technique. These are some of our pictures.
Great Fire of London – 27th November 2017
We made houses using boxes and paper. We pretended we lived in 1666 and our houses were burning in the Great Fire of London.
Solving Division Problems – 22nd November 2017
In Maths this week we have practised sharing out amounts equally. We have solved division problems and written the matching number sentences.
Science – Investigating Materials – 22nd November 2017
We worked in groups testing different materials to find out which were waterproof. We predicted, tested, observed and used the results to draw a conclusion.
Each week we enjoy a paired reading session with Year 6.
Baking Cupcakes – 17th November
We have been reading “Little Red Riding Hood”. We baked some cupcakes to take to Grandma because she was sick. We made links with Science and observed how the mixture changed from being a liquid when it was heated. We decorated then ate the cupcakes. They were delicious!
Remembrance Sunday – 11th November
We have talked about what Remembrance Sunday is and why people wear poppies. A learning log challenge was to make Miss MacAlpine a poppy badge that she could wear. She was very lucky to get some lovely badges.
Little Red Riding Hood
We have been reading different versions of “Little Red Riding Hood”. This week we worked in groups, dressed in character and acted the story out.
Class Trip to London – 7th November 2017
Our topic this half-term is ‘Pride in Place’. We spent a day exploring London and seeing the different landmarks.
Problem Solving – 3rd November 2017
We’ve been developing our problem solving skills by playing Connect 4.
Measuring in centimetres – 1st November 2017
We can use a ruler and measure the length of objects accurately in centimetres.
AUTUMN TERM 2017-2018
Topic: Can party Food Be Healthy?
This half-term we have explored food groups, what eating a balanced diet means, where food comes from and what it means to be healthy. We had fun planning a healthy food party. We all helped buy the food, prepare the food and eat the food. We discovered that YES – party food can be healthy!
Literacy – “Emily Brown and the Thing” text
In Literacy we are reading “Emily Brown and the Thing”.
We made see-in-the-dark glasses like the pair Emily wears when she is in the deep dark woods. Then we did some descriptive writing about the setting.
“I can see a tall thorny tree with needles as sharp as crocodile’s teeth” – Sebastian
“The spikes on the tree are as sharp as knives.” – Harry
“I can hear the grey wolves howling and I feel terrified!” – Maison
“The trunk of the tree is as scruffy as a dinosaurs scales” – Natalia
“I can hear a scared hungry cat meowing because it is as hungry as a fox.” – Emma
Class Trip to Horlands Farm
On Tuesday 26th September we went to Horlands Farm. We learnt more about where food comes from. We fed the livestock, picked fruit from the orchard and got the bedding ready for the cows. It was a fantastic day!
We used the fruit we picked on our class trip and cooked pear and apple muffins. They were delicious.
In Science we are learning about ways to keep healthy. We have looked at the different food groups and created our own food pyramid.
We looked at this painting by Italian artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
We created our own artwork in the style of Arcimboldo!
In Maths we have been playing games and practicing reading and counting numbers to 100. It’s been fun!