Kate

This author Kate has created 46 entries.

08 May

The Nature of Life, Speech and Time

  This week the children have been doing some wonderful research into how different plants and animals show the 7 signs of life. They also taught me a lot about different types of eggs and presented their findings wonderfully in Slideshow and Powerpoint presentations. We have also been making clocks and learning how to tell the time accurately, as well as using our clocks to solve problems with the passage of time. Something that I think is particularly tricky! In English the children...

02 Mar

Curious Creatures meet Material World

This afternoon our book week Curious Creatures enjoyed an entry point into Material World. All the children got stuck into taking electronic equipment apart with tools and identifying the different materials used for the product. We then discussed the material properties and why the were fit for purpose. We will be doing a lot of this over the next few weeks! ...

10 Feb

Hygiene Science

What with all the emphasis around hand hygiene and the spread of bacteria at the moment, we decided to set up an experiment in class to show the children the benefits of hand washing. We have not done this experiment before so are not sure of the results, but have made some sensible predictions. The children reflected on their understanding of independent and dependent variables, as well as controls for  fair test and planned an experiment using bread. They wanted to...

17 Jan

Book Reviews

In year 3 we have been writing book reviews using persuasive language and paragraphs. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli and Frencesca Cavallo  Review by Elise Leal This book is about women and how they’re famous for amazing things they have done. They’re many short biographies about women. It is fun to read because I like hearing amazing stories. It makes me feel proud that I am a girl. My favourite person is Alicia Alonso because she is blind and...

09 Jan

We are palaeontologists!

This week we had out Entry Point for Footprints From The Past and the children were palaeontologists in the Egyptian desert looking for artefacts in archaeological sites. The found some bones and dusted them off. Once the groups came together they realised that their bones fit together to make a T-rex. We are now really excited to find out more about the age of the dinosaurs, through Science, Geography, History and much more! ...

04 Dec

Angles angles everywhere!

Continuing with our Geometry learning this week we have been looking at angles. We started off hunting for Right Angles around the school and using our home made fish mouths to identify the angles. Next we did the masking tape challenge where we had to identify Acute, Right and Obtuse angles at intersecting lines of masking tape. We were able to apply our understanding to identify and name the angles in 2D shapes. Later on this week we will be...

15 Nov

Amazing Explorer Stories

In year 3 we have been planning, drafting, imagining, writing, editing and presenting stories about an immortal monkey who is hunted by a selfish explorer. We based this on a story starter movie from Literacy Shed and everyone made up their own ending for the story. We worked on our use of language and description as well as story structure. Have a read of some excerpts that we word processed using our touch typing skills.  Alia- “An impolite  ill  mannered  man,...

30 Oct

KS2 Interschool Maths Day

On 29th October Ambrosoli held the first Interschools KS2 Maths Day and some of our year 3 and 4 children were involved. They spent the day making friends, solving problems, explaining their ideas and discussing maths activities. Well done to all those how took part. We will be using lots of the problem solving tasks in class so that all the children can benefit from the day. ...

30 Oct

Speaking and Listening in the Literacy curriculum (30th October)

On Wednesday 30th October we had a Parent Partnership meeting on the topic of Speaking and Listening. Various teachers spoke about what we do at Ambrosoli to promote good communication skills and what parents can do at home to contribute to these skills. Thank you to those parents who came along. Here is the slideshow for those interested, but unable to make it. Download ...