Rowan and Larch Class had a fabulous time at the cricket festival. We all did really well!
We all had a brilliant time at Skipton Castle and learnt lots of new facts about the Normans.
We have been making our own version of the Bayeux Tapestry! Here is Larch Class testing out different stitches.
To help learn about angles, we went outside and made different angles in pairs.
We have been learning all about teeth and digestion. We did an experiment to see how clean our teeth were!
We have been learning about Normans in Larch and Rowan class. As part of our topic and also bringing in the 3D modelling element from ICT we have been using Minecraft to design and build our own Norman castles.
Larch have been working on persuasive writing and we gave a speech to persuade people to buy a product we had chosen.
Larch have been doing tennis in PE- we created some games to practice our skills.
Larch worked with Miss Carpenter to create some Viking inspired musical compositions. The children worked together really well and created some fabulous music!
Larch and Rowan class had an unusual visitor on Tuesday in the form of a Viking! Visiting from Murton Park, our Viking guest told us some of the real truths about Vikings, dispelling some of the myths that have risen up around them. They did not for instance have horns on their helmets - this was the invention of a painter from the beginning of the 20th century, and a tradition carried on by Wagner in his Operas.
We also learnt that the Vikings were farmers more than warriors, and that they not only invaded England, but went East to Russia, down to Constantinople as well as west to North America.
We were then shown some amazing Viking inventions such as a wooden wheel that enabled them to navigate and an early padlock.
Jack was then outfitted in the helmet of a Viking and given an axe with which to defend his farm! We all had a fantastic time and discovered how people who lived over 1000 years ago were much more advanced than we sometimes give them credit for.
Larch really enjoyed their storytelling workshop with author Eden Ballantyne!
Can you guess who we dressed up as on World Book Day? There were some fantastic costumes!
On Diversity Day, Larch Class looked at the book The Colour of Home. We did drama work and created some beautiful paintings showing how it might feel for a refugee to leave their home.
We are learning to play the ukulele in Music with Miss Carpenter.
Super problem solving skills in our Maths STOPS lesson!
Scandinavian map work!
In ICT we are creating animation videos. Here is a sneak preview of some of our work so far!
A big thank you to Dee who came in today to tell us all about Diwali! She brought in clothes for us to wear, food to taste, sticks to dance with and showed us a variety of gifts and cards to celebrate the Hindu and Sikh Festival of Light. We also talked about the famous story of Rama and Sita and got to make beautiful Diva lamps out of clay.
Today in Science we went out to hide objects in our local environment. We discussed important factors like camouflage, food, predators and conditions. Using these factors, we could make an informed decision about where to hide our objects. We said hotter or colder to guide our friends to our chosen spot.
Life is better, down where it's wetter, under the sea!
We love our Friday afternoon art sessions and are getting rather good. Here are this week's efforts. We used a scratch technique to re-create scenes from the movie Finding Nemo. Bonus points if you can spot a jelly!
Hinduism and Diwali
We have been learning about Hinduism with Mrs Whitehead and today was our celebration event! We worshiped at the pretend temple, shared food from a Puja tray, dressed in traditional clothes, washed the god as a sign of respect, took blessing by a candle and meditated. What an amazing experience. It's great to find out about other people's religions and beliefs.
Big thanks to Mr Patel who organised the bring bulbs to school day. Also to all the parents out there who brought some in. The school will look blooming marvelous in spring time! It was such fun getting mucky while digging and learning about the life cycle and needs of a plant.
Chocolate Melting Madness!
In Science we planned an investigation to find out which type of chocolate had the highest melting point, white, milk or dark. We found out that the more cocoa solids there were in the chocolate, the lower the melting point. This meant the white chocolate took the longest to melt and was hottest as a liquid. It was such fun learning to use all the equipment, but it was more fun getting to eat the melted chocolate at the end!
It's Harvest Time!
Thank you to everyone who came down to see our performance in the church today. We had a great time going bonkers to Conkers!
We have had such fun in Larch this week doing art work with Kate from Leeds City Art Gallery. First we went out into the landscape to draw with pencils, graphite and charcoal. Then we used water-colours to make our drawings come to life with brushes of different thicknesses. Finally we made collages in imaginary compositions.
Today we were learning to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000. This helps us to estimate and when we do a mental maths test. It was really tricky, but not once we learnt the rounding rap! Check it out here:
We have been learning all about the water cycle. Now it was our turn to teach Mrs Farrington something new! For our presentation we had to introduce the subject, draw our own labelled diagram and practice using technical vocabulary, which all impressed our audience!
September 13th was Roald Dahl's 100th birthday and at Ashfield we know how to celebrate in style! Some of us dressed up in the most amazing fancy dress outfits. During PE we moved like characters from the books and worked as a team to create our own giants, like in our class book - The BFG. At the end, we even had a race!
Super Sorting Scientists!
New Larch class has been finding all about the states of matter. We have learnt that everything is made out of particles, but that the particles are arranged in different ways. Their properties are affected by the way the particles are arranged. Using what we learnt, we sorted everyday objects into three categories. Feel free to ask us what the properties of a solid, liquid and gas are!
We are learning about fractions. In order to find the fraction of a quantity, we used marshmallows. The best bit was that after we found out what a half, third or a sixth of a number was... we could eat the marshmallows!
Every morning Larch class have a few mad maths minutes practicing their times tables!
Blue PeterCan you kit out Barney, Lindsey or Radzi in the right outfit to face a Blue Peter challenge?