Wednesday, 28 February 2018

What a great morning the children had when they visited the Pizza Express in Harpenden. All children had the opportunity to make their own individual Margherita pizzas. They learned about the different ingredients in the actual dough and how to handle it. They spent time stretching the dough out, spreading on the tomato topping and adding the cheese. At the end of the morning all the children had a pizza of their own to take home and enjoy for tea!
A big thank you to all staff at Pizza Express and parents who helped on the day, it was very much appreciated and just couldn't happen without you.


All ready now and just need cooking!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

WB: 19.2.18.
It was lovely to see the children back from their break and settle back into the new term.
In English, the children have been reading the interactive eBook, ‘Why do elephants have big ears?’ This has given them the opportunity to write labels, captions and plan and write their own report.
During our Maths lessons, the children have been exploring doubles and halves of numbers. They have also been thinking about odd and even numbers and what happens when you add an odd/even number to each other.
In RE, as we progress through lent we have been focussing on our ‘Meals’ topic. Together we discussed the different parts of the Mass and thought about what happens at communion time when the special meal is prepared on the altar. Next week, the children will be composing a prayer to say ‘thank you’ to God for all the good things that they have in their life
Next week, we are also looking forward to our trip to Pizza Express on Wednesday and World Book Day on Thursday.
Have a lovely weekend!

Friday, 2 February 2018

WB: 29.1.18.
This week, the children began the ‘Money Matters’ week with an assembly organised by the Harpenden Building Society. They had the opportunity to recognise the eight different coins and think about the differences such as colour, shape and size. Afterwards, they had to sort the coins and put them in value order from smallest to biggest value. Whilst back in class, the children have been using addition to count a selection of different coins.  

During English this week, the children have been ‘Word Detectives’. They have looked at compound words and investigated how the prefix ‘un’ changes the meaning of words.

In History, the children have been looking at events and famous people in the 1960’s. They worked in small groups and were given a selection of photographs from the 1960’s. The photos consisted of pictures such as England picking up the Fifa World Cup, Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King, Concorde’s maiden flight and Muhammad Ali. They then had to match the statements to the pictures. It was fun listening to the children’s comments. Whilst looking at a picture of Harold Wilson one of the children said, ‘Is that Donald Trump?’ Another child said, ‘I think the Beatles are the Prime Minister’s helpers’.

In Science, the children have been testing different liquids. They mixed treacle, bubble bath, cooking oil, squash and golden syrup together and predicted what would happen when they settled. 

A big thank you for sending in boxes, tubes etc. for the children to make their playground equipment. They thoroughly enjoyed the task and were very creative with their designs.

Next week, we will continue to work with money in Maths. In English, we will be leaning about suffixes and exploring how the suffixes, -ing, -ed, -er and –est can be added to a word without changing the spelling.
On Tuesday, it is ‘Safer Internet Day’ and on Wednesday it is ‘French Day’ so the children will experience a selection of different activities related to both days.

Have a lovely weekend!