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After tasting and evaluating Mexican food last week, we decided to become chefs and make our own salsa and guacamole. We followed the recipe to select our ingredients and equipment and made some delicious dips. 

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark.

At the end of our writing unit based on 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' the outcome was to write an owl factfile. I was amazed with the work the class produced, they have certainly become experts on owls and applied all of the skills they have learnt throughout the unit of work. 
We have been learning about traditional dishes from around the world and today we experienced a taste of Mexico, with very mixed reactions! Next week we will become chefs and make a traditional Mexican dip. 

The Colours of the Church

The Christmas elves were very busy on Monday night getting our classroom and school ready for the first of December. The count down begins! 
As part of our work on Festivals of Light, we have been learning about the Hindu festival Diwali. We designed and made a Diwali lamp holder. 
We wanted to know which drink would cause the most tooth decay; so we investigated! We used hard boiled eggs to represent our teeth and placed them in different liquids. We observed any changes each day for a week and the results were surprising. Most of us predicted that the coke would cause the most tooth decay but it was actually the pure orange juice. It's amazing what you can learn from investigating. 

Children In Need 2020

For Remembrance Day this year we decorated pebbles with poppies and placed them on the war memorial at the church. 

Federation Celebration Assembly

We enjoyed sharing our achievements with our first joint Celebration Assembly via Teams on Friday. It was fantastic to see what the other classes in our federation had been up to. 

The theme of our Big Draw this year is, 'The Big Green Draw:  A Climate of Change'. We used feathers to look carefully at the details, shape and colours. We also learnt about the parts of a feather while we were drawing. 

Live Music Week

Normally each year Shropshire Music Service visit school for Live Music Week, where they play a selection of music for us to enjoy. As they can not visit this year they filmed the event for us to enjoy virtually. It was a wonderful performance which had all of the children singing and dancing along. We also had a virtual interview with a pianist from Shropshire Music Service which gave the children the opportunity to asked some great questions. 

Reading for Pleasure.

We love to read in Ash class and are very excited to use our new wheelbarrow of books at breaktime. 

Adding and Subtracting

We were excited to have the opportunity to work with Lichfield Cathedral again this year and contribute to the project 'Light is Hope.' We spent time reflecting on All Saints and All Souls Day and how light gives us hope. As part of the project we made a light holder which we placed in our Pause and Pray area. 

Adding using base 10.

This term we will be looking at the work of a local artist, Matt Sewell. We looked carefully at the detail in his paintings and developed our drawings techniques by tracing sections of his work. 

The Digestive System.

We made our own digestive system, we used a bag to show the stomach and the tights were the small intestine. It was messy but fun and really helped us to understand the journey of our food. 

Ukulele Lesson

We have been learning about the Trinity in RE, we looked for clues in a kennings poem to decide if the poet was describing The Father, The Son or the Holy Spirit.  

European Countries and Map Reading Skills.

As part of our topic 'Our World' we have been learning about the different continents. This week we focused on the countries in Europe. We also developed our map reading skills by finding the countries on our map and recording their grid references. 
At Forest School this week we were thinking about our friendship value, we made friendship bracelets and thought about how were can work as a team. We also enjoyed spending some quality time laughing and playing with our friends. 
We have been learning about the digestive system in Science.The journey of our food is fascinating, we are exciting to learn more about the function of each organ.  
We have been busy in Maths this week working with numbers up to 100. We spent some time exploring how to partition different numbers using a part whole model. 
Our school value this term is Friendship. We used our reflection journal to think about what being a good friend means to us.  
In computing we are learning how to code. We began our learning journey by using coding blocks to instruct characters to move in certain directions and distances.