This term in PE we have been learning gymnastics skills with Mrs Tosh. We have been demonstrating how to use the equipment safely and have been watching each other use the equipment to provide feedback and any areas for improvement.
We had a fabulous afternoon on Tuesday as the sun shone and we had fun. We played numeracy games. We had to collect sticks, stones or shells from the middle and then workout our teams score. Each time the items were given a random value of hundreds, tens or ones. A bit of a challenge for some but we worked well in our teams to help each other work out the scores. We used metre long sticks to tap a rhythm whilst we counted in twos up to 100. We then did it backwards a wee bit more slowly. We did times tables in pairs crossing our sticks for the multiplication and equals signs. Coordination varied since this is the first time we have used the sticks. Practise makes perfect so we will do this again soon. We also did the hundred square challenge. We had to find pairs of natural objects to fill the squares. We had to make each pair different in some way to the rest.
In the last fifteen minutes we got to play at the park. We had another silver certificate winner this week with Riley achieving his. The golden tickets winners for the last two weeks were Saffron, Riley and Millie for being silver superheroes and Cara for working more quickly. Well done to you all you clever doodles!
We had a busy week celebrating World Book Day. On Tuesday, we went to the library to listen to a story and explore some of their books. Then, on Wednesday we did Sop, Drop and Read 3 times. On Thursday, we made bookmarks, dressed up, listened to lots of stories from adults and we went on a scavenger hunt with p7 to find clues from a book. We managed to find them even though the weather wasn’t very good. Finally, on Friday we heard all about the sponsored read from Claire. We have read a lot in class to add to our reading log.
Another afternoon of outdoor education took us to Kinta Woods. We began our learning by making symmetrical pictures with one or two lines of symmetry. We worked in pairs for this task. We then walked further along to the little burn and threw leaves or sticks into the water and watched them make their way down the burn. We noticed that the trees had numbers on them. We were able to suggest reasons for this and the green plastic cylinders held up by thin posts. As we walked further round the path Owen noticed three deer on the hillside opposite us. Many children found it hard to see them as they were so well camouflaged. Can you spot them in the three photographs below? Despite the short rain shower it was a valuable and enjoyable experience. A few children were concerned about the ‘storm’ but eventually accepted that it would be okay!
P2 went out for some outdoor learning again on Tuesday. We were looking for different items for our hundred square challenge and got side tracked with the draw of the hill. We adapted the afternoon into testing the most effective way to roll down the hill. The position of someone’s arms effected the speed and direction of a roll. We also did some story reading as part of world book day activities. We shared three funny stories. The favourite was The Dinosaur That Pooped a Princess. The Wonky Donkey was second with The Ravenous Beast coming in a close third. We also were examining some minibeast that were found. Another fabulous afternoon!