We are Golden and we SPARKLE
Summer term updates
It has been another productive, hardworking week in Outstanding Olives. In Maths, we have been working hard to develop our understanding of non-unit fractions. In English, we have been exploring figurative language and developed a vocabulary bank to describe our 5 senses in the rainforest. In Geography, we learnt about the life of Boukou who is a boy that lives a rainforest. We read about his daily life, routines and rituals. In Art, we had a go at printing our Rosseau inspired designs using paint. Well done for a great week Olives! We are looking forward to a very fun week of learning next week.
A very big well done to everyone that received their bronze reading certificate this week.
We have had a great week this week. In Maths, we have been looking at how equal parts of a whole can look different. In English, we started writing our letters to persuade the audience to act now against deforestation. In geography, we looked at the physical features of a rainforest biome such as rainfall, temperature and soil composition. In science, we each created our very own classification key. Unfortunately, we didn't win the battle of the classes this week but I am hopeful for the week ahead!
We have had another brilliant week in Outstanding Olives. In Maths, we have been deepening our understanding of fractions through looking at different equal and unequal parts and creating a whole using the known part. In English, we have been practising using persuasive features by writing sentences including subordinating conjunctions. In geography, we plotted rainforests of the world on a map. In science, we went out into our school woodlands and made observations of living things. We look forward to another productive week ahead!
What a brilliant first week back we have had! We started our week off with a rainforest day and learnt all about rainforests and the different layers. In Maths, we have started our new topic, fractions, and have been working hard (with skittles!) to develop our understanding. In English, we have been looking at the features of a persuasive letter. In Science, we have been classifying living things. We have worked super hard this week. I look forward to another productive week ahead - have a fabulous weekend.
Spring term updates
We have had another successful week in Outstanding Olives. The children have worked exceptionally hard throughout their assessment week and have really sparkled! In Maths, we have been practising our rounding to 10 and 100. In English, we have brought together all the skills we have learned to write our very own tension-filled story. In science, we carried out an investigation into electrical conductors and insulators. To end the week, we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with an artist to create our very own lanterns. I look forward to our last week of hard work before the Easter holidays! Have a brilliant weekend.
We have had a very productive week in Outstanding Olives. In Maths, we have been practising our bus stop method to successfully solve division questions. In English, we have been working on the skills needed to write a tension story that will put the readers on the edge of their seats! In Science, we have been investigating the brightness of a bulb to see what happens when the power source has to power more than one component. On Thursday, we took part in the Census Day activities - we learnt the importance of completing the Census and how that information is used to support an area (we even had a go at gathering our own class data). We ended the week by making Roman inspired pottery using clay! Have a great weekend my Outstanding Olives!
Autumn term updates
What a magical week we have had this week! We were very busy on Christmas crafts day in which we created a wooden Christmas character and our very own wreaths. Competiion was high in a Christmas quiz and we played some party games (we have some good dancers in Olives!). To our excitement, Santa paid a visit to Glade Hill and handed out some earlier Christmas presents! To end an amazing week, we tuned in to a Christmas pantomime (Oh no you didn't!). We have had such fun this week taking part in the Christmas festivities. We would like to wish all of our families a very safe and merry Christmas!
Miss Roome and Mrs McKenna.
What a very productive, hardworking week we have had this week! In English, we started writing our explanation text and paid particular attention to how we can edit and improve our writing. We took part in a carousel of stations to think carefully about how we edit our writing so that we are achieving the criteria. In art, we finished off our clay sculptures by painting our scarab beetles. To end a lovely week, we all took part in Christmas jumper day and had a delicious Christmas dinner! We look forward to an exciting week of Christmas festivities next week.
It has been another great week in Outstanding Olives! We have started our money topic in Maths and have been exploring different amounts, comparing and rounding to the nearest pound. In English, we have been practising using causal conjunctions to provide our reader with a strong, clear explanation of mummification. In science, we carried out a demonstration which gave us a clear insight into the functions of the different organs in the digestive system. In art, we used clay to sculpt scarab beetles that we have been designing over the past few weeks. We look forward to another brilliant week next week.
What a brilliant week we have had this week! In English, we started our next writing unit on explanation texts. We kicked off the week by using an explanation text to help us mummify an apple. In maths, we have been using our subtraction skills to solve problems and in science we have been looking at the digestive system. We were provided with a fortunate opportunity to take part in a curling competition in which we had the chance to win medals!
What a great week it has been this week! In English, we have written our discovery story of Tutankhamun's tomb. We have worked extremely hard to include techniques that will put the readers on the edge of their seats! In Maths, we have been working hard to master our accuracy of subtracting 4-digit numbers and thinking carefully about the relevant information in worded problems. In science, we wrote a conclusion following our investigation into the impact that sugary drinks have on our teeth. We have had a very successful week this week and look forward to another brilliant week ahead.
Miss Roome and McKenna.
We have had another outstanding week in Olives this week. In Maths, we have been working hard to improve our accuracy with adding 4-digits numbers with renaming. In English, we have played the role of Howard Carter and carefully considered how he felt during the discovery of the tomb. In Science, we conducted an investigation which will provide us with an insight into the impact sugary drinks have on our teeth. We thought carefully about how we can make this a fair test and predicted what we think the outcome will be. In our History topic, we have been researching information about the Ancienct Egyptian pyramids. To end a brilliant week, we took part in Joe Wicks' live 24 Hour Activ-thon for Children in Need. Well done for a superb week!
Miss Roome and Mrs McKenna.
We have had an outstanding first week back in Olives! We began the week by taking on the role of archaeologists and took part in a mini excavation to find artefacts relating to our new Ancient Egyptian theme. We have researched who the Egyptians were, look at a timeline of the egyptian period and compared a map of modern and ancient Egypt. In Maths, we have been working on our column addition and in English we have been looking at the discovery story of Tutankhamun's tomb. In science, we ate some yummy carrots and thought about the different functions and type of teeth we have. We look forward to another fantastic week next week!
We have had a another great week of learning adventures in Outstanding Olives. In English, we wrote our own narrative and published it into our very own book! In Maths, we have been looking at adding 1's, 10's and 100's and created our own board game using our knowledge of negative numbers. To end the week, we took part in a DT day project which involved us using our sewing skills to design and create our own teddy which was inspired by our classbook character, Edward Tulane. We have had an outstanding half term, we hope that everyone has a relaxing and safe break.
Miss Roome and Mrs McKenna.
We have had a another great week of learning adventures in Outstanding Olives. In Art this week, we have created our very own portraits inspired by the work of our artist, Amedeo Modiglianni. In science, we have had fun exploring how we can change the pitch of a sound and whether the length of an object has an impact on this. In geography, we have continued to build our 3D settlement models using cardboard boxes and our knowledge on settlements to create a village, town, city or hamlet. In English, we have been exploring the setting of Memphis and even played the role of a teacher to mark Miss Roome's writing! We are looking forward to another great week ahead.
We have had a brilliant week of learning adventures in Outstanding Olives. In Maths, we have moved on with our rounding and have been working hard to round given numbers to 1000. We have used number lines to help us and our previous knowledge of rounding to 10 and 100. In science, we have had fun investigating how we can control the volume of sounds and how we might create a quieter or louder sound – we made some really strong predictions on this! In geography we have started the production of our 3D settlement models using cardboard boxes and our knowledge on settlements to create a village, town, city or hamlet. In English, we have been diving deeper into our story of ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ and have followed him on his journey to Memphis with Bryce. We are looking forward to another great productive week next week!