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Term 2 2019-20
Learning about the Stone Age and Bronze Age in Pine Class. We learned about Stonehenge and thought about reasons why it was built. We also enjoyed finding out how bronze was made and considered how it was used and how it changed people's lives.
Leeds Castle trip, what an amazing day. We enjoyed crazy golf, the fantastic play area, the maze, the castle and our own birds of prey display.
Pine Class have had a busy term, we learned about the human skeleton and muscles in Science, we had fun testing our reflexes. We have been learning how to shade in Art. We enjoyed Hello Yellow day where we thought about our mental health and our brains and how to keep them healthy.
Pine Class have enjoyed exploring the art of Andrew Goldsworthy. We were inspired by his ideas and we made our own art using only natural materials. We sketched still life and learned how to shade to create different colours and we mixed white and black paints to make different shades of grey. We worked hard on evaluating our work and thought of ways to improve it. We hope you like our work as much as we do.
What an exciting and busy start to Term 5. We have enjoyed some cricket coaching. In our Art learning experience we have looked at some patterns that William Morris was famous for designing. We made a colour wheel to explore mixing primary colours. When we did this we mixed some secondary and tertiary colours to make colours that William Morris used. This week in PE, Mrs Morris taught us how to pass a baton during relay races.
The Living Land experience
Pine Class enjoyed a fantastic day at the Kent County Showground. There was so much to see and experience. We enjoyed looking at old and new farm machinery, birds of prey and animals of all shapes and sizes. We were able to taste food grown around Kent and much more. A particular favourite was the sheep show.
The Family Trust visited us recently for their Prayer Space activities. Children were encouraged to think about who helps them, to reflect on what is good in their lives and to share with other people.
Pine Class have been learning about magnets this term. We found out that magnetic forces work through some metals, we explored what happens when you place different poles together and used words like attract and repel.
Tree planting was such good fun today. Pine Class were so excited to be a part of the future of Hollingbourne Primary School. We can't wait to see how they grow.
Pine Class made our own fraction walls. We used them to help us to order, add and subtraction fractions as well as to become more confident with naming and using fractions. We ended up being able to subtract fractions from whole numbers. How amazing to see our confidence with fractions grow!
Pine Class have been learning about Growth Mindset. We thought about how we face challenges and looked at some fixed and growth mindset phrases. Our aim is to use phrases like 'This might take some time', 'Mistakes are ok, I can learn from them', 'I can always try Plan B' and 'I'll try a different strategy'. Our challenge was the make an origami penguin. Can you see how some of use changed from fixed to growth mindset during this challenge?
During our work on William Morris we have learned to mix secondary and tertiary colours. We also created a design inspired by nature to use as a printer to make our own wrapping paper.
Key Stage 2 residential March 2019. We faced all challenges with enthusiasm and bravery. We can't believe how many amazing opportunities we have experienced. Here are some of our favourite moments.
Hoodwinked by the amazing actors and singers in Pine Class.
Out in the forest, out in the night, something is happening, happening tonight. It must be our hero, Robin Hood. He's always trying to do some good.
"Why is he called Robin Hood?" "His name is Robin and he wears a hood Sire."
We have been polishing our dancing shoes, warming up our voices and learning our lines. Props and costumes are ready for our performances next week. Don't miss this fantastic performance of Hoodwinked.
Pine Class had lots of fun at Maidstone Museum learning all about children's lives in the Victorian times. We wrote using chalk and blackboards, used Victorian copy books, played some Victorian games and enjoyed dressing like Victorian children. We also learned about a local Victorian explorer called Julian Brenchley. Have you heard of him?
Pine Class enjoyed our Victorian day. We tried to write in the Copperplate style, we located countries that were in the British Empire and found out their capital cities. We had a go at reciting and remembering a Bible verse that was often used in Victorian classrooms. In maths we chanted some times tables. We learned about some forms of punishment that were used in schools, such as finger stocks and made our own. We also enjoyed playing some games that were popular with Victorian children.
We created a seasons tree for our calendars. We thought carefully about the colours that represent each season and tried to incorporate them into other seasons.
We learned about electricity and electrical circuits in Science. With our knowledge of electricity and electrical safety we designed and made a shoe box room. We used switches and bulbs in a circuit to light our room. Some of us used motors to make fans and even a wrapping paper machine for Father Christmas.
Pine Class created a seasons tree for our calendars. We love the use of the colours for the seasons that we mixed and incorporated across the 4 sections of the tree.