Welcome to Wonderland's Class page.
Our staff: Mrs Wright, Mrs Jackson and Mrs Hiorns
Our Busy week 18.1.19
This week's vocabulary: starvation, volume, vibration
This week in Literacy we continued to read more of our text "The Pied piper of Hamelin" and we re-enacted the moment when the rats overran the town. Please see the pictures below! We worked on punctuating speech accurately, thinking about what the Piper and rats might say. we also looked at how authors help paint a picture for the reader by using adjectives, powerful verbs and similes. in maths, Year 3 continued with column multiplication while Year 4 began to multiply 3 numbers together and answer reasoning questions about this. we started our Science unit on Sound and had great fun listening to Phoebe and Jacob shout to us from different parts of the playground! We began some Art work in the style of Kandinsky by using watercolours to paint a background.
Our Busy Week 11.1.19
This week's vocabulary: scavenger, vermin
Happy New Year! This week the children have been working extremely hard- clearly, their holiday has revived them. In literacy, we began work on a text "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" , based on the poem of the same title by Robert Browning. the children looked closely at an illustration before they knew what the text was and we had a fantastic discussion. In maths, we are continuing with multiplication and division and starting to solve calculations using formal written methods. In Geography, we are learning about the capital cities of the countries of the UK- ask your child if they can remember which city goes with which country.
Our Busy week 14.12.18
This week the children of Wonderland took part in 4 performances of the Christmas production Bah Humbug! I'm sure you'll agree , if you saw one of the performances, that the children were all fantastic- singing and dancing. I'm very proud of them all. Please look at the photo below taken before the last performance on Thursday evening.
In class, we completed our work on playscripts with the children writing their own plays. Their work is now on our wall of work in the classroom and you are welcome to come in to look at it if you want to. In Maths, our Daily Challenge work this week was focused on number bonds to 100 which most children did find tricky so if you can go over this at home that would be great. Roll on another busy week next week with parties and the sing a long!
Our Busy Week 7.12.18
As Christmas approaches, the weeks are getting busier and busier! This week, the children not only were assessed in reading and maths, they also worked very hard in their hot task writing their own playscripts. In addition, we also fitted in production practises and singing. Our performances will be next week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and we all think you'll be in for a treat!.
Our Busy week 30.11.18
This week's vocabulary: switch, match, cross- Thinking about the different meanings of these words.
This week, the children had great fun acting out various scenes from Julius Caesar. Please look at the photos below. Jack F and Phoebe had wonderfully disguised voices and Emily had a very wicked laugh! We also did more work on multiplication and extended it into problem solving and reasoning. In Science, we made circuits with switches using things like foil or paper clips. Again, have a look at the photos below. As well as all of that, we practised for the Christmas Production and I'm sure you will love it. The singing and acting are fantastic.
Our Busy week 23.11.18
This week's vocabulary: Playscripts, Ides, tyrant, conductor, insulator
This week in Literacy we started work on a child's version of Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar. We retold the story using pictures and even changed the course of history in a drama session! Brutus / Ari was persuaded to NOT join Cassius and the other conspirators and decided not to kill Caesar. Ask your child if they can remember why he made this choice. Do look at the photos too of this "conscience alley". In Maths we completed our unit of work on subtraction and continued with our Daily challenge. In Science we tested different materials to see whether they were good conductors of electricity or good insulators. Our results proved that all metals are conductors although some are better than others.
Our Busy week 16.11.18
This week's vocabulary: circuit, trudge, dawdle, famished, subheading
Yet another busy week! In Maths, we consolidated our work on subtraction by doing more reasoning and problem solving activities. In Literacy, the children planned and wrote their hot task- an information text on a topic of their choice. The children did well and most included titles, subheadings, technical words, paragraphs, questions and facts. These pieces of work will soon be up on our wall so please feel free to come in to read them. In Science, we worked our how to build a simple electrical circuit and had great fun connecting all the pieces together. We then discussed why various "circuits" would NOT work!
Our Busy Week 9.11.18
This week's vocabulary: electricity, power source, battery, mains, cell
This week Wonderland started work on something the Romans did not have - electricity! We learned about the difference between battery powered and mains electricity and the dangers electricity can cause. In Literacy we did some grammar work on what makes a question and on the 2 uses of apostrophes. Ask your child if they can remember what these are or give an example. We also began our shared writing work- writing an information text or report on Hensall School using our model of Gladiators. In Maths, we began work on subtraction using a written formal layout and will continue this next week. Finally, we thought about what the Romans have done for us- roads, drains, money, buildings, numbers, words, food and much more!
Our Busy week 19.10.18
Vocabulary- gladiator, arena, Colisseum
This week in Literacy we started our new Talk for Writing work on Information texts. We are learning a text about Roman gladiators. Ask your child if they can remember any facts about the gladiators. We learnt there were lots of different types of gladiator. In Maths, we worked on negative numbers and began some work on mentally adding or subtracting multiples of 10 using what we already know. eg 7+6=13 so 70 +60=130.
In Science we continued our work on Digestion. On Thursday we visited Doncaster Museum to do 2 workshops. The children had a wonderful time and do please look at the photos .
Our Busy Week 12.10.18
Vocabulary: artefacts, strigil
This week, the children looked at Roman artefacts and worked out what things were made of or what they were used for. ask your child if they can remember what a strigil was used for. Clue: washing/ bathing.
We also did lots of work on Roman Numerals. I , V, X , L , C, D, M
Can you make up some calculations?
In literacy we did an assessed piece of writing on the digestive system and started a new unit on information report writing.
Our Busy Week 5.10.18
Vocabulary: oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, anus
As you can see from our vocabulary, we learnt a lot of new things in Science- about the human digestive system. We also prepared for our fabulous Residential to Castleton. Please do look at the photographs in the Gallery section. I'm sure you'll agree that the children had a wonderful time!
Our Busy Week 28.9.18
This week's vocabulary: smart- as an adjective and as a noun.
What a busy week ! We had House Team Day on Tuesday and Tag Rugby activities on Thursday- please do look at the pictures below or on the Gallery section for House Team Day. In class, we've been doing more work on The Incredible Book eating Boy, thinking carefully about adjectives and how to use them effectively. in Maths, we've counted on in steps of 100 or 1000 and tried hard to explain how we know an answer. ie the reasoning side of Maths work. In History, we completed making our Roman shields and learned why the Romans came to Britain and why the Roman army was so successful.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW YEAR 3 AND YEAR 4 SCHOOL COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES:
Year 3 Madison Turner and Jacob Potton
Year 4 Daisy Wilson and Alfie Tunningley
Our Busy week 21.9.18
Vocabulary: peered, peeked, omnivore, herbivore, carnivore
This week, the children did lots of work on punctuating speech and dialogue. we used drama to help us work out what the characters might say- see the pictures below! We also looked at the difference between peeked and peered! In Science we did more work on the different types of teeth in animals while in Maths we began to count on and back in 10s, 100s and 1000s. We are particularly keen to get the children to explain how they know something- this will help them with the Reasoning side of maths as they move up school.
Our Busy week 14.9.18
Vocabulary : molar, canine, incisor, digestion, incredible
This week, Wonderland started work in Science on Digestion. We looked at the different types of teeth and worked out that humans have different types because they eat different types of food. Jack correctly said TRexs were carnivores so they would probably only have canines.
Our Literacy work will be linked to Science over the next few weeks. We began work on "Oliver Jeffers presents The Incredible Book-eating Boy"
In Maths we ordered and compared numbers using "crocodile mouths" < and > and we also began to round 3 and 4 digit numbers to the nearest 10. On Friday we started painting our Roman shields.