Spring Term 1 (2019-2020)
Friday 31st January 2020
Rock stars and solar systems! Wow! What an outstanding week we’ve had here in Saint Teresa’s class – what a way to round off January! It must be said, I have been so very impressed and blown away with the extraordinary and varied homework masterpieces that have made their way into the classroom. It has been a delight to see how engaged and enthused the children have been with their topic, consequently meaning their homework has been out of this world – quite literally! Please check out the images of the childrens creations below.
I am also aware how much involvement and support it takes from parents and carers to help with homework tasks, such as this, so a huge thank you to you all! The children speak so fondly of these moments.
In addition to the above, we have also become familiar with Times Table Rockstars. The children are so excited and raring to challenge themselves and their peers with their growing knowledge of their times tables. I’m excited to see what ‘rock heros’ will develop over the course of the next few weeks! I’ve even been practising in the ‘studio’ over the last few evenings!
Friday 24th January - Outdoor Learning
Galileo! Within outdoor learning this week we were able to conduct some fair tests – looking at Earth’s gravitational pull and the air resistance we experience!
Before we ventured outside, we discussed some theories conceived by Aristotle and Galileo – followed by producing our own hypothesises.
The children were then able to test and see, when dropping items from a consistent height, if the weight of the items would affect how quickly they fall.
All of the class recorded their results within a table. Simultaneously, using measuring systems, such as scales and tape measures, to ensure a fair test was conducted.
Following this, we watched a controlled experiment conducted by Brian Cox. Within his parallel experiment, he changed one major thing… He conducted it in a vacuum! This altered our thoughts on gravity drastically and we realised that air resistance is a huge factor on our planet!