This week the children in Chameleons have been sharing a book called The Enormous Crocodile. We have read the story and written our own versions of it. The book was written by Roald Dahl and Thursday 13th September was Roald Dahl Day. We celebrated by making some fabulous bookmarks with pictures of The Enormous Crocodile on.
Please feel free to use the bookmark in your child’s school reading book once it has been laminated and sent home.
In maths we have been practising number pairs that make 10 or 20 and some of the children are now able to remember these very confidently. Keep practising at home so that you are fluent.
Remember to look out for the weekly Maths Challenge - this should come home with your child on a Thursday and be returned on Monday. It’s all about trying at Birk Hill so please encourage your child to ‘have a go’ even if they aren’t sure. Parents are most welcome to help their children and school staff are always happy to give out hints and help!
We started looking at electricity this week in science. We discussed how useful electricity can be but also how dangerous it is too.
We kicked our learning off with an investigation about static electricity involving our hair, a balloon and tissue paper!
First, we rubbed the balloon on our hair. This made long hair stand on end!
Next we put the balloon near some small pieces of tissue paper.
As if by magic (but really because of static electricity) the tissue paper stuck to the balloon!
We all had great fun and the children got a balloon to take home to try it out there!