Bruton Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Ditcheat Primary School and Upton Noble C of E VC Primary School

Week Four

What an improvement in the children's handwriting this term. Today the children were practising writing words linked to our topic - fire, flame and ash.

In Science this week we are focusing on materials. The children had to investigate which materials could be bet, twisted, stretched and squashed and think about what why this was.

We started our science lesson by having an item stuck on their back. The children had to ask questions such as 'is my material strong?' 'is it man-made?' 'Can you bend it?' Then they investigated materials by predicting and testing which paper was the strongest to wrap a present with. They tested to see if tissue, green paper, Christmas paper or brown paper were the strongest by using a paper clip to attach it to a plastic bag. Into the bag they put a 100g weight.

We have set up an 'Emotion Station' in our classroom. The children have each decorated a slice of log with their name which they place in the basket that best describes how they are feeling. This well help the children to identify how they are feeling and give us a chance to check in with anyone who is feeling frustrated, angry, worried or sad. We have had some lovely conversations about feelings today and talked about how you can feel many emotions throughout the day.

In RE, we looked at the parable of the widow’s offering. We discussed how Jesus felt it was more important that she gave her little over the rich people who gave a lot. We then spoke about the message that God is trying to give to us from this story. We thought of different ways that we could share and give help to others. We drew this as a picture and created a class frieze.

As part of our Guided Reading task this week, we had to create a poster full of adjectives. We listened to an extract from The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, then had to identify the adjectives. The children all worked so hard and created some wonderful and creative posters!