Bruton Primary School

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

Week Three

MATHS - at the beginning of the week, the children all learned the skill of using a ruler accurately to draw rectangles to given heights and lengths. This proved to be very tricky for lots of them but all the children demonstrated great resilience and were very proud of themselves!

English - this week the children have continued to get to know the story of The Queen's Knickers. They drew some brilliant story maps, and created a boxing-up grid (plan) and at the end of the week they re-told the story, using their own words, thinking about adjectives and the correct sequence of the book.

Music - what fun the children had playing the glockenspiels along to the song Friendship. This week the children were playing the notes E and G - mostly in time to the beat!

Quest - for our topic The Best of British - the children were comparing old (The Tower of London) and new (The Gherkin) buildings. They looked at the purpose of these buildings, what they were built from and why and who designed them.

Art - Mrs Williams taught art this week - the children all did line drawings of the Gherkin. What creative children we have in Dove Class - I was really impressed with their pencil control.

In Maths, We have started our unit on position and direction by exploring positional and directional language practically. We took part in a carousel of activities which included programming the Beebots to get them from a starting point to a finishing point, using the Beebot programming game on iPads and creating an obstacle course, blindfolding our partner and then guiding them through the course by using the correct directions. We have been specifically looking at the language forwards, backwards, left, right, quarter turn and half turn.

We enjoyed obstacle races on the field today for P.E.