Wednesday, 30 September 2009
We were finding out how many hand heights are the same as our body height.
Some of us used this information to predict how tall a giant was by using a hand print.
Some photos of us doing this are shown below:
Tuesday, 29 September 2009
Well done to everyone who took part. We're looking forward to the basketball competition on Friday.
Don't forget to wear a blue t-shirt as our team colours.
Monday, 28 September 2009
Scroll down this page for some fascinating, feathery finned creatures.
What you need:
a ruler, a metre stick, a pencil, tape measure, a thing to measure (Tom want to measure a carrot)
What you do:
Get your ruler and thing you are measuring
Make sure you use the right side of the ruler with the right units (mm or cm)
Line up the start of the object with the zero mark.
Count on from the zero to the end of the object.
Read the measurement with your eyes just above the end of the object.
Sunday, 27 September 2009
Try to think carefully about patterns that you see in a normal 100 square...what is the pattern in the first column of the normal 100 square, under the number 1?
This should help you solve it.
You could also print it out, cut out the pieces and solve it like a jigsaw.
Go here to see a normal 100 square to help you solve the challenge.
Friday, 25 September 2009
Apologies for getting the events dates muddled up.
The Aquathlon is on Tuesday, 29th September, from 7:50 – 8:50 (during our normal P.E. lesson)
and the Basketball is on Friday 2nd October, from 7:50 – 9:50.
The Aquathlon is on Tuesday, 29th September, from 7:50 – 8:50 (during our normal P.E. lesson)
Thanks to Rachel for noticing and pointing this out.
Remember that parents can join in with the Aquathlon if they want to. I’ll be in the pool and jogging round the track so it would be good to see some other adults taking part.
Thursday, 24 September 2009
Look here for a game which helps you practice spelling from pictures.
Here is a wordsearch for sh ch words as well as a few other spelling patterns.
Here is a powerpoint game, made by Veronica Carter, from a school in England. Have a look and match the letters to the sound in the word.
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
What would happen if we changed the conditions needed for healthy growth (air, water, light, warmth, soil) or changed some of the parts of the plant (cut off the leaves, roots or flower)?
Follow the link to see a copy of our ideas to investigate.
We have three plants. One will get all of the normal conditions for growth, but the others will have something changed (different conditions). We will only change one thing for each plant to make sure that the investigation is as fair as possible.
Tuesday, 22 September 2009
Here's a summary of PE:
Friday 25th Sept - practice for aquathon in PE lesson - bring normal pe kit+swimming kit.
Tuesday 29th September - Basketball interclass! Wear as much blue as possible! Remember sunscreen and hat. Friday 2nd October - Aquathlon - blue kit (if you have time to wash it...otherwise normal pe kit) and swimming kit...again remember sunscreen.
Monday, 21 September 2009
DO NOT PANIC!
Remember that these things can help you: 100 squares and numberlines.
Here are some numberlines you can use to help you count on (add) or count back (subtract).
Here is a hundred square which you can use to help you add or subtract. Can you splat the number which is 10 more than 33?
This game is great for helping you to get more used to where numbers are on a 100 square.
When you have used a 100 squares and a numberline lots, you will eventually be able to have a virtual one inside your own head...that can really help your maths.
Want to get quicker at learning your number bonds for 10 and you like saving whales? Try this game.
This one is great for learning your number bonds up to any number. 2 minutes a day at this one would really help you to make an improvement.
Try this game for adding 10. This is a one player game.
This game is great for -10 and is also a one player game.
This game is a two player game...you get to sink a submarine!
tag, hide and seek, stuck in the mud, forty-forty, candles, running, freeze tag, chinese whispers, toilet tag, goofy, singing statues, duck duck goose, banana, What's the time Mr Wolf, clapping games (concentration, the sailor went to sea, sea, sea)
Some playground games need equipment:
chess, basketball, war basketball, skipping, football, ball tag, four in a row, checkers, speed stacking, Indiana Jones, GoGos, Barbies, Squid, Lego
Next time in PSHE we will have a go at sharing some of these games in class.
If you find any good websites with playground games then send them in, either as email or as a blog comment.
Here's a good place to start. Which is your favourite?
This wikipedia site also has some good games.
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Don't forget to try some of the times tables games too.
Tuesday, 15 September 2009
Timez Attack is a free program you can download from the web. You can then pay (quite a small amount of money) to upgrade so that you have more backgrounds. It lets you have a lot of practice and repetition...which is how some of us learn best.
Gridclub is another amazing site you can use for many subjects. You do need a password however so I'll send an email out to parents and children if you are interested. Please comment and let me know if you want to use the Gridclub site.
Here are some more fabulous online games from Woodlands Junior School in Kent. I like this one as it lets you choose the answer from a selection...good if you are beginning to learn your times table facts.
Bangkok Patana Primary Aquathlon 2009
The ever popular Primary Aquathlon will take place again this term for those children in Years 3 to 6. The Aquathlon consists of swimming and then running without a break in between. Swimming and running are both great sports for improving the efficiency of your heart and lungs; and combining events such as swimming, running (and cycling in triathlons) is becoming increasing popular. It is also a great way for children to set their own personal goals whether it be, achieving a specific time or just completing the event without stopping.
Year 3: Tuesday 29th September
3 S, L, C, W – 7:50 to 8:50 during their PE lesson
3 M, P, R – 8:50 to 9:50 during their PE lesson
Distances: 100m Swim with a 200m run but students can choose to run 400m if they wish.
Good luck to all competitors!
4 K, H, G, P – 10:10 to 11:10 during their PE lesson
4 E, W, M – 11:10 to 12:10 during their PE lesson
Distances: 125m Swim with a 400m Run
Years 5 and 6 Monday 28th September
5 W, N, M, J - 10:10 to 11:10 during their PE lesson
5 B, A, R - 11:10 to 12:10 during their PE lesson
6 B, G, P, H - 7:50 to 8:50 during their PE lesson
6 T, S, D - 8:50 to 9:50 during their PE lesson
For the Primary Aquathlon 2009, the children in years 5 and 6 can choose between two categories.
*The “Fun and Fitness” category is for those children who want to swim at the 25m pool and enjoy the Aquathlon at their own pace while improving the efficiency of their heart and lungs over a 150m swim and 400m run with the option of running 600m if they wish.
*The “Competitive” category is for children who would like to race against their peers and record a time over the standard Patana Primary Aquathlon Distance of 200m swim and 600m run.
Parents and Teachers
The BPS Aquathlon 2009 will once again be open to both teachers and parents to participate with their class or child. Come on Teachers, Mums and Dads, pull on your costumes and show your children how it should be done!
All Key Stage 2 Children will train for the Aquathlon during their Swimming Lessons the week before, when particular attention will be paid to learning the course and setting up the swim to run transition.
Remember: Children will need to bring their PE Kit (including hats and trainers), Swimming Kit and Sun Cream to this training session as well as the event itself.
Thursday, 10 September 2009
Here are some photos from our visit to the School nursery (where plants grow up...not children!)
We were learning about how plants can be grown and changed by taking cuttings and by grafting.
Wednesday, 9 September 2009
We're making books which retell the story in our own words.
We are thinking about the differences between myths and other kinds of writing.
We know that:
- myths are about made up events
- myths are set long ago and often begin with the words "Long, long ago..."
- myths often have clever or powerful heroes
- myths sometimes try to explain why things are the way they are. (How did the squirrel's tail go curly?)
This link takes you to a great website where you can read OR make stories of your own. You can read stories made by other children here...why not have a go at making one yourself?
Follow this link to find a page which explains how myths, legends and folktales are different.
You could get some seed packets from the market.
There might be some seed pods which you could collect and then plant.
You could save some seeds from your lunch. You might be able to find seeds from:
banana? (would ants come if we planted a banana?)
Monday, 7 September 2009
Go here on the school website and then enter your school username. There are several stories which you can listen to.
My favourite is George's Marvellous Medicine because I love the disgusting things he uses to make a potion.
Which is your favourite?
Go here for a quiz about George's Marvellous Medicine.
Friday, 4 September 2009
What do you think?
Please leave a comment...remember that you can leave an anonymous comment, but I'd like you to put your name at the end of the comment box.
Have a good play at the weekend!
Wednesday, 2 September 2009
A big thankyou to ALL of the children who PARTICIPATED in the election but were not the overall winners. These were:
Seb, Anika, Richie and Ali. Everyone took a RISK and stood up in front of the rest of the class and said why they thought they would be a good Rep and also told us a little about their ideas for what could be changed.
I'd like to say a huge well done to Seb, who took this risk AND has only just started at Patana this term.
...have a look at this site. Move your cursor across the river and see what happens...amazing!
Today we drew labelled diagrams of the parts of plants. See here for the one I drew in class.
Here are some questions which we want to find out about.
How did we get the first plants? (Poon)
Where do we get seeds from? (Jessie)
How do flowers grow? (Seb)
How does a flower gets its colour? (Cane)
Do plants or flowers eat? (Rita)
Why do we need plants? (Ali)
How do flowers get energy? (Anika)
How do plants breathe? (Toby)
Does cotton grow on plants? (Richie)
What is a plant? (Joe)