Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Willow wb 13.11.23

We've been focusing on kindness in our school this week. Willow Class were asked to note down times when someone was kind to them during the day and we had some lovely examples of children being caring, thoughtful and generous. The class also spent some time doing a kindness workshop and making cards for people in our community who may not get to speak to many people during their day. We were all very impressed with the hard work and effort that went into these. 

This week in Science, we have been learning more about the properties of different rocks. We carried out experiments to investigate whether different rocks were permeable and to look out how durable and how dense they were. We also found out about igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks and how each of these are formed. In Music, we had our first recorder lesson. We discussed how we can make a good quality sound on the recorder and then looked at how to play B and A. We have also begun to look at reading these notes on a stave.

In Maths we have been learning about the use of arrays for multiplication. We looked at the definitions of rows and columns so that we could interpret the arrays and then played 'array station' where the aim was to be the first to complete a hundred square using multiplication. In Writing lessons we have been exploring a new text all about the outdoors and have looked closely at the use of verbs this week, especially imperative verbs for instruction. We wrote a set of instructions on how to wash a woolly mammoth.

On Friday we had our second Forest School session of the term. We stayed on site and worked together to do some gardening in our school borders. Our aim was to think about being kind to our school environment and working together to keep our grounds looking lovely.