Ashton Under Hill First School

Shaping Bright Futures Together

Hawthorn wb 28th March

 The end of term is fast approaching but we're still busily learning in Hawthorn class!

In English, the children have planned their writing for a lift-the-flap information booklet all about travelling to the moon. We can't wait to see their finished work as they're such a creative bunch of children. Our topic work this week has been about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 mission which has linked seamlessly with this writing project. They also investigated the history of manned flight, working in small groups to sequence a series of pictures and photographs, which was much trickier than you might think! 

In maths, Year 2s have continued their focus on fractions while Year 1s are exploring numbers up to 100.

Hannukah was the subject of RE and the children enjoyed finding out why and how Jewish people celebrate this festival.

In Science the children were given a challenge based on their work on materials.  They had to design and make a bridge out of paper that was strong enough to hold a toy car.  We discussed folds and triangles as trusses but they couldn't put anything in the "water" to hold the bridge up!  There were some fantastic ideas and really focused engineers trying to solve the problem.  They all managed to make a bridge to let the car cross and then we tested the bridges to see which was the strongest.  Two groups managed to make a bridge that would hold 800g!  

And finally we were lucky enough to take part in a Chi Chi Fit session in the hall.  As you can see from the pictures, the children were fantastic at dancing and stretching to music from The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Madagascar and the Little Mermaid as well as many others!