Another really fun afternoon in the classroom teaching and today I was working with Thistle class and Clover class teaching them how to blog. Their ideas were fantastic and they have picked it up really quickly. Here they are in action. Well done everyone!
Clover class blogging on PhotoPeach
…all in one day, that was yesterday! I had the pleasure of teaching Clover class for the day and we had a great time. In the first session, after a superb strings assembly from our Year 3 and 4 children, I introduced the children to our new Mathletics accounts. I quickly found out that the children had been busy using them at home to practice their mathematical skills, which is super. There is now a login link on the school website on the maths page or you can click on the link at the side of this blog to go straight there and have a go! I do feel that this will be another way to help our children to be methodical and quick thinking mathematicians and Clover class were certainly that!
All too quickly we were into our English lesson, for which I had planned a session on blogging. The children took to it brilliantly and by the end of the session we had everyone posting to Clover class blog, writing some super descriptive writing. If you would like to check out their writing and leave a comment, here is the link westwoodcloverclass.schoolblogs.org.
A hands-on science lesson took most of our afternoon, with prediction and observation the focus. Would you be able to predict how the seeds would look inside a selection of fruit? It was a challenge, but a fun one and with a story to end the afternoon it rounded off a wonderful day in the classroom and a timely reminder of why I love teaching. The children were lovely, they worked hard and, I hope, got a lot from it.
Clover class in action with their science: