Hokusai Class Learning Story

Hokusai Class – Compass Exploration

Last week, we learnt about the eight points on a compass and how to find those using a compass. We then plotted two points on a map of the playground and wrote a set of instructions to get our partner from A to B. They were not allowed to use the map, instead, all...

Hokusai Class’ Radio Play

We have been learning to retell the story of the Snow Leopard, to help remember the story we made it into a radio play. First we listened to some radio plays for children found on the BBC website (You should definitely check them out, some of them are really cool, and...

Y3 visit St Mary and St Joseph’s Church

3A and 3B met Father Kieth of St Mary and St Joseph’s Church in Poplar today, who kindly taught them about the festival of Easter and Lent. they were told about the Story Of Jesus and how he was crucified, then resurrected. They learnt how the festival of Easter came about to celebrate the day that Jesus had come back to life. YR3 got to learn about the history of the church, when it was built, how big it is, and what ceremonies take place inside the church. YR3 were intrigued at the amount of space inside the church and really enjoyed the tour inside the church. They also asked father Keith lots of fantastic questions and learnt lots of interesting new facts. Did you know that the alter inside the church is actually the shape of a bomb? This is to remember the bomb that fell on part of the church and the surrounding area during the 1st World War. Have a look at some of the pictures from inside the church.

Hokusai Class – Internet Safety Week

In Hokusai class we've been having lots of discussions about internet safety. Today, we logged on to PurpleMash and helped out a boy named Tony, who was being asked to meet up with a gamer he did not know. First, we discussed all the reasons why it wasn't safe to meet...

Shadow Puppets!

We made puppets out of black card to retell the story of Minerva and Neptune. We knew that only the shadow of the puppet would be seen so we had to include all our detail in the outline of the characters. We used the stories we had written in English and acted them...

Year 3 Persuasive Adverts

This week, in year 3, we have been looking at persuasive adverts. First we heard, mapped and retold 'The Tantalisingly Tremendous Toga' advert. Then we looked at some adverts that are on our screens today and had a go at retelling them in...

How To Make A Healthy Salad

To keep our bodies healthy we need to exercise AND eat the right foods, so today in Houksai class we made a healthy salad to make it easier to get your 5-a-day. We're going to be writing up our recipe, as well as a set of instructions of how to make it. Ask us about...

We are an Artsmark Gold school

We are very happy to announce that we are now an Artsmark Gold school. Creative learning is at the heart of our school, and we are very proud of our commitment to developing the whole child. There is lots of evidence that shows learning through the arts supports...

Hokusai Fossil Formers!

This afternoon, Hokusai class have been busy learning about how fossils are made. To further our understanding we have carried out an experiment using dog biscuits (bone), Plasticine (seabed) and tissue paper (sediment) and next week we'll become palaeontologists and...

Y3’s trip to The Natural History Museum

Y3 had a tremendous day at the Natural History Museum this week. Once there, they explored every area of discovery the Museum had to offer! Some of the things they saw were fossils of dinosaurs that had been discovered by Mary Anning, the skeleton of a blue whale, the actual model of a huge blue whale, models of nearly every animal and bird that exists and even a section that was dedicated to creepy crawlies! (Saddiya our bug expert was well impressed!) They got a feel of what the middle of the Earth looked like by travelling into the Globe Structure, they learnt about volcanoes and how they erupt and even braved an earthquake simulator! Most children came out of the earthquake simulator in one piece, not sure I can say the same about the teachers though! (We are pretty sure Mr Benoir was still shaking even when he returned to school!) All in all it was an awesome day and Y3 were excellent ambassadors for Lansbury Lawrence! Well Done!

The Mammoth Hunt

Year 3 have been learning a story about Kroll, a young boy who lived in the New Stone Age. Kroll is part of a hunter gatherer tribe and the time has come for him to join the hunt. Hokusai class decided to retell the story as an epic blockbuster movie, sit back and...

Google Virtual Reality!

WOW! What a day we had last Wednesday 1st March. Who would have thought that Google would come to our school? Well they did.. and they brought in their Google Cardboard Virtual Reality (VR) equipment to give us an experience of a lifetime. It was amazing! We went to...

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