This week Year 2 finished their dip dye unit by printing onto their dyed fabric using the printing blocks they made earlier in the unit. They chose one colour of paint and carefully printed a repeating pattern on to their fabric. They did an amazing job!
This week Year 2 have been learning all about algorithms. They drew maps and mazes then programmed their Bee-bots so that they could move from one place to the next.
Year one have been doing some great learning in science! Last week we investigated why giraffes have big hooves by trying to push different sized objects into the sand. We also explored designing a menu and creating pizzas for animals depending on whether they were, herbivores, omnivores or carnivores.
Today we identified and named different body parts through playing different games and drawing round someone in the class then labelling the drawing.
We spent time in groups learning facts about different African animals. We learnt where they live, what they eat and some very interesting facts!
Back in November, the School Council decided to buy every child a clear bauble to design and decorate ready for Christmas. Each year group chose their own designs and have been busy over the last few weeks creating them.
In Year 1, children filled their baubles with Christmas sequins and they decorated the outside.
In Year 2, children turned their baubles into reindeer and used them to decorate the Christmas trees in their classrooms!
In Year 3, the children turned their baubles into snow globes, complete with snowmen inside.
In Year 4, the children used lots of glitter and glue to decorate the outside of their baubles.
In Year 5, they used tissue paper and glue to create a textured bauble which they filled with yummy treats!
And finally, in Year 6, the children filled the inside of the baubles with glitter, then used white pen to create patters on the outside.
We think they all look amazing! A great big thank you to the School Council for organising this for everyone.
On Friday 17th November, children across the whole school celebrated their uniqueness by wearing odd socks. The day started with an assembly by the Happiness Heroes, who explained their role in school and upcoming projects they have planned. Back in class, everyone learnt about what bullying is and how to ‘Make a Noise’ about bullying to put an end to it.
Year one designed and made penguins as part of Design and Technology. First, they had to plan what the penguin was going to look like and which part they wanted to move. Some children chose to make the head move. Some decided the flippers or wings would move. Next, they drew a template and cut it out. Finally, they put it together using spilt pins for the moving part. They were all very proud of the end result.
After comparing the United Kingdom and China in Geography, Year 2 have spent the beginning of this half term learning about Chinese Dragons that are used in parades. They have also learnt about wheels and axels and how these components help to make a vehicle move. The children have combined this knowledge to design and make their own version of a Chinese Dragon that is able to pulled along in a parade.
On Wednesday Year 1 came back from lunch to find a mess in their classrooms. There were footprints, ice, water and fish. The children acted as detectives to find out what had happened. On Thursday we were able to check the CCTV and found that it had been a penguin! Now we need to try and find the penguin so we can get some more information.