MONDAY 18th May
Today we were thinking about the Sun. Have a look at this powerpoint which will tell you lots of facts about the sun.
Thursday 14th May
Do you know about the Olympic Games? Did you know that the Olympic Games was due to take place this July and August in Tokyo but has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus.
Today we learnt all about the Olympic Games, maybe you might like to at home too.
We found out the Olympic Games has values just like our school and some of them are the same!! Can you find out what each of the values means?
Later on we explored minibeasts using the story "Doug the bug that went boing!". We found a variety of different minibeasts in our field when we went on a bug hunt. We then had fun looking making our own paper caterpillars and racing them. At the end of the story, Doug uses a flower like a helicopter to get safely back down to the ground. This led us to discover how a helicopter flies and experimented by making our own paper helicopters.
Why not see how many different minibeasts you can find?
Have a go at making your own caterpillars or helicopters and have races with them.
This week at school, we are getting ready to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second Word War in Europe.
The Government plans for next weekend have altered somewhat, but there are still opportunities to learn about what life was like in WW2 and mark our respect, plan bunting, a singsong, a toast and have a bit of a party!
As we start our countdown to VE Day on Friday we explored what "peace" means to us and why it is important. We used a green screen to pretend to be part of the celebrations back in 1945 to get us into the spirit.
We created peace poles and looked at how the word "peace" was pronounced around the world. We wrote about why we think peace is important and after finding out that the colours of the rainbow are a symbol of peace, we had a go at growing our own rainbows. Why not have a go yourself?
Learning about colours
Do you know the primary colours?
Did you know if you mix primary colours you can make secondary colours? We investigated that today and learnt about the artist Kandinsky. Can you make circle paintings like we did?
We used the story "Welcome to Alien School" as a stimulus for our fun activites today. First we created our own Aliens by playing the "combination man game". First we folded pieces of paper into 4 so only one section can be seen. Then we took it in turns to draw the head / body / legs / and finally a name.
We then wrote sentences about the aliens we had created. Why don't you have a go and see what you can create - a robot / a monster / an alien.
Today we used the story "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs" to explore forces.
As the Wolf used his breath to blow down the pig's homes we looked to see what we could move with just our own breath by making "balloon air cars". Through trial and error we managed to make a car that moved just from the force of our own air coming out of a balloon. Why don't you have a go at making a vehicle that is only powered by your breath - a car / a boat / a plane??? (See document below for car instructions)
We also had a lot of fun exploring the right angle and the right amount of force needed to knock down all the "piggy's" in "Piggy bottle bowling".
Looking back at the the book we all agreed that the wolf wasn't bad and just wanted to make a cake for his Granny. So we decided to help him by making a "magic mug cake" using a few basic ingredients. (See recipe below)
Monday 27th April
Today we thought about how lucky we are to have such a lovely field as part of our school grounds. We worked hard to draw maps of the field? I wonder if you could draw a map of your garden?
Then we collected lots of interesting things from the field and made pictures of birds. What could you make from the things you can find on the ground in your garden or on your daily walk?
Today we became archaeologists and explored how fossils teach us about the past and how our bones compare to that of a Diplodocus.
We created our own fossils out of salt dough (recipe below) which we painted and then hid around the field to be found when we all come back.
We made a dinosaur skeleton out of sticks in the Year R playground naming the different parts as we built it.
We then measured ourselves against an adult sized Diplodocus's femur bone.
James and Elliot have been watching tadpoles and caterpillars change in their gardens. This is for any nature detectives out there!
This is for anyone who has tadpoles in their garden, (mine don’t have their back legs yet)... what can you find out James? 😀 🐸 😀
The last day of March 😃
3 Billy Goats Gruff Day
The Guineas are settling in well and have had their first taste of grass. I don’t think I will be needing my lawn-mower anymore! My children have given them holiday names... Parsley and Sage.
from Mrs Mannie
Monday 30th March
WHAT A MARVELLOUS MONDAY WE HAVE HAD
Why don't you try some of these activities at your house.
Monday 23rd March
We made our own star biscuits, they were really yummy.
Here is the recipe we used:
140g Caster Sugar
1 egg yolk
2tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour
Tuesday 24th March
Spreading joy with our RAINBOW TRAIL
Lots of families are painting rainbows to put in their front windows, we have decorated the school, why don’t you have a go at home?
Red Riding Hood Day
We have had fun making a puppet play, playing memory games and creating the wolf’s wood. Have a go yourself.