On Tuesday the 2nd of February, we went on a visit to Blackpool Zoo as part of our work on teeth and digestion. As well as looking at all the wonderful animals, we had a talk about animal teeth to determine whether they were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. We got to look at different animal skulls and held hissing cockroaches!
Last week, RLH were busy finding out about Rainbows after someone in our class had made a book about them. We looked on the Internet and found lots of pictures of different types of rainbows. We experimented with our new kaleidoscope and shone torches through different sorts of paper. We even made a ’Rainbow Cake.’ Later on in the week we saw a real rainbow outside!
As part of Safer Internet Day, we watched the videos from SID TV and had a discussion about how to be safe on the internet and what we should do if we ever felt uncomfortable with anything we saw online. We talked about all the positive things about the internet and what good things we can do to keep ourselves safe online. We wrote and drew our ideas inside a hearts. Here are a couple of pictures of the children holding up their positive hearts!
As a discrete lesson, Year 1 took part in a Chinese New Year workshop. After learning different dance moves and using special umbrellas, we became a Chinese Dragon and Lion! The children loved it and have learnt so much about Chinese New Year.
We have had a busy week this week. We celebrated Chinese New Year and participated in our very own dragon dancing. We learntabout some of the different things they do when celebrating and we tried Chinese food. Some children also had a trip to Lidl to buy the food and drink we needed for our elf and fairy party. We have had a fantastic time at our elf and fairy party. We participated in the chatterbox challenge and had a party to celebrate. We have also been looking at our provision and we have been writing letters to improve our sand and construction areas. After the half term we have a new painting station ready to explore colours and also to find out what happens when we mix them. Outside we have a new number area and a small world area that will be open after half term. Don’t forget to look at tapestry so we can see what we have been up too
Year 2 had a lovely day at the zoo
Our Reindeer Dash raised £686.57 for Brian House Children’s Hospice. Well done everybody.
In Science, Year 3 have been learning about rocks, fossils and soils. They have compared the properties of sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks. The children were excited to find out about how fossils are formed and how fossils help people find out about history. At the end of the topic they made chocolate rocks to investigate how the three different rocks are formed differently.
Year 3 had a fantastic time when Travelling by Tube came to visit. They all got to play different instruments from around the world and performed in front of an audience.
Year 6 had an amazing weekend at Waterpark
This week, Reception have been working hard to develop our new Construction Area. We went to see Mr Harrison, who said we could buy a new rug! During our Morning Maths session, we had a class vote on which colour rug we would like. Then we emailed the carpet shop to ask them to come and measure up. We have been to visit other Construction Areas to gather some ideas and have been saving our milk cartons to use them as bricks! We are looking forward to learning in our new Construction Area.