This week in Early Years we are going to be learning about a special celebration, Chinese New Year. We have had a very busy morning investigating China and the different Chinese objects. We have lots of fun playing in the Chinese takeaway and making lots of delicious food. We have also tried very hard to use the chopsticks in our busy fingers area, it was very tricky! We are excited to see what else Miss Lister and Mrs Whitley have got planned for us!
Panda class have been enjoying the story of Fantastic Mr Fox. In our English lessons we have been thinking about the settings in the story and using adjectives to describe them. We used all of our sense to explore and describe woodland objects, and then used our vocabulary banks to write a setting description. You are more than welcome to pop into our classroom to look at our writing!!
Rhino class have been learning about forces and magnets in our science lessons. They have learnt about both push and pull forces and then moved onto magnets. We looked at the north and south poles of magnets and their affects towards each other.
We then took part in an investigation, where we had lot’s of fun! We decided to find out what objects in our classroom were magnetic and what were non-magnetic.
The children concluded that all the materials that were magnetic, were made out of metal!!!
This week we have been looking at 3D shapes and their properties. We have learnt that 3D shapes have faces, vertices and edges. Then, we had to complete a maths challenge!
Our challenge was to build 3D shapes from the different properties we were given. First, we worked out what the shape would be and then built them.
Rhino class took part in a very exciting drama session!
We recreated scenes from ‘Witches’, including; how Luke felt when he saw the Grand High Witch!
Before the holidays Year 6 visited the National Coal Mining Museum. We expanded our knowledge of our topic: What Price Progress? During our time in the underground mine we learnt about different inventions which have altered mining over time and changed society. We had a great time!
Mrs Rehman and Mrs Brown would like to welcome you back and hope that you have had an enjoyable festive break with your family. Over the next half term, we have plenty of exciting learning planned and hope that you will enjoy hearing all about it when your child returns home from school each day.