Buttons and Transition children have enjoyed learning about recycling and looking after our environment this week in their topic: Precious World. They have also started to learn about money and have had great fun playing shops and counting pennies. Transition children have also learnt all about the ‘j’ sound.

In Reception the children created starry sky photos by flicking paint which proved to be a lot of fun! They have also been counting out large amounts of objects.

The children in Year 1 have been discovering what kind of toys children played with in the 1960s as well as television programmes and films that the children would have watched. They then went on to draw a picture of their favourite things to watch on the television and made an origami boat.

Year 2 have been completing their diorama (a scene in a shoe box) based on the character, Brigg and his room from the story ‘The Flower’ by John Light. This story is a dystopian tale about a boy called Brigg, who lives in a dull, boring world without any flowers until he finds a special book. We think you will agree that they came up with some wonderful creations.

Year 3 have continued to look at the physical geography of Italy and were tasked with creating their own volcanoes complete with erupting lava! The creativity and hard work of the children was evident in an activity enjoyed by all. In science some wonderful slide shows were created around the topic of plants, researching the types of food humans get from seeds, leaves, roots and fruits and how these help to keep you healthy. English revolved around the topic of the first moon landing and the diary entries written recreated the excitement and wonder felt in 1969 towards this historic event. Finally, in maths, time has been the topic this week. Children have read clocks and calculated durations of time as well as looking at calendars and dates.

Year 4 explored the properties of 3D shapes and have been busy constructing some of their own. Continuing with a non-fiction theme in English, poetry about creepy-crawlies has been the focus! The children have also identified the features of non-chronological reports, and then planned and produced their own on a variety of insects. The UK has had some fabulous weather in recent days, not dissimilar to the weather and climate in Mexico which the children found out about in Humanities. In French, they learnt about food and drink and have been making their own ‘nonsense’ recipes.

We have seen some excellent descriptive writing taking place across Year 5. The children have been looking at narratives, and how to embed semicolons into their writing. They have also been looking at an extract from the Sword in the Stone, breaking down the text using their reciprocal reading skills to answer questions about it. In Maths, the children have continued their work on shape and data. They began their week applying what they had learnt about angles around a point to circles and then applied this knowledge to pie charts.

On the creative side, Mrs Lynn was delighted to see some imaginative toy design as the children turned their hand to sewing and created a soft cuddly toy from an old pair of (hopefully clean!) socks. Mr Nicklin was also most impressed with Year 5’s awesome work composing for two instruments in harmony, exploring 3/4 time. The attention to detail in both of the pieces below is absolutely first class!

Year 6 had fun devising their own maths board game. Within the lessons, children decided on the theme of the game and the topic of maths they would focus on. Using recycled materials, they created the base of their game (some taking inspiration from well known games such as Monopoly and Snakes and Ladders) and created their own maths questions designed for their fellow pupils.

In English, they have continued with the Titanic Project, focussing on the experience of passengers from the range of classes. Pupils researched a key passenger and produced a diary entry based on their first day aboard ‘The Greatest Ship Ever Made’.

Year 6’s topic of Women at War concluded with a stimulating discussion regarding whether the actions of the Suffragettes or the work women had completed in the war, finally won women the vote they had long been campaigning for.