Children in Nursery have been practising their counting to 10, singing number songs, counting shells, teddies and objects around the house. They have been learning about the importance of friends, drawing their picture and making them a card.
We have had a fun week in Transition. We have learnt a new sound ‘x’, made cameras, practised our letter formation, learnt about 1 more, 1 less and also rhyming words. Even in the rain we enjoyed ourselves by looking at our different footprints and making patterns in the puddles. The Transition children have also been enjoying a different sporting obstacle course each week. This week, they have had to use jumping skills to travel through hoops and use the space hoppers, balancing skills to master a mock egg and spoon race (block and spade) and coordination skills to crawl through the tunnel and run with a wheelbarrow. The children were able to race against each other in teams. They all showed great sportsmanship by cheering each other on and super perseverance to keep going even when they found some skills a little hard to master. Well done everyone!
Following on from last week’s English, the children In Year 1 made their own forest creatures using clay, they then wrote woodland setting descriptions to describe their habitats. In maths, the children enjoyed estimating whilst working on capacity. They also used different strategies to find missing numbers in a range of number sentences. The focus in humanities has been differentiating between human and physical features at the seaside. The children thought carefully about the importance of keeping our beeches tidy in science and displayed their ideas on a poster. A range of materials were used in creative arts to make delightful seaside themed collages. A busy and productive week has been had by all!
Year 2 have had a busy week with lots of highlights! They have been learning all about superlative adjectives, learning about the history and culture of Wales, practising their comprehension skills reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, designing pulley models and practising column subtraction in Maths. Well done for all your hard work, Year 2!
The final week of distance learning has seen Year 3 looking at how to improve their descriptive writing by using figurative language such as similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia. The desert island descriptions were very well written, painting a vivid picture for the reader. Maths has focused again on data handling with pie charts, databases, Carroll and Venn diagrams. In Humanities the children looked at earthquakes and why they occur. Children then built buildings from cocktail sticks and marshmallows to model how buildings react to earthquakes. Finally in science the children reviewed their science topics so far this term with a really enjoyable quiz put together by Mr Isherwood.
As part of their Humanities lesson last week, Year 4 learnt about the Aztec city of Tenochtitlan. The children learnt about the features of the city including how it was built on a swampy island in Lake Texcoco. The Aztecs built many canals throughout the city and these canals acted like water roads that allowed people to easily travel around the large city in boats. The city was well planned and laid out in a grid that made travelling around the city easy and it was connected to the mainland by three giant causeways. The children were then challenged to draw or create their own Aztec temple. There were some super examples of different temples – well done Year 4!
Welcome back, Year 5! It has been brilliant to welcome so may of you back to school this week. In DT and Art, Year 5 have had great fun making sock puppet animals. The children have also produced some splendid artwork, including two wonderful animal portraits by Lola. You have all been working so hard at your Maths and English and we hope returning to school will give you the boost you need to continue working well for the last few weeks of term.
In Maths this week, Year 6 have been working on a data handling project to find out pupil preferences regarding their topic of interest. Children have examined different types of data and survey questions; identifying which were ‘good’ and ‘bad’ questions before using ICT to create their own Google Form questionnaire. Next week, the children will be analysing their data and creating a range of bars and charts. In English, the children took on the role of a Titanic survivor, creating some fantastic written outcomes describing what it was like to watch the ship sink to the depths of the Atlantic.