We have been experimenting with different mechanisms on moving pictures all term. For their final pieces, the children could choose which mechanism they wanted to use on which picture to make a moving image for the story of Christmas.
In Geography this term, the children have been exploring the UK. For this lesson, they had to identify ordnance survey map symbols on printed maps of the UK capital cities. We then discussed what the cities had in common. Can the children tell me below what symbols they found in each city?
After all their work on the UK, the children had to produce and information text about one of the 4 countries in the UK. They had iPads to help them research extra facts and they were able to tell me lots of interesting things about their chosen country. Children can you remember any facts to tell your families?
At the end of a long and busy term, we finally found some free time to relax and read in our fabulous library and also listen to a nice Christmas story too!
We had a lovely, festive afternoon in school with the help of our wonderful volunteer parents and grandparents making lots of Christmas themed crafts including our cards, calendars, letters to Santa and many, many more!
A big thank you to those who attended, we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did!
On Maths day, the children were involved in lots of practical shape tasks. One of them was to make pictures out of a set of shapes (a bit like a jigsaw) called 'Tangrams'. The children brought their 7 tangram pieces home in a little bag and using the pictures below, they could practice arranging them to make different pictures.
Using a key, the children had to identify and colour shapes to reveal Christmassy coloured pictures.
The children also had to choose a 3d shape to practice their wrapping skills on before sorting them into shape piles. They enjoyed this task!
For the duration of December, we have our kindness elf visiting us. Each day, there will be a new kindness task which the elf will challenge us to do so that we can help to spread the real joy of Christmas. Our first task on Friday was to smile at everyone - free and simple! On Monday 4th, we delivered little treats to staff around the school to say thank you for all their hard work.
If anyone has any achievable kindness task ideas, please feel free to comment below and we will see if the kindness elf would like us to do them!
In computing, we have been learning how to code and make objects move in different directions across the screen at the click of a button. We are now at the stage where we can design our own game, choosing our own characters and backgrounds.
In science, we have been studying animal diets. Can any children comment below any animals which are;