Week 8

Week 8

The children are taking part in doddle sticks which allows the children to learn the movements for forming letters and then the second set of pictures is the children having ago at forming some letters.

Balance Bikes

Balance Bikes

Just before the Easter break Reception had balance bike training. They had a great time, and the instructor was very impressed with their skills. Most children now only need a little bit more practise before they are ready to ride a two-wheel bike without stabilizers!

British Science Week – Stretchy Slime Experiment

This year’s British Science Weeks theme was Growth. As part of British Science week, we did an experiment where we had to make slime and measure how much it would stretch (grow). Unfortunately, we our experiment did not work.  Our slime recipe did not turn into slime. We talked about this was an example of chemistry and sometime in chemist we don’t get the reaction we want. Even though, our experiment did not work we had lots of fun.

Art – Monet

Year 6 have been focusing on Monet and Impressionism. Impressionism is an art movement which focused on capturing the impression of the moment, especially in terms of light and effect.  Over the past few weeks, Year 6 have carefully analysed a variety of Monet’s paintings and the techniques which he used.  We carefully mixed our colours using a paint pallet while adding dabs of paint to build up the colour.

Music

In music we are focusing on the music of Carloe King.  We have been working hard to learn the song and music to You’ve Got A Friend, to develop our whole class performance.

Science – Adaptation investigation

In Science we are learning about Darwin and his investigations into how finches adapted to survive on the Galapagos Islands. We focused on how different beaks impacted the consumption of food.  We conducted a fair test to see how the small, pointed tip beaks compared with the wide tip beaked finches when eating smaller seeds on Island A compared to larger seeds on Island B.  Year 6 will share their finding with you.

Downs Syndrome Awareness Day

On 1st March, Year 6 started their Downs Syndrome Sunflower Challenge by planting their sunflower seed following Mrs Buckley’s assembly on Down Syndrome Awareness.  Over the next twenty-one days, Year 6 watched how their sunflowers started to bloom and grow at different times – just like us! On 21st March, we participated in the Rock Your Socks campaign and wore brightly coloured socks to promote Downs Syndrome Awareness; in class we also focused on inclusion for all.  We have carefully taken our sunflower home to nurture them over the next few months.