As part of our work on the Industrial Revolution, Year 6 have been investigating bridges today. With their engineer heads on, they considered what made a strong bridge, investigating practically. Later on, they put their new-found knowledge to good use by building bridges in teams that could span a 50cm gap and hold as much weight as possible.
We have yet to test our finished bridges, so we will let you know what designs worked best and why!
Over the past two weeks in Reception we have been exploring the traditional tale ‘The Gingerbread Man’. We have been using our learning of storytelling from before half-term to retell the tale using our class story map, story language and actions. We have been very busy…
• Baking our own gingerbread men, sequencing instructions and writing our own ingredients. We are going to bring them home next week! (We hope they don’t run away over the weekend!)
• Catching and counting the Gingerbread Man’s buttons in the water tray.
• Playing a Gingerbread Man maths game on the Ipads – we had to order the gingerbread men according to how many buttons they had. We used the language ‘more’ and ‘fewer’ to compare.
• Making our own story puppets to tell the story in the puppet theatre.
• Investigating lots of sensory ‘ginger scented’ things!
• Acting out the story in our Gingerbread house.
The children looked fantastic in their spotty clothes today in aid of Children in Need! We learnt why Pudsey is a very special bear and thought about how we could be kind to other children. We took part in themed activities, including making playdough Pudseys, split-pin Pudsey’s and Pudsey masks. Thank you very much for taking part, donating and making this a fun-filled fundraising day.
For the past two weeks Nursery have been exploring a Nursery Rhyme a day for our latest topic!
The children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in many different activities and it has been wonderful to hear them asking in the morning, “What rhyme are we learning today?”
To name a few activities…
– We collaged Twinkle Twinkle Stars!
– Built walls for Humpty Dumpty!
– Marched like the Grand Old Duke of York to the drums!
– Acted as Doctors to take care of Miss Polly’s Dolly!
– Rolled and counted sizzling sausages in the pan!
…and baked cakes as fast as we could, marking them with the initial sound of our name!
We ended this week with the children applying all their learning and working as a team to create their very own silly Nursery Rhymes!
For homework, we set ourselves the challenge of re-creating Pudding Lane as it was in 1666. What an amazing job we have done! Now we are working on writing a historical recount of the Fire. Then we think we could actually re-enact the Fire!
Year 6 have enjoyed enhancing their English learning through drama this half term. We have been acting out some of the scenes as a class to understand them in more detail. Today, the whole class was used to act out a scene where poor Oliver was chased by the entire town! Ask a member of Year 6 what has happened in the story so far!
What fun we have had today with our topic about the Great Fire of London. We started the day in character as Toby from our book, we were using our senses to describe his journey through the streets of London. This afternoon we were historians using different sources to detect clues and facts about the fire. Have a look at our busy day…..
Year 4 put on their 1940’s clothes, gathered their belongings and their ration lunches and said their goodbyes as they were sent off on a motor coach to the Stockport Underground Shelters. They were sent for the day to protect them from the dreadful raids that have been happening in our busy cities.
Whilst the evacuees were there they learnt lots of new skills in order to make sure they were chosen by a nice new family in the countryside.