The children have made a fantastic start on our new flight topic this week. We learnt that hot air balloons were first invented by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783 and that the first flight was in Paris. Children have then designed and made their very one hot air balloons.
We have been super impressed with everyone’s work in Year One today! The children have written some fabulous sentences to create a super ‘Wanted’ poster and if you look closely at their sentences, you might even spot some amazing adjectives! Not only have the children been busy making ‘Wanted’ posters, they have also made a tens frame and learned how to add mentally using their number bonds to ten! In History, we have looked at timelines and thought about how timelines show chronological order and the children have made excellent timelines showing some important events in their lives!
A massive WELL DONE to the Year One children and a great big THANK YOU to the Year One parents!
At the end of our first week, Year 5 have produced some lovely pieces of work as they continue to do their very best.
We have started a new topic in PSHE and shared some very thoughtful responses and advice about our key question: How can friends communicate safely? As well as this, we have continued our place value learning in maths, read Chapter 4 of Kensuke’s Kingdom, started to look at the structure of leaflets and made a fun method of communication in science. The fun continued with ‘Wacky Wednesday Hairstyles’ which certainly did make us smile!
In Year One, we have lots of super scientists who have been learning all about the different animal groups. Yesterday we learned about reptiles and amphibians and we wanted to share some of our super Science with you!
As part of their home learning this week, Year 6 have started a new topic named ‘An Introduction To Photography’, They had to explore their surroundings and decide on an image to capture then experiment with the edit tool. I’m sure you will agree that the children did a fab job for their first attempt and some of the effects look amazing! Watch this space… we can’t wait to continue developing our photography skills and we will keep you updated on our progress.
As part of our RE topic, Year 6 have been exploring the question ‘Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?’ After analysing and describing examples of Christian artwork, the children designed their own pieces or recreated examples shown in the lesson incorporating Bible verses or quotes. Some fantastic, creative pieces of art were produced displaying use of colour, texture and originality and we think some were simply stunning!
Year 1 have worked really hard on their first day back after a week of relaxing! They are showing off their super sentences, clever calculations and magical music! You are making everybody at Sandford Hill so very proud! Here are just a few examples of today’s wonderful work.
The children Reception have had great fun today learning about Chinese New Year. We have made paper chain dragons and snakes, lanterns and fans before taking part in a fan dance. The children found out they were born in either the year of the monkey or the year of the goat. We have also been cleaning, dusting and sweeping our houses to get rid of the bad luck ready to welcome a fresh new year. We would like to say a big thank you to all of our families for their fantastic support over this half term and a big well done to all the children for never giving up and continuing to work hard. You are all superstars!
We are incredibly proud of each and every one of you – you have amazed us with you dedication and hard work and the projects you produced as a result are spectacular! Thank you to all of the children (and the grown ups who helped them!) We hope you have a lovely half term. Miss Jones and Mrs Bullock.