Year 1 became master potters yesterday!
As part of our new topic Bright lights, big city, we have been learning all about our city Stoke-On-Trent! We learned all about how Stoke-On-Trent is well known for Pottery and then we made our own tea cups. We can’t wait to fire them in the kiln and paint them when they’re ready.
It was lovely to welcome or Nursery children back in to school today.
Today the children have made safe fireworks. They have decorated some very colourful ones, made super whizzing Catherine wheels and then had chocolate fingers dipped in colourful sprinkles. We have also talked about staying safe.
This morning we decided to test out our superhero jumping skills by carrying out an investigation to see who could jump the furthest. We spoke about what a fair test is and made sure we all jumped from the same point with no run up. The children all worked brilliantly as a team to carry out their investigation.
What a fabulous half term year 1 have had learning all about superheroes. We have ended the half term by dressing up as our favourite superhero including real life superheroes such as nurses, police officers, armed forces and scientists. We have had a super morning measuring our super jumps in the hall and then creating a super hero art scene.. we can’t wait until our families see how we can make our superhero drawings fly across our art scene using a magnet!
It’s been an exciting morning in Year 2 today! We were faced with another problem which we had so much fun solving. Our challenge involved creating a boat using just tinfoil so that the castle residents could cross the deep moat safely! Firstly, the children investigated and then drew different boat designs. Next came the most exciting part…creating and then testing out their boats! We used coins as people and some of our boats turned out to be fantastic, managing to carry up to 19 passengers! We discovered that the most successful tinfoil boats were long and flat with a slightly curved edge!