Year 2 put their culinary skills to the test this afternoon by making some soup. We thought it would be the perfect dish to keep us warm on an Arctic expedition. Children peeled and chopped onions, potatoes and leeks and added them to hot oil and vegetable stock. Once the mixture had heated and the vegetables had softened it was time to blend to make it nice and smooth. It seemed to be a real hit with the children (and staff)!
Great work children!
Year 2 had a wonderful time exploring our local Tesco store today. We got to have a sneaky peek behind the scenes going to where the deliveries are kept and going in the freezers and chillers. We also got to try some of the bread, cheese and ham the store sell.
For Science this half term year 2 are learning all about animals and their habitats. We sorted different animals by habitat e.g. a shark in the ocean then went to see if we could find any animals in the school pond. Children were very excited to spot a frog!
Our topic this half term is The Arctic and The Antarctic so we started off the new school year with a description of an igloo. To get children to imagine a little about what they might be like, they tested out how ice cubes felt. Children worked well as a table team to come up with adjectives before turning them in to some super sentences! After that children were amazing at self assessing their work to check for those all important CL (capital letters) and FS (full stops). You have really impressed me.
If you pay us a visit on the next transition morning you may spot some of this fantastic work on display.
What a fantastic start to the year Year 2!
Year 6 were excellent representatives of the school when they took part in the Discovery Olympic Games this morning. They played basketball, queenball and learned a dance routine. Some children showed excellent teamwork skills and determination! Well done!
We have been developing our problem solving skills in maths this morning. Children could only use the numbers on the board but could use any calculation to make 1000. Olivia’s strategy was to use number bonds to 10 so that the units would have a zero. Ruby tried adding 2 numbers together then finding out what number was needed to make 1000 and checking if it was an option she could have. Maybe someone would like to share a solution they can find.
Year 6 are concentrating extremely hard this morning trying to recreate the famous ‘Whaam!’ picture by Roy Lichtenstein. He was an American pop artist who based this well-known piece of artwork on a DC Comic. It is a staggering 4m long! We wonder how long it took him to finish it?
We really enjoyed learning about different animals today. Which was your favourite? Can you remember any interesting facts? I was amazed by how many rows of teeth the snake has!
Children in Year 6 have been learning all about light and shadows this week. They had excellent prior knowledge about light sources and how light travels but were suitably challenged by the concept cartoon about shadows. The children enjoyed investigating for themselves what happens to shadows when objects get closer to a light source.
Can anyone tell our readers what we found out?