To kick-start our maths topic, on Measures, we had a practical morning, using weights, trundle wheels and measuring jugs, to give us a better understanding of weight, length and capacity.
Upper Key Stage 2 – Muddy Puddle Day at Esholt Woods Last Wednesday,all of Upper Key Stage 2 walked to Esholt Woods and took part in team building activities. The weather could have been better and the conditions certainly lived up to the ‘Muddy Puddle Day’ name!
For the entry point to our new topic – What Price Progress? – we designed prototypes for our own inventions,using junk and scrap materials. Ideas included: shoes for all weather, pet playgrounds and happiness boxes.
No – we’re not talking about the children but the baking we did as part of our exit point for this term’s topic:Earth as an Island! We made Yorkshire Rascals,following a traditional recipe from our own region of the U.K.
As an introduction to our new science topic, Classification, we were given images of different animals that could be found in a zoo. Then, we had to classify the animals into groups, based on similar and contrasting characteristics.
We used atlases and globes to locate a variety of islands around the world. We discovered that there are many different types of islands,such as: hot,cold, coral, tidal and volcanic. Naming all the different islands around Great Britain was a challenge!
The Christmas party, yesterday, was a great success and we would like to take the opportunity to wish everybody a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
For our exit point, Mrs Ross visited our class and taught us a variety of different Brain Games. Each game required us to use and exercise a different part of our brain.
A huge thank-you to all the parents who came to our drop-in this morning. Your help with our experiments was appreciated and the children loved showing you their work. Hope you enjoyed the cheesey french song!?
Puffin and Kingfisher Classes had a great afternoon exploring the local area. We linked the event to our topic, ‘Brainwave’, and thought about how the different environmentS affected our mood. As befits a muddy puddle day, we all arrived back, wet and muddy!