This week we had a workshop from Kinetic who taught us lots of different drama games. We did freeze frames and (our favourite) soundscapes. The video is an example of one of our soundscapes where the children imitated the sounds of a forest in the rain. Please see our Twitter page for more photos!
We had so much fun moulding and sculpting our favourite Wild Things from our class book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’! We made sure to use lots of different techniques that we learnt to ensure our finished product was as close to the pictures in the book as possible. We can’t wait to show you the finished painted product next week!
This week we have been exploring our Where the Wild Things Are topic by discussing our favourite insects in the local environment. We have been planting wild flowers to bees and butterflies to our school.
Our class had a visit from PC Rhys who taught us all about Safe Spaces to play in. He also let us try on some of his officers uniforms!
This week we have been making lava lamps as part of our science experiments with water. By mixing coloured water, oil and an alka-seltzer, we can create a beautiful lava lamp effect. The oil and water push against each other but the alka-seltzer pushes bubbles of coloured water up into the oil. It was so cool to watch!
Stop right now and have a look at our own Spice Girls! I don’t think they wannabe known as their new nicknames but the resemblance was uncanny. They’ve definitely spiced up classroom life! Below is the usual weekly update because unfortunately I couldn’t make two posts become one.
Eisteddfod/ St David's Day celebration.
Please find below our Competitions for this years Eisteddfod. Children are asked to complete as many competitions as the can over half term and return them to school by the 1st March.
On the 1st of March we invite the children to dress up in traditional welsh costume or wear red eg. Rugby shirt or a red tshirt.
The children will be having a small celebration in school on the 10th March where they will be performing songs and poems and the judging of the competitions will take place.
We had a blast on World Book Day! It was so fun dressing as our favourite characters or in our pjs. We had an online pantomime called ‘The Incredible Story’ which followed Ben as he tried to do his homework while being distracted by some of our favourite characters from different books and films.
This week we looked at Forces in the context of our topic which is Amazing Astronauts. We carried out an experiment and asked ourselves whether the balloon rocket would fly up the rope slower or faster when we added more weight. It was so fun watching it fly across the classroom!
This week was Children’s Mental and Emotional Well-Being Week. We made a Growth Wall where we talked about the ways we’ve grown as individuals since September. We were also very lucky to join Reception for a talk from some of the Healthy Schools Committee and the Rights of a Child Team about bullying and what they learnt in their Spectrum sessions.
This week we have looked at Venn Diagrams as well as the forces of Push and Pull. We sorted out different things we could think of that used Push, Pull or both into the diagram. We can’t wait for our experiment!
This week we have been making shadow puppets to act out the scripts we have been writing about the aliens that been stealing everyone’s underpants. This is based on our class book ‘Aliens Love Underpants’.
This week we started our Special People topic in RE. We looked at people in our community that are special and asked ourselves why. We also had lots of fun with our building and critical thinking challenges.
This week we were using our coding skills to help BeeBot deliver presents to all the houses on his street. We were focusing on quarter and half turns because BeeBot didn’t want to go backwards. We constructed the street using our map, coded the BeeBot and then wrote down the instructions just in case he needed them again. We had lots of fun!