To end their ‘Animals’ topic, Reception had a Dinosaur Week. The children made dinosaurs from play dough, looked at dinosaur books, drew and wrote about different dinosaurs, made a dinosaur park with the blocks and even made volcano pictures too! The small sorting dinosaurs even made their way onto the Numicon boards in the Maths area. What a busy week!
The children in Reception created their own Non-Fiction animal books using a selection of books that had been shared each week during the class topic on ‘Animals’. They labelled their pictures, wrote sentences and even included a contents page. It was a very popular activity during Busy Time!
Year 1 have been learning how to program a series of instructions to direct the Beebot around a track. The children enjoyed learning how to improve their use of the busy bees and have learned that they must clear the memory before inputting any commands. The class then wrote their instructions and followed each others’ instructions carefully.
Calpe School recently invested in new technology and now have laptops available for the children to use in class. Year 4&5 used them to input data and create bar charts about different animals. The children worked in pairs and individually to complete this task and very much enjoyed using the laptops. The next step is computing and creating a short animation – watch this space!
Year 3 carried out many different investigations about plants. Each child devised their own investigation in order to answer questions about how plants grow. They presented their findings in the form of a short video. Click on the picture below to watch the Year 3 Gardening Show in our Youtube playlist:
Year 4&5 wrote rhyming poetry as a link to their Geography work on the Amazon Rainforest. As well as writing the creative poems, the children carried out a number of crafts and have displayed all of this work in a colourful display in the dining room – take a peek… but watch out for the piranhas!
Reception class have been learning about how to cut things in half and share sweets equally. They carried out lots of practical activities and then told the rest of Foundation Stage about their work during an assembly.