The children in Year 2 have been finding out about significant people and famous explorers, past and present, from around the world. They created some mini books in the shape of one of Columbus’ ships to tell the story of his adventures across the Atlantic, and they discovered the story of Neil Armstrong and his ambition to fly all the way to the moon! Where would you like to explore?
In preparation for their Summer Term topic about different animals around the world, Year 2 had a very special visitor – Olly’s pet Russian Dwarf Hamster! He told the children how to look after a hamster and how to keep it happy. The class were very interested and asked lots of questions!
Miss Michelle needed help from Reception class. She found a huge sack outside and did not know who it belonged to. The class looked inside………there was an enormous pencil, a giant spoon, a massive mug, a big toy dog, a huge pair of sun glasses, a big pepper grinder, a huge story book and big purse with some magic beans inside! The children decided it must belong to the Giant from the story Jack and the Beanstalk. The children then wondered how they could return his sack? They must grow a Beanstalk, of course! So that is what the class have done! The beans are hanging on the window in the hall to make sure they get lots of sunshine. Watch this space……
Calpe School children are winners! The pupils from Years 1-5 recently entered a competition which was run by NABSS (National Assosciation of Schools in Spain). The task was to create a storyboard (KS1) or write an essay (KS2) which projected their ideal school 40 years from now. NABSS held their annual conference in Sevilla this weekend and announced the winners. Each class who entered had a winner chosen and then there were separate awards given to the top six children from over a thousand entries across each stage. From over a thousand entries, Y5 pupil Johnny Del-Rio Georkian was awarded 6th place in the KS2 essay writing competition and Y2 pupil Maiia Gramotkina was awarded 4th place overall in the KS1 Storyboard competition!
Not only that, but a member of Calpe School staff was also a winner! Miss Deryn (Learning Support Assistant in Y4&5) entered a competition which was run by one of the educational stalls and won a 40″ Smart television!
Well done to all of our winners!!
In Music lessons, Years 4 and 5 learnt how a stringed instrument works. They enjoyed creating their own banjos and, by the end of the lesson, they had improved their musical knowledge and had a lot of fun too!
In Science class, Year 3 tested Soil Permeability. They collected 5 different types of soil from the local area for their experiment. They used careful observation skills to see how quickly water would go through each type of soil. They drew conclusions as to each soil’s permeability: rapid, moderate or slow. They were surprised to find out Peat was highly permeable and dried out nearly immediately, whereas Clay was more impermeable as it took over 16 minutes for the 300 ml of water to go through it. The children are learning about fair testing by measuring accurately and using the same conditions for each test.
As part of the Growth and Green Fingers topic, Year 1 predicted what the inside of various fruits and vegetables looked like. Some were easier than others but the children learnt the main classification of fruits and vegetables. The class had a few discussions about some of the items and enjoyed trying new foods!
Year 4&5 combined Literacy and I.T skills as part of their project ‘The Museum of Fun!’ Throughout the project, the children learned some persuasive language techniques and the use of imperative verbs in advertising. They also focused on presentation skills and worked in small groups to create a T.V advert to promote ‘The Museum of Fun!’ To further complement this, the class learned how to create a slideshow using Microsoft PowerPoint. This involved peer teaching and group collaboration in order to have success. The final T.V adverts (which include the PowerPoint presentations) can be viewed here. Which groups will be able to persuade to you visit their museum?
In their Design and Technology lessons, Year 3 children have learned 4 different kinds of stitches: running stitch, back stitch, whip stitch and blanket stitch. The children each designed a phone case for a specific market and used felt, thread and buttons for their project. Over the course of 5 weeks, they worked hard and with increased independence. They should be very proud of their final product.