WB 27th June 2022
We had a fun afternoon learning about different languages. First all of the children who knew a different language taught the class a few words or phrases. This included learning how to say hello and goodbye in languages from Albania to Yoruba. Then we completed some different activities in German. Everyone learnt how to greet someone, the numbers 1 to 5, the colours and family members using Peppa Pig’s family! We ended our afternoon by learning the names of some different animals in German and singing ‘Old McDonald hat ein farm’.
WB 20th June 2022
This week we have been observing and recording how the bean plants have changed since we planted them 2 weeks ago. We noticed that lots of the pots have roots which are coming out of the bottom and that most of the plants had at least 2 leaves. One of the plants had even grown the wrong way and had broken the bottom off of its pot! Many of the plants are now so big that they are starting to twist around each other and some have already knocked others onto the floor in the battle for which can having the sunniest position on the window sill!
WB 13th June 2022
1O had an amazing day out at Hyde Hall on Thursday, linked to our science topics of plants and animals. They learnt about the different creatures that live in a woodland habit, discovered the smell of different roses as they made bookmarks and planted some cress heads. For most of the children their favourite activity was pretending to be a bird and having a go at making a nest – including only being allowed to pick up the leaves and twigs with a peg as birds can only use their beaks!
WB 6th June 2022
This week we have been learning about the difference between fruit and vegetables. In Science, we did a sorting activity and then had the opportunity to plant our own vegetables. Hopefully our runner beans will start to grow soon. In DT we were also finding out about fruit and vegetables, investigating to see which ones had seeds. Finally we had the opportunity to try some of the fruits and vegetables – grapes were our favourite, but no one really liked the avocado!
WB 9th May 2022
This week in science we have been investigating the features of a plant. First we used the magnifying glasses to look closely at the stem, leaves and buds, including pulling the buds apart to see what colour petals they had. Then we discovered the plant roots hiding in the soil. After carefully removing the soil, we stuck our plants in our books and added labels. We finished with a song to check we had learnt the names of the different plant parts and the jobs that they do.
WB 3rd May 2022
In art over the last couple of weeks, we have been developing our drawing skills. This has included children using pencils to make different marks, learning how to shade and how to add detail to their drawings. This week, we have applied all of these skills to create a drawing of a famous landmark.
WB 25th April 2022
We started our new science topic this week, which is all about plants. The children explored the school grounds to see which plants they could find. As well as lots of grass, clover and daisies, we also found a few buttercups, bluebells and daffodils. We also visited the community garden and learnt the difference between wild flowers and those which have been planted by humans. The children’s challenge is to see which plants they can find outside of school, either at home, on the journey to school or when they are out and about.
WB 19th April 2022
In art this week, the children were introduced to the art of Andrew Goldsworthy, a British artist who creates his outdoor artwork using natural features. Inspired by some of his creations, the children collected some natural resources from around our woodland area and created their own masterpieces. These ranged from pictures of flowers and trees to campfires and stickman. Here are some of their creations – the sun, a house, leaves dancing on a stage and a pyramid floating on some water.
WB 28th March
In science we have been making bird feeders from pipe cleaners and cereal hoops. The children then decided where the best places would be to hang their feeders to encourage more birds to visit the school. On Wednesday we did a bird survey in maths and learnt how to record information in a tally chart. Despite the cold, grey weather, we saw lots of pigeons, magpies and seagulls, but it was not warm enough for the resident parakeets. The children will be using their data to make block graphs at the end of the week.
WB 21st March 2022
The highlight of our week was Gemma’s farm visiting us at Dilkes. The children had a chance to meet a range of farm animals including a sheep and its lambs, rabbits, chicks, 2 goats, 2 ferrets and these miniature horses. Everyone enjoyed stroking and grooming the animals, feeding them and finding out more about how to look after them. One of the chickens even laid an egg whilst we were there!
WB 14th March 2022
In science this week we have been learning about what different animals eat. The children used Venn diagrams made from giant hoops to sort the animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We were surprised by how many different types of animal were omnivores, which included animals that were mammals, birds and amphibians. Finally we did a quiz to test our knowledge.
WB 7th March 2022
This week in 1O we have been learning a new story called the Way Back Home. On Tuesday, we enjoyed creating a sound scape for different parts of the story. We also listened to some music from a film about space and watched the astronauts having fun on the moon before writing our own descriptions of the setting. Everyone tried really hard to include a simile in their writing, such as ‘the moon is as grey as an elephant’.