Bikes and Scooters
We have some fantastic new bike sheds and scooter pods in both the Prep and Pre-Prep playgrounds to park bikes and scooters at the start of the school day.
In less happy news there are a number of unclaimed bikes and scooters in the Prep playground that do not appear to be used or belong to anybody. They will be left for you to claim on Monday in the Prep playground and if they are not claimed, they will be recycled / given to charity at the end of the week.
See our Window Wanderland designs below and a map is available for you to hunt out others in the area!
This week we have been continuing our learning about children around the world. We have looked at what classrooms look like in different countries and have been able to spot similarities and differences. We have been reading letters from pen pals all over the world and writing our own, thinking of questions we would like to ask children from other countries.
In Maths, we have been learning about time. We have been measuring one minute and challenging ourselves to complete different activities in a minute.
In Art we have been looking at the Brazillian artist Beatriz Milhazes, who uses mixed media and bright, geometric shapes to create her intricate works of art. We have recreated our own version for our 2021 calendars.
Yesterday we had a special visit from Zoo Lab and loved seeing all the different creatures!
With best wishes,
Miss Treppass and Mrs. Barrett Nnochiri
The Upper Foundation Team
Fun with Fractions
Year 2 had fun with fractions this week. They worked with halves, quarters and thirds! The children are always willing to challenge themselves and demonstrating super resilience when tackling new concepts.
“I can fold the square into two halves and quarters” Zara
“Look my square has four triangles, that’s four quarters” Asha
“I’m going to try folding my rectangle into thirds” Jacob
The children had fun during sports on Wednesday. They are developing good ball handling skills and eye-hand co-ordination. We are so pleased to see such teamwork and great sportsmanship taking place amongst our Year 2 children.
Some great creativity on show for the Art House Competition from Year 4. See later on in the newsletter for the submissions from all years!
The children engaged in different activities to measure how it affected their breathing rates. They devised the activities to test their breathing rates and recorded and analysed the results.
Created with images by Hans - "multi storey car park parking park level" • qimono - "boy scooter kick bike" • VersionFrancaise - "t-shirt white garment" • pixel2013 - "church window window church" • Joseph Chan - "Firework on a rainy day testing out some new techniques" • Rana Sawalha - "Travel. Learn. Teach" • Evgeni Tcherkasski - "Challah" • Mylene2401 - "dog nose macro" • JESHOOTS.COM - "untitled image" • HOerwin56 - "headphones radio music" • garageband - "abstract art background" • Stacy Marie - "untitled image" • moshehar - "step architecture outdoors"