The Gingerbread Man
This week we have been talking about The Gingerbread Man and the characters in the story. The children have role-played the story, made characters and pop-up puppets and wrote speech marks for the various characters. We also wrote wanted posters to describe the cheeky character of the gingerbread man.
In relation to our topic, we have decorated gingerbread men, which were kindly sent in by our lovely Upper Foundation parents. There were so many Gingerbreads, we decorated a whole family of them to take home!
On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to have a visit from CLC Media who introduced the children to lots of different fun, interactive ICT equipment. The children loved going on an adventure to outer space using VR headsets, played games on iPads and used digital microscopes to explore their hands. They also recorded adventures using the iPads.
Did you know? All About the Royal Mews
The Royal Mews is a working stable and is responsible for travel arrangements by car and carriage for members of the Royal Family.
The Queen’s golden carriage has heating and even air conditioning!
The children were delighted to meet ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Svjek’ used to pull the carriages.
King’s and Queen’s
The Year 1 teachers were greeted by Royalty on Tuesday! The children were adjourned in their finest attire, we even managed to have the company of the Queen’s corgis and the lion from the Royal Standard!
Making Pirate Ships!
The Year 2 children have been busy over the last two weeks designing, creating and decorating their own pirate ships. They had to plan how they wanted their ships to look, model them out of clay and then decorate them with paint, pens, pencils and lollipop sticks.
In Year 3, we have been looking at problem solving investigations in our maths lessons. We have been using our trial and improvement skills to solve puzzles and have been trying to work in a logical order. For example, here are some photos of children solving a 'Finding Fifteen' problem.
The children were given the number cards 1-9 and had to put them into 3 piles, with each pile making a total of 15. The children worked in pairs and had different strategies. One child used number bonds to 10 to make three piles of 10 and then tried to make the difference of 5 with their remaining number cards. Others found one solution and then swapped numbers between piles that had the same value, e.g swapping a 2 + 6 for an 5 + 3 or an 8 to make a new solution. They showed great team work and reasoning skills, well done!
Last week in Spanish Club we wrote poems. We used similes to describe colours and other adjectives in Spanish. Children also practised their dictionary skills
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