Information from the Year Groups
Year 3 and Year 4
This week we have thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the Apple store learning how to animate. Some superb videos were made, and I think we may have some future animators in Park Hill! Again their confident handling of iPads and a variety of apps is most impressive.
We have continued our studies with Greek Mythology and are familiar with many of the stories now. We are now looking to create our own myth starting with making our own mythological monster.
In Science we are continuing our work on microbes. Can you work out what we were doing by looking at the photo below?
We will show you next week!
In DT we looked at the different food groups and how to make a well balanced meal, which was very tasty.
In Humanaities we have enjoyed learning about volcanoes and are very glad we don’t live near the ‘Ring of Fire’.
Year 2 -
This week, the children in Year 2 have been working on expanding sentences from a single noun. They built their sentences up using nouns, adjectives, verbs, and connectives. They were absolutely fantastic, and very imaginative. In Mathematics, the children sorted 2D shapes according to properties, and then created their own using descriptions.
Science was a lot of fun as the children designed houses, and tested materials to see if they were insulators or conductors of heat and electricity. They did this using ice cream - if they could keep it from melting, they could eat it. Unfortunately, we learnt that it’s difficult to keep something cold in a warm room.
Year 1 -
Our focus this week has been measuring length in both standard and non standard ways. Year 1 learnt how to measure with hand spans, foot strides and cubits (which is the measurement from your elbow to the tip of your fingers) used by the Ancient Egyptians. At woodland school we measured the circumference of the trees to try and work out their ages. We were surprised to discover that the trees were younger than we thought. The oldest tree found was an Oak tree, 108 years old.
We tried an interesting method to work out the height which meant that year 1 had to look through their legs, when they could see the top of the tree we measured the distance in metres. This method was not very effective.
Amazingly, it would appear that Cinderella visited Park Hill school and dropped her slipper on the stairs. Year 1 investigated and then published their own newspapers. Fox News and the Fox report interviewed Mrs Patel and photographed the evidence. Amazing work Fox class !
This week Reception have got stuck into all things food! We had a marvellous visit to Wagamama where to children got to use different ingredients to make their own Katsu Curry. They were allowed to chose from a few ingredients and weigh out each item, while their food was being cooked the children got the opportunity to use the juicing machine they had a choice of using apples and oranges. It was so delicious even the teachers got a cheeky Wagamama dish.
In Maths, we have been looking at weighing vegetables and other classroom objects and putting them into their weight order. We even tried to read the grams on the scales.
At the beginning of the week we had a fantastic yoga session with Dr. Hiwett, where the children went on a yoga journey making different animal poses and even a yoga bus to take them to different worlds.
Second Steps -
What a very busy and exciting week we have had! We started off with a Treasure Hunt, the pirates stole our treasure and hid it for safe keeping. We had to look at the treasure map to find the hidden treasure! On Tuesday we finished our dragon for Chinese New Year, we also celebrated Luke’s Birthday, Happy 4th Birthday Luke!