Both the Prep and Pre-Prep children got to enjoy making their own smoothies through their own hard cycling! By turning the wheels they blended the fruit and enjoyed their drink afterwards!
"We had to ride the bike to make the blender work. It was a little hard for me because I couldn’t reach the pedals! I loved the smoothie with banana, orange and passion fruit" Ella
"I enjoyed riding the bike and the teachers helped me out. I loved the orange, banana and passion fruit smoothie, it was delicious!" Kenzie
"My favourite flavour was apple, banana and strawberry because of the taste" Elijah
Year 2 had fun working with fractions through practical methods.
“I know what 2/4 and ¾ is!” Rinad
“When I share 4, we each get 2”, Jacob O
“I can write three quarters as a fraction”, Anna
The children are understanding equivalent fractions too!
“If I fold my paper I can see 2/4 is the same as ½!” Zara
The children had great fun having a go on the ‘Smoothie Bike’! They had to pedal in order for the fruit to be blended. The faster they peddled the smoother their drink would be!
In ICT Year 2 are continuing to enjoy working with the program, Scratch. The children are programming their own interactive stories and animations.
These are our lovely Maasai Mara necklaces we made and designed. We were inspired by patterns and colours from Kenya.
This week Year 2 really enjoyed being creative with clay, they used their careful hands to pinch the sides. This creative length and width. The children then made beautiful indents to show patterns. They were very imaginative. We look forward to seeing how they turn out when we have sealed and painted them too.
In ICT Year 2 got to have a play with Scratch Junior. We are already very confident with Scratch 3 so this was a chance to trial our skills in a new app. The children used the sound function to create sound effects for roaring dragons and leaping lizards.
In English Year 2 have been creating Placards for our Protests as inspired from the Crayons that Quit! The drama was impressive with skills ranging from acting, to sound effects to artistic props. Well done Year 2!
Year 1 have been exploring fractions in Maths. They solved the problem to share their jam sandwich into quarters so that each person had an equal part!
We’ve had a very busy week in Upper Foundation! We loved seeing the children in their fabulous costumes on Wednesday for Once Upon a Time Day! We are enjoying looking at different fairy tales and have been focusing on story settings this week. We have looked at lots of different fairy tale settings and we chose one for our own character to live in. We described it using lots of interesting adjectives. Next week we will begin to plan a story for our characters using a story map.
We have also been finding ways to make 10. We used our fingers and Numicon to begin learning about number bonds to ten. The focus for next week in Maths is time. We will be looking at o’clock and half past, as well as talking about days of the week, months of the year, the passing of time through a day, and how long it takes to complete different activities, so they can begin to understand what is meant by terms like minute, second and hour.
We were inspired by the illustrations in Julain is a Mermaid and created our own beautiful watercolour creations!
We also had our vision tests and the smoothie bike! The bike was a little too big for some of the children, but they managed to work the peddles with their arms instead!
Finally, we would like to say a huge thank you to the parents for 100% of the children having raincoats in their bags this week!
The Upper Foundation Team
What a wonderfully busy few weeks in the Nursery…
We learned all about Paddington Bear and the countries he visited, then we made lovely marmalade sandwiches. We spread the marmalade – and then we got to eat it! Yum!
We went on a Bear Hunt, singing:
“We’re going on a Bear Hunt,
We’re going to catch a big one,
What a beautiful day!
We’re not scared.”
We practised our balancing and climbing skills in Gymnastics!
We made sure we tried to put on our own shoes.
We used the interactive whiteboard to show off our knowledge.
We read our favourite books.
We loved playing in the sand.
Look at these AMAZING creative examples of perspective in photography in and around Oakfield!
Year 2 enjoyed the sunshine on Rosendale playing fields to take part in House Cross Country and represent their houses with much pride and lots of support from the sidelines!
Created with images by silviarita - "raspberry blueberry smoothies" • diapicard - "birthday cake candles" • JillWellington - "amusement carousel amusement park" • derwiki - "palace london parliament" • MiVargof - "brownie pie dessert" • cocoparisienne - "sütterlin handwriting typography" • Pexels - "bread sandwich food" • Comfreak - "book landscape nature" • FeeLoona - "child tower building blocks" • shbs - "music show concert" • garageband - "abstract art background" • anncapictures - "tartan track athletics track and field" • moshehar - "step architecture outdoors"