Baking with Mrs Barnes

In Reception this week we have had Mrs Barnes with us in our class to do some baking.

Each group of children made a chocolate cornflake cake.

The children observed the changes of the chocolate when it got hot and melted.

The used their gross motor skills to mix the chocolate and cornflakes together by stirring.

Then the children had to use their hand and eye co ordination to spoon the  mixture into the cases.

Shape Hunt

In Nursery the children have been learning all about the different 2D shapes.  The children went on a shape hunt around the school environment to see which shapes they could find.  The children found lots and lots!

 

Remembering Treo

The children in Year 5 have written poems in remembrance of Treo 63 DM. Treo was awarded the Dickin Medal (the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross). He saved a huge number of lives by sniffing out explosive devices in Afghanistan.

 

Learning about different celebrations

This week in Nursery we have been learning about different celebrations and traditions and why we celebrate them.

Bonfire Night

We have made pictures to represent fireworks using paint.

We made pictures using chalk and collage pieces.

Remembrance Day

We have thought about the Poppy symbol and the different colours.

Trekking Tuesday

This week we went on a colour hunt.  We had to be colour detectives and look for the colour red.  We found it in lots of different places around school.

 

This week in Nursery

 

In our music time this week we have been making loud and soft sounds with the instruments.

We have added sounds to the story of The Pied Piper during our Phonics session.

We have started the story of Whatever Next by Jill Murphy.  We have started to explore our new role play area of the bears house.

Shared Writing

Yesterday, we all worked together to write instructions to make our very own Hoctopize from our current focus text ‘Toys in Space’.

 

We thought carefully about what we needed and wrote the items in a list. The, we ordered the steps involved in making an alien. Each child contributed to the written piece and helped each other edit the piece… great work Year One!

 

Learning about our Senses!

Yesterday in Science we have been finding out about the different senses and what we use each sense for.

We began our investigation by looking at our faces and the different parts of our face.

The first sense we learnt about was our sense of sight.  We used mirrors to look at our faces.

We then moved onto our sense of hearing.   We listened to different noises.

We then learnt about our sense of smell.  We had to smell different mystery smells and guess what they were.  One was coffee, one was curry, and one was nutmeg.

We then found out about the sense of taste.  We had to be really brave and taste the different mystery foods; one was lemon juice, one was blackcurrants, one was sweet and sour and the final one was salt and vinegar.

The final sense we learnt about was the sense of touch.  We had to describe the different textures of different objects.

Overall, we concluding our learning by labeling the different senses.