As part of British Science Week, we have recycled some junk materials into musical instruments and learnt about how sounds is made.
We have been learning about micro-habitats and the mini-beasts that like to live in them. We used magnifying glasses to look closely before recording our observations.
Y1/2 Local habitats exploration
A selection of pictures from our visit to the school allotment and St. Mary's church garden - May 2019
We have been investigating what plants need to grow! We came up with our own ideas for variables to change and how to measure our success.
Fireflies Mini-beast habitat hunt
The Firefly class explored our school grounds looking for habitats that support mini-beasts.
Cardboard Boat Race 15-9-18
The efforts of Kieran, Wiliam and Rory in the IMechE Cardboard Boat Race 2018!
Cardboard Boat Making Workshop in Hazel Class
Cardboard boat making workshop in Hazel Class with Juliette from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers!
Eboni's JTT Pictures
The pictures that Eboni took with her own camera over the Junior Ten Tors weekend.
Children's JTT Pictures (shared camera)
Pictures that were taken during Junior Ten Tors with a camera that the children passed around over the two days.
Hat designs Cherry Class
We designed a hat for the Wrap Splat Hat campaign as a competition entry.
Dragonflies missing number investigators
We have been using our knowledge of place value and the inverse to solve missing number problems. Look at our brilliant progress!
Junior Ten Tors Final Practice Walk
On Sunday 20th May the Junior Ten Tors Squad went out on to the moor for their final practice before the ten tors event at the beginning of June.
Caterpillars division and multiplication WE24.5.18
We have been revisiting division and multiplication this week.
Congratulation Megan and Prince Harry. We had a small wedding in your honour. Here is our class all smart and ready to party.
Caterpillars forest School 25.4.18
We enjoyed another beautiful day in Efford valley with Mr Blake. This time we created a camp fire, ate smores and and really tested our shelter when it rained.
Maple explore the new Chrome Books
Maple Class really enjoyed exploring the new chrome books.
Maths Challenge Afternoon in Butterflies Class
The children used resources and the strategies they have been taught to solve a variety of multiplication and division problems in the form of activities and games.
Habitat Science in Butterflies Class
The children in Butterflies Class undertook some observations of micro habitats on the KS1 playground. Checking for mini beasts as they went!
Dragonflies animal print artwork
After looking at animal patterns last term, children were keen to investigate animal footprints this term. We started by identifying and sketching the shapes of different animals' footprints. Then we made salt dough and practised making our prints before designing our final footprint tile and creating this from clay. We used a range of tools in interesting ways to make patterns.
Dissecting flowers in Dragonflies
This term we have been learning all about plants. To get a greater understanding of the different parts, we have dissected the flowers and looked more closely at the individual parts with a magnifying glass. We looked closely at the pollen and discussed how it can get transferred between plants by bees.
Measuring in Dragonflies
We have been learning all about different types of measurement over the past week. Dragonflies have looked at the units of measurement and appropriate measuring tools for measuring weight, height/ length, temperature, time and capacity. We have experimented and designed our own investigations and questions and had lots of fun!
Year 4 Go Swimming at the Life Centre
This term, the children had three weeks of daily swimming lessons to improve their water confidence and swimming skills.
Oak Class British Science Week
A selection of photos from the variety of activities on offer during British Science Week 2018.
Challenge afternoon - make a contraption to keep an egg safe when dropped from a eight. Use your Growth Mindset values.
Dragonflies explore shapes
Have a look at the fun that we have been having with shapes! We have made shapes using a range of resources and discussed their properties using new vocabulary that we have been learning.
Butterflies learning to tell the time
This week in our Maths session the children learnt to tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times. Then we learnt how to read quarter past and quarter to the hour. Through the practical activities the children explored how to tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
3D Shape Sorting in Butterflies
The children were given hoops to make Venn diagrams with which to sort 3D shapes. They had to come up with their own properties to sort them by.
Christingle in Butterflies Class
The children made Christingles as part of their learning in the lead up to Christmas.
3d shapes in Butterflies
The children used dough to make 3D shapes and investigate their properties.
Here is our maths that we have been focusing on this term. So far we have looked at multiplication, division and fractions. Can you work out our number sentences from our groups?
In Design technology Caterpillar class created miniature tents using lolly pop sticks, cling film, blue tac and playdough.
Caterpillar Class visit to the Church
Caterpillar class went to look at the features and artefacts found inside St Mary's Church.
Oak Class Assembly
Here are some of the pictures from our brilliant class assembly. Well done everyone!