CLAY WORK OUTDOOR PLAY P1 AND P2

In their Outdoor Play session, P1 and P2 were looking for lots of autumn treasures around the school grounds. They found beech nuts, pine cones, interesting leaves and feathers. The children took turns to describe their autumn treasures to the rest of the class. They then used these treasures to make imprints in clay.

THE VIKINGS-BUILD A LONGSHIP

In World Around Us, P5, 6 and 7 are learning all about the Vikings. As part of their project they are going to use the computer game ‘Minecraft’, to build their own computer Viking Longships. As an introduction to this, they were given a blueprint of how to make a longboat. They used these blueprints to make longboats from ‘Multilink’. From the photos you will see that they managed to build some very good 2D and 3D models.

P4 AND P5 STEM CHALLENGE

P4 and P5 have been enjoying STEM Challenges in their Thursday afternoon class with Miss Richmond. This week their challenge was to:-

Build a free standing tower with a marshmallow on the top, using only spaghetti, masking tape, string and one marshmallow’

The children had 10 minutes planning time in their groups, and then 25 minutes to build their towers. This challenge developed their skills in ‘Thinking Skills’ and ‘Personal Capabilities’ as they worked on problem solving, working with others as a group, communication and decision making. Each group completed the challenge and there were some very tense moments towards the end, as the marshmallow was added to the tower.

HEY, HEY! ALL ABOUT ME IN AUTUMN

In their topic work, P1 and P2 are learning about how the weather affects people and animals. This week we read a story called ‘Itchy Bear’, and another one called ‘Squirrel’s Autumn Search’.

Theses stories made us think about real animals in the wild, and how they use Autumn time to prepare for Winter.

In Outdoor Play the children

  • gathered berries and pine cones for the squirrel.

  • made homes using building blocks.

  • explored the garden area for signs of Autumn.

In the playroom the children have been -

  • Making a cave for Itchy Bear

  • Using their Autumn Shop

P2 Numeracy

Our P2 children have been working on their numbers from 10 - 20. They used ‘Numicon’ to build the numbers. ‘Numicon encourages children to explore maths using structured imagery and apparatus.’ They then used their magnetic numbers to make the numbers 10 - 20

Explain Your Thinking

P6/7 have been working on explaining how they arrive at an answer in a maths question. Click on the links below to hear Sam, Olivia and Emily explain how to add fractions.

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R N L I Posters by P5

Have a look at the P5 posters following the visit from R N L I

COUNTRYSIDE IN THE PLAYROOM

P1 and P2 have been enjoying their afternoon sessions in the playroom. Their topic is ‘The Countryside’ and the playroom has been set up in different countryside zones.

  • Milk ‘At the dairy’ Milk goes from farm to dairy to shop

  • Play Dough - making insects

  • Farm play

ERUPTING VOLCANOES!

As part of their ‘In the News’ topic, P5/6/7 have been looking at volcanoes and the structure of the earth. They made model volcanoes using Modroc. They then had great fun watching them erupt. They also used plasticine to make a model of the earth’s structure, which showed the different layers under our feet.

Click here to watch the erupting volcano!

ARE YOU DRINKING ENOUGH WATER?

P3 and P4 as part of Literacy have been working on Persuasive writing. Over the past number of weeks they have been looking at the importance of drinking water to keep our bodies healthy. They have written and made posters to persuade people to drink more water.

RASHARKIN THEN AND NOW

As part of Shared Education, P4 and P5 have been looking at the history of Rasharkin. P5 with Miss young, have been writing about some of the historical facts they have learnt over the past number of weeks, both in the Shared Education sessions, and also from talking to older family members. They then also wrote about some of the hopes that they have for the future of the village.

THE COUNTRYSIDE P1 AND P2

Our P1 and P2 children have really been enjoying their topic for this half term - The Countryside. This week they heard about cows and milk. They then discussed what other dairy products can be made from milk. Thanks to Dale Farm for supplying some delicious cheddar cheese which all the P1 and P2 children got to sample.

P3 and P4 PANCAKE NUMERACY

In numeracy today, P3 and P4 were given a ‘Delicious Pancake Challenge’. They were given a pancake menu with five toppings -Lemon, Sugar, Golden Syrup, Strawberry Laces and Midget Gems. Each topping had a price. Their challenge was to design six pancakes using two different toppings on each pancake. They then had to calculate how much each pancake would cost using the prices from the menu. They used written sums and also calculators to do their calculations. They then chose their favourite pancake design, and made it, and ate it!

P5 PANCAKE SMILES

P5 have been celebrating pancake Tuesday by constructing ‘Pancake Smiles’. The children were given a list of ingredients - strawberries. bananas, chocolate buttons and Smarties. They had to design a ‘pancake smile’ on their pancakes. The children wrote instructions and then followed their instructions to make, and best of all, to enjoy their creations.

P2 NUMERACY

P2 investigated how to split numbers into smaller numbers -partitioning

They worked out how to partition 10 into 3 sets. Their investigation involved -

  • finding patterns

  • looking at all possibilities

  • paired work and individual work

P1 NUMERACY INVESTIGATION

P1 have been learning about capacity. They have been looking at full/ empty/ half full. In their numeracy investigation, the children used syringes, cups and teaspoons to fill medicine bottles. They also estimated, worked out and then recorded how many syringes to fill the cup.

MOVING MONSTERS

As part of their ‘ Thrills and Spills’ topic, P5/6/7 were looking at simple pneumatic systems. They were given the challenge of using a pneumatic system to create a moving part in a monster. The children used syringes, tubes and balloons to make moving eyes, arms, mouths and tongues. They all looked fantastic.

POETRY HANDS P1 and P2

P1 and P2 have been looking at some Poetry. They looked at ‘A Poem About Hands’. Poetry is a great way to help reading and spelling. The children were able to pick out word pairs, eg. cat, mat - door, floor, - hand, sand. They then used magnetic letters to spell these word pairs.

P2 DICE INVESTIGATION

In this investigation, the P2 children noticed that opposite numbers on a dice add up to 7!

Art Work of the Month

Each month we choose an area of the curriculum and display here some pieces of the outstanding work children have produced. This month we choose Art.

Windmills, Grace P7

Windmills, Grace P7

Emma P4

Emma P4

Ethan P1

Ethan P1