P1 have started this year off in Maths learning how to do addition and recognising the addition symbol.
We have also started learning our 2D shapes and the children went on a shape hunt around their classroom to see if they could recognise and find any square, circle, triangle and rectangle shapes.
P7 have been learning about Day of the Dead, a Mexican celebration 31st October – 2nd November.
We have designed our own skulls which are unique to the festival.
I wonder who is hiding behind these spooky and beautiful skulls?
P5a have been working so hard on their survival topic. This week their challenge was to solve an engineering problem by using only a set amount of scavenged materials. The groups had to apply learning from last week, and use LOTS of problem solving skills to try and only use wind power to lift an object from below ground level. It was very tricky, but everyone made adaptations and knew what to do if they had another crack at it. Check out the photos to get an idea of how they got on.
Not only that, the whole class wrote some pretty spectacular imaginative pieces this week about a character who encountered a dilemma. The descriptive language on show in some pieces of writing made it feel like you were there!
Enjoy your February break!
“We were in our survival groups using only lollipop sticks, a cup, black sheet of card, square of cardboard, 5 paper straws and a spindle and wheel and string and scissors and tape.” – Daryl
“To plan we had one draft, our partners draft and then the team leader decided which to do” – Abbie
“We had different roles to help us contribute better. The first was team leader, second was resources manager, the third was role monitor and the last was the plan perfectionist.” – Emma.