Friday, March 23, 2018

Flight Challenge

Today we had a challenge to fly a plastic toy form the ground to the top of a table. And what a challenge it was.

We had these items to use
  • string
  • plastic toy
  • sellotape
  • straws
  • washers
There was so much discussion and lots of problem solving. It was great to watch the persistence displayed by many children. 

Monday, March 19, 2018


We are using the House of Science kit about flight. Here we are brainstorming all the things we can think of that fly. This brought up a discussion about floating vs flying.
We also had discussions about whether something moving through the air is flying or not - does that mean when you drop things they are flying as they are moving through the air?
Lots of challenging questions.
We then had to categorise a selection of flying objects. The way they categorised them varied from group to group - some man made vs animal, some needing engines etc

Spelling learning

We are learning our spelling words everyday through a variety of fun activities. Here we are drawing them on the concrete with water and chalk. We also write on whiteboards, play board games and draw rainbow words. these are all ways you can practice them at home too.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Country Fair Writing

Hot chips dripping tomato sauce in my mouth

Children screaming "It doesn't get better than this!!"

Hearts filling with joy over prizes being won

Kids cheering others, wanting them to win

Going on the rides, but wanting to go longer

Items at the jumble sale going for very low prices

Walking around the school looking for my friends

Curious little brothers wanting to go on rides

Trying and trying again but not winning anything

Pony's trotting around with children on their backs

By Toby

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Yellow Submarine

With Mr E today we looked at records and how a record player worked.
I was shocked by how many 'oohs' and 'ahhs' there were from the children on seeing these for the first time. I felt really old.

We also listened to 'Yellow Submarine' by The Beatles and played along on Marimbas and keyboards and Glockenspiels

Positive Words of Encouragement

We are filling our class with positive words of encouragement.
Here is our latest display.
The children tried out some new techniques to add pattern and texture to their painting. They also had to include patterns in some of their sunrays.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Beach/End of Summer Day

Here are some very summery children who dressed up and brought along a donation towards the Country Fair. They look so bright and cheerful.