In our Design and Technology lessons, we have learning how things are designed in 2D and made into 3D objects using textiles.
We looked at different examples that other children had made. We enjoyed seeing some of Miss Maeer’s ‘makes’ from when she was 7!
Next, we thought about what to make, who to make it for and what we would use to make our object. We came up with lots of different ideas for a pencil case, puppet and a cuddly toy.
We then asked and answered some questions to explain our design.
We spent some time learning how to do a running stitch which we used to make our designs.
Elliot enjoyed playing with his dog puppet, Alfie made a pencil case for his sister and Viraj made a Blue Titan Ryan toy.
The children enjoyed a fun-filled day celebrating their love for reading. they enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character, sharing stories with their friends and loved watching a theatre production of The Greatest Fairy Tale Every Told.
During our daily story time, we have been listening to stories written by Roald Dahl. So far, we have enjoyed George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Giraffe, Pelly and Me, The Magic Finger and Fantastic Mr Fox.
We carried out experiments like George did in George’s Marvellous Medicine.
The children have been learning how to keep their minds healthy. We talked about how our emotions might change and how that some things might happen in our lives that might affect our emotions. The children learned that by having a good diet, talking to other people about how they feel and by having some time to relax and be mindful, they can look after their emotions and feelings.
Each week, the children take part in Cosmic Yoga where they develop their strength and balance, concentrate on breathing and empty their minds.
The children join their peers once a week during a lunchtime Cosmic Yoga club.
The children have developed a new passion for ‘Doodling’. They learned that like Yoga, there are many benefits to Doodling.
The children enjoy a quick 5 minute Doodle in their free time and a longer session during the lunchtime Doodle Club with their peers.
In Science, the children have been learning how to keep their bodies and minds healthy. They discussed the drinks that we have; our likes and dislikes and made predictions as to which drink contained the most sugar.
By learning how to read the nutritional values, the children discovered which drinks were the most and least healthy and how to make swaps to make sure they were not having too much sugar in their diets.
The children learned that animals and humans need to eat a balanced diet to stay healthy. We learned that each food groups has a different job to keep different parts of our body healthy.
We planned and made a healthy pizza to make sure the toppings we included were balanced to make it a healthy meal choice.
Over the last few weeks, we have been learning what animals and humans need eat to stay healthy. We know that all animals and humans need a balanced diet to make sure they get all the food groups they need for energy, growth, vitamins and minerals.
We know that birds are omnivores which means they eat both meat and plants. Using our knowledge, we designed and made bird feeders, then observed which birds were in our school gardens and collected some data.
We looked at the data we collected and discussed which birds were most and least common in our garden. We learned how birds migrate to warmer countries in the Winter.
We have been extremely curious learning more facts about the Stone Age, investigating what their diet would have been and the homes they would have lived in.
The children wondered how their diets would have been different to ours and bravely dissected some Stone Age ‘poo’! Through their investigation, they discovered that Stone Age people were hunter-gatherers eating a diet of berries, nuts and seeds and later on, when they had designed weapons and tools, meat and fish.
The children learned that there were different periods during the Stone Age and as time went on, the Stone Age people became more clever and developed tools to build better homes. We investigated the names of the homes, what they were built from and how their features changed over the years. We then enjoyed making a model of one of the homes out of clay and other materials – we even had some models of Stonehenge!
In History, the children are learning about the Stone Age. This week, they have investigated how we find out about times that have happened in the past and how the people who lived during those times used to pass on their history in different ways.
The Stone Age people would paint and draw pictures of the walls of caves to pass on their history and how they used to live. The paintings that have been discovered would tell a story about their lives and used a way to communicate with other people living in those times.
The children enjoyed looking at lots of different images and discussing what they saw, liked and what they may have used to paint and draw. We turned our classroom into a cave to design our own paintings using a variety of different paints, chalks and crayons.
Have a look at our cave paintings and see if you can read the story we are telling!
On Tuesday, ARP 2 took part in the SEND mini modern pentathlon at West Croft School near Wolverhampton.
The athletes took part in lots of activities including fencing, target practise, scooter boards and an obstacle course. After each activity, our scores and times were totalled.
We were very pleased to find out we had come 3rd out of 16 other schools! The children are very proud of their sporting achievements!
We have had lots of fun over the last few weeks doing lots of Christmas activities!
We made lots of decorations to sell at the Christmas Fayre. We learned lots of different techniques to fasten, decorate and hang the decorations.
We enjoyed trying lots of traditional Christmas food from around the world. We enjoyed Yule log from France, Stollen from Germany, mince pies, and Baklava from Turkey. We can find all these places on a map and tell you which continent they are in. We can tell you the meaning of the word tradition. We always remember new facts when food is involved!
Some of us enjoyed a traditional turkey Christmas dinner. The dining room looked amazing and the cakes tasted fantastic! We weren’t too sure on the sprouts!
During our last week, we enjoyed performing at our Christmas play. We were so confident to sing and play pranks in front of our parents and friends.