Wow! Class 6 have thoroughly enjoyed the pirate workshop activities today. The morning started with an interactive talk in which the children learnt all about pirates in an incredibly funny and engaging session with Pirate Ron himself. They were then treated to a wonderful pirate story puppet show followed by an afternoon of puppet making. What fun we had! Take a look for yourself…
What a fantastic time class 6 had on World Book Day. A huge thank you to all of the parents who helped create the fantastic outfits. Over the last few weeks, class 6 have been enjoying the Roald Dahl favourite – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We themed our morning around this text and had to design and create our own sweet with its very own special function that could be used in Mr Wonka’s factory. I gave the children one of my ‘Big Beautiful Buttons’ – the special function being that when you eat one, it makes you listen to your teacher! Take a look at the children before and after they ate one …..
I think I will need to stock up on these – They worked a treat!!!
Class 6 have been investigating whether all soups are in fact healthy, as part of our Design and Technology learning. We examined food labels and familiarised ourselves with the traffic light system, and what it means. We then looked at tinned soup and were amazed at the amount of salt in each tin. Class 6 decided that if we made our own soup, then we could control the ingredients that went into it. Take a look at how we did it – and don’t forget to ask your child about the ‘bridge’ and the ‘claw’ – safe ways to hold and chop vegetables.
Over the last few weeks in maths, we have been looking at multiplication. Today we have even been able to solve missing numbers in multiplication sums. Please take a look at what we have done – and be sure to ask your child how they did it. Moving on next week to solving division sums – there’s no stopping us now!!!!
Wow! What a fantastic time class 6 have had over the last few weeks. We have been very fortunate to have received two visits from ‘Z Arts’ that have helped us create some wonderful music and art work. In their first visit in November, they taught us how to play the Djembe drums and even sing some traditional African songs. Whoever knew we could all make such wonderful music! We were even ready for a performance at the end of the day….
During their second visit in December, the children created their own African art work using a technique known as screen printing. We even had time to make some contemporary African masks. They look amazing I’m sure you’ll agree…..
As part of Gorse Hill Primary School’s behaviour policy, there has been a treat today for those children who consistently made good choices in their behaviour and learning last term. The Good to be Green treat involved the children making their own bonfire cakes. A fantastic time was had by all. A massive well done to all of you who truly deserved your treat.
Year 2 children had a fantastic morning bringing the story of ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ to life at Z Arts. We experienced the story in a very multi sensory way as you will see from the pictures below. With the help of a ‘story explorer’ we were even able to add a little more to the story ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed investigating the different areas within the story before moving on to a mini creative writing workshop where we listened to some poetry before coming up with our own. Take a look….
Over the last few weeks we have looked closely at the voyage of Christopher Columbus. We have tried to recreate a painting of the ship that he might have sailed in. We are proud of our paintings and think they’re great! We hope you do too….
For maths homework this week, we are looking at fact families – finding 2 addition and 2 subtraction sums that all use the same numbers. For English homework this week, we are finding answers to a question in a set text – comprehension! Don’t forget your spellings for a test on Friday.