2D Shape Problem Solving

2D Shape Problem Solving

As part of our Welly Wednesday activities, the Tigers got into teams and were given ten sticks. Their challenge was to make as many triangles as possible using their sticks. The rule was to use only ten sticks. At first the children thought that they could only make three triangles, with one stick left over, but then their brains started thinking up new ways…

Then we thought about rectangles…

Then we made cool stick pictures…

    

Winners of the Picture Book Competition

Winners of the Picture Book Competition

After hours of deliberation, Miss Gelder and I have selected the winners of the Picture Book Competition. The winners will receive a book of their choice from the upcoming book fair. Thank you to everyone who entered, it has been a pleasure reading all of your books.

The winners are…

Year 1 – Renee S. (“Johnny and the T.Rex”)
Year 2 – Eva W. (“Poppy’s Perfect Pattern”)
Year 3 – Milo H.R. (“Spotty Cow”)
Year 4 – George B. and Holly P. (“The Monster” , “The Story of the Sea”)
Year 5 – Ella M. (“Rock Hard”)
Year 6 – Amy H. (“Maul Changes”)

How to Find Gold

How to Find Gold

Our new book, How to Find Gold by Viviane Schwarz, is really firing up the children’s imagination. Just look at their expressions in this drama activity… they’re out at sea searching for treasure and there’s a storm ahead… watch out for the big waves!

Here’s more imagination building in the small world play area.

What a wonderful book!

RE learning

RE learning

The Year 1s have really enjoyed RE this term. We have been finding out about the stories of the miracles as part of our topic on Christianity. Today we learnt about the curing of the paralysed man and the children made stretchers and were able to write speech bubbles. Superb design and technology skills and RE, children!

David Lucas’ Visit

David Lucas’ Visit

What a busy day we have had with our visit from author and illustrator David Lucas. We began the day with an assembly and then enjoyed a workshop with him during which we learnt to draw his character Grendel and developed our own characters.

Around and about our school

Around and about our school

For today’s Geography learning we went out and about around our school. Our challenge was to use our viewfinders to spot something that we hadn’t noticed before, whether it was a window to an unknown room, a bird box on one of the trees, or a feature of the river. Our viewfinders helped us to look closely and to frame our view. While we were out there we collected the eggs, cleaned out the coop and stroked one of the chickens. We like learning to take care of our environment and the things that live in it.

Having fun and learning, inside and out

Having fun and learning, inside and out

Welcome to all the new Tigers and families. We have had a wonderful start to the school year, with everyone having a great attitude to learning. The Tigers have settled in to their new classroom brilliantly and we are all set for a fabulous year.

Today we learnt about  Andy Goldsworthy who creates beautiful outdoor artwork using only natural materials. We  thought it might be a good idea to go outside and try to make our own pieces of art. I think the Tigers were very creative and did a great job. We also visited our chickens and found four eggs in the coop. It has been a very exciting afternoon indeed.

 

From seed to feed!

From seed to feed!

A few months ago the children in Year 1 sowed some runner beans, cress and carrots. The cress was the quickest to germinate and to grow, the runner beans are still producing and growing their pods, but today our baby carrots were ready to harvest. We were amazed by all the different sizes and shapes… one of them even looked as it it had ears like our favourite book character Beegu! We harvested our carrots, washed them thoroughly and then enjoyed eating them. I was especially proud of the Tigers who had not wanted to eat a raw carrot before… not only did they try them, but they devoured the whole carrot! Super growing and healthy eating, Tigers!

Hastings Trip

Hastings Trip

We had such a lovely day on our trip to Hastings yesterday. We enjoyed learning about all the sea creatures at the Blue Reef Aquarium. The weather was a little cloudy but we were very lucky that it did not rain and we were able to have a picnic lunch on the beach. We went beach combing to find interesting things.  Thank you to the parents who came along with us – your help was invaluable.

                           

“This is a spiral. It must be in the Fibonacci Series!”

 

 

“I love it here so much. I love listening to the sound of the waves.”