Another busy week for our Robins and Wrens. A special delivery arrived just in time for butterfly week; 10 caterpillars. We can’t wait to watch them change and grow into butterflies. We were so excited that we have even named our caterpillars; Jemima and Steve seem super happy in our EYFS. On Wednesday we had a real life experience and visited Costa. What a morning we had, watching the Baristas make hot chocolate and even tasting some ourselves. Yum yum! We then came back to School and made our very own Costa in the home corner and wrote thank you letters for all of the staff at Costa. We had such an amazing time and have used our rich real life experience in our imaginative and role play this week.
We have had a busy and varied week this week with the children working especially hard in maths and English. We had some new toys for our outside area and we enjoyed playing with these and adding up our scores!
In DT, we have finished our first puppet and we will be using these to make up our own plays. In science, we went on a mini-beast hunt. We found lots of different bugs and enjoyed looking at them carefully under the magnifying glasses. We then drew the mini-beasts we had found.
As part of our RE we have been learning about Pentecost. We made large badges of flames to wear, to remind us to tell others the good news.
The Swifts have had a wonderful and scientific week looking at how we can turn a solid into a liquid and a liquid into a solid using a range of environmental factors. We started the lesson playing, “passy the ice cube,” and learnt that our own hands can turn a solid into a liquid using body heat to melt it. We were amazed that the tiny molecules that make a solid vibrate frantically when they are heated, loosening up to create a liquid. We then used our knowledge of body temperatures to measure the melting points of two solids, an ice cube and a square of chocolate. We all had different temperatures of water and used a timer and a thermometer to track the melting points of each solid. Some of us thought the ice cube would last longer because it was still cold from the freezer. We then learnt that chocolate’s melting point is 32 degrees. We learnt this through placing a square of chocolate in our mouth and comparing the speed of melting compared to the first investigation and learnt because our bodies are warmer than 32 degrees the chocolate would melt faster. Some of us cheated and chewed the chocolate but we won’t say names!
We have been learning how to translate shapes within a coordinate grid in Maths and many of us have decided this is our favourite maths topic!
The Year 5 pupils have been showing us their fabulous PowerPoints about Polar climate and we have continued to learn about the location of different climatic regions in relation to the Equator.
As we journey through the Easter season, we have reflected on the thoughts, feelings, experiences and beliefs of the disciples, who loved Jesus most. We wrote short plays and enacted the scene in the upper room as the disciples waited patiently to be ‘clothed in power’. We too have had to trust God to clothe us in the Holy Spirit and to give us the gifts we need to do our best in our SATs this week. We are so blessed to have God on our side.