Rainbow Class enjoyed their music lesson this week. To celebrate Black History Month, Ama dressed the children in African cloth and they played the djembe drums and shakers to accompany Kye Kye Kule, a children’s song from Ghana. The children also danced and joined in with songs and dances from all over the world. It was really good fun.
In Yellow Class we have started our new topic called The Scented Garden. This week we have been thinking about what plants need to grow and the children suggested that seeds need sunlight in order to germinate. We have set up an experiment to see if this is true. Each table planted sunflowers in two pots, one pot will be in sunlight and one pot will be in a dark cupboard. We will check on them weekly to see if their predictions were correct.
In our Science Lesson, we looked at capacity. Although the containers look like they have different amounts of liquid in, they all had 200ml. This is because liquid changes shape to fill the container it is in.
In science this week, Year 2 have learnt about solids and liquids. They investigated a material called Oobleck and discussed whether they thought it was a solid or a liquid and why. Oobleck is a non-Newtonian fluid. When lots of pressure is applied, the Oobleck would act as a solid but when the pressure was released it would act like a liquid. They loved investigating the Oobleck.
Last Thursday, 12th November, Year 2 had an online Fire Safety Workshop run by the London Fire Brigade. We learnt about the best ways to prevent fires in our homes, and what to do if there ever was a fire. The children really enjoyed this session and learnt many helpful rhymes such as 'Call 999 and You'll Be Fine'.
Year 3 started their Design and Technology Project today. They will be designing and making a sensor to detect an earthquake. First they had to investigate ways to make a bulb light up. It wasn’t easy! They learnt that a power source and a connection within a circuit is needed.
During this term, Year 5 have been working on creating an educational space game in Design and Technology. They have been hard at work forming all sorts of unique and incredible designs for their project. Year 5 have also been designing electrical circuits to operate their game, with all sorts of circuits being created as part of their games. We cannot wait to see their final masterpieces at the end of term!
When we arrived at Kingswood, we had a tour of the site, a lovely lunch and had our first activity - shelter building. Our accommodation block makes us think of home! The rest of day one was all about big swings and campfires.
Day two was another busy one. It started with a building challenge, on to some abseiling, an obstacle challenge, orienteering and finished with playing Lazar Quest…. which was awesome!
Day three was a hot one with Aeroball, Nightline, Buggy building, climbing, archery and some rounders to finish the day. As well as lots and lots of sun cream and water breaks!
Day four was a lot cooler - which we all needed. We started with some team games and indoor challenges, then went into the woods for some forest crafts. After lunch we went to the high ropes and finished the day making some bottle rockets. We have kept up with the Euro 20 (21?) scores and meet together every day after dinner to fill in our wall chart.
For the final lesson of our Art History topic, we looked at work by contemporary artists.
Our topic had begun by learning how and why people painted images on to the walls of caves and we ended it six weeks later by looking at art painted on to the walls around us in Waterloo.
For our final activity, we created some ‘wall art’ of our own and claimed a small patch in the Leake Street tunnel - where we also bumped into Ricky Wilson from the Kaiser Chiefs! Everyone added their own first initial and this brought us to the end of our brilliant topic for the term.
During our RE lesson, children created art work based on people that inspired them. From celebrities like Ariana Grande to characters like Minori Kushieda to people closer to home like their mum. Year 6 are inspired by a wide range of people and represented them wonderfully.