We started this term learning all about sculpture. We looked at sculptures in nature and made our own with natural materials we found on the school grounds. We re-created our faces and completed a sculpture challenge outside. This lead nicely into Arts Week, which was based around "Animals in Art". As a class we created a sensory lion picture influenced by the artwork of Steve Brown and made a 3D little green frog, which was also our song for Day of Dance. We had a sensory story based of "The Monkey Puzzle" by Julia Donaldson, and created a wall display using a variety of mediums in order to create a strikingly visual, aromatic and textual display.
Surfs Up! was our second topic of the term - for this we created a seaside in a bottle using sand, pebbles, shells, rainbow gravel and coloured water. We are also planning on designing and creating our very own surfers t-shirts. We listened to "The Snail and The Whale" by Julia Donaldson and produced collages to show the movement of the sea, with the snail riding on the whale's back.
Our topic for the first part of this term was Mini Beasts. We all made bug hotels and ponds, we checked them every day to see who had moved in. We had a visit from Katie who works at the Wildlife Centre at Rushden Lakes. Katie had brought in lots of water bugs for us to see that usually live in the lakes at Rushden.
We have been learning all about how our bodies work. We have made dancing skeletons and assembled them in the correct order. We had lots of fun making our own 3D skeleton hands from Mod-rock. We have also been learning where all of the organs inside our bodies go and what they do. The 3D model we have in class is quite tricky to put back together but great fun and very interesting.
This term was Viva Espana! We learned about the Spanish language, flag and even got to taste some of the food. We went on to learn about kitchen chemistry, with lots of different exciting science experiments . We finished with an Easter celebration including bonnet parade, egg hunt and party!
Robins have been busy this spring learning all about transport and community. We have learned how different forms of transport have changed through history. This included a trip to Duxford Imperial War museum, where we saw all kinds of aeroplanes and military vehicles. We also made cars, hot air balloons and aeroplanes to display in class and experimented with cars and boats using different materials and ramps to see the effect it had on movement.
In the second half of the term we looked at our community and all the different people and places you find in it. We learned about people that help us - including dressing up and common buildings and landmarks.
Autumn Term 1
We have had a really positive start to the new school year! Welcome to the new Robins Class, especially to Phoebe who is also new to Kingsley School. We enjoyed meeting our friends families at our coffee afternoon, and singing the new Uppers Song!
In maths we have been working hard using mathematical instruments to create a giant octopus and lots of little ones. We have also been measuring distances round the school using trundle wheels and tally charts.
We have worked so hard that we have already earned our first big picture treat, a trip to Ringstead park.
We had great fun making scarecrows for the Harvest Festival, we even dressed them up to look like Kingsley pupils!