Today Reception had a visit from Animals Uk. They had to chance to find out information, ask questions and meet the different animals.
The Year 2 children had an absolutely brilliant time at Lincoln Castle today. They had the chance to walk around the walls surrounding the castle looking at all the defensive features. They also got to try their hand at being a squire, shooting an arrow, attend a medieval banquet and they even made their own shield! We were able to get up close with some replica knight amour that the children tried on. We have learnt so much today and can’t wait to get stuck into our History lessons on Lincoln Castle! Well done Rabbits and Squirrels and thank you for a lovely day!
The Investigators class have enjoyed using the computers and laptops this afternoon to access the Linguascope website to support their learning of Spanish. The children have the log in details in the back of their Reading Records and can access the website at home. We have started learning colours in Spanish.
Year 1 walked to Staniland school to attend a dinosaur workshop. The children listened to information about different dinosaurs and fossils. The children were then lucky enough to meet Jack the 7 week old baby dinosaur and a T-rex dinosaur called Sophie.
The children each then became palaeontologists and carefully brushed the sand to reveal different kinds of fossils and used the information folders to find out which fossil they had found.
The children had a lovely, fun fact filled morning.
The children in Year 2 Rabbits have been making Salt Dough UKs. They then painted each country in the UK a different colour and labelled capital cities as well as Boston and Hastings (which is part of our History this term). Finally they labelled the bodies of water that surround the UK. Test your child to see if they can tell you the countries and capital cities of the UK!
During the morning, the children took part in six different activities about Mexico and the Ancient Maya Civilisation. These activities included:
Time Travel – took a journey through the ages by sorting some key events into date order (using BC and AD).
Maya Maths – used the sticks and counters to add and subtract the Maya way (a base 20 number system – we use a base 10 number system).
Ancient Writing – used the wool to create a Maya glyph on card.
Maya Map – labelled a map of Central America and located the main Maya cities and sites within Mexico.
Web Detectivities – used the iPads and topic book to the research about the Maya Civilisation.
Maya Food – Tried the tortilla (corn) chips with the tomato salsa and the Maya Gold chocolate and described the flavours.
To complete the morning, the children discussed how there are still over seven million Maya people today – most of whom live in Central America and southern Mexico.
Well Done Investigators! Excellent interest and participation during the different activities to launch our new topic on Mexico and the Ancient Maya Civilisation.
At the end of last term, the children completed a DT Greek mezze food project.
The aim of the food project was to plan, make and evaluate Greek mezze dishes. To begin the project, we investigated and evaluated existing Greek mezze dishes. Then applied our knowledge and understanding of Ancient Greek diet and their preservation of food to design and make own Greek mezze. Once we made our own Greek mezze dishes, we served and ate them as part of our end of term celebrations of the Ancient Greek topic.
The children made notes and planned their dishes in their workbooks which showed the stages of learning throughout the project.