On Wednesday 13th March the Year 1 children had a special visit from the fire service. This term the children have been learning all about The Great Fire of London and some of the fireman from Boston Fire Station came to talk about how fire can spread and the dangers of it. The children also had the chance to try on some of their uniform and have a look (and a seat) in their fire engine! All pupils had a great time and learnt something new from this very exciting experience.
For Pancake Day we read the story of The Runaway Pancake.
We looked at the instructions of how to make pancakes. They wrote a list of ingredients and sequenced the pictures into the order to make a pancake.
First we put in the flour, milk and eggs.
We then mixed all the ingredients together to make a runny batter.
Then heated some oil up in a pan to cook the batter, making pancakes.
We then ate the pancakes.
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The children then told their parents how to make pancakes and some made them at home and put it on Tapestry and told the class about it for Show and Tell.
The Reception children had Stephen the Asda Community Champion into school to teach them how to make bread.
After the children wrote a list of ingredients and equipment that they needed and sequenced pictures of how they made the bread. They also wrote instructions of what to do and told their parents at home. Some children helped make bread at home and put it on Tapestry to show their friends in Show and Tell.
As part of our People Who Help us topic the police visited us. They told us how they could stay safe and spoke about what to do if you got lost. The children have been practicing their full name and address in case they ever got lost. We spoke about who is safe to ask for help and stranger danger. The role of the police was discussed, the equipment they have and the children enjoyed putting on the police uniforms and taking their finger prints.
For World Book Day the children dressed up as their favourite character and brought their favourite book into school to read. They then did lots of activities about books. They wrote a sentence about a book, spoke about their favourite books and answered questions about them and drew the front cover of books.They also designed and created their own potato superhero after Stephen from Asda read the story ‘Supertato’.
Reception: Monkeys Class
For World Book Week and Science Week we read the book ‘Who Sank The Boat?’.
The children looked at :
Who the characters were in the story.
Where the story took place.
Predicting what would happen next.
Retelling the story.
We then looked at different types of boats – toy boats, pictures of boats and boats on the internet. We looked at the shape and design of the boats.
Then the children made different boats out of different materials to see if they would float.
They made boats out of plasticine, playdough, air dry light clay and foam. They adapted the shape and thickness and persevered to make them float. The play dough boats didn’t float, some managed to make the plasticine boats float but this was tricky but they found the air dry light clay and foam was the best material for floating.
They then had to see how many animals they could put in their boat before it sank like in the story. They looked at the size and shape of the animals and balancing them. The children enjoyed experimenting with this activity.
Then the children made different boats out of different junk modelling materials to see if they would float. They first spoke about what materials they were going to use and what they could use to fix the materials together. They made predictions if they thought their boat would sink or float, then tested it in the water. If it didn’t float they adapted their model. The children also made boats out of different construction-they particularly enjoyed using the lego.
They made boats out of paper with an adults help they folded the paper and then decorated them. They also made boats out of corks, they persevered to hold them together with elastic bands and then made their own sails. We then saw if they floated and if the wind blew the sails. We then constructed with drainpipes and stands channels for the boats to race down. The children enjoyed racing each other and working out which sized jug was best to use to push the boat down the drainpipes the fastest.
As part of Science week the Monkeys class were predicting and experimenting with different materials, constructing for purpose and floating and sinking.
Next children predicted from a range of objects that were made of different materials whether they would float or sink. They recorded on whiteboards their predictions and then tested whether the objects did float or sink.
Then the children made boats with their parents at home using the knowledge they had learnt and showed and spoke about their models to the class during ‘Show and Tell’.
On Thursday 7th March the children and staff at Carlton Road Academy celebrated World Book Day by dressing up as popular book characters.
Throughout the week the children have been taking part in a range of book related activites with a focus on science investigation skills in order to share the love that we have for reading and books.
Thank you parents and carers for making such a great effort to send your children to school in such imaginative costumes – the children looked great!
On Tuesday 5th March, 10 year 5 pupils visited a local pre-school setting, Sandhills Day Nursery. They joined in with their world book day celebrations and went to read with their children. They visited each of the rooms sharing stories of their choice which were selected from our school library. It was a great experience for our pupils and some even said that they’d like to work in a nursery when they grow up!
On Saturday 23rd February (during our half term break) some of the staff, children and parents of Carlton Road Academy gave up their time to take part in the annual swimming gala for Boston schools. The children that took part and represented our school swam their best and had a fantasic attitude towards the competition. Altough we didn’t win, the team spirit remained strong and we are very proud of our swimmers. Thank you!