Monday, 15 October 2018

Beach Combers

As part of our Beach Combers topic we have been on a school trip to West Runton. 

We had a brilliant day with North Norfolk Wildlife Trust who ran two amazing activities for us. One of them included a scavenger hunt to collecting lots of natural materials from the beach in buckets. They had to find things that were shiny, rough, smooth, plastic, beautiful, slimy, colourful and soft. Then they made some sculptures on the beach using these items.

The next activity was rock pooling. The children learnt about the creatures they might find and then went on a hunt with a bucket and net. They found crabs, fish, fossils, snails, barnacles, limpets, shrimps and one group even spotted a sea anemone! 

We also spent some time sketching the beach and enjoyed our lunch in the sun.

Monday, 25 June 2018

World Cup Launch

Today, we kicked off our world cup week with a morning recreating famous moments and practising our football skills.  The children had lots of fun and enjoyed the competitive element.
It was a very hot morning so we made sure we had lots of half-time breaks to keep us cool.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Chembakolli houses

We have been learning about India for the past few weeks.  We have been looking at a village called Chembakolli and children have spent this afternoon making their own Chembakolli house using clay and sticks.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Piet Mondrian

We have been learning about the artist Piet Mondrian and have looked at lots of examples of his work. We looked at the techniques he uses in his work and learnt about how he started using lines and shapes then became more abstract. We created our own pieces using his techniques. We really loved learning about his work and having a whole morning to create our own careful masterpieces.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Creepy Crawly Calypso

We have been making some amazing music in Whales today.
We listened to a story and a song called Creepy Crawly Calypso all about different minibeasts. We sang along and clapped to the beat. We then divided into groups and made our own little piece of music for each minibeast to fit in with the song.

We had great fun exploring the different instruments and performed as a class at the end of the session.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Investigating minibeasts!

We have been very busy in Whales this week being scientists. We have been investigating the question 'Do insects have a favourite colour?'.

To do this we chose four different colours of card and we went and placed the card down outside on the ground. We watched for 15 minutes and we made a tally of the number of mini beasts who came to each colour of card.

When we went back into the classroom we wrote up our investigation. We wrote down what we did, drew a diagram, wrote down our results and what we found out. Some of us also began to think about how to keep it a fair test.

We really enjoyed our afternoon of investigating and were really focussed and inquisitive!

Well done Whales!

We finished the afternoon on Friday by singing some of our favourite songs from assembly which was really lovely. What a great way to end the week!

Have a fantastic weekend.

Friday, 11 May 2018

This week in Whales

We have had a lovely week in Whales with the children working really hard to finish their 'special work.' We were really proud of all of them.

Some children were lucky enough to be selected out of the hat to go to a cricket tournament at Flordon Cricket Club and they had a fantastic time and were exceptionally well behaved.

Thank you to Mrs Dresser and Mrs Jones who went with the children.

The children who stayed behind did some work on how bees make honey and learnt about how this happens. They began working on some amazing posters to share their knowledge and tried try some honey too. We tried runny honey, set honey, acacia honey and local Mulbarton honey. Runny honey was the most popular in our vote!

What a brilliant afternoon we had! We hope you enjoy looking at our pictures.