Where do I live?

This afternoon, we have been focusing on where we live. First of all, we looked on google maps and we identified all the places we could see in Kexborough and what the places were for. Then, we discussed the idea of human and physical features. After, we looked around the school grounds to see what human and physical features we could find. Finally, we drew our own maps of the school. Have a look below to see what we have been up to.

PE and RE

Today, we completed a range of football focussed activities. First, we focussed on travelling in different ways then we incorporated using a football into that. Then, we played skill based games to help us practise the skill we had been taught. After PE, we looked at Ramadan in RE. First of all, we read a story that told us all the information we needed to help us understand who celebrated Ramadan and why then we wrote sentences explaining this.

Pond dipping!

Yesterday the children of Kexborough Primary school became pond explorers! We spent the afternoon learning about the life cycle of a frog and the different creatures you might find in a pond.

Luckily for us, we have a fantastic school pond that we could use to go and investigate to make our learning fun and practical! The children worked in pairs to carry out the pond dipping experiment and used a checklist to tick off any interesting creatures they found.

Planting

This afternoon we learnt about the different parts of a plant, their functions, and what plants need in order to grow. We then had the opportunity to plant various plants, flowers and seeds in our school grounds. We worked together in groups to fill the school planters full of beautiful flowers and plants. We made sure they had plenty of compost, water and access to sunlight. We can’t wait to see how they grow over the next few weeks.

Science – The Human Body

Today, we have been learning all about the human body. First, we watched a video and learned all about blood. Then we returned to our classrooms and made a skeleton and labelled the bones. Did you know there about 200 bones in the human body?

Afterwards, we completed a quiz outside, and raced around the stations in the playground to find the answers. We were all amazed to learn that if we laid our blood vessels out end to end they would stretch two and a half times around the world!

Then we made blood from cornflour, starch and water. This makes a Non-Newtonian solution which is part liquid and part solid.

Finally, we made plasma out of PVA glue, shaving foam, soap, bicarbonate of soda, yellow food colouring and eye wash. When we mixed it all together we had a slime substance!

We have had a lovely day. Thank you to Mrs Cook for organising this for us!

Thursday

Today the children have been put into groups to do a range of activities. For the first activity the children painted pictures in a pointillist style. First, we discussed what animal we were going to do. Then we drew our designs and used cotton buds to make a dot effect. We then had extra time to draw some cartoon animals with the inspiration of the cartoon workshop on Seesaw.

Afterwards, the children invented their own chocolate bars. First we discussed what our favourite chocolate bar was and why we liked it. Then we looked at different chocolate bars to see what was inside each of them. After we tasted them to give ideas for our dream chocolate bar. Have a look below to see what we got up to.

Baking and creating

Today, we have created some collages based on messages to ‘stay safe’ and ‘stay indoors.’ Some children have even created some ‘I miss you’ collages for their friends to see. In the afternoon, we baked and decorated some buns to take home. Take a look at what we have made below.

Easter Monday

Today we have been doing lots of fun activities. First of all we made cornflake buns. Each of the children helped by stirring the mixture and adding cornflakes in. Then each child spooned the mixture into bun cases and added toppings. The children were very happy with the results.

After, my mum had asked me to see if the children could help her. She wanted a way to thank all the key workers for working hard. The children made posters that we could display at home. For all their hard work they each got an Easter Egg.

I hope you are all having a lovely bank holiday! Miss Cocker

Litter Picking

Today, the children helped Mr Grace by doing a litter pick around the grounds. We were amazed with the amount of rubbish we found! The child who collected the most rubbish was rewarded with an Easter Egg. The woodland areas look so much nicer now! Thank you so much!

Happy feet

Today, try this activity. Draw around your foot, cut it out and measure the length of objects in your house. Write down your measurements to compare the length of different objects. I’ve done some to show you.
One of them I decided to be Spider-Man and used my foot to climb up the door!

The trickier ones weren’t full feet long so I used a 1/2 foot for those.