Monthly Archives: January 2020

‘Celebrating’ in Nursery

In RE we have been discovering what a celebration is and how people celebrate. We talked about a memorable celebration and drew a picture. The children remembered special birthdays, Baptisms, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. We looked at the different elements of a celebration and discussed how we find out about a celebration – (someone…Continue Reading

The Keilty Challenge…Year 6…24th January

The Keilty Challenge…Year 6…24th January

The Keilty Challenge has been a feature of Y6 from time immemorial.  Points are awarded for many praiseworthy actions: kindness, brilliance, achievement, progress, exceptional intelligence, clever vocabulary etc.  The class aim to earn – between them – over 32 points in a week.  When this target was first met (a difficult enough feat) the agreed…Continue Reading

Y3 Investigate Numbers Like Pythagoras

Y3 Investigate Numbers Like Pythagoras

Last week, we all took part in some Pythagorean challenges and investigated square numbers, just like the ancient Greek, Pythagoras.  Following these investigations, we looked at a variety of statements by ancient Greek thinkers and had to prove whether they were correct or incorrect.  Come and take a look at our work:Continue Reading

Y3 say ‘WeDo’ to Building Mechanisms

Y3 say ‘WeDo’ to Building Mechanisms

Year 3 have been building a series of mechanisms (gearing mechanisms, cam mechanisms, lever mechanisms, etc.) using LEGO.  They then learned how to program these mechanisms to move using WeDo.  They learned so much that they were able to apply their computing knowledge to building dancing birds, moving crocodiles, goal kickers, dancing people and drumming…Continue Reading

Y3 Investigate like Archimedes!

Y3 Investigate like Archimedes!

As part of our Ancient Greece Creative Curriculum topic, Y3 have been learning about that great inventor, scientist, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer, Archimedes and how taking a bath led to Archimedes’ great idea – Eureka! For the story of how he used this idea to help the King of Sicily solve the problem of his…Continue Reading

Maths in Year 5

Year 5 have been learning all about measurement in Maths. They have been using lots of practical equipment to get to grips with length, mass and capacity. They have also been practising converting between different units of measurement. First, they explored ‘What is 100g?’ In this lesson, they estimated, weighed and calculated the weight of…Continue Reading