The Ducklings looked fantastic in their book character costumes for
World Book Day! We loved talking about our favourite books and characters!
We started the day by sharing 'Oi Dog!', which is loved by many of the Ducklings and then, went on a book hunt! We had to find the book covers hidden around the playground, field, pirate ship
and climbing frame. We did great teamwork to find them all and tick them off our sheet. One of our Ducklings came to school dressed as Rainbow Dash and made everyone a
rainbow cake to enjoy for their snack! The Ducklings also enjoyed making a hungry caterpillar smoothie for snack time, too!
Our DT project this term was Food Technology. In Year 1, we recognised that not all snacks are healthy. We also found out that not all of the children in the class like the fruits that are offered within school. We therefore decided to design and make our own fruit salads that we could eat for our morning snack. First, we tasted a range of fruits. Then we designed our fruit salad using the fruits that we liked. We learnt how to prepare food hygienically and how to cut carefully. We had to follow these rules when we made our fruit salad. Finally, we evaluated our finished product.
Last term we were learning all about staying healthy and keeping a balanced diet. During our Design and Technology lessons, we planned how we would create healthy fruit smoothies. As a class, we discussed the ingredients we might need and decided which choices would be healthier. We then all prepared the fruit and made our drinks using a blender. By the end of the session, we had mostly empty cups so I think the smoothies went down pretty well!
This month, Year 3 have been very arty completing our unit on textiles. First, we looked at lots of different types of textiles and how they can be changed and decorated. We then had a go at creating our own tie-dye bookmarks. The children chose their own colours and tied the fabric in order to create a pattern before applying the die. We then embellished them further by sewing around the edge. The results were brilliant, well done Owls.
Year 4 have been sampling what they think will make good combinations of either milk, dark or white chocolate with a choice of two toppings (fudge, marshmallows, raisins, popcorn, Oreo crumb or strawberry laces). We will come up with our winning combination after carrying out market research ready to make our final product next week. As you can see from some of our faces, our choices were not good ones
This month, we have been using our ICT and DT skills to create and program moving mechanisms using Lego parts! This is an example of a pulley created by two members of our class! We definitely have some future inventors in the Kingfishers!
In January, as part of the SECRET to our Success, Year 6 have been unleashing their creativity! We have developed our printing skills in Art ready to design an Islamic style print to be used in a prayer room; written exciting, spooky mystery stories to explore our new class novel, The London Eye Mystery; created our own creatures in Science which would be perfectly adapted to a given environment; designed and programmed a range of games in computing using variables, a range of control methods and timers; and much more! It is such a joy to be in a class - a school in fact - so heavily filled with dazzlingly creative children! What a start to 2023!