Firework Fun!

Not long to go until the end of term and Year 6 have been celebrating their time at Rownhams with a Leavers' Day at St John's with Reverend Graeme! Year 1/2 have been growing cress, Year 3/4 have been learning about animals ahead of their trip to Longdown and Year 3/4 have been having fun with fireworks!!

Year R - All creatures great and small

This week we have started our new topic ‘All creatures great and small’. The children were so excited to come in and find the fairy had written them a letter! We were all so excited and the children couldn’t wait to write back to the fairy with all what they had found out! 

We have enjoyed bug hunting and finding all different types of bugs, building and creating  bug hotels and caterpillar houses,  researching different types of creatures and making caterpillars that are all unique and created from different materials and media. 

In maths we have been looking at even and odd numbers, and have been consolidating our learning of sharing by having a teddy bears picnic! The children have really enjoyed sharing the food equally. They have also ensured each butterfly has an even amount of spots! 

Our class caterpillars are still growing in size, and are now 4cm long! We continue to observe and measure them everyday. 

What a busy, fun filled week we have had!

Year 1/2 - Our cress is growing!

Wow! What a fantastic week! We have really enjoyed planting our cress seeds. We put them on cotton wool and are remembering to water them every day. Can you see the little shoots beginning to sprout?

We have been continuing our work with the ‘Tin Forest’ book and this week we wrote our own rainforest poems with exciting adjectives.

Year 3/4 - The Firework Maker's Daughter

This week in year 3/4, we have created magnificent firework displays using DT, art and science skills.  The children used cereal boxes, cellophane and crayons & pastels as well as electrical circuits to create a light up firework scene with working switches and lamps.  Some classes used wooden frames which they made by sawing spar wood and gluing using card triangles. 

After the frames had dried they then covered the cubes in black card and used sparkly pipe cleaners and straws to create the illusion of fireworks shooting up into the sky.  Card was used to make the rockets and explosions.  The creations have been inspired by our guided reading text ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman.

Year 6 - Leavers' Day

This week, Year 6 had a Leavers’ day at the church where they took part in a range of activities from ringing the church bells, creating stained glass windows to team building games. They also had some time to reflect on their years at Rownhams Primary.

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