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Tiddler’s late?

We are nearly on the countdown to Christmas and the celebrations will soon begin! Remember to check out the important dates in our newsletter for all the fun that is coming soon. Meanwhile, in school, the learning has continued. In Year R, Tiddler has been late again, in Year 1/2 the children have been learning to multiply using arrays, check out Year 3/4's moving toys and Year 5/6 have been investigating pulleys.

Year R - Tiddler? Tiddler? Tiddler's late!

Year R have been learning about Julia Donaldson’s story ‘Tiddler’ this week. Some highlights from our learning include mixing different shades of blue, painting under the sea creatures and thinking about what might be inside our mystery treasure chest. Role play and dressing up outside has also been incredibly popular to support our learning about people in the community who help us.

Year 1/2 - Awesome Arrays

Year 1/ 2 have been learning about arrays in maths this week and exploring the link between repeated addition and multiplication.

Year 3/4 - Making Moving Toys

Our new DT topic is ‘levers’.  In our first session we made moving toys using split pins and card.  As you can see from the photos, they are very effective and yet quite easy to make.  The waving hands, chomping crocodiles and billowing flags were a great introduction to the design technology topic.  We will be moving on to designing our own moving, mechanical creature!

Year 5/6 - Investigating Pulley Systems

We got to experiment with pulley systems during our science lesson. We found out that, the more wheels in the pulley mechanism, the lighter the load becomes. We measured this in Newtons with force meters. The science department of Mountbatten School were kind enough to lend us their pulleys and we were very grateful!

 

In PE, we have been working on completing tasks in a seated balance, which takes a lot of core strength! We then played a game of seated volleyball and tried to rally for as long as possible.

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