On Tuesday of this week the Key Stage 1 children took part in a ‘Wash Day Assembly’ in the hall.
They learnt about the equipment that was commonly used in the early 1900’s to wash clothes.
The Polar Bear children had a go at using the washboard, plunger, grating soap into the dolly tub and wringing clothes out using the mangle.
They thought it was brilliant!
The children will be writing about the artefacts this week.
The children in Polar Bear Class are doing ‘Dance’ in PE this term.
They listened to ‘The flight of the bumblebee’ music and used their bodies to travel in different ways at a fast speed; in time to the music. We also added some physical resources to use imaginatively in their bumblebee dance routines.
The children in Polar Bear Class have used the leaves they collected in week 1 to make Autumn pictures.
The children in Polar Bear Class went on a walk around the school grounds to look for signs of Autumn. They saw blackberry bushes, acorns and lots of fallen leaves on the ground.
We collected some of the leaves to use later in the week during an Art activity.
This week the children in Polar Bear Class celebrated a cultural day- ‘A Day in India’.
They participated in some Bollywood dancing, sampled Indian food and sweets, made Rangoli salt dough patterns, decorated Mendhi hand patterns and made an Indian elephant mask.
They thoroughly enjoyed their day.
In Computing this week the children in Polar Bears class have been using the programmable Bee-Bots. We set up a large grid on the carpet and programmed instructions into the device to make it travel to a set destination.
They also explored the Bee-Bot game on the new iPads.
As part of our learning in RE, the Polar Bear Class walked down to St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church on Monday.They met Rev. Andy Walker and he kindly showed us lots of amazing religious artefacts. The children sketched religious symbols and really enjoyed looking around the church.
The Polar Bear class have investigated different materials this week.
They were finding out which material was the most suitable to make a rope for pulling up our ‘enormous turnip’!
They tested wooden sticks, metal paper clips, fabric, plastic linking bricks, paper and straws.
Ask your child which material was the best.
The children from Polar Bears class enjoyed a walk around Eckington on Tuesday 19thtSeptember.
They used clipboards to record the geographical features and buildings that they noticed.
Many thanks to the parent helpers who joined us.