This week we went on the most exciting journey to the moon! For our 'One small step' sparkly starter, the children arrived at school to be greeted with the night sky and instructions to head straight into Robins class. The classroom was filled with dazzling laser light stars and we watched the footage of Neil Armstrong taking his first steps on the moon. The children were fascinated with the old fashioned footage and we enjoyed talking about the Apollo 11 space mission. We then became space engineers and designed our very own moon landing module for a very precious spaceman. We were so impressed with the children's designs and the care and attention they paid to the construction of their landing modules. On Friday, we took our finished modules into the hall and dropped them from a height to test them out. It was so exciting to watch them fall and then open them up to see if our spacemen had survived the journey. And we are pleased to report that many of them did!
Sparkly Starter- Happy Habitats
We went 'dino' mad today as we made dinasour ammoniates, we excavated dinosaur egg fossils and made our very own dinosaur stegosaurus. We were so inspired when excavating the fossil we decided to make our very own paper mache dino egg. We are looking forward to painting them and placing them on display for all to see. What a wonderful Sparkly Starter full of arts and crafts.
"This has been my favourite SPARKLY STARTER YET!"- Willow
"I enjoyed excavating and looking for the bones of the dinosaur"-William
Learning about the past from our visiting Expert Explorers!
This week we had a visit from some of our Grandparents and Parents who came to share all their knowledge about Wimborne in the past. The children prepared their own questions to ask the visiting 'experts'. The children were fascinated by all the wonderful photos, books and artefacts that the Parents and Grandparents brought in to show them. There were lots of memories shared and the children had a wonderful time finding out about how school was for the grandparents and parents and comparing it to their experiences. We would like to say a very special thank-you to everyone who came. It was a fantastic afternoon and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
WOW, the school have been busy!
We have been taking part in a whole school project - creating some amazing sculptures for our new school grounds. A local artist, Peter, has been leading the project and has shown the children what fabulous designs and art work can be created using unwanted, recycled materials. The children have had several workshops with Peter, designing and then building some fantastic animal sculptures.
Year two made snails and butterflies. We look forward to spotting them in the new school.
Curly Wurly Challenge
The children had a fantastic time in their 'Curly Wurly' challenge. After being put into groups, the children had to plan their investigation. Their challenge was to see which group could stretch the curly wurly the longest, without it snapping. They looked at 'bending', 'twisting' and 'stretching' and discussed which movement they thought would be best.
"I loved stretching it and I couldn't believe how long we made it".- Georgie
It's safe to say the children had a brilliant time!
Our journey into Wimborne town!
A wonderful Sparkly Starter to our new topic 'Expert Explorer's'. We set off with our maps at the ready and ventured into Wimborne town.
"I liked using the map and finding where we were going."- Max.
We enjoyed looking at all the features of our town and answering our Wimborne quiz questions.
We look forward to exploring Wimborne more in our topic lessons!