Class 1 have been busy looking at different habitats recently. They’ve been comparing the UK forests and the rainforest and have made some amazing artwork to show the differences and similarities. They showed brilliant teamwork when creating their masterpieces and have shown their understanding of different habitats.
Science – Forces
During science, we’ve been looking at different forces.Class 2 were focusing on water reistance and their challange was to see who could make the fastest torpedo? We had a varied mixture of different shaped torpedos, some rather long with points, some round, and some even very submarine-like! Racing their torpdedos against each other, they headed into the finals , with our champions being Tate and Tom, who won the cup. And in the semi-finals, Bal and Travis, who won the plate.
Camera Club has been a wonderful new outlet for the pupils’ creativity. So far we’ve discussed composition and purpose, looked at operating the different controls of the camera, and begun to discuss the ‘exposure triangle’ mastered basic editing (as well, of course, as taking plenty of pictures)! The children are having great fun whilst they learn these skills. Take a look at a selection of some of the amazing pictures the students have taken whilst at camera club.
A special thanks go to Friends of Dent for funding the equipment for this club. Without their consistent fundraising we wouldn’t be able to provide the amazing range of personal development opportunities that we do!
Rosie and the Messy Club members have been having a very busy time recently with all sorts of different artwork. Recently they have been looking at ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ and have created one big piece of art together. Everyone worked really well together and we’ve never heard a room so quiet!! We have a lot of budding young artists.
Sing a Rainbow
Recently in EYFS, we talked about when we have seen rainbows and how they are formed with rain and sunshine. Everyone joined in with some beautiful singing in “Sing a Rainbow” and were able to talk about the colours they could see. Afterwards, with lovely teamwork, EYFS joined together to create a fabulous collage rainbow using different materials.
Dent Heritage Centre
EYFS visited the Heritage centre as part of our Long Long Ago topic. After an exciting journey down the road, the children showed enthusiasm and great interest in all the different artifacts within the museum. There was also plenty of excited chatter and questions! A big thank you to Dent Heritage Centre for having us.
Last week Reception spent a lovely morning (as a follow-up to their maths lesson) baking fairy cakes to share with their friends in Nursery in the afternoon. The Reception children spent time measuring out their ingredients carefully on the scales, to ensure that the ingredients for their cakes were correct. They could explain if the scale was balanced or unbalanced. In the afternoon, we were joined by Nursery, who to their surprise were greeted by freshly baked cupcakes. They loved decorating their fairy cakes and were excited to take them home to enjoy!
Circulatory System KS2
This week in Science, within their Circulatory System topic, the year 5 and 6s made their own blood samples. This was done by measuring out the ingredients (syrup, food colouring, oil and milk) precisely and then it was time for them to give it a good mix! They were then to observe their representative blood sample. The different layers within their blood sample represent the components of blood. As a group we labeled them as Plasma (the top layer), the thin white middle layer representing the white blood cells and platelets, and the red lower layer as the red blood cells. Afterwards we explored what the blood does in our bodies and how it travels through the body in veins, arteries and capillaries.
Yesterday class 1 visited the Beatrix Potter attraction in Bowness in relation to their ‘movers and shakers’ class project. They encountered ‘Beatrix Potter’ herself and were able to ask her questions about her life, books, and characters. They found out her favorite book was ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ and that she used to live in Lindon before moving up the Lake District and into Hill Top Farm. Afterward, the whole class had the chance to wander around the museum and explore the world of Beatrix Potter. Everyone has a brilliant time and came away with big smiles and a fantastic understanding of Beatrix Potter and her work.
Year 6 Expedition Club
This week we started our year 6 Expedition Club, a brand new after school club designed to make the most of unique & beautiful location. With all 8 very eager years 6s on board, we took this time going through all their kit, for example, how to use their camping stoves, rucksacks, and sleeping bags. But most importantly, they used this time to practise putting their tents up and down. We think it might be time for a time trial next? How fast can the Year 6s successfully put up and take down their tent🤔