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.
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.
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.
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!
Today pupils delivered the sensory blankets they had previously created in D&T lessons to help elderly people suffering from dementia.
These were very well received and pupils were also able to sing Christmas Carols to the residents.