Making Electrical Toys in Hermit Crabs

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

This week in Hermit Crabs we have been busy completing our Wild Things Toys. We’ve really enjoyed learning all about electrical circuits and have used them effectively in our toy designs. The children from Seal Class visited us and had lots of fun playing with the toys and learning about how they worked.


Visit from Torquay Fire Brigade

Friday, December 7th, 2018

Earlier this week, Starfish, Hermit Crabs and Sharks had a visit from some fire-fighters from the Fire Brigade from Torquay. They taught us how to be safe in and outside buildings, what to do in case of an emergency and which are the most important things to remember if we or someone around us is in danger.

We even got to try on some of the equipment they use to protect themselves when they are called on a fire, it was heavy and a bit smelly!

Wiggly Jiggly Wild Things

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Hermit crabs have been really busy finishing off their moving toys for our Design Technology topic. We have worked really hard on designing and constructing the mechanisms to make our wild things move! Here are some of our finished toys, don’t they look great!

Wiggly Jiggly Wild Things!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Hermit crabs are now well into their next topic- Wiggly Jiggly Wild Things! This is a technology topic and the children are working towards making a moving Wild Things toy! This week, we have began to investigate the different parts of moving toy mechanisms. Today we used cardboard to make some prototypes and discovered how we can use different shaped cams to change the way that the toy would move. Here are some of our mechanisms…..

Poppies, poppies, poppies!

Friday, October 19th, 2018

The children from Starfish and Hermit crabs who didn’t go on the residential have been really busy this week! We have been learning about Remembrance day and have been busy making our own poppies. Some we made by using a pattern to cut out poppy shapes with felt. We decorated these with glitter and some of us added leaves. We have spent lots of time being really crafty and making poppies out of plastic bottles. We cut the bottoms off the bottles to create a flower shape and coloured them in using permanent markers. The poppies were then melted over a tea light to make the petals curl. They look amazing!  All of our poppies have been hung on the tree in the entrance hall and will provide the centre piece to the display of family homework challenge entries as they arrive into school! We finished our week off by making some delicious poppy biscuits!