School Blog

Dolphin's went for a walk!

Thursday, January 16th, 2020

As part of our new topic ‘The Lost Alien’, the children went on walk around our local area. The purpose of this trip was to help develop the children’s understanding of our local geography. We used maps and saw how they work. We also spotted human and physical features around us. Human features are man-made , physical features are natural. We looked at how roads, houses, grass, trees, beaches, woods, parks, etc. are represented on a map. There were lots of human features that were not shown on the maps e.g. lampposts, drains, signposts, walls and the lines on the road.

We’ve been trying to learn the continents, oceans and countries and capitals of the UK. Here are some videos we’ve watched to help us.

 

Sharks super science trip!

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Today Sharks went to the Torquay Girls Grammar School for a science workshop to learn about electricity which is Shark’s next topic.

They learned about different types of electricity and how electricity works. They had to conduct their own tests to find out which materials were a conductor and which materials insulated the electricity. They also learnt how static electricity is made and they had lots of fun rubbing balloons on their jumpers to create the static and then try and stick the balloons to the walls. Here are some photos from todays trip.

A Lost Alien has landed!

Friday, January 10th, 2020

A Lost Alien landed in our playground this week! Some of us saw a green flash of light and some heard the spaceship flying overhead. We went outside and found “Agent Orange” with a special letter for us. Unfortunately we can’t read alien writing so we used google translate. We are going to be geographers and help our alien understand our local area and what it’s like. We will be looking at human and physical features, map reading and using compasses.

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The Great Watcombe Bake Off!

Friday, January 10th, 2020

This week, the children in Starfish and Hermit Crabs have kick-started their new topic, ‘The Great Watcombe Bake Off’, with a lesson which saw them tasting and evaluating a variety of cakes that are currently available to buy. During this topic, the children will be given the opportunity to follow simple recipes and to practise basic cake decorating skills. As part of a group, the children will use their knowledge and skills to design and make cakes and appropriate packaging in order to enter ‘The Great Watcombe Bake Off’ competition, which will be held in a few weeks time.

Crafty Christmas Challenge Completed!

Friday, December 20th, 2019

The children in Hermit Crabs have completed their Crafty Christmas Challenge.  They have designed and made their very own Christmas tree decoration. The children thought very carefully about what would make a good Christmas tree decoration; we’re sure that you’ll all agree that they look fantastic!  Well done, Hermit Crabs!