EYC went to the moon today! They had so much fun re-enacting the story of Whatever Next with their props. What a memorable experience!
Year 3 had a lovely time den building in their Forest School session this week. We were given a tarp and some rope and had to design and build them all ourselves.
We came up with lots of different designs using various things we found in the playground.
We successfully built dens that would house 5 people and none of us got wet!
For their new essential question, “What is the state of America?”, Class 5 have been experiencing Native American culture this week. We have sewn a quilt, looked at genuine Native American artefacts (thank you to Nottingham City Museum and Galleries!), and listened to folk tales around a fire.
Class 3 visited Nottingham Contemporary to see the Bauhaus exhibition today. We then had a ‘Metal Party’ and transformed ourselves into robots with special powers!
Class 1 were getting messy today! We made papier mache fruits, collaged animals from the Handa’s surprise story and painted tangerines for our tree. It was great fun!
Working within their research group, the children first created a plan for their figure. They had to annotate their drawing with what each historical element will be made from. Pupils reviewed their research from previous lessons to establish the appearance of their historical criminal. They ensured historical accessories such as, tricorn hats, swords, pistols, wigs and red flags were incorporated into their designs. The children then made judgements based on their historical evidence before work collaboratively to produce a human collage.
Class 1 went over to the school allotment and couldn’t believe their eyes with the potatoes and carrots that had grown.
We picked them and gave them to our school cook who said she would wash, cut and cook them for our dinner tomorrow. We can not wait to taste them!
Class 1 have been busy making lots of Christmas decorations … Merry Christmas!
As a farewell to out first topic on space, we created a scale model of the Solar System… using toilet paper! We placed all the things we have learned about – planets, dwarf planets, moons and probes – to answer our essential question ‘What Else Is Out There?’
Our fabulous choir had an amazing time performing at Christmas in the City 2019 with the Nottingham Music Hub. They loved singing ‘If Every Child Could’. Our parents yet again showed incredible support. We were blown away by the talent and confidence of all the children!
What an entertaining assembly seeing the children from Classes 4,5 and 6 performing to the whole school audience.
Thank you to the teachers from the Nottingham Music Hub for making this possible.
This term the pupils in year 4 have learned to:
Sing with an awareness of breathing in order to support the voice in longer phrases
Sing with an increasing awareness of tone of voice and shape of the melody
Sing with musical expression
Control basic instrumental technique (blowing and tonguing/strumming, holding instruments correctly)
Develop the skills to play in time with a backing track
Learn short melodies by ear
Continue to pitch a range of notes accurately
Listen attentively to recorded music and identify musical details
Play in a range of styles
This term the pupils in year 5 have learned to:
Sing confidently in a variety of styles with increased control of longer phrases through breath support and good diction
Hold a part in a instrumental ensemble when others are performing different parts
Follow a conductor to achieve accurate starts and endings
Begin to develop understanding of 5 line stave as a way of representing pitch (maybe start with one or two lines)
This term the pupils in year 6 have learned to:
Show awareness of blending and balancing with other performers
Hold own part in an instrumental ensemble
Follow hand signals from a conductor
Stanley Sparkles was amazed to see how the Trekker children rolled the dice and either counted the spots or saw the spots in a pattern to know how many there were.
The children and adults from EYC thoroughly enjoyed their trip to White Post Farm. They fed and held animals, had a chat with Santa and took part in the nativity. What a busy day. Time for a little sleep on the bus on the journey back!
It’s 22 sleeps to Santa and the children in EYC are getting excited!
They have decorated Christmas trees and listened to stories about Christmas and Santa.
Today they made their own drink of hot chocolate just like Santa did in the story ‘Shhh’ after he had had a busy night delivering all the presents on Christmas eve.
This morning, children were challenged with measuring a variety of angles taped onto their tables. Children measured each angle using a protractor for accuracy. Children then challenged their partners to measure interior angles in different shapes. In addition, the children labelled their answers with information on the type of angle. The lesson helped to reinforce angle rules and terminology. The children also very much enjoyed being allowed to write on the tables!