Class 3 may have been away from school for two weeks, but that doesn't mean that they haven't been working hard. Over the holidays they were asked to make an object that used electricity in preparation for our new topic on 'Circuits and Conductors'. As you can see from the photographs the response was fantastic. We had everything from lighthouses to reindeers! Well done everyone!
Friday, 19 December 2014
At times during the last three weeks, Class 4 have been taking part in a very special animation project. With an audience of Reception Class in mind, Year 5 and Year 6 formed two groups and planned a short, simple story on a Christmas theme. They then got to work building their sets....
This has been a fabulously fun project to run. I'm very proud of the final outcomes and all the brilliant ICT skills the pupils have developed, not to mention great creative design and teamwork skills too. All in all this project has been a great success and I hope one the pupils will remember for a long time.
Sunday, 14 December 2014
On Friday 12th December Class 2 along, with the foundation stage class, embarked on a magical journey to York Railway Museum to experience Santa's Steam Train Adventure.
We spent the morning looking at the trains in the museum.
We found out that trains used to run on coal and water that makes the steam to power them.
There were lots of interactive activities to keep us busy.
We all enjoyed watching the trains go round on the miniature model railway.
We also enjoyed exploring inside many of the trains..
..even Thomas the Tank Engine!
We were certainly ready for our lunch. We had worked up a hearty appetite.
We all sang "Happy Birthday" to Grace as it was her Birthday!
It was then time to head off for our Santa Steam Train Adventure.
We found out that Santa's sleigh had broken and all the presents had fallen off!
The Christmas elves asked us all if we would mind helping them to find the presents and to reload the sleigh for Santa.
Of course we were only too willing to help. We had to look for presents with a star on them and return them to the sleigh.
Guran managed to find a giant teddy to rest on. I wonder who will be getting this for Christmas?
It was then time to board the steam train. There was great excitement as we wondered if we would get to meet Santa himself!
We made ourselves comfortable for the journey.
We had to wear the magic elf hat to try to contact Father Christmas. We thought he must be very busy and wondered if he would have time to see us..
....but as we set off down the track he appeared and we were very pleased to see him!
We all went to meet Santa and we told him about the presents we would like for Christmas...
....and he gave us a small gift to keep us going until the big day. We all sang "We wish you a Merry Christmas" to Santa and his elves before we left.
After all that excitement it was time for an afternoon snack before we headed back to the coach.
At the end of an action packed day, no wonder some of us took the opportunity to recharge our batteries on the way home. A sign of a good day out!
Class 2 would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!