Tuesday 27th March 2018 - Earthquake Day
Today we learnt all about earthquakes. We used atlases to find the locations of major earthquakes, made information leaflets using ICT and practised sheltering under the tables! In the afternoon we were set the challenge of design a tall building that would withstand an earthquake - using marshmallows and cocktail sticks. We had a lot of fun, even if it was a bit sticky!
TERM 4 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane'.
We finished reading this fabulous book this week. Our chalk pictures illustrate an amazing dream Edward had. We created our own images based on the text and added a caption.
In Science this term we are learning about States of Matter. We have explore balloons with water in them, in each of the different states: solid, liquid and gas.
We then went on to explore different objects and materials and sorted them into whether they were a solid, liquid or gas. We had some good discussions about sugar and toothpaste!
Wednesday 29th November
Today Kingfisher class visited the Roman Museum and Beaney Institute in Canterbury to learn more about the Romans. We made Roman coins, ground flour, fired catapults, became archaeologists and explored a museum. Metres under Canterbury we saw a Roman Villa with its amazing mosaics and hypocaust system and had a chance to dress up in Roman costumes.
Kingfisher class had loads of fun!
This week we have discussed bullying, what bullying is and what we should do if we witness it. It culminated today with us discussing the values which make a good friend. We drew around a hand and then wrote the values we felt were important on them. We have added them to our hand-print wreath as a reminder to us all.
Thursday 9th November 2017
Today we made a bulb light on an electrical circuits and identified circuits which were complete or incomplete.
Tuesday 17th October 2017
Today was Roman mosaic day! First of all we learnt all about Roman Mosaics - what their purpose was, what they showed and how they were made. We then looked at some modern mosaics by Martin Cheek. He helped Holy Trinity pupils make the mosaics that are on the walls outside the school gates. We went and looked at these mosaics, studying how the pieces were put together, what images were created and the colours that were used. Back in class we made group mosaics using paper squares. We were then given the opportunity to design and make our own mosaics using wooden or clay tiles. Finally we had a go at making glass mosaics.
In Science today we made string telephones to help explain how sound travels over distance. We enjoyed talking to each other using them and can you spot which teachers came to join in with the fun too?
Today we welcomed some Japanese students to our school. They came in to our class to show us how to do origami. Look at what we have made! It was so much fun.