Y2 have been extending their computing skills by creating folders and copying files [and putting them into their newly created folders]. They then used an outline of the Queen (to fit in with our topic) and learnt how to use the fill tool to turn them into Andy Warhol style pieces of art. We then learnt how to add text to our image, so that we could out our names on them. I am so impressed by how much Y2 have learnt in such a short space of time!
What a way to celebrate our ‘show-off’ week! Year 6 showed fantastic collaboration and perseverance during their Bake Off competition and all the judges were pleasantly surprised with the presentation, taste and texture!
Year 6 – What skills did you learn?
To conclude our STEM fortnight, on Friday, we were privileged to have Mr Dion-Fehily, a medical engineer, visit us at Maple Cross. He spent time inspiring our Year 5&6 learners of a career in engineering, time in years 1&2 creating lights at the top of a castle and Year 3 showcased their Viking longboats. A great morning of engineering!
This term the children in EYFS are using their cooking sessions to prepare snacks for the other children. This week they have created frozen fruit kebabs. We began by making a list of all the fruit we would be using (this really tested our phonics!).
Working as a collaborative team they chopped, peeled and sliced various fruits. They then skewered the fruits before we placed in the freezer to allow them to chill.
Later in the morning the children shared the snacks with everyone else. They were a super chilly treat on a very hot and sunny day.
This week, in Reading, Year 5 have been exploring their texts for clues about the setting. Today, they used all the clues they had discovered to draw their own versions of the setting using charcoals.
This week Year 3 have turned themselves into explorers to put themselves into the shoes of historic Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton. They showcased their amazing artistic ability when creating their Antarctic backdrops.
Since the new year Nursery have been exploring colours and colour mixing. This week we introduced the children to charcoal and they have been creating sketches.
Using the model the children looked at the shape of the person and made careful observations. The children noticed details and really focussed on creating these on the paper.