Year 5 have been engaged in some exciting activities this term. Last week they visited the Ragged Museum in East London. They dressed up as Victorian school children, and briefly experienced life in a Victorian School. This week their classrooms appear to be moving back in time to the same period, judging by the changes to their doors.
This afternoon Mr Ferguson’s Maths group were engaged in a very challenging activity in the hall. They were attempting to locate an object using coordinates, but in order to do so they had to up-scale the four quadrants on the hall floor. As Tubbenden children do so well, they approached the challenge with great resourcefulness, reciprocity and resilience. Well done children!
The Life Bus has been with us for over a week now, and the children have been enjoying a wide range of lessons on it. I popped in this afternoon to watch Red class learning about the organs of the body. They were instructed to talk like Doctors, and use the correct names for the different organs. There was great enthusiasm for identifying the organs on the life-sized dummy, especially when they lit up! Earlier in the session they’d been thinking deeply about ‘feelings’. Thank you for contributing to the cost of this excellent resource, which will be with us until Monday.
On Monday we held a launch event for our Plants topic. Parents and Grandparents came in to help the Year 1 children create their own garden using a variety of media.
The event was very successful and everyone created beautiful gardens. There was a real buzz in the classroom and both the children and adults were very excited to create such lovely gardens.
In the nursery this week we have been focussing on the topic of Growing and learning lots about what plants, people and animals need to grow strong and be healthy.
The children have been learning about what plants need to grow. The children crouched down pretending to be seeds and 4 children at a time took it in turns to be the sun and the rain and walked amongst the seeds. The children then pretended to grow in to tall strong plants.
The PM children visited the Life Bus and learnt about what they needed to do to help their bodies to grow and be healthy all with a little help from Horace the Giraffe puppet
The children have been planting seeds and are excited about looking after them and watching them grow. Fingers crossed we may have quite the harvest of vegetables soon ready for some cooking activities!
We are growing Cress Heads in the nursery this week and the children are enjoying taking responsibility for looking after their very own plant. We think our decorated pots with feet and faces look pretty snazzy too!
Before the Easter break, Galahad class were very excited to be the first children to try out Tubbenden’s very own orienteering course! Buzzing with enthusiasm after the excellent geography map-work lessons, they were extremely keen to test their 4 figure grid reference skills. Each group of children were given a map of the school grounds and a list of grid references, each revealing the location of clues which collectively would lead them to a prize. All groups worked fantastically, demonstrating great teamwork, communication and speed, along with a hint of competitiveness!
(Please note: the hats were for ‘Wear a Hat Day’, not for providing special orienteering powers)