Due to a child being very excited about bringing in a leaflet about a circus, followed by a lot of discussion about clowns and circus acts, the Morning Class have been engaging in all sorts of circus related activities! During PE sessions they have been practising all sorts of circus skills such as balancing on tight ropes, juggling and gymnastics. They also made lots of tickets for their own circus!
They were very intrigued when they arrived one morning to find a tray full of shredded paper and some of our puppets. We read the story ‘Bear Snores On’ which is all about animals who hibernate followed by digging through the shredded paper to find the hibernating animals.
The afternoon class have recently shown a lot of interest in playing with the small world vehicles so we started the week learning about different types of transport. The children were very excited to share how they came to school and engaged well with a listening activity during PE about different types of transport. They also used duplo to make cars which they raced along a track to see whose was fastest. While learning about different types of transport, the children expressed a lot of interest in emergency vehicles. During registration one afternoon the children took part in a quick quiz about who drives which vehicle. Using junk modelling materials, the children made boats which we tested the following day in our water tray to see if they floated or sank!
The morning provision have been talking about different means of transport this week. During a PE session the children were very excited to play a parachute game which involved listening for their name to be called and running to the opposite side. They have also been developing their counting and number identification skills by selecting a toy boat with a number on and trying to count the correct amount of people to match the boat. In our outdoor provision, an ‘ocean’ was created in our water tray with lots of different sea creatures and boats, testing the boats to see how many people could fit before the boat sank!
The afternoon provision have shown a great interest in ‘the Gingerbread Man’ this week so after reading the story the children enjoyed drawing the characters and using puppets to re-tell the story to one another. They also had a special treat when we gave the children the opportunity to make gingerbread stars, they helped each other to measure the ingredients and mix the biscuit dough. Building towers has proven to be a popular activity this week, some of the children have been using unifix cubes to make long towers and have been looking at what’s taller, themselves or the tower.
Over past weeks, six children from year six have been working together in groups of three to make two Go-karts…
On the 10th June they took part in the young eco engineers race, which consisted of them racing their two Go-karts against other schools. Team Inferno won all of their races and team Blaze won three out of six of theirs. Tubbenden was very successful in winning the award for team work. But best of all they won the young eco engineers trophy 2018 !!!!
On 19th of April Tubbenden Football team played against Marian Vian Primary School. Battling hard, they managed to score a goal in the second half- fifteen minutes before the game ended. They carried on until full time and in their efforts were able to win the game!
Six members of year 6 are lucky enough to be able to take part in a project which includes building a go-kart. Two children from each class in year 6 are working in teams of 3 to create a go-kart that will be raced when finished. Each week we meet working on it in stages, near the end a design is put on the go-kart. A lot of hard work goes into it.
Here is a pic collage showing what they have done so far.
Mr Maher has reintroduced her wonderful Gardening Club to all children in the Juniors. This club will run on a Wednesday Lunchtime.
We hope all new members will use their gardening skills to help our school in the future!
We hope everyone has had a wonderful Easter Holiday over the past few weeks! New events and activities are being introduced to our lessons. The work in our school as progressed over the holidays. Welcome back!