Woodcote Primary School will be showcasing the types of experiments and activities that we do in Science this week. We would like to invite you to come along and see what all of the classes get up to. In Rowan, we have already begun sorting solids, liquids and gases as part of our states of matter topic. We have investigated the viscosity of liquids and how they change at different temperatures. Next term, we will be looking more into the changing states of matter.
We have been looking at recipe books to learn about the different features of instruction texts. We will be using what we have learnt to create our own Mayan recipes for our own recipe book.
Enjoying the snow...
The children have had a glorious time celebrating the increasingly rare occurrence of snow. They built snow reindeer, igloo and a very tasty sushi restaurant that served 'Snowshi' and snow cones for dessert. We wonder when the next helping of snow will fall...
Romans and Celts Trip - Ufton Court
On the 8th December, the children in Rowan class got to enjoy a trip to Ufton court where they got to experience what it was like to be a Celt during the time of the Roman invasion of Britain. They were able to see, first hand, the effort and struggle that the Celts had to go through in everyday life just to stay alive. The children gained a greater understanding of the problems and injustice that the Celts faced during this time. Everyone had a wonderful, if slightly chilly, time.
Christmas is coming...
This week the children have also been enjoying creating Christmas decorations and seeing which team could build the longest paper chain. They also learned about the nets used to make 3D shapes that included intricate Enneadecagon baubles and 3D stars to adorn Christmas trees.
The children were entertained by some special guests this week. Drama pupils from Langtree came to perform a piece to teach us about what makes a good friend. The children were engrossed in the drama and the energy the performers put in to their play. We hope that the children will pass on the messages of what they learned in the future.
The children have been investigating how to represent numbers in different ways. This has allowed the class to revisit how and why we use the different maths equipment. This will allow us to use this equipment more often when trying to work out problems that we find challenging.
This week we had a fascinating close up meeting with the majestic dragonfly that the Botham family brought in to show Rowan and Hornbeam classes. Some of the class enjoyed seeing it so up close that they could pick out the finest of details on its body.
We will remember them...
The children took time to reflect on the lives lost during the different wars our country has fought in. They created poppies that we added onto a silhouette of a spitfire to lay at the memorial during our two minute silence.
Searching for answers...
The children have been researching the different parts of Roman armour. They have been questioning where, why and how they made and used this equipment and then used resources to help them investigate the questions they had asked.