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Here are a couple of links for you to use during the period that the school is closed. Most of the main activities for the children can be found on Purple Mash (login details are in the contact books).
Welcome to Pippin Class 2019 - 2020.
Spring 2 - Land Ahoy
The countdown has begun. Are you ready for blast off?
This half term, we’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System. We’ll investigate an alien crash site, write an incident report and try to find the aliens who have landed. Where could they be? We’ll make models of the Solar System and design spaceships, space buggies and space-related toys. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. Floor robots will be programmed to move around an alien landscape, and we will compose space sounds and dances. We’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work.
At the end of our project, we’ll share our learning in a variety of different ways. We’ll read our exciting science-fiction stories aloud, sing space-themed songs and create an exhibition of our space models. It will be out of this world!
In RE we have been exploring Diwali. We have looked at the story of Rama and Sita as well as exploring what it means to be lucky and thinking of welcoming in the new year.
We have made diva lamps to help welcome visitors into our classroom.
Finally we held our own Diwali celebrations where we tried different Indian food, wore traditional clothes and made Diwali cards.
We welcomed Angus the cockerpoo to spend the afternoon with us on Monday.
We looked at everything he needs to keep him happy and healthy. He showed us his bed, food, car harness, his favourite toys and brushes.
We took him outside so that he could show us his tricks and how fast he is catching a ball.
Pippin Class 2018 - 2019.
Summer 2 - Beachcombers.
Bright Lights, Big City.
Hop on board a big, red bus and head for England’s capital. Yes, that’s right, we’re on our way to London!
This half term, we’ll take tea with the Queen and visit Buckingham Palace online. Using maps and research, we’ll locate Buckingham Palace, understand compass directions, plan routes around London and learn about the countries of the United Kingdom. Our research will take us back in time to the Great Fire of London and to famous London landmarks, as well as giving us an understanding of what it’s like to live in a big city. We’ll write adventure stories, take a virtual trip to London Zoo and make souvenirs for tourists.
Spring 2 - 'Muck, mess and mixtures'.
This half term, we’ll have a messy morning to investigate mixtures, from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam.
We’ll enjoy the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, leaflets, lists and stories of our own. We’ll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt.
We’ll taste a wide variety of foods, learn about healthy eating and follow recipes to make some yummy treats including pizza and ice cream! Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We’ll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes, model clay into exciting shapes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages.
At the end of our project, we’ll turn our classroom into a gallery and invite you to view our exhibition. We’ll arrange images from the project into a PowerPoint presentation and demonstrate our messy science investigations. We’ll also design and create our very own mud kitchen to play in. Yuck!
In English we have been following recipes to make things from Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipe book.
The Enormous Crocodile,
Mr. Twit's Beard Food,
Bruce Bogtrotter's Cake and
Our Spring 1 topic was Rio de Vida.
We would like to thank you for coming to our carnival to listen to us sing and watch us dance. We hope you all enjoyed the Brazilian sweets we made as well as looking through all of our work.
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