In Apple Nursery we have been reading The Gruffalo’s Child and have been on a hunt to find the ‘Big, Bad Mouse’! We searched around the garden for clues and found a snake in a log pile house, an owl in a treetop house, a fox in an underground house and footprints in the snow to lead to the ‘Big, Bad Mouse’. But we found out that he wasn’t so big or bad… until we saw his shadow!
Children from each class celebrated their fantastic attitude and effort towards their learning this half term, with Mrs Quereshi. Well done!
Apple Nursery have been enjoying using the iPads and trying out some coding using Osmo games this week. We talked about giving instructions to the tablet and they used blocks to tell the character “Awbie” which way go to find strawberries to eat! They loved seeing Awbie come to life when they pressed the play button.
Children throughout the school have enjoyed taking part in the National Hour Of Code this week. The initiative encourages children to become coders and problem solvers. The Year 5 children have enjoyed a range of activities with our volunteer computing expert, Simon Devon, which included coding robots and Microbits. Children in our school coding club also enjoyed a challenging coding session this week which they proudly demonstrated to their parents after the club, which turned into a mini robot wars episode in our school hall!
EYFS and KS1 also enjoyed learning how to Code using Osmo the iPad educational gaming accessory, which was expertly demonstrated by some of our Year 4 children. Our Year 6 children will also be taking part in a collaborative coding challenge this Friday, with a group of Year 7 and 8 secondary school children, via Skype in our computing suite.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with new technology this week and have found it exciting and fun. Here are some photos of their learning.
Wow! 61 books from the reception classes! Great start! Please keep bringing in your books for credit for news ones in our first book exchange session!
Don’t forget about our book swap! Bring in your old books for credit when our swap sessions start in the new year!