Robin Class Photo Gallery, Weeks Ending: 19/26.3.21

After three weeks back in school, the Robins were ready for the Easter holiday. They were enjoying being together again in class and worked hard on a variety of activities, which included completing some information sheets about Kenya and answering Times Tables Rock Star questions in the Computer room and some writing, drawing and 2D and 3D shape activities in the classroom. They also began to make their African animal glove puppets, by using blanket stitch to sew around the edge. Here is a selection of photos.

Friday 19th March was Comic Relief Day, so many of the children were dressed as superheroes. Here are some group scenes, showing their costumes, and a few photos of those superheroes running around the track after their PE lesson.

During the last week of term, the children completed their topic work about the country of Kenya, although they will be continuing with their African animal glove puppets after the Easter holiday. They had an opportunity to learn more about the country from someone who has lived there. This was Miss Collier, who visited the class to talk about Kenya and show the children her collection of things she bought there and some pictures of the country. Here are some photos of this session.

The last day of term provided a further opportunity to dress up, but this time with an Easter theme, so out came the Easter bonnets, bunny ears and flowery outfits. Here are some photos.

During the morning, all classes took part in an Easter egg hunt in the Environmental Garden in the presence of an Easter bunny! Here are some photos of the Robins and Kingfishers in the garden.

At the end of the day, the Robins went home with an Easter egg from the Friends and an Easter card basket with some mini eggs and a creme egg. Star of the Week certificates were awarded in the Celebration Assembly and some children received their class Writing certificate. It won’t be long until the rest of the class receive their certificates after the holiday. Here are a couple of photos of the children holding their certificates.

I hope the Robins are having a fun Easter holiday and that they enjoy this weekend with more chocolate eggs and perhaps an Easter egg hunt in the garden!

Mrs Brownsey

Robin Class Photo Gallery, Week Ending: 12.3.21

The Robins had a great first week back at school, after two months of home schooling. It was lovely to be back in the classroom and for the children to be learning together once again. They all settled well and were soon ready to focus on their work.

We began by chatting about their time during lockdown, when they shared various experiences of completing their school work at home. Certificates were also awarded to those children who participated in the World Book Day challenges. Here are two photos.

It was British Science Week, so they were able to listen to some Zoom presentations by several scientists about electricity and sound. Following on from their work on Materials during lockdown, we carried out an investigation about waterproof materials. The children were given a number of resources: card, paper, foil, plasticene and tape, with the aim of making a waterproof boat, which also floated. Here are some photos, which show the children making their boats and then testing them using a tray of water.

After testing their boats, the children made several conclusions. The shape of the boat was important and foil was the best waterproof material. Some of the boats had plasticine placed in them at one end, which made them sink. A plasticine boat was waterproof and would float, as long as it resembled a boat shape! Card and paper absorbed water and became soggy.

Later in the week, the children learnt about a famous scientist – Charles Macintosh, who invented a waterproof fabric. This was used to make a raincoat – the Mackintosh, commonly known as a Mac! The Robins carried out another investigation, by testing five different materials, to see which were waterpoof.

Alongside their Science activities, the Robins managed to complete their Maths work on 2D and 3D shapes and continue with their topic on Kenya, learning about different types of transport, or moving around the country. One of their PE lessons had an African theme and the photos below show them working on a farm in groups.

Finally, during their Art lesson, the Robins produced these beautiful Mother’s Day cards.

Well done to all the Robins for working hard and being ready to learn.

Mrs Brownsey

Kestrel Class – Science Week

As part of the Science week the children had to use their engineering skills to Create An Insect. They worked with a partner and were given 1 hour to build their chosen insects. The only materials they were allowed were 4 A4 pieces of paper (from the recycling bin), scissors, pencils / crayons. They could not use glues, sticky tape or clips.

They had lots of fun;

Researching their insects.

Finding ways to shape and strengthen the paper.

Exploring how to connect their insect parts.

Cygnet Class

w/e 12.3.21

It is really lovely to welcome all Cygnets back to school this week and to meet a new member of the class.  Our curriculum over the next few weeks is going to be based on wellbeing with the SMILE model.  SMILE stands for socialise, move, interest, learn and engage.  We are making a wall display to record these opportunities. 

This week it is Science week and we started our learning by doing a virtual visit to Wroxham Barns to learn about the animals which are due to have young this Spring.  Firstly we thought about the invention of the wheel and thought about a bus might move if it did not have wheels.  We drew pictures, did paintings and built models of our inventions.  We role played going on a bus journey and sang The Wheels on the Bus.  Ben took us on a tour and we were able to ask questions at the end of the tour.  When we got back to the classroom we visited the bank and got money so that we could buy a bookmark souvenir to remember our visit to Wroxham Barns.  We went for a bug hunt outside and talked about the minibeasts we found and where we found them.  We drew pictures and made models of  minibeasts.  We thought about what a real scientist might look like and them joined a meeting with a scientist.

Hemblington Primary School

Headteacher: Miss Kendra Collier

Telephone: 01603 713243

Fax: 01603 716994