The first of our musical instruments are in, and they are fabulous. Oh, and yes, one of the boys is holding 2 very tuneful carrots!
This afternoon, the children learned all about bee keeping from 2 wonderful and very knowledgeable visitors. They all got to taste some local honey - 2 children who had never tried honey loved it - and try on a beekeeper's veil.
Polden Class had amazing fun climbing, grass sledging, mountain biking and fossil hunting on our three day residential visit to Kilve Outdoor Centre. Mrs MacGregor was so impressed by our positive attitudes towards new challenges.
We had a fun afternoon of maths with some of our parents! We had some team work to build towers of cups; some sticky fun making 3D shapes with marshmallows and cocktail sticks; and some puzzles with numbers, fractions and dominoes.
In science this term, we are learning about electricity. We have enjoyed using the different equipment to create circuits with different components.
In our history lessons we have learned about Early Islamic mathematicians and their influence on what we learn today. We enjoyed learning about tessellation with Miss Stones.
Christmas fun. We have enjoyed making Christmas cards and calendars this month for our families. We were also set a challenge to see who could make the longest paper chain from a single sheet of A4 paper. Lots of different techniques were tried!
Polden class are learning about light. This afternoon, the children tested some different materials to see which were the most reflective. We have included the results of the 4 groups. We didn't all agree on our results!
We have been learning about how mirrors work. We did 3 activities to help us learn about the reflective properties of mirrors and discovered how difficult some things are when you can only look through a mirror!
Today we have been learning about what happens to shadows when the distance between an object and the light source changes. We also carried out some investigations to look at the different colours that make up light.
Open Day October 2017. For Open Day, Polden class performed 'The Coming of the Iron Man' by Brenda Williams. We spent the morning making gingerbread Iron Man biscuits for our audience.
Open Day October 2017. Polden class performed 'The Coming of the Iron Man' by Brenda Williams. Some of the children also performed some poems they had written which were inspired the the idea that the Iron Man had visited our school.
This afternoon we took part in the BBC Terrific Scientific Feet investigation which looked at the flexibility of our feet. We worked in pairs to take various measurements of our feet which we used to work out our Arch Height Indexes and our foot flexibility measurement. These will be collated and a median result for the class will be submitted to the Terrific Scientific team.
Moonlight paintings. This week we have created some beautiful art work inspired by Van Gogh's work 'The Starry Night'. We learned about tinting and shading, and created silhouettes to enhance our work.
Polden class carried out a survey of the jobs we do to help at home. Here are our results.
Times Tables RockstarsThe children all have individual log ins to access this site. There are frequently 'Battles of the Bands' between Killerton and Montacute classes. Practice your times tables to help your class win!
TopmarksThis website has links to lots of different educational games. I particularly like 'Hit the Button' in the Maths section
MapzoneThis website is a fun way to develop your map skills.