Friday, 12 January 2018

Things from the past

Our new central idea is: "Artefacts and other historical sources help us learn about the past."

We've started off looking at this:
We all shared what we knew about it:
People have been bringing in some fascinating things too:
A wooden dumper truck that granddad made for dad
An old magnifying glass
A video cassette
A wooden flute from Romania
Weighing scales
Weighing scales in action
An old colouring book
A cable car that belonged to granddad
The cable car in action:

A typewriter
Grandma's home-made "doudou"
Granddad's firefighting helmet
Another typewriter from granddad

An iron and a lattern from Papi

A camera

A teddy from grandmother

A doll from Grandma

A family tree dating back 4 generations

Pictures of several generations
And there's lots more!

Monday, 18 December 2017

Cuisenaire equations on the new ipads

We've got twelve new ipads in K3! We used them and the Brainingcamp Cuisenaire app to create some Cuisenaire rod equations:
We all took turns having a go. Here is some of our work (see full album):

Thursday, 14 December 2017


We have different groups for phonics. Simon's group has been looking again at the sound "ng". We've been getting familiar with the On the Ning Nang Nong.
Also with the "ng" sound is our song Bingo!
And we also had some practice at writing the "ow" sound:
"How now, brown cow?"

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Miró Stories

What great stories the children in K3 have created! Have a look at the two books of stories we've collected together. First of all, K3L:

and here's the one by K3G:

Friday, 8 December 2017

Shoe Box Bedrooms

The children have enjoyed working on their shoe box bedrooms this week. They have used their maths skills to design patterns and to measure and create doors and windows, used their artistic skills to paint and design their rooms and furnishings and of course their literacy skills for all the talking they’ve been doing in showing their peers their brilliant work.