Computing topic – creating algorithms
We have been thoroughly enjoying our computing topic this half term. We have been learning about algorithms and codes. They need to be clear and precise – this can take a bit of work! We created games for the Blue-Bots and then had to program them with algorithms to make them travel around.
Half term holiday activities
Science : observing changes in weather (temperature).
Our Science learning this half term is all about observing seasonal changes and changes in weather. We put a thermometer outside and the children have been keeping a keen eye on changes throughout the week. We recorded the temperature in our Science books and had some interesting discussions about why the temperature went up or down. Help your child at home by talking about the weather forecast, changes in temperature and sunrise /sunset times.
Living and Learning : I know how to make things better
There was some fantastic homework this week showing how we can make things better. In our homework review sessions,we had the chance to look at each other’s homework and talk about what we liked and why.
Computing : using the Blue-Bot floor robots
The new floor robots, Blue-Bots, have been put to good use the last couple of weeks. We have been learning how algortihms and codes work to make the Blue-Bots go where we want them to. We have found out you have to be very precise otherwise things don’t work out how you want!
Living and Learning – D:side (healthy bodies/medicine education)
We had a visit from D:side this week. They spoke to the Year 1s about keeping our body healthy, making healthy choices and how to stay safe around medicines.
The Year 2s talked about how our bodies work and how they are the same and different.
Scholes Peace Cards
In November last year, members of Scholes Parish Council came to visit our school during our Community Week. They worked with all of our children, from Year 1 through to Y6 on a range of creative activities.
They talked to the children about the Scholes Peace Flame and their roles in the community.
The councillors were so impressed with our artwork, and are pleased to announce that six of our children have their peace designs made into cards – Harry, Emilia, Esme, Dolly, Olivia and Archie from Y1/2V.
If you would like to buy a set of 6 peace cards, then they are available from the school office.
PE – gymnastics
There was a buzz of excitement when the children spotted the climbing frame, ropes, ladders, benches and mats were out in the hall. All classes had their first gymnastics lesson of the term and will continue to build their agility, movement and coordination skills over the next 5 weeks.