Monday, October 29, 2012

Year Two Science Experiment on Capillary Attraction

Thanks to white roses from Mrs Newman's garden, the year two children were able to study the principle of capillary attraction - the force that makes the stem act like a straw to draw in water and nutrients.  The children chose their own colours of food colouring and watched their white roses change colour.  They could even see the veins in the leaves. 

Freaky Fingers

Years 1 and 2 have been baking treats for Halloween.  
They made freaky fingers....
Jasmine and Ethan roll out the dough
Dylan gets his hands in the flour
Jasmine has a laugh
Finlay shapes his finger
Molly is finished first
Leila concentrates on the dough
Lilia and Ramthai shape the dough
Thomas squeezes the dough

Some of the very freaky fingers


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tudor Day

Key stage 2 has been studying the Tudors. We found out about Henry and his wives, as well as Tudor buildings and clothes. We developed characters from our factual knowledge and imagination! 

Then we made costumes for these characters.

At the end of the half terms work we had a huge Tudor banquet accompanied by dances and plays. Some people were rich and ate tasty soups and chicken. Some people were poor and had some rather digesting pottage!

The children performed skits about Henry and his wives and also acted out monologues they had written about their characters. They would have been right at home at Shakespeare’s globe theatre!
Charlie makes dried apple for the lunch
Mrs Krol shows Jacob and Theodore how to peel a carrot
Theodore paints his knife for his costume

Jacob (rich), Finlay (rich) and Seoras (poor)
A scene from the skit on King Henry
Kongphop, Ned and Anthony in their costumes during the skit.
Rich family food - chicken, orange, bread and fruit sauce
Year 3 in their self made costumes
Year 4 in their self made costumes
Getting ready to perform the Tudor dance
Jack Glass (rich) waits for his lunch
Year 5 and 6 in their self made costumes

Well done ks2 - what a great day! 

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Visitors to Year 1

On Wednesday 17th October Ella and Aidan's tortoises came to visit. We found out that they like to eat flowers and hibiscus leaves.

Molly's sister came to visit.

Molly's sister, Francesca, came to visit Year 1 on Wednesday 17th October. She helped us with our hats.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Farewell to Zach and Rory Chatwood

On the 15th of October, we said farewell to Zach and Rory Chatwood.  Both Zach and Rory have been at TPS since Reception.  We wish them the very best in their new school in Hobart, Australia.

Zach and Rory give us their farewell speeches.

Rory makes his mark on the leavers board.

Zach makes his mark on the leavers board.

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Year Two Class Learns About the Value of a British Pound!

The children painstakingly counted out all the coins that make up a British pound.  This is actually a very hard concept to understand.  Now they're ready to start counting out specific amounts of money using the fewest number of coins and going from larger to smaller. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Measuring in Year 1.

Measuring in Year 1.

In maths this week Year 1 have been learning about measuring. They looked for things that are longer, shorter, taller and the same length as another object. They measured each other and found that Leila is the tallest and Ramthai is the shortest - at the moment! Then, they measured things using felt pens, cubes and paper clips. Maths has definitely been fun this week! 

Monday, October 8, 2012

October Good Work Awards

Good Work Awards were presented to eight children in October for wonderful work during the month.  Well done!!