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.
Monday, October 29, 2012
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|
Sunday, October 28, 2012
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!
Well done ks2 - what a great day!
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!
|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|
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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 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
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!