Woodbury Salterton
C of E Primary School

Our Learning

Kate Greenaway Books in Class 1
26 June 2019

This week Class 1 have enjoyed two of the books in the Kate Greenaway Award collection.

Our favourite book was, The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris.

The children loved the poems and wonderful illustrations as a result, they drew pastel pictures and wrote poems for their pictures.

ECC Maths Trail
25 June 2019

Year 5 had a lovely morning when they visited Exmouth Community College for a Maths trail. The first activity was to use the formula, ‘Speed is equal to distance divided by time’ and apply this to investigating how far it would be to walk from one part of the campus to another. Year 5 displayed their knowledge of estimating, multiplying and converting.

The next challenge was in the form of a treasure hunt with some tricky word problems. Year 5 proudly showed off their mathematical knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages to solve the clues. Super Maths sleuths Year 5!

Faith Week in Class 1
25 June 2019

 

As part of our work during Faith Week we looked at how Muslims pray. The children enjoyed printing symmetrical patterns on their mats and making paper fringes for them. Later in the week we cleared the classroom to make a space so we could lay the mats as if they were inside a mosque. We used an app – Quibla Compass – to find out which direction Mecca is in so that we could place our prayer mats facing the right way.

 

The children remembered that Muslims pray five times a day and that before praying they perform wudu – which is a ceremony which involves washing their hands, face and feet. We acted this out and then they then went to their own prayer mat and we went through some of the positions in the prayer ritual. The children were really respectful and afterwards we talked about the differences and similarities to how Christians pray.

 

The Nursery children enjoyed looking at the different patterns on pictures of prayer mats and had fun sponge painting on half of the paper and discovering what happened when the paper was folded and the pattern was transferred to the other side. They later enjoyed sitting on them… once they were dry!

Mayan Gods
24 June 2019

Class 3 have been studying Mayan history, life and culture. In Art and D.T we have been designing Mayan Gods then modelling them using air drying clay. They look so realistic!

Kate Greenaway in Class 3
22 June 2019

We have been looking at books that have been nominated for the Kate Greenaway award in Class 3. Our favourites include, ‘The Wolf the Duck and the Mouse,’ illustrated by Jon Klassen and ‘The Day War Came,’ illustrated by Rebecca Cobb. We enjoyed the stories and the beautiful illustrations too.

Kate Greenaway Award
22 June 2019

Class 2 have been looking at books nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award. One of our favourites was “You’re Safe With Me.” The lovely illustrations by Poona Mistry inspired us to create artwork in a similar style. We used pencil to draw our animals in detail then applied coloured pencil. They were then photocopied onto brightly coloured backgrounds. How beautiful they look!

Exciting Experiments in Science
21 June 2019

Class 3 had a carousel of science investigations to carry out – all linked to the study of sound. We made paper crackers to see shock waves; we made rice move on a beating drum to show sound waves in action; we looked at sources of sound and we tested how sound moves through different materials. A noisy and enjoyable afternoon!

The Mayans
21 June 2019

Class 3 are learning about the Mayans, their culture and way of life. We have had some super homework projects brought in including a fabulous, informative poster and a beautifully crafted 3D model of a Mayan house.

Faith Week Letters
19 June 2019

Class 3 have been writing to pupils in a London School where many of the children are Muslim. They wrote some interesting questions such as, “What clothing do you wear? What traditions do you have? What is your prayer space like?” We look forward to receiving letters back so that we can learn more about what it is like to be a Muslim.

Maths Competition
18 June 2019

Two of our Year Six pupils have taken part in a competition organised by Exeter Maths School. The competition is held for young mathematicians to share their love of the subject in an interesting and creative manner. They have worked hard all week in school and at home to produce a stunning and informative poster to show their mathematical understanding of the Fibonacci sequence. We wish you the best of luck boys!