Picasso Class shared their learning about Revolutionary Romans and Celebrating St Neots, the two topic from the summer term. The children thought about how this experience felt and what they did.
Josie said, "I drew a picture of St Neots with my mum, my mum is a great drawer I was very surprised. We then built boats, my younger brothers came in and floated them on the water."
Isabelle continued, "To make boats I used sticks and yarn. I tested my boat, first of all it sunk but when I put balls inside it floated. This happened because plastic floats and this was what the balls were made from." When asked about the Roman Banquet Chloe exclaimed, "The Roman food was yummy!"
Torrin had great fun trying to test how strong his boat was, he commented, "I made a boat that was indestructible, I put sticks around the side and made oars. I put weight, called ballast, in the bottom that balanced the boat." Cole was very eager to share the tie dye work that is displayed in the corridor outside of class, he said, "I showed my mum the tie dye banner, we had a game to guess the tie dye with Zastryn, it was fun."
Jasmine spent time sharing her learning with her mum, she commented, "My mum was really pleased that I have started to get pink in my book, she asked me what the pink and green meant. I told her that pink means I have understood and green means I need to improve and try again."
It was a fantastic afternoon with seventeen parents visiting the class. Thank you to all of those parent who were able to share your children's learning.
Celebrating St Neots
Picasso started this terms Topic with a river walk. We followed the journey of the River Great Ouse from a tributary at Hen Brook into the town centre.
Our topic will continue to focus on the geography of St Neots and the children will be using ordinance survey maps to find geographical features.es
What features could you find at the weekend?
The topic also links to the text we are exploring in English.
'Floodlands' by Marcus Sedgwick follows the travels of a young girl who is faced with the every rising tides. The story is set in Norwich and moved south west towards Ely-the island of the Eels.
I would like to say a huge thank you to all the parents and careers who attended our topic afternoon on Thursday 8th December. The children have worked extremely hard this term on the subject of India, the standard of learning has been tremendous.
Have a look at the photo to see the exciting activities that took place.
Welcome to Picasso
We have had a busy start to this term and have really started to settle into the routine of school.
Remember you need to complete you spellings in your home spelling book at least four times a week.
try some of these activities:
Backward writing: write your spellings forward then backwards
forget - tegrof
Writing in sentences: use each spelling in a sentence.
Dictionary: look up the meaning of your spelling
Verbal test: get an adult to call out the words whilst you spell them out loud (don't forget to get your adult to sign for this activity)
written test: get an adult to call out the words and you write them in your book.
Crossword spellings: make a crossword out of your spellings.