This week the children have been revising some of the wonderful knowledge they’ve learned so far, ready to do our SATS next week.
But when they haven’t been revising, the children have have turned their hand to becoming mini-mechanics, playful-programmers and superb-scientists.
They have used their understanding of axle types to practice building a mini-soap box derby racer (more on that later), but have also explored programming (and a lot of debugging) for our dash robots to move around at equal intervals. In STEM, the children have been learning about the food chain and hunting the school grounds for evidence of producers and consumers.
Because next week we will be doing SATS, there will not be usual English / Phonics / Maths lessons.
The team would like to note that whilst we recognise the importance of SATS, and ask that the children try their best, they are very young and these tests are not going to be a full representation of the child and their learning. Please do reassure them if they feel stressed, that we see see them as the whole child, not just a score on some paper.
DT NOTE FOR NEXT WEEK: Please bring in recycled materials for children to build their soapbox racers with. If your child has taken their practice racer home, please bring it back to school so they can re-use the wheels/axles. They can design the racer how they like, but some examples of ‘junk’ would be a small plastic fruit box, small – medium cereal boxes and anything else they would like.
Maths sheets from this week: Maths Sheets