Creative Curriculum

Year 1: Instruction Texts

Year 1: Instruction Texts

This week, Year One have been learning about instruction writing. The children all made jam sandwiches and took notes about what they did step-by-step. The children then reviewed their notes and compiled clear, precise numbered instructions on ‘How to make a jam sandwich’.

The children learnt about the importance of using imperative ‘bossy’ verbs to set the right tone for the instructions. They also sang a song all about the imperative verb.

 

 

 

Edible rocks

Edible rocks

We used grated chocolate to learn about the three main types of rock. We compacted it in layers to make sedimentary rock, applied heat and pressure to create metamorphic rock and allowed liquid chocolate to cool and set to make igneous rock. Of course we had to test how dense they were by taking a… Continue Reading

Year 2: Build a Robot

Year 2: Build a Robot

Year 2 have been bringing in materials for several weeks and have just begun to assembly their robots based on their own original designs.   Children have been challenged to add movable parts to their robots using either split pins or a hinge. As you can see, the children really got stuck into the build… Continue Reading

Year 2: Adam Bushnell

Year 2: Adam Bushnell

Adam Bushnell was in school today to deliver a session on creative writing. Children thought about 3 things that they would attribute to themselves if they were a knight or lady. These included hope, peace, strength, and love. Children were then unofficially knighted!   ADAM BUSHNELL is an author and storyteller working in the UK… Continue Reading

World War I Battlefields Trip

World War I Battlefields Trip

Last week, twenty children from Year 6  travelled to Belgium as part of their topic work on the World Wars. Led by the ‘Explore4all’ company, the children visited a whole host of places including: both commonwealth and German cemeteries; the Passchendaele Museum and the In Flander’s Field Museum; authentic and original German trenches and Lockangar… Continue Reading

Making Sets

Making Sets

Reception have enjoyed their early maths lessons inspired by ‘Big Ideas in Early Mathematics’. They have been using lots of mathematical vocabulary and have partaken in some critical thinking to sort objects (and themselves!) into sets. The children enjoyed taking turns to sort by their own criteria. The rest of the class needed to identify… Continue Reading

Lots of ‘firsts’ for Reception Class

Lots of ‘firsts’ for Reception Class

Reception have enjoyed lots of ‘firsts’ these past few weeks. They are settling well into life at St Teresa’s and are enjoying all aspects of our creative curriculum. Here they are enjoying their first sessions of PE, dance, forest school and music. Reception have also had their first visit to our school library and have… Continue Reading