Which materials make good umbrellas?

 

Wiggins Class conducted an experiment to see whether paper, foil, fabric or plastic were good materials for making umbrellas. The children happily stood under real umbrellas whilst I poured water on them but there were less volunteers when the only thing over their heads was paper! They soon understood which were the best materials for the job!

 

Where do materials come from?

Today the children in Wiggins Class looked at lots of different materials and described them using some very fancy words! They then tried to decide where different materials come from. Did you know that diamonds come from the ground and that glass is made from sand? We discovered lots of interesting facts together and will continue with our work on materials in future science lessons.

Disastrous cakes!

We have been working on weighing in Wiggins Class in our maths work. This week we were trying to discover why we needed to know how to weigh things. We decided to try and bake a cake without using any weighing scales. The result speaks for itself! Although it looked pretty revolting, the children still wanted to taste it with some of them declaring it tasted better than the cake we had made using weighing scales! 

For homework this week, we have asked the children to make a cake for us to sell at the school fete. Let’s hope they are more successful than this one! 

Healthy Living

Did you know that there are nine teaspoons of sugar in a can of Coke and the equivalent of four teaspoons of natural sugar in one banana? Wiggins Class certainly didn’t until Alex, the Community Champion from Tesco, came to see us today. The children had to guess how many spoons of sugar were in lots of different foods and drinks and then place sugar cubes on their pictures. We had quite a few shocks and surprises! There are 24 spoons of sugar in a big bag of Haribo! We also made some delicious healthy fruit salads with natural yogurt which the children thoroughly enjoyed. 

Tesco have very kindly agreed to help towards the cost of our cookery lessons too, something which we are so grateful for. They will supply us with specific ingredients that we will need and fill our kitchen cupboard with the essentials. We are looking forward to creating some tasty healthy dishes.

Skittle Magic!

Today Wiggins Class worked some magic with a packet of Skittles and some hot water. We were trying to make a copy of a beautiful sun painting we found. We placed the Skittles around the edge of a plate , making sure there were never two colours the same next to each other. Next we poured some hot water onto the plate and watched the magic. The children said it was ” astonishing, amazing, awesome, beautiful, pretty and powerful.” 

Why don’t you try it for yourself at home? 

Olympic success! 

Yesterday Wiggins Class and some of our Year 6 children participated in an Olympic afternoon. The children tried lots of new activities with great support and encouragement from each other. The children from Year 6 had done an incredible job of organising the afternoon and we were thrilled to be invited to join them. After a gruelling warm up session, we set off to play tag rugby, mini archery, football, bottle tossing and welly throwing to name but a few! We all had a brilliant afternoon, helped by the sun shining after a soggy start to the day.

School Olympics!

Today the Year 6 children at school visited Wiggins Class to plan our Olympics competition ready for Thursday. We had to think of sporting activities to take part in and the children came up with ideas ranging from welly throwing to tag rugby, high jumping to boccia. We can’t wait for Thursday to come, so fingers crossed for a dry afternoon! 

The Year 6 children are in charge of the planning and preparation of all the games and races and we are going to supply the delicious refreshments to help get us through all the exercise we will do! Watch this space for more news!

Boccia Success!

Fantastic news! Some children from Wiggins Class competed in a boccia competition today against five other schools from the town. We had never played before but having watched videos about the sport, we were excited to take part and experience something new. Each of the children improved their performance as the competition progressed through the morning and enjoyed the whole experience, finishing in second place! What a fabulous achievement for the children and school. Our children never fail to amaze us! We are now looking forward to the children training others across school in the art of boccia. Well done Wiggins Class! 

 

Festive Cheer!

What a wonderful morning in Wiggins Class today. The children welcomed their parents, carers and grandparents, treating them to cake, mince pies, biscuits, songs, poetry and jokes. 

I was so proud of the children who all performed their part in our Christmas celebration with enthusiasm and gusto! 

Merry Christmas everyone!