Today Wiggins Class took part in a town boccia tournament at Duston Sports Centre. It is a wonderful sport that the children have been playing within their timetable for the past year or so. Their skills, practise and determination really paid off today with one of our two teams making it through to the next round after coming first in their group. I am so proud of them and can’t wait for them to compete in the next part of the competition. Go Team Wiggins!
This week Wiggins Class have been engaged in Anti-Bullying Week activities. Today we found out lots of ways in which the children are the same and even more ways in which they are different from each other.
Some of them love home learning, some don’t!
Most of them love singing, a couple don’t.
All of them love pizza!
The children decided that it is good to have things in common with each other and just as good to be different.
I wonder if you can think of ways in which you are different to most of your friends.
Today the children really enjoyed watching Pinocchio, acted out by a travelling theatre company who were visiting school. They were captivated by the actors, their quick costume changes and the scenery transformations. We have been learning the story over the past week and will be developing their skills of character writing. I am hoping that the fear of their noses growing will continue to keep the children on the straight and narrow!
Today the children in Wiggins Class ate their super soup that they made the week before half term. It has been in the freezer waiting for them!
“It’s scrumptious!” said Alexander.
“So yummy!” said Blue.
“Wicked!” Emma declared.
Samuel thought it was “awesome!”
Finley agreed with Blue and said it was “yummy!”
Jessica said “tasty and delicious!”
Overall, it was a big healthy hit with the children. I am so proud of the children’s cooking skills as they are becoming more and more independent in the kitchen. Well done Wiggins!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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?