A Fabulous Afternoon of Coding

Today the children in the SU were treated to an afternoon of specialist teaching from the wonderful Digital Leaders at school. We were shown how to program a micro bit with words and pictures and had a fabulous time. They were delighted with their work and we can’t wait to have our next visit. Why not explore the website at home to see what you can do?

http://www.microbit.org/

Thank you so much to the Digital Leaders for helping to make a fabulous end to our busy week.

Mrs Haigh

 

On Your Bike!

This week we had some visitors in our Special Unit who came to teach us all about bike safety and how to look after our bikes. We helped to put a bike together, learning the names for all the different parts. Did you know that all bicycles have a triangle shape as the main part of their frame? Have a look at one at home and see if you can spot the triangle.

The children were all given some reflective stickers too and were shown how they glow when they are given some light. We learned so many things during the afternoon but the thing we already knew was that cycling is good for our fitness and fun too, so get on your bikes!

Mrs Haigh

A Trip to the Panto

What a privilege it was for the staff today who took the SU classes to watch Cinderella, the Milton Keynes pantomime. The performance was amazing – a flying coach to take Cinders to the ball, two real horses, Tess and Claudia as the ugly stepsisters and the Fairy Gokmother – what more could we want?! The children really entered into the spirit of things, shouting, singing, booing, clapping and dancing, it was such a treat.

Is it wrong to be looking forward to next year’s pantomime already?

Mrs Haigh

 

Brilliant Boccia!

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!

Mrs Haigh

Everyone is different, everyone is special.

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.

Pinocchio

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!

 

Super Soup!

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!

 

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.