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Art

In Art this week, Year 3 have been working on their still life drawing. 

Music

Year 2 have been learning to play the new note E on their recorders. This is the first note they have learned which uses both their left and right hands together to cover the holes. The pupils learned that the more holes they have to cover on the recorder, the trickier it gets! The pupils are learning to blow really gently and press firmly with their fingers to create a lovely, pianissimo sound.

In Year 5 music this week, the children have been practicing a piece called 'Tango'. They all rehearsed separately in their instrumental sections and came together to perform at the end of the lesson. The children are making such great progress on their orchestral instruments and are sounding great!

Science

During their topic on dissolving, the Year 6 students have been developing their practical skills.  They have learned to make predictions providing reasons for their ideas, write clear and concise methods, design a fair test and draw conclusions based on their findings. The students were asked to apply their knowledge of practical investigations to find out chemical unknown and solve the mystery of the missing torso.

The mystery of the stolen torso:

A model torso was stolen from Miss Neal’s classroom on Wednesday evening.  The only evidence that the police found was a strange unidentifiable powder. After further investigation, a white powder was also found in Mr. Howland’s room, Miss Hart’s room, Mr. Taylor’s room and Mr. Faulkner’s room!  These members of trusted staff became key suspects for the missing model.

Language

Through the topic of Hobbies and Free Time, Year 6 have begun to use the future tense to share their plans for the coming weekend. Some students have even been able to explain the future plans of their friends and family. Using the dice games and the mini whiteboard activities, they have been able to form complex sentences in both the spoken and written word! ¡Buen trabajo Year 6!

PE

In PE this week, Year 2 have been running, jumping and throwing their way to victory! They have been applying the athletic skills they have been learning by completing their own Pentathlon. Gold medals for effort all around!

Library

Reception student Abhi Majumdar read his story “Tommy the Turtle” to Miss Robinson’s Year 5 class in the library on Thursday. They loved it and were very impressed with his writing!

Learning Resource Center

This week in the Determined Dragonflies we celebrated National Handwriting Day, which takes place on John Hancock’s birthday. We celebrate it on this day because he was the first person to sign the United States of America’s Declaration of Independence. On the day, we practiced our cursive joins using cooked spaghetti and shaving foam, looked at letter formation through the use of LEGO and even studied the history of the Declaration of Independence!

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