At the end of the Summer Term, the majority of Diamond Class enjoyed an amazing few days at Boggle Hole Youth Hostel. It started on the Wednesday with an action packed day at York Maze, followed by two days at the seaside, where the children completed rock pool studies, created sand sculptures and enjoyed being pirates!! For more photos, please see the display board in the hall.
On Tuesday 18th June, the weather was much kinder towards Diamond Class and they were able to complete some field study work linked to their topic on rivers. The children used ordnance survey maps, sketched and investigated the stream and the surrounding land.
On Tuesday 11th June, Diamond Class got togged up in their waterproofs, determined not to let the weather stop their Forest School session. The theme this time was rivers; the children looked at the course of the stream and how meanders are formed followed by den building and creative play.
On Tuesday 21st May, Diamond Class were the first to take part in the Chesterfield Tennis Roadshow. Children were treated to a session which developed their throwing, catching and hitting skills. Further information about future events with Chesterfield Tennis Club will be coming home with the children … just in time for Wimbledon!!
On Tuesday 21st May, Diamond Class continued their word on materials, this time focusing on the irreversible change of burning. Mrs Wright donned the safety goggles and the class explored the flammability of common household materials.
On Monday 20th May, Diamond Class continued their work on materials and their properties. The children explored what happened when water, lemon juice and vinegar were mixed with bicarbonate of soda and washing powder. The most explosive reaction was when mint Mentos were combined with diet cola!
On Thursday 16th May, Diamond Class started their new Science topic on the properties of materials. In this lesson, the children explored what happened when a range of materials were added to water.
During the afternoon on Wednesday 15th May, Diamond Class enjoyed a leisurely afternoon of sport in the sun. The children took part in small tennis games as well as a Level 1 competition of Kwik Cricket to prepare the children for their up-and-coming tournament. It was a perfect way to enjoy the gorgeous weather and also enjoy a break from SATs week.
On Wednesday 8th May, Diamond Class took to the hall for PE due to the inclement weather and worked on a range of counter balances. They demonstrated great strength and teamwork to produce a short sequence.