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What's been happening in Discoverers and Voyagers?

Discoverers/Voyagers

Discoverers/Voyagers

  • To start of our 'Get inpsired' topic, the children have looked at sculptures of local artist Barbara Hepworth before then exploring how clay can be manipulated and the skills they may need when creating their own sculptures.
  • Year 3 and 4 have been learning about what perimeter is and how to use different calculation skills to solve perimeter problems.
  • As part of our topic: Worldwide History, we have been finding out what food the Ancient Maya used to eat and how they grew the food or hunted it.
  • In English this week, the children used many skills to research facts about the Ancient Mayas to help them write their own information page.
  • The children have been learning different types of shots used in the game volleyball. This week, they focused on learning the dig shot.
  • This week we looked at different types of loops: infinite loops and count-controlled loops.
  • Discoverers were lucky enough to spend some time exploring some amazing books in the library with some brownies, then travel to Explorers and read with the younger children.
  • WOW! Year 3 had a brilliant first Forest School session where the sun shone and they demonstrated so many of our school values.
  • The children have been using their multiplication and place value knowledge to multiply larger numbers.
  • The children celebrated the end of a brilliant Geography topic by building their own river channel on the grass outside.
  • The children in Voyagers and Discoverers have been set a challenge. They must design and build a model bridge to help Santa get across to his reindeer.
  • Voyagers and Discoverers have been learning about the ‘Trinity’ and why it is important to Christians.
  • In Voyagers and Discoverers this week, we have been using doubling to help with understanding and recall of multiplication facts.
  • As part of our Extreme Earth topic, the children have been developing their map reading skills by looking for river s in the UK.
  • This week in Art, we have explored printing techniques using various materials and tools.
  • The children had a fantastic day learning more about the Victorian period and what this looked like in Teignmouth.
  • In science, this week the children have been learning about their muscles and how they are needed to move.
  • Today, in History we learnt about different aspects of a school day for Victorian children.
  • Discoverers and Voyagers had a blast at the zoo today.
  • The children have helped to raise a fantastic amount of money with all of their bouncing.
  • Today we learned what seaside holidays were like over one hundred years ago, in Victorian times.
  • Voyagers and Discoverers started of the year by learning about the nutrition that animals need to stay healthy.
  • Last week, Sandhya Dave, a Cultural Champion, visited our school to teach us about Hinduism
  • Discoverers and Voyagers had a brilliant day full of activities run by our visiting author, poet and illustrator, Kev Payne.
  • As part of our RE learning and looking at Religion in the community, we were lucky enough to reenact a baptism at St John the Baptist C of E church.
  • Some incredible photographs taken on our trip to the community centre. Well done.
  • This week, Voyagers and Discoverers took part in the Village Festival which included many engaging and fun-filled activities.
  • The children have enjoyed learning about how to edit a picture in Computing.
  • As a start to 'Our Community' Topic, we are looking at our environment and thinking about how to help it.
  • Voyagers and Discovers have been developing their textile skills this term and on Monday, they got to share these skills with adults who came to support.
  • This week, in Science, we have been learning about the water cycle.
  • The children finished their loom weaving projects and evaluated them.
  • The children practised their DT skills as they made a key chain featuring the British flag.
  • This half term, Year 3 have been learning lots about music while playing the glockenspiels.
  • To kick start the topic 'Materials' in science, the children learnt about states of matter and how they behaved.
  • The children began their art learning for this half term using the artist Kandinsky for inspiration.
  • The children were brilliant historians today and looked at artefacts really carefully to learn more about people living at the time.
  • Year 4 have enjoyed Forest School this half term and the rain definitely filled the last session with fun!
  • On Wednesday afternoon, Year 4 spent some time celebrating the start of spring.
  • Discoverers and Voyagers have had lots of fun being scientists this week.
  • As part of British Science Week, Voyagers and Discoverers has a visit from the staff from Hearcare from Specsavers.
  • The children explored the fantastic museum which had a lovely Ancient Egyptian exhibit.
  • The children in Voyagers and Discoverers have been learning lots about fractions and this week started learning about equivalent fractions.
  • The children (and adults) had a blast celebrating this year's World Book Day.
  • This week in History, we learned how to order events and artefacts chronologically.
  • Voyagers and Discoverers started their new science unit this week; Sound.
  • This half term, the children have worked incredibly hard to create interactive pages for a story book.
  • The children learned about cyberbullying and how to speak out against it.
  • Last Friday, Discoverers and Voyagers filled their day with maths!
  • This half term Discoverers and Voyagers have been learning about Jewish festivals.
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