19th February 2018

We have had a jam-packed week full of exciting activities from erupting volcanoes to designing and creating a comic strip.

We had great fun making our volcano models erupt using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda. We carefully added the ingredients into the vents of our volcano models, which we had made using paper mache, and watched them erupt.  It was fantastic to watch!

Continuing on from our work on volcanoes we have started learning about rocks and fossils, and how they are made.  We used magnifying glasses to examine the fossils to see if we could name the creatures or plants. Ben brought in a giant fossil to show us, which he had found on a beach whilst on holiday.

After reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’, we reduced the story to three main events and designed a comic strip using sound and speech bubbles.  We had the opportunity to read lots of different comics to ensure we included the main features in our designs.

Earlier in the year the children entered a competition organised by the Rotary Club of Retford.  They had to design a picture which showed the idea of a Spring garden.  The children had a variety of mediums and resources they could choose from and worked very hard to create some wonderful pictures.  This week we had an e-mail informing us that three out of the five winners in the age group 7-8 Years are in our class!  Ben, Charlotte and Brooke’s designs had amazed the judges and they have won book vouchers which they will be awarded with after half-term.  Their designs, along with others, will be on display in the first floor Gallery at the Hub in Cannon Square, Retford from next Monday 19th February to Thursday 1st March 2018.

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Our ‘Champion of the Week’ is Calum for his positive attitude in class and outstanding manners at all times.  Well done Calum!

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Amethyst was the ‘House of the Week’ with 140 points.  It was a close race with Amethyst beating Garnet by one point.