This half term we’re starting a big 3D printing project in Computing. Each class has been learning all about 3D design and how to create different models and designs using the 3D design software Tinkercad.
Each class have gone through some quick-fire challenges with limited time and blocks to push their creativity and design skills to the limits. We’ve seen some giraffes made of just two shapes, rockets made of 6 and even models of St Michael’s Mount made using just 4 basic shapes.
The children have really embraced the creative side of Computing with this project so far and are now starting to develop their own ideas for their 3D printer Winter Ornament.
Over the next couple of weeks each child in Key Stage 2 will design four different ornaments, evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each, pick their favourite and then make refinements to their favourite design. When they’re happy with their finished product, Mr Woolcock and Paul will make sure that all of the designs get printed before the end of term.
Class 4 love Autumn. We celebrated Harvest time this week and were lucky enough to receive our own Harvest gift from Mrs Smart… lots of delicious cooking apples from her tree, so we decided to get cooking. After a class discussion, we decided on apple crumble – yum!
The children had great fun working together, weighing out the ingredients for the crumble mixture and chopping up the apples. Here is how you do it…
Step 1 – Weigh out 400g of plain flour.
First of all you have to put 5 big spoonfuls of flour in the bowl. (Rosie)
Me, Suki and Ava were taking turns getting the sugar. You have to weigh how many pounds it is and then put it in the bowl. (Emily)
I was cutting the butter with Reggie. We put it in the measuring box, then put it in the bowl. My favourite bit was squishing the butter. (Kensa)
I was putting my hands in the flour and squish it up. It was exciting and fun. That was my favourite bit! (Lily)
After mixing the dry ingredients and rubbing in the butter to make the crumble mixture, the children had to cut slices of apple and put them in the baking dish.
I was chopping the apples with Scarlett. We put flour in on top of the apples. (Erin)
Once the apples are chopped and placed in the baking dish, sprinkle the crumble mixture on generously, covering all of the apples. Place in the oven to cook for about 45 minutes or until the apple slices are cooked through. Leave to cool and … Ta-Dah, delicious apple crumble! Well done Class 4, great team work!
Junior Star of the Week
Class 7 – Year 3 – Agnes
I am very pleased with the effort that Agnes has been putting into all her work. She has been working hard to improve her reading, spelling and to learn her times tables. Agnes is using her pen confidently and producing extremely neat handwriting. She has brought in loads of extra homework, including some beautiful drawings. She is a friendly and helpful member of the class.
Well done Agnes, keep up the good work.
Class Stars of the Week
Class 4 –Year 1 – Skye
A great start to the term Skye. Skye has done some fantastic maths this week. She tries really hard and never gives up. Well-done Skye keep up the fantastic work.
Class 5 –Year 2– Rafaella
Rafe has settled in to her new class brilliantly. She is working hard and trying her best in all subjects and producing some lovely work. Well done Rafaella, keep up the great effort.
Class 8 – Year 3 – Cove
This week, Year 3 Star of the Week is awarded to Cove. Cove is a model pupil who bounces into class every day with an excellent attitude to learning. Cove has worked extremely hard in writing this week and performed well in science and maths. Cove enthusiasm for learning is infectious and he is very helpful and positive towards his fellow peers. Well-done Cove.
Mrs Connors / Mr Jones
Class 9 – Year 4 – Ivan
Ivan has settled into class 9 really well. He works really hard and is trying his best. He makes interesting contributions to discussions on the topics we are studying and has already completed extra research at home relating these topics. He has brought in books and drawings. Well done Ivan a great start to the year.
Class 11–Year 5 – Luke
Luke has proven in the short time that we have known him that he is an astute, bright and attentive individual with his own mind. He joins in terrifically well with class debates and is an asset to the class.
Class 14 –Year 6 – Leja
I have been very impressed with Leja’s attitude to learning since the beginning of term. She has been working hard and getting more involved with class discussions, putting her hand up to contribute with more confidence. I have been pleased with her efforts in maths and her understanding of place value. She has been trying hard with writing and really wants to improve her work. A great start to the year Leja. Keep it up!