Archive for the ‘First Class’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Chinese New Year

We have been learning all about the Chinese New Year in Room 9. This year is the year of the tiger! We designed Chinese Lanterns and created Chinese dragon masks. We have really enjoyed learning about the Chinese New Year. Take a look at our creations!






PostHeaderIcon India and the Festival of Lights in Room 11

November 2020

The children in Room 11 had a super time learning all about the country India and the huge festival of Diwali!

Diwali is called the festival of lights and is celebrated every year at the beginning of November. We learned a song about Diwali and watched videos that taught us about the traditions of Diwali. We also made some art that celebrates Diwali. We made Rangoli patterns. These patterns are usually made using sand and placed outside people’s homes during Diwali. We made our own sand Rangoli together. Didn’t the children do a great job?

We also made special candle holders called ‘Diyas’. The children made them really colourful and we placed an artificial candle in each Diya. 

Ms. Goggins

PostHeaderIcon Science Week in Room 11!

November 2020

We had great fun in Room 11 for Science Week!

Light and Materials: We learned about light and how it travels through different materials. We learned some difficult words; transparent, translucent and opaque. Transparent materials allow light to pass through them. Translucent materials allow only some light to pass through them. And opaque materials block light. We made predictions and tested different materials to see if they were transparent, translucent or opaque. 

Milk Art: There was a lot of excitement in Room 11 as we tried some ‘Milk Art’ for Science Week. We put milk with some drops of food colouring on a paper plate. The children then dipped a cotton bud in some washing-up liquid and put it into the food colouring. The food colouring then spread throughout the milk to make some milk art! The washing up liquid pushed the fat in the milk all over the plate. It was magical to watch!