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Kiwi Primary School

Takapuna

Takapuna Class

Science week

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Hello!

We have had two particularly exciting events in Takapuna recently. We all braved the snow and made it in for National Book day at the beginning of the month. The children's costumes were magnificently creative. We had a real mix of traditional and modern characters. The children had a story from our special guest Mrs Bloom, we then read 'Where the Wild Things Are' and spent the morning making collages related to the story.

Later on in the term we had a very exciting science week! We had a special assembly from Mrs Fernie who showed us some magic tricks! Later in the week we learnt how to make our own lava lamps using water, oil and food colouring!

We also had a visit from Zoolab and we got to handle lots of exciting animals from all over the world!

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Design Technology and Cake Sale!

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This week we have been very busy indeed!

We have continued our learning about Transport and made our own models using recyclable materials! The children explored different mechanisms and were able to create their own using their own chosen materials. We had cars, rockets, tanks and submarines, all with working mechanisms moving wheels and other features. The children learned to work safely and carefully with new tools and materials and they were very proud of their creations.

Later on in the week we welcomed many parents to purchase cakes and cups of tea. It was very relaxed and calm and the children really enjoyed being grown up, serving cakes to their parents and being the hosts! They also welcomed many parents into the classroom for a look around and to show off some of their recent work. After half term we will being our new topic, 'The Seaside'.

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Museum of Army Flying

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Last week the whole of KS1 visited the Museum of Army Flying in Middle Wallop. The trip was a great success and the children were extremely polite, mature and sensible. We were given a tour of the museum, made our own helicopters out of paper, explored all the amazing planes and helicopters and even got to have a go inside a helicopter!

The children were really excited and enthused by what they saw and experienced and they have carried this enthusiasm back into the classroom where they have been working really hard.

Takapuna have produced some superb writing about their day which will shortly be on display in the corridors of Key Stage 1. We have also started learning about Amelia Earheart and the children have been asking some very thoughtful questions about the past.

Over the next couple of weeks we have our meet and greet coffee morning, where the children welcome you to purchase some of their baked goods and see some of the work they have completed. We will also have a go at designing and making our own vehicles out of cereal boxes!

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Judo!

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This week the children have settled back into school really well. We have started our new topic which is all about toys in the past. So far the children have had the opportunity to explore some very old artefacts and they are beginning to ask thoughtful questions about the past. We have also been looking really closely at fairy tales this week. The children have particularly enjoyed Hansel and Gretel and Jack and the Beanstalk, so much so that we have decided to write our own versions of these tales next week!

Finally, we were very lucky to start our Judo class this week. We have a special Judo teacher visit us once per week on a Thursday morning and Takapuna will have a weekly Judo lesson up until Christmas! 

    

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Painting!

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We have been busy practicing our painting skills! We looked closely at different styles of portrait painting and talked about what we liked. Then we explored colour and experimented with primary colours, mixing our own colours and investigating. We learned how to sketch a self portrait and then painted our own masterpieces!

   

Last week we had a great time performing our own version of 'Room on the broom' to the rest of the school. Thank you to all the mums and dads who came to watch us.

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