12.7.21 – We had a fabulous time at the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Dorchester last Thursday. There was so much to see and we learnt a lot. After the exhibition we spent some time at Maiden Castle where we had our lunch.
23.6.21 – In Science, we have been learning about how electrical circuits work and have used batteries, wires, light bulbs and motors to make their own circuits. Ahead of making their own working models, everybody experimented with making on and off switches, using cardboard and paper clips. The next stage will be to put their circuits into their models.
22.6.21- As part of our ‘Tomb Raiders’ topic, Mrs Quinn and Mrs Stott set up a shadow screen and proceeded to ‘mummify’ children from Kimmeridge class! We then all wrote instructions to explain the process. The next day, Kimmeridge made up their own mini plays. Everyone had to practise the different stages they’d learnt about and had to speak and take turns very confidently! Here are the results…
17.5.21 – We have been learning about how Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered and have been finding out about some of the different things which were found inside his tomb. It was fun designing and making our own ancient Egyptian style collars.
17.5.21 – In Kimmeridge we have been making the most of the sunny days to take our learning outside. We used books to help us to order some important events which happened in ancient Egypt.
1.4.21 – Kimmeridge have been busy making Chinese dragons from clay. Take a look at our results.
2.3.21 – Take a look at the photos from our China day.
26.1.21 – We went on a bug hunt in Science. Take a look at what we found.
26.1.21 – The children of Kimmeridge were out in the grounds today and were amazed at the beautiful pieces of ice they found.
20.1.21 – Kimmeridge class have been having fun in Forest School over a couple of sessions.
In the first session some of the children learnt how to light a fire with a flint and steel. Or made beads by removing the pith from the twig of an elder and scoring patterns into the bark. Others had a go at building dens .In our second session (it was raining) we used the outdoor classroom as a base and while some intrepid children went off to build a den in the rain, the others stayed under cover and made ‘tree stars’ or animals out of clay.
13.1.21 – In Kimmeridge class, we have been having a very interesting time learning about China.
On Tuesday we had a China day. We started in the morning bowing to our teachers – this is a sign of respect in China and something that happens in schools there. We listened to Chinese music throughout the day. Later in the morning we all joined in with preparing lots of ingredients to cook spring rolls and to stir fry noodles. We all tried sushi and Chinese dumplings too. The garlic, ginger and Chinese spices smelt very strong. Everyone had a go at using chopsticks and we all had a fortune cookie and red forest fruits juice to drink.
It was fun trying to write our names in Chinese. This took a lot of practise and patience.
In the afternoon, we made fish kites using willow and tissue paper to make them – they are nice and light and colourful.’
1.12.20 – Last Friday we took part in a sponsored walk for an hour around the school field. The walk was to raise money for new iPads and despite the freezing cold weather great fun was had by all.
1.12.20 – We have been using finger painting to create pictures of trees.
23.11.20 – We went out into the school grounds again last Friday and created some lovely patterns using any natural materials we could find. Here are the results.
23.11.20 – Kimmeridge have sent in some lovely homework for our Autumn topic. Look at the gallery below to see what the children have created.
12.11.20 – Kimmeridge made some fantastic animals using the natural materials they found outside in the school grounds and clay. Take a look at the gallery below and be amazed.
22.10.20 – We have had great fun making beads in the Stone Age style
29.9.20 – Take a look at our fabulous Stone Age cave paintings.
10.9.20 – Kimmeridge are now back in school. Over the next few weeks keep coming back and we will show you what we have been doing in school. Our Topic for this term is “Meet the Flintstones”
Kimmeridge are working at home…..
And just to prove it, here are some of the photo they have sent in. Just to be fair though I have added in some pictures taken in school too.
6.2.20 Rice Around the Campfire
We have been learning about how one staple food can be used in lots of different ways around the world. Rice is such a versatile ingredient and we have been amazed by how many different countries eat rice, and all the different ways it can be cooked. We decided to make our own Mediterranean inspired vegetable rice, which we prepared on the fire outside. While it cooked, we shared campfire songs and stories, and made dens in the forest school area. When it was ready, it was really tasty! It was a really fun morning and Miss Evans and Mrs Stott were blown away by how sensible Kimmeridge were and how well they worked as a team.
We have been reading the BFG and were very intrigued by the Frobscottle potion that he drinks. We decided to make our own and see what it tastes like. Most of us really enjoyed it, though some were a bit worried about whether it would have similar effects to in the story!
16.1.20 Enid Blyton Picnic
As part of our World’s Kitchen topic, we have been learning about the history of British picnics. We compared the food that we would eat at a picnic now to what was eaten at a picnic in the past. Some of the foods were very similar, and some very different! We read an extract from Enid Blyton’s Five Go For A Picnic and decided to recreate the foods she described. We made egg mayonnaise and salad sandwiches, and some of us even tried tinned sardines! We washed it all down with ginger beer and lemonade. A brilliant afternoon was had by all!