Building a Castle!

Our KS1 children have been looking at structures this term, focusing in particular on castles. We started the topic by identifying and labelling a castle’s main features. We were amazed to find a lot of our shape work in maths linked to our topic as we identified cones, rectangles and other shapes. After that, we did some practical work and learned how to make things like turrets, cones and hinges so we could design and make our very own 3-D castle structure. Finally, we gathered the materials for the big build and got to work. We think you’ll agree that these castles are fit for royalty!

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Healthy Fruit Salad

This term the children in Year 1 and Year 2 have designed their own healthy fruit salad as part of their work in Design & Technology. They thought a lot about what makes a healthy packed lunch, and agreed that fruit and vegetables are a very important part of a healthy diet. After writing a shopping list of ingredient that they would need, the children set about using the appropriate tools to prepare their fruit for their designs. They were careful in making sure that they followed the basic hygiene rules when handling and preparing food too. What a great job KS1!

Puppets – Textiles

Year 1 and Year 2 have been making their own puppets this term.  Firstly, they had to identify different types of puppets and label them correctly. They then designed their own hand puppets that could be used to tell a story.  After choosing the correct materials, the children used a sewing technique to join two pieces of felt together and then added the desired features to their puppets.  Once completed, they evaluated their designs.

We think they’re brilliant! Well done KS1.