In Maths, we use mirrors to help find lines of symmetry.
We focus on our phonic sounds to help us to read and write. Each child works at their ability on a software game. We really enjoy it and it works!
This is going to be an exciting year! We used selfies in art to draw ourselves from a different perspective and using the Dutch painter Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring for inspiration. We also drew ourselves from a different perspective using the Dutch painter Van Gogh for inspiration. We also looked at painting techniques where we learned how to mix our own ‘new’ colours to create hues of a certain colour.
We started the year with a flying start with three members of the class receiving the much sought after Pupil of the School weekly award.
In science we have been doing many investigations. Melting solids, studying the water cycle. Some experiments need us to use our observation skills. We had to watch how a cloud would ‘rain’ when the condensation droplets became too large. We used our investigation skills to measure and use syringes.
Whilst working in PE. We had a coach teach us multi skills. We also had the opportunity to attend a hockey festival called ‘Quick Sticks’ where we had to play teams from other schools in County Durham.
Some of Waldridge students go to the French Club and learn about the French Culture. Playing French Games, learning the language and trying French foods are some of the activities they can do in the lunchtime club.
In DT, we learned how to make paper move by using different mechanisms. Some we tried hinge, box, spring and slider movements.