Zebras Class have been enjoying going to Bicclescombe Park to have tennis lessons by specialist coach, Gary. They have been learning to throw, catch, rally with partners and perfect their tennis swing to hit the ball over the net consistently.
This week in Science Zebras have been planting their own tomato seeds, so that they can watch them grow. The children are all very excited to have the responsibility to care for their plant.
This week Year One have started their maths unit of weight and capacity. The children in Zebras class have enjoyed using the balance scales to weigh two objects to see which is heavier and lighter.
Year One are excited about their new topic on "Space". Zebras really enjoyed visiting a crash landing site in the school. They searched for clues of how the rocket got here and who might be in it. They also had fun creating a space scene with chalk, and used various art forms to decorate the planets in our solar system.
In Lions/Zebras Class this week we have been making our own dragon puppets. First we designed how we wanted our puppets to look and what materials we were going to use. We then used our previously learned skills of cutting and joining to create our puppet.
The class carried out a Fire Dragon investigation. We made our own bubbling lava lamps. First we mixed water and red food colouring together. Then we added oil, with the oil floating on top of the water. We then dropped in some bubbling Vitamin C tablets and watched what happened. We drew and wrote up what we saw in our science books.
As a whole school we spent the last day of the half term (Thursday 11th February) learning all about Chinese New year. In Lions and Zebras class we learnt the story of how the zodiac years came about and how Chinese New Year is celebrated. We then did some writing about what we had learnt, made a Chinese dragon and practised writing our name in Chinese.
In Geography this half term Lions and Zebras have been comparing Ilfracombe to Accra, Ghana. We have been looking at landmarks in Ilfracombe, deciding whether they are human or physical features and finding them on a map.