THESE photos capture just some of the activities and adventures enjoyed by our King’s Ely Acremont (Pre-Prep) children last week (March 8th-12th)…

Children in Reception threw themselves back into their Phonics sessions, tried their hand at wool winding to create honey bees and hexagonal prisms to form the honeycomb in a bee hive, were introduced to the programmable ‘Bee-Bots’ in Maths, and spent time writing a message to someone very special in their lives ready for Mother’s Day.

Children in Year 1 picked straight up from their remote learning by writing their own versions of ‘The Dragon and The Phoenix’ story that they have been learning over the last two weeks. In Maths, pupils finished off their unit on place value to 50, and started to explore measuring height and length. This will come in quite useful for Science, where they are designing bridges for the Three Billy Goats Gruff and exploring the materials and structures that would make the strongest bridge! The children’s traditional tales theme continued in ICT, where they had to guide Bee-Bots between some fairy tale locations and record the algorithm that they used so that another group could follow it.

Children in Year 2 started their week with a focus on wellbeing and sharing their thoughts about what they were grateful for, what they had missed during lockdown and what they were looking forward to about being back in their classrooms! Pupils then ventured to Africa to begin their work on the tale of ‘Why Anansi has Eight Thin Legs’. They started to map out the story and re-tell it using actions, their story maps and puppets. In Humanities, the children used atlases to locate Africa and find out some interesting facts about the continent. They then looked at the animals of the African Savanna and wrote their own fact file of their choice. In Maths, the children have started looking at fractions, and on Monday they went outside to look for the ‘whole’ and ‘parts’ of objects in the garden. They have also started to explore the concept of equal parts and a half. The children showed great resilience in learning these new, tricky mathematical models!

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