Nether Kellet Primary School
Nether Kellet Primary School

Scratch Coding

16 December 2020

During the term, Sycamore and Beech Class have been learning to code using Scratch. Below is a link for a guide to help students and parents learn how to code over the coming festive break.

Details:

Scratch – First Steps combines colourful graphics with clear step by step instructions and is designed to get young people up and running with coding. It’s good for complete beginners as well as anyone who needs a refresher on the basics. The Guide is free to download and use anywhere, anytime you like, so just go to https://stemforstarters.com/first_steps and start coding! 

The Scratch programming language is fun and easy to use but also surprisingly powerful. It’s free, runs on most kinds of computer and supports the KS2 computing curriculum.

The Knotted Project

This year we teamed up with Duke Theatre to create a drama piece about Christmas 2020! We had great fun!

Reindeer Dash

15 December 2020

We donned our antlers and ran round our track to raise money for St John’s Hospice!

Snowman Biscuits

In the run up to Christmas we have been taking part in many activities. We especially enjoyed making our melted snowman biscuits – and eating them!

DT – Wells

Sycamore Class enjoyed designing and creating wells and developed lots of skills including using a glue gun, measuring, sawing and decision making.

African Pots

30 November 2020

Sycamore Class created colourful African pots as part of our theme topic (Journeys). They formed a thumb pot to start with and then added coils on top. Using their hands and a range of tools, they created their planned designs and added different textures. Once dry, they painted on top. Well done.

Tennis

15 October 2020

We have been developing our hand-eye co-ordination in our P.E. lessons in order to improve our tennis skills.

Forces

Sycamore Class have been carrying out lots of different investigations to do with forces. We have been looking in particular at pushes and pulls and how many Newtons it takes to carry out one of these forces.

Borwick Hall

We had a fantastic day at Borwick Hall taking part in a variety of outdoor activities. We all had a go at canoeing, orienteering and the low ropes course over the pond. These activities really tested our perseverance, communication, cooperation and risk taking skills.

Enchanted Forest

Sycamore Class enjoyed wandering through an enchanted forest while they collected exciting words to help them with their writing.