To support our national team, England, we have been following the action from the European Football Championships 2021. In school, we held a draw and each class has been allocated a team to follow alongside supporting England. We have all enjoyed following the action and have created a colossal display in the dining hall to keep track of all the key statistics from the tournament. It has been so much fun learning all about our different countries. Take a look at the fascinating facts we have learnt about all these amazing places in Europe.
Our Year 6s have formed some excellent comparisons between Denmark and England in their informative posters!
In our other Y6 class, they synthesised information from Gareth Southgate's address to the nation and formed their own conclusions about how it relates to us as part of the Kingsley team. The learnt about the FA Pride Values and created their own set of Kingsley values. This class researched Portugal and enjoyed making comparisons between both countries. Check out their incredible leaflets and posters to find out more!
Year 5 have enjoyed comparing Russia and Wales to England in their research projects and have produced some beautiful artwork of the flags and famous landmarks - excellent work Y5!
Mr Fear challenged his pupils to try to learn some Welsh. He didn't tell them it happened to be the longest word in their language! Check out this attempt from one challenger who showed a great growth mindset and tried his best.
Year 4 have enjoyed playing games to put their location and place knowledge to the test. They have followed Spain in the European competition and have formed some excellent comparisons between Spain and England.
Year 3 have enjoyed creating fact files all about Netherlands. Check out some examples from Jeyadhanu, Amelia, Hirusha and Bethany.
Year 2 have researched Sweden and France and have compared these countries to England.
Take a look at what Connie and Logan wanted to share!
Year 2 challenged themselves to be map detectives and locate lots of European countries and their capital cities. We also compared some of the landmarks in the UK to other famous landmarks around the continent of Europe.
Year one have been eagerly following Poland and Hungary in the Euros and have produced some lovely comparisons between the countries. Take a look at what they found out!
Y1 asked to find out more about the symbol of the Polish flag and this is what they found out.
They wanted to share some more of their comparisons between Flaga Polska and St. George's Cross.
St. George's Cross
In Reception, they drew Germany and have challenged themselves to learn some of their language. What an amazing performance in German Reception - wow!
Our other Reception class drew Scotland and have had some fun joining in singing Scottish songs.
Our KS2 base have enjoyed following the action of Italy and have completed lots of interesting activities. They have sampled the cultural delights Italy has to offer and even designed and created their pizzas! They have enjoyed learning some Italian phrases and have compered some famous landmarks in Rome to that found in London. Ruby loved creating her Venetian mask and attended a ball in the classroom.
In Year 2, as part of our ‘Land Ahoy!’ topic, we have been finding out more about the discoveries of Captain James Cook. On his first voyage, we learnt that he visited Australia and found some curious, new animals along the way. We researched different human and physical features of Australia, finding out about lots of different landmarks and compared them to our landmarks here in Hartlepool. Take a look at the amazing aboriginal artwork that Y2 have created. Can you spot the interesting duck-billed platypus and kangaroo?
In Year 2, linked to our local history week topic studying the Trincomalee, we plotted the voyages of the famous ship on a map. We learnt some fun songs to remember the 7 continents and 5 oceans too. Check out some of our map skills below that we either completed in school or at home.
Do you know the 7 continents in order of size?
When asked about what they enjoy about Geography, these Y2 pupils replied by saying they enjoyed learning about different places around the world and wanted to share this song with everyone. Victoria said, "I hope this helps people learn the different continents too!" How amazing Year 2!
Throughout different topics, classes have been showing off what they have been learning about whether it be mapping Captain James Cook's voyages around the world or learning more about the geography of Hartlepool. Take a look at our Geography displays around school.
In year 3 we have been using atlases to find European countries, their capital cities and what their flags look like.
We have been using atlases to look at the features of different countries. We used the key to look at the different land heights of different countries. Did you know that Africa has mountains over 2000m high? We compared the environmental features of the UK and Africa and spoke about the various human and physical features in areas.
In Year 3 we have started to look at the ordanance survey key. We used the key to find out the meaning of different symbols on a range of maps.
What amazing rain collectors we have created in Year 2! Today we explored how the monsoon rains help the farmers in India. We then thought about how the rain helps the crops grow in the UK. We created rain catchers to record how much rainfall we have in the UK over Autumn and Winter. Keep an eye out around school for our rain collectors.
Year 2 have been looking at Monsoon rains and how these are formed in India. They completed an experiment which showed food colouring drop through shaving foam. This demonstrated how the rain falls from the clouds and into the air.
Nursery had a fabulous time learning about the Arctic!
Reception have been learning about 'The Jungle'. We used the Globe to locate England and Madagascar. The children could explain that we live in a town called Hartlepool which is in a country called England. We talked about ways we could travel to Madagascar and then made vehicles using construction.
"You could go in an aeroplane because they can fly over the oceans."- Finn
"It's too far away to walk or go on a bike or a scooter or a Segway."- Toby
Children have been learning about India and monsoon rain in topic. Then, they created their own rain collector to collect and measure rainfall outside our classroom.Children enjoyed measuring the amount of rainfall each day.
Year 3 worked as a team to make group volcanoes.
They picked the best parts from each other's designs and put them together to make a group sculpture.
They all worked well together and solved problems as a team.
Look at these amazing finished volcanoes
In Reception, the children have been looking at maps to see where Madagascar is. We decided we could not walk there so the children have made some vehicles to travel there.
Yellow group made an aeroplane, Green group made a boat and Red groupmade a helicopter.
Year 6 have been applying their atlas skills.
We have been learning about Volcanoes in year 3 this term!
Did you know?
'Eruptions are caused by pressure under ground'
' Magma is melted rocks'
'Pompeii was destroyed by a volcanic eruption on the 24th August 79AD' Evie
Nursery went on a trip to the Forest School and enjoyed exploring and observing the different features of their environment.
Reception completed a comparison between the Jungle and Hartlepool during their topic. They thought about different buildings, landmarks and weather.
KS1 SEND base have explored different maps this year. They looked at a map of the world and then followed their own map around the classroom.
Year 4 have been completing cross curricular Numeracy and Geography looking at weather charts. They were able to interpret the data to develop their location knowledge.
Year 5 completed a case study about the Haiti earthquake looking at the location, causes, effects, management and statistics. Here are some examples of their work.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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