Virtual SDC – Junior School Week 6 Highlights
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Please see some of the highlights from week 6 of our remote learning in the Junior School. 

Reception 

Pupils in Reception have enjoyed a range of activities this week, including practicing their number bonds with games like 'Bears in a Cave', answering Maths questions in the form of a quiz show, and writing Valentines cards to loved ones.  

They also found time to go surfing during virtual 'swim school', build dens outdoors, and prepared for Chinese New Year. 

Year 1 

This week in Skills for Life, Year 1 have been learning all about plastic. They knew how useful it is but were shocked to learn about the damage it can cause to our environment, particularly our oceans. The pupils were inspired to use less plastic and promote recycling, and made beautiful dioramas to show what healthy, clean oceans could look like. 

In English, Year 1 have been learning about non-chronological reports. The pupils learned all about the language and layout features before writing fantastic reports to inform others about famous buildings and landmarks around the world. There was even had a report about our very own St Dunstan’s College. What a great way to explain the IPC learning to our friends and families. 

Year 2 

In Year 2 Maths, the pupils have been working on multiplication and division and the relationship between the two. They used objects and items that they could find at home to make groups for multiplication and to share out for division before recording their calculations. 

Year 2 have been finding out about the life and work of Sir David Attenborough and his passion for WWF conservation. The pupils made posters, collages and models of some of the animals that he and the charity are seeking to protect. 

Year 5

The Year 5 IPC topic this term is 'Existing, Endangered, Extinct', and this week Year 5 turned their attention from animals to plants. In Wednesday's lesson they became investigative botanists, conducting their own flower dissections to see what they could find inside. Before they embarked on the dissection they gathered their 'surgical equipment' from around the house (nail scissors, tweezers and kitchen roll) and worked along with Miss Brown's step-by-step instructions. The results were fantastic and we clearly have some budding botanists in Year 5.

Year 5 have been studying some environmental artists this term. They were asked to create a picture which portrayed a strong message about plastic pollution and the negative impact it is having on our oceans. See some photos of their work below.

Junior School Mindfulness 

This week in the Junior School, pupils have been taking some time to relax and be mindful. The pupils onsite spent some time unwinding in the Drama studio, working on some yoga poses.