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  • Sunday 19 March 2023 Mud, Mud, Mud! This week the children have been exploring poetry and the ways we can write it. They have really enjoyed looking at poems that they are able to experience, with this in mind we went out to experience what early Spring can be like. The children loved going out into the mud, finding soggy twigs and thinking about the language they would use to describe this.
  • Saturday 18 March 2023 Science week This week, year 5 carried out a wide range of interesting scientific activities.
  • Friday 17 March 2023 Science Week During Science Week, we talked about the importance of dental hygiene and what would happen if we didn’t take care of our teeth. We conducted an experiment using eggs (to represent our teeth) by leaving them in a variety of different solutions – tea, coffee, coca-cola and vinegar. A few days later, we returned to find out what had happened to the eggs. We discovered that the eggs left in tea, coffee and coca-cola had stained and become darker in colour. The shell of the egg left in vinegar had broken down and begun to dissolve, much to the excitement of all the children! We demonstrated cleaning our teeth by gently rubbing the surface and observed the shell being brushed away. What remained was a rubber outer shell – the children we so excited and motivated to find out if we could bounce it! We had a go with inevitable results!
  • Friday 17 March 2023 Paper Birds As part of the British Science Week, Year 3 took part in the Paper Birds Challenge. The task was to design and make a paper bird using only paper and scissors. After a read about different birds, the children had a go at making their own birds. There were some great techniques being used to make the birds look realistic. We even had a bird on the wheels! Well done to all Year 3 children for using their imagination and engineering skills.
  • Friday 17 March 2023 Fractions in action This week Year have started learning about fractions. The children can compare and order unit fractions. They have investigated which fractions are bigger or smaller. There has been a great discussion as the children were able to explain why they would prefer to get 1/7 of a pizza rather than 1/8.
  • Friday 17 March 2023 Paper birds challenge in Science Week The school challenge for Science Week this year was to create a paper bird using only A4 paper and scissors, which was quite a challenge for the adults in Year 1, never mind the children!
  • Friday 17 March 2023 Science Week This week we have been celebrating British Science Week. The children started off the week by participating in a STEM challenge.
  • Saturday 11 March 2023 Investigating Jewellery Design This week, we began our investigation into the world of Ancient Mayan Jewellery. We carried out research into how it was made and why it was so important to the Mayan people.
  • Friday 10 March 2023 The Digestive System This term in Science, Year 4 are learning all about teeth and the digestive system.
  • Friday 10 March 2023 Is it a solid? Is it a liquid? This week in Science the children have been working scientifically using their observations to write a conclusion. Using accurate measurements, they made so called 'oobleck', using water and cornflour. After having some fun with the substance, they were making their conclusion based on the observations.
  • Thursday 9 March 2023 International Women's Day As part of our weekly Read all About it, one of the students chose to present on International Women's Day. It was very detailed and enlightening hearing stories from around the world. We all felt very fortunate that we are in a progressive society that is support women's rights.
  • Thursday 9 March 2023 Learning about Antarctica We were delighted to welcome Susi Grant, a marine biologist, to Year 1 this week. She very generously offered to visit us to tell us what it is like to live and work in Antarctica.
  • Friday 3 March 2023 World Book Day Guess who
  • Friday 3 March 2023 Easter Breads In DT this term, we are answering the big question: 'Why is bread used globally as part of a celebration meal at Easter'.
  • Friday 3 March 2023 World Book Day in Year 6 Year 6 had great fun dressing up as their favourite non-fiction character! They spent the morning turning a scene of Macbeth (our class story) to a comic strip!
  • Friday 3 March 2023 World Book Day
  • Friday 3 March 2023 Historians in action On Friday, Year 3 historians set off on a local walk to find the monuments of the Radcliffe family. We did not find any in the graveyard but only in the church. We were then wondering 'Did the Radcliffe family deserve their monuments' The final verdict is yet to come...
  • Friday 3 March 2023 World Book Day in Reception This year, our World Book Day focus was on non-fiction texts and we dressed up as different people or objects from information books which we particularly enjoy! Our costumes show our wonderful range of interests in Reception class and we hope you enjoy seeing them!
  • Friday 3 March 2023 The World of Non-fiction This year, our World Book Day event centred around non-fiction texts. Year 5 brought in a wonderful array of books, including texts about ballet, The Ancient Egyptians, cricket stars and pet dogs. Their imaginative costumes added great excitement to our day. Back in class we described our books to our friends and produced posters designed to encourage to delve into them.
  • Thursday 2 March 2023 World Book Day Today we celebrated World Book Day. Our focus this year was on non-fiction and information texts. Children were invited to bring a non-fiction book to school and dress up as something related to their text. We had such a variety from astronauts, animals, insects and dinosaurs. We really enjoyed sharing our books and making some bookmarks to use at home.
  • Thursday 2 March 2023 Mysterious eggs in Year 1 Year 1 were very excited that a strange and mysterious creature has laid eggs in the school grounds. The eggs were surprisingly large and suggestions for the animal that laid them ranged from snakes, to crocodiles to turtles. We haven't actually sighted any of those animals in our school grounds yet...
  • Wednesday 1 March 2023 Planting and growing
  • Tuesday 28 February 2023 The life cycle of a flowering plant
  • Monday 27 February 2023 What is Salvation? To begin the new half term we have introduced our new RE topic as we move towards the Easter celebration. The children dived into the stories linked to Holy Week and were brilliant in their acting out of some of the key parts of the story.
  • Monday 27 February 2023 We're going on a dragon hunt This term we are reading the text - Dragonology.
  • Monday 27 February 2023 What happened when the Vikings invaded Lindisfarne? Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be part of the Viking invasion of Lindisfarne
  • Friday 24 February 2023 Forest School in Nursery Today we started Forest School in Nursery! Children were very excited to spend time exploring and investigating in the woods. To introduce Forest School, we learned games such as ‘123 Where are you’ and how to keep safe whilst playing and exploring. Wonderful listening and joining in, well done!
  • Friday 24 February 2023 Stepping Into the Shoes of a Character This term, our focus text in Literacy is 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q. Rauf.
  • Friday 24 February 2023 Making our own blood! In Science, we are now learning about the circulatory system. To support us in understanding the four components of blood, we created our own mixtures. Apple juice was used as the plasma, marshmallows at the white blood cells, strawberries as the red blood cells and sprinkles as the platelets. The students were able to discuss the properties and functions of each component by the end of the lesson!
  • Thursday 23 February 2023 Jemmy Button This week the children have started a new book journey with Jemmy Button. They have made predictions about the story and wondered who the main character might be. They have also analysed the character's feelings through the role play. Finally, the children have written the setting description using comparative forms.
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