Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 3:26pm
Today we have experienced life as a Victorian school child.
We have had our hands and nails inspected to check we were clean enough for school. We have also taken part in Victorian lessons and devotional chanting - just like Victorian school children.
Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 2:30pm
This half term Y1 have been looking after 'Baby Zorg' - who crashed into our school building a few weeks ago.
We have been learning all about our local area and the country we live in - so we could try and help 'Baby Zorg' send a message to his Mum and Dad.
This morning, he sent us a note to tell us 'I miss home' - so today we have made some posters and messages in the hope that his Mum and Dad can come and find him - as he is waiting by the office with Mrs Marshall.
Take a look at some of our messages and posters.
Date: 12th Feb 2021 @ 12:30pm
CHINESE NEW YEAR TANGRAM PUZZLES
Tamgram is an ancient Chinese shape puzzle. This fits in well with out learning in maths because this week we have been looking at polygons.
Wonderful and creative shapes and pictures can be made with these polygons by moving them around.
Can you guess from our photographs what we have made?
Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 3:58pm
We have had a lovely afternoon in Y1, making fruit kebabs and salads using the designs we created last week. We used our cutting skills: bridge hold, fork hold and claw grip. The children who are working at home have also made some delicious looking kebabs too!
Our next job is to write our evaluations - what we liked and what we could improve...then we can send photos of our finished products to Tescos!!
Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 9:55am
Tuesday 9th February was Safer Internet Day. This year's theme was ' An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world'. We took part in lots of different activities both in school and at home, such as watching the BBC live lesson; taking part in an assembly and creating posters and presentations about how to stay safe online.
The main messages are:
*Never share your personal details (address, date of birth, email address, passwords) online.
*Only use websites which you know - if you are unsure, speak to an adult.
*Don't click on pop-ups or adverts or enter competitions without checking with a trusted adult.
*If you receive a chain message - delete it and don't share it.
*Don't arrange to meet someone you don't know in real-life.
*If something worries you, upsets you or just doesn't seem right - ALWAYS tell a trusted adult at home or in school.
Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 3:39pm
Year 2 have been very creative this half term. They have painted Chinese blossom trees, sketched pandas and designed beautiful willow pattern plates. They followed instructions to make Chinese dragons and paper lanterns. Their wonderful work is on display in our classroom.
Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 10:02am
Our trees have arrived from The Tree Council and have been planted! We have 4 apple, 2 pear, 2 cherry and 2 plum trees aswell as a variety of different bushes. Our Eco Team are looking forward to looking after them and watching them grow!
Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 4:12pm
As part of our English topic, we have been looking at the story 'Whale Rider' which is a Maori tale. Because of this, we have been researching Maori culture and traditions.
One of the main traditions in Maori culture is the 'Haka', made famous by the 'All Blacks' rugby team. We have attempted to create our own version. Here it is!
Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 11:22am
February 1st-7th was Children's Mental Health Week - with this year's theme being 'Express Yourself'. We had three different assemblies - Mrs Roberts ‘Coping with the Effects of Lockdown’, Pippa our PATHS lead- ‘Calming Strategies’ and Mrs Lammond on the theme of - ‘Express Yourself.
In class and at home, our children took part in a variety of different activities to support thinking about their mental health, including Yoga with Coach Aaron.
Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 10:20am
During lockdown, we have been working extremely hard in school. Sometimes, we need time to relax and have some fun! These time tables board games were a great way to continue with our timetables practice as well as having fun!
Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 9:21am
As part of Children's Mental Health Week Year 2 have been talking about ways to keep their minds healthy.
We listened to the story of 'Winnie the Worrywart' and made our own worry monsters. Worry monsters are great because they read your worries and munch them up so you no longer need to worry about them.
Date: 3rd Feb 2021 @ 2:38pm
We are Unique
Today we have been thinking about the theme of "We Are Unique".
Take a look at some of our work.
Date: 3rd Feb 2021 @ 10:15am
As part of our learning for Children's Mental Health Week, Y1 have been discussing how they can be kind to others and kind to themselves.
Kind to Others:
Giving a hug
Giving a cuddle
Playing with others
Kind to Themselves:
Having a biscuit
Listening to music
Reading a book
Having a banana
Take a look at some of our work.
Date: 3rd Feb 2021 @ 7:39am
The Year 5 children in school had fun (and relaxation) practising some fantastic yoga moves as part of Children's Mental Health week.
Date: 2nd Feb 2021 @ 3:57pm
This half term has been a productive one so far for the Eco Team! We have delivered an assembly about National Tree Week and are patiently awaiting the delivery of our fruit trees and hedgerows! Following on from that we shared an assembly about The Eco Award and gave our class mates, who are in school and those who are working at home, the opportunity to complete a questionnaire about which of the 'eco areas' we feel are the most important to us that we could work towards. We held our first virtual meeting and started to think about our project ideas as we plan our journey towards the renewal of 'The Green Flag'.
Date: 2nd Feb 2021 @ 2:54pm
In Design and Technology Year 2 have designed and made their own vegetable spring rolls. Today they used equipment safely to cut, grate and fry vegetables. To celebrate we had a Chinese banquet and even tried hard to use chopsticks. We enjoyed opening our fortune cookies at the end.
Date: 31st Jan 2021 @ 6:23pm
The Foundation Stage children are working hard at home and in school. Here is a selection of some of their work.
Date: 31st Jan 2021 @ 5:47pm
The Year 3 children have been learning about rocks and the rock cycle. To help show how rocks are formed and how the rock cycle works, some children at home and those in school made chocolate rocks. It was a lot of fun and very tasty.
Here is how we demonstrated the rock cycle :
Step 1 - Create some magma by melting all of the chocolate. Allow it to flow, like lava which has erupted from a volcano. Allow your lava flow to cool so that you have a solid igneous choc rock!
Step 2 - Expose your chocolate rock to the harsh conditions of the Earth’s surface, or in this case, a cheese grater! Erode your rock and turn it into chocolate ‘sediment’. Your sedimentary rock will be made up of three different sedimentary layers: chocolate sediment, cocoa pop sediment and marshmallow sediment.
Step 3 - This step requires a little more imagination than the previous steps. You cannot add enough sedimentary layers to generate enough heat and pressure to alter our ‘sedimentary rock’. We need an oven to do this for us. Fold the mixture and this misshapen feature looks quite a lot like those found in metamorphic rocks.
Step 4 - Enjoy your chocolate rocks.
Here are some pictures of some of the children at home and in school.
Date: 31st Jan 2021 @ 6:36am
I AM LOVED
As a start to some of our learning for Children's Mental Health Week, Y1 have been discussing positive affirmations and the importance of being 'loved' and how they care / show love for others.
We have then produced posters 'I Am Loved'.
Take a look at some of our work.
Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 11:04am
In Year 1, we carried out a sensory investigation - using adjectives to describe the appearance, texture and taste of different fruits to help us decide what we will include in our fruit salad/kebab next week.
Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 11:00am
Some of the fantastic displays around school!
Date: 18th Jan 2021 @ 3:13pm
In Geography Year 2 are learning all about China. Today we found out about the capital city of China, Beijing. We compared China to our capital city of London. We sorted photographs of the capital cities into two groups.
Date: 11th Jan 2021 @ 11:01am
Year 1 have made a great start to their online / home learning.
They have been very busy working on lots of things - including listening to the story 'The Invisible String'. working on their number bonds, finding out about life in The Arctic, learning about The Seasons, making pictures and lists about things that make us happy and things that are beautiful in the world.
Here is just a small sample of some of the work we have been doing.
Date: 7th Jan 2021 @ 5:53pm
In our Science Lesson we have been learning all about Day and Night.
We know that we live on planet Earth and that the Earth spins around. When the sun shines on our part of planet Earth it is daytime. When the sun does not shine on our part of planet Earth it is nightime.
We also looked at different activities and sorted them into daytime, nightime or both.
Date: 7th Jan 2021 @ 5:48pm
In our PATHs Lesson today we have been learning that : Sharing is Caring.
Twiggle and Henrietta showed us how they share - then we played some games with our friends to show that we could share and play nicely with each other. It was fun !