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What's been happeningYear 2

Art

Year 2 children enjoyed creating observational drawings of leaves and flowers in their sketch books. They took great care to add detail and to draw what they could see.

What's been happeningYear 3

Quest Stories

Macaw Class wrote absolutely amazing quest stories based on the book the Ice Palace by Robert Swindells.  Here are some pictures of them sharing their stories with each other.  They went onto publish their favourite few paragraphs and some of their published work can also be seen in the photos.

What's been happeningYear 2

Geography

Year 2 have had fun exploring maps of the UK and finding out about the different countries and their capital cities. They used the directional language of North, East, South and West to state where the countries lie in relation to each other.
The children have also found out about physical and human features and sorted them as a group. They discussed where each of the pictures should so and worked together to complete their posters of different physical and human features.

What's been happeningYear 6

Multiplication

Multiplication was investigated and discussed in Maths. We thought about ways to “prove” our findings using a variety of methods.

 

What's been happeningYear 6

Refraction

In science we explored refraction, and looked at an example through water and glass. We noted our findings when we finished.

What's been happeningYear 6

Zumba

Since returning to school in September, we have had a real focus on physical fitness, as well as, our well-being. Jaguar Class have thoroughly enjoyed Zumba sessions and this video is a celebration of all their efforts so far.

What's been happeningYear 3

Tangram Puzzles

Macaw Class were busy at the beginning of term, learning about tangram puzzles through the book Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert.  They used the skills of flipping, rotating and sliding to recreate the tangram animals from the story.

What's been happeningYear 3

Maths

We have been busy using our prior knowledge of bridging ten from Year 2 to help us to bridge 100 with two two-digit multiples of ten.  We used our ten frames to support our understanding of the structure of the mathematics and learned to bridge one hundred by adding and subtracting.  We then used the dienes to help us bridge one hundred when we had a two-digit and a one-digit number and recorded our thinking on our whiteboards.

What's been happeningYear 6

Fitness

We have been considering our overall fitness, and have practised some one-minute skills to see how we can improve.

What's been happeningYear 6

Reading

We have been caught reading!  In our whole class guided reading session, we were able to enjoy the end of the summer sun to partner read together.

What's been happeningYear 6

Periscope Activity

We put into practise the periscope activity from science to check our understanding of the law of reflection.  We then noted our observations and findings of how it worked.

What's been happeningYear 6

People Who Inspire Us

We have been encouraged to reflect on people who inspire us.  Here are some of our ideas.

What's been happeningYear 6

Place Value

We practised writing our understanding of maths using the written-word form and place value representation.

What's been happeningYear 2

English

Year 2 have been creating story maps for their journey stories. They have also explored the characters by using role play . They have been learning about past tense by playing a game and they found features of journey stories too .

What's been happeningYear 2

Partitioning

Year 2 have been partitioning into tens and ones. With a partner, children used part-whole models to show two-digit numbers in different ways.

What's been happeningYear 1

History

In history, Year One have been learning about toys from the past. We explored a range of toys including a Jacob’s ladder and a spinning top. We played with the toys and wrote a bank of adjectives to describe each toy. We also made cross-curricular links with our science learning and thought about what materials the toys were made from.

What's been happeningYear 1

Whole Part Model

This week, we have been learning about the whole part model. We selected a number card (our whole) and then partitioned the correct number of cubes into two different parts. We tried to see if we could think of more than one way to partition each number.

What's been happeningYear 1

Comparing Numbers

We have been busy comparing numbers in maths. We have learnt to recognize the less than (<), greater than (>) and equal to (=) sign. We then used these symbols to correctly compare different sets of objects.

What's been happeningYear 1

Maths

We have been comparing different objects based on their length and weight. We used balance scales to measure which objects were heavier and which objects were lighter. This will build the foundation of our knowledge when we begin to compare numbers.

What's been happeningYear 1

7 Habits

Year One have been learning about the ‘7 Habits’ as part of our ‘Leader in Me’ lessons. We created a class tree to display the habits and painted our own leaves to put on the tree. We can’t wait for you to see our fabulous display.

What's been happeningYear 2

Place Value

Year 2 have been exploring place value to 20 by using equipment such as dienes and bead strings. We learnt some new vocabulary, ‘digit’ and ‘numeral’ and counted using a Gattegno chart. We’re having lots of fun in Maths!

What's been happeningYear 5

Pyramid Investigation

We worked together to calculate how many bricks would be needed to make pyramids of different heights. We initially used cubes to help us construct the pyramids. Some of us soon started to spot patterns and realised that we could calculate how many cubes would be needed for a pyramid of any given height using our knowledge of squared numbers and calculation.

What's been happeningYear 5

Clip’n’Climb

We spent a fun afternoon at Clip’n’Climb challenging ourselves to reach the top of as many of the walls as we could. Some of us were even brave enough to try the Stairway to Heaven and the Death Slide.

What's been happeningYear 5

Activity Day

Year 5 had lots of fun taking part in archery and the junk orchestra. It was great learning how to improve our aim to try and hit some balloons on the target. We loved experimenting with all the different instruments created from junk to play a range of rhythms. Some of us even had a go at being the conductor.

Reception

Making Bread

What's been happeningYear 5

Haka

During our PE lessons, we have been learning about the Haka. We watched some videos of it being performed and then tried recreating it in small groups. We worked hard to make sure we were in unison and that we looked as scary as possible. Once our routines had been perfected, we had two groups perform at the same time to see who the most intimidating.

What's been happeningYear 5

RE

In RE, we had a discussion about rules. We thought about why they are needed and which we feel are important. We also had an interesting discussion about rules we wish we didn’t have to follow. After, we learnt about the 10 Commandments. We discussed what these all mean and then reflected on which we thought might be the most important for people to follow and why.

What's been happeningYear 4

Adverts

Year 4 have been looking at persuasive adverts this term in English. They started off with a ‘Hook’ taking part in a Dragon’s Den type activity where they had to design and ‘ sell’ a product to the Dragons! The children really enjoyed this activity and were very persuasive!
They have then been identifying the features of a persuasive advert and thinking about how to use these features in their own adverts for a Roman House.

ReceptionWhat's been happening

Proactive

In Reception, we have begun exploring how to ‘Be Proactive’ – the first of the 7 Learning Habits. We talked about how we can be proactive at school and how to be leaders in our own lives being kind, helpful, gentle, by listening and remembering to use our manners. We also talked about how to be leaders and proactive by thinking about what we need when we set out to do something. We practised this by going on a walk outside, leaving it up to the children to decide what they needed – clipboards, paper, buckets, pencils and the iPad. We stood back while the children gathered items, took photos, drew pictures and made lists to record what they had found while exploring outside. Some of them forgot pencils but luckily one of the children had been extra proactive and brought a number of pencils!

ReceptionWhat's been happening

Maths

In Reception, we have been busy learning the rules of counting, including counting in order, assigning one number to each object and that the final number is how many.

We have also been exploring the numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4, showing them on a 5-frame, ordering them and matching the correct numeral to each amount.

The children have also looked at matching items and grouping by similarities.

ReceptionWhat's been happening

Making Bread

Year 5

Ancient Britain

Students learned about and designed their own Anglo-Saxon villages. They also made woven crafts inspired by Anglo-Saxon artisans. Year 5 then learned about the Vikings! We had a good time designing our own Viking ships and learned about the brutal Lindisfarne raid in 793 AD. Both classes submitted wonderful homework related to our topic! Well done, Zebra and Giraffe Class!

Year 5

Religion

We had an interesting class discussion around the question ‘What is religion?’. We shared our ideas and listened to each other carefully and respectfully. We then created religion wordles which contain all the words we think of when we hear the word ‘religion’.

Year 4

A Love of Reading

This term we have enjoyed delving into books such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid, David Williams’ series and Harry Potter. We enjoy reading striving to read regularly at both home and school.

Year 4

Roman Villas

We have employed our research skills, enjoying researching many aspects of Roman Britain, including learning about the structure of a roman villa and what each room was used for.

Year 4

Making Shields

Things got a little messy when we were making the shields. However, we had loads of fun creating, painting and constructing our shields. We persevered even when challenges arose and worked together to solve different problems. We shared our resources and materials. We are looking forward to testing our shields out by completing different shield formations.

Year 4

Roman Britain

As part of our History and Design and Technology units we have been designing and creating Roman Shields. To begin the process we researched about Roman Shields. We then designed our own shields, taking into consideration, shape, colours and design features.

Year 5

Long Ships

This week we learnt about Vikings Long Ships. We looked at how they were made and the distances they were able to travel. It was fascinating watching a video that showed a replica Viking Ship being rowed down a river and then carried across land. We then drew our own ships and labelled the key features.

Nursery

Busy Learning

We are doing so well at settling into Foxes room. We have been very busy having lots of fun and learning our new nursery routines. These photos show us busy learning inside and outside.

Year 5

Glockenspiels