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Autumn Term – Welcome Videos – How to Enter School!

Please follow the guidelines in the video below for your year group to enter school following our new system…





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Mrs Peet’s End Of Year Assembly

Please see below Mrs Peet’s end of year assembly.

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Mrs Peet – Synergise Assembly

Please see below Mrs Peet’s latest assembly…

Nursery

Nursery Welcome Back!

Reception

Reception Welcome Back!

Reception A

Reception B

Reception C

Year 1

Year 1 Welcome Back!

Please watch the welcome back videos below…

Year 1A

Year 1B

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An Assembly for Year 6 and Key Worker Children

Please see below Mrs Peet’s assembly for Year 6 and key worker children…

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VE Day Assembly!

Please watch Mrs Peet’s VE Day Assembly!

Reception

Sculptures

The children created sculptures out of clay and natural objects they found outside!

Year 1

Questions

In English, we have been learning about questions. We started our lesson by defining what a question is, before practising drawing question marks on the playground using chalk. We then played a game where we had to move to the correct side of the playground depending on whether we believed the sentence needed a question mark or a full stop. In our next English lesson we will be writing questions in our English books.

Reception

Fire Pit

Reception had a great time melting marshmallows and singing round the fire!

Year 6

Science

We have been looking at classification in our Science this week. We worked together in this lesson to identify characteristics of leaves, create a Leaf Fact File and then develop a Character Table to organise them all. Well done to all!

Year 1

Length and Height

In maths, we have been learning about length and height. To start the unit, we focused on non-standard units of measurement. We used cubes to measure objects around the classroom. We loved this practical lesson and are looking forward to learning about standard units of measurement next week.

Reception

Dens

We had a wonderful time building dens for the cold animals in our ‘ One Snowy Night’ story.

Reception

Chinese New Year

Thank you to all the lovely parents who came to share their traditions with us for Chinese New Year. We loved hearing about how it is celebrated, trying some Chinese crafts and tasting the delicious foods! We were also very excited to watch a traditional lion dance by Sammy.

Year 5

Music

This half term we have been listening to and creating music linked to the solar system. We have used the glockenspiel to create simple tunes with a partner.

Year 1

Art

We have been learning about the artist Paul Klee, who is famous for his castle artwork. Using him as our inspiration, we sketched a castle using a pencil and drew a variety of 2D shapes inside the outline. We then used pastels to complete our outwork. We are extremely proud of our creations.

Year 1

English

In English, the children will be writing their own adverts for an imaginary island. To help us to write about an island we read ‘Grandad’s island’. Using the book, we then discussed the setting of an island and sorted pictures into groups based on the scenery, activities and living.

Year 2

Fairy Tale Maps

We had a brilliant time making 3D fairy tale maps using all our knowledge that we had learnt. We had to make sure we included physical and human features along with a compass and a key. We think they look brilliant.

Our English unit is fantasy stories and we’ve used the story ‘Bubbles’ as a guide. You can find the video here;
https://www.literacyshed.com/bubbles.html
To immerse ourselves in the story we went onto the playground with our own bubbles and went on our own fantasy adventure. We ended up in Pokemon land, sweetie world and met unicorns and fairies. Where would you go on your own fantasy adventure?

Year 6

PE

When we “begin with the end in mind,” we can organise our actions and think ahead. When playing “capture the flag” on Happy Friday, we had a go at practising just that!

Year 6

Reading

Think win-win is a great way to benefit all. In our whole school reading, we joined with other year groups to help each other practise these essential skills!

Year 4

Romans

In Year 4 both classes have been learning all about the mighty Romans! The children have learnt a range of information on how the Romans lived, how they fought in battle and why the Roman Empire was so successful! We have debated the significance of the Romans and the impact that they had on Britain by evaluating primary and secondary sources. To conclude our learning, we held spectacular Roman Day where the children got to fight and eat like the Romans!

Year 5

Ancient Britain

We had a fantastic time with Gripping History learning all about Ancient Britain. We had a go at writing in runes, learnt about the diet and battle techniques of people in Ancient Britain.

Year 6

Health

Special guests have been coming to Queen Emma to give the year 6’s talks about health. In this session, we looked at physical exercise as a way to maintain our health. We looked at position and direction by practising rotations with PE equipment.

Year 4

Science Projects

As part of our Space topic, the children have been continuing their learning at home. They have brought in some super videos, posters, presentations and models to tell us more about the solar system.

Year 5

Space Academy

We had lots of fun taking part in a range of activities that might prepare us for an adventure into space. We worked on our balance, reflexes and team work. We also teamed up with our Year 1 buddies to share what we had learnt about space. We were also visited by an astronomer who shared a fascinating presentation about the planets, black holes and stars.

Year 6

Crochet Club

Extracurricular activities include the crochet club! We have started with snowflakes…lovely work.

Year 3

Stone Age to Iron Age

The Year 3 classes have been learning all about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The children used a range of sources of evidence and their questioning skills during their Stone Age day to learn how humans changed from hunter gatherers to early farmers. They also learnt how the introduction of metal through the Copper – Bronze and Iron Ages changed the way people grew their crops to how they fought in wars.

Year 1

Daily Mile Celebration

Year 1 have been completing the daily mile since the start of the academic year. We have successful run the distance from Cambridge to Paris and so we celebrated with some chocolate brioche! Well done to all of Year 1 and we can’t wait to complete our next challenge and run the distance to Lapland.

Year 1

Nativity Story

Year 1 were visited by Danny and Karen from the St Barnabas Church who helped to consolidate our knowledge about the Christian celebration of Christmas. We learnt that some people believe that Jesus was born to Mary and Joseph and that he would be very special. The children learnt about the story of the nativity by dressing up and retelling the story using actions.

Year 6

WW2 Cake

For our WW2 day, the Year Sixes made chocolate “cake” as people in the UK would have during the war. The rations made it difficult then, but our taste-testers thought it was quite good!

Year 6

Science

In science the year 6’s have been looking at the effect light has on objects we see. We experimented with water in a glass, and a drawn arrow observed through the clear materials in order to understand refraction. Ask us what happened!

Year 1

Action Adventure

As part of our topic ‘Action and Adventure’ we have been making moving toys. To do this we first explored a range of toys and discussed how they moved. We then designed our own moving cars and planned our work. Using Habit 6: Synergize, we worked in a pair to construct our toy cars. It was a bit fiddly but we finally attached the wheels to our axels. We then tested the cars, before finally evaluating what went well and what we could improve next time.

Year 3

Persuasive Advertising

Year 3 wrote persuasive texts advertising samosas as part of our topic on India. We then used the IMovie app on the IPads to make our own TV adverts with voiceovers, music and titles! It was a huge learning experience for everyone, but the Year 3s really synergised and collaborated well to complete the task! We hope you enjoy these examples.

 

Year 1

Science

In science we investigated which materials were waterproof. First we made predictions by looking at and touching the various materials. Then we carefully wrapped a doll in one material at a time (paper, tin foil, rubber and plastic), before pouring water over it.Hopefully when Traction Man returns he can use our knowledge to keep himself dry.

Year 1

Partition Numbers

Today in maths, the children used a whole-part model to partition numbers. We loved using the practical resources!

Year 1

Ten Nice Things

In maths the children played a game called ‘ten nice things’. Using a tens frame, the children had to make number bonds to ten. We loved playing this game!

Year 6

Hockey

During our PE lessons we have been practising our hockey skills!

Year 1

Planting

As part of our ‘Food, glorious food’ topic, Year 1 have been busy bees! They have worked hard on their class gardens, planting lots of seedlings and keeping them watered! They have discovered putting mint leaves in drinking water makes it taste delicious, and it is very healthy! We look forward to watching and helping the garden grow.

Year 1

Visit from the King and Queen

Year 1 children had a visit from the king and queen as an exciting introduction to our Castles topic.
Miss Barltrop and Mrs Rutter had to look after their horses outside while they talked to the children about different types of castle.

Reception

Penguins

Reception have been working hard in D&T this term. As part of their theme based on the book ‘Lost and Found’, the children were given a picture of a finished penguin as well as the steps that they could take to decorate them. The children then had the choice between following the design or making their own penguin. They were provided with a range of tools and materials to do this. The finished penguins looked fantastic. Well done everyone!

Year 1

Under The Sea Day

We had a fantastic day consolidating our learning about the zones of the ocean with a visiting expert called Stephen. He explained how scientists find out about the zones by travelling under the sea to different depths using special equipment. He also demonstrated the three zones using a bottle filled with liquids of different densities. We found out more amazing facts about the oceans and the creatures that live in the different zones. We also created a collage of the zones of the ocean.

Year 1

Place Value

We have been exploring place value up to 50 through lots of practical activities. We compared numbers using < and >; partitioned into tens and ones; and represented numbers on tens frames, with dienes and using Numicon. We have also used bead strings and hundred squares to help us show bigger numbers.

Year 1 have also been explaining our thinking and any patterns we can see – we have been very busy Mathematicians!

 

Reception

Winter Trees

In Reception, we have been talking about winter and thinking about changes that happen during this season. The children went outside and used chalk to draw winter trees, describing what they had drawn.

Reception

Melting

In Reception, we have been exploring melting and freezing. The children put white and milk chocolate into a bowl which was inside a bowl of hot water, stirring it until it had all melted. We then poured the melted chocolate into ice cube trays and put it in the freezer. The next day, we looked at the now solid chocolate and discussed what it had happened to it. The children really enjoyed eating it!

Reception

Ice

The animals were stuck in the ice! The children had to work out how to melt the ice to set the animals free. They melted the ice using warm water, salt and by holding it in their hands to warm it up.

Year 3

Art

The year 3’s have been designing and creating a template for their clay pots before developing the clay model next week. Great work!

Reception

Christmas Show

The children worked really hard at preparing for the Christmas show and then performing it to the school and their parents. We are very proud of the way they learnt the Christmas story and sang a range of Christmas songs in the play. Well done Reception!

Year 1

Aliens love underpants!

We enjoyed the story ‘Aliens Love Underpants’ but then something strange happened.
The pants we made went missing! We looked around the school and asked questions to find out information. We are going to write news articles about what’s happened using time openers.

Footprints and a pair of pants were found. There were a pair of pants in the bushes! Pegs that were dropped.

Year 1 searched for clues outside and investigators reported back information from the office staff and Miss Stubbs.

Reception

Bonfire Night

This week we have been talking about Bonfire Night. The children have enjoyed making their own fireworks using paint, chalks, crayons and even leaves!

Reception

Numicon

In Owl Class we have been practising recognising Numicon. Some of the children went on a hunt in the outdoor area to find the giant Numicon and place it in order from 1 to 10. We have also been looking at using Numicon to make different numbers, for example ‘4 and 2 make 6’ and ‘8 and 2 make 10’.

Nursery

Activity Days

Children in nursery enjoyed welcoming families into the nursery garden to enjoy our Activity Days. They enjoyed practising the activities and then leading the adults. We talked together about healthy eating and keeping healthy. The children made fruity flapjacks and enjoyed sharing them at the end of the session.

Thank you very much to all the parents and family members who came to join us. We all had a really great time and it was wonderful to spend time together.