Year 5 Autumn 2017

Year 5 Autumn 2017

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed the now traditional “Cooking around the World” day.

First, they were taken on a gastronomic journey of traditional foods from countries as diverse as Peru, China, USA, Bangladesh and India.

Children then travelled from country to country, making and tasting traditional foods:

Pizzas and pesto twists from Italy, Sausages from Poland, Scones from England, stained glass biscuits from Germany.

In the Afternoon, each child made a Christingle and used a net to create a cuboid, which would hold their Buche de Noel (France).

all went home rather full!

Year 3 Autumn 2017

Year 3 Autumn 2017

Year 3 have had an exciting half term. Our Enquiry work has centred around Ancient Greece. We learned how the city states of Sparta and Athens had very different ways of life and held our own Sparta vs Athens debate. We enjoyed making Greek masks and clay pots.

We had lots of fun helping raise money for Children in Need. At the fair, Year 3 ran stalls with games and also sold cakes. We all took turns to be the stallholders, as well as enjoying the activities ourselves.

In preparation for making picture frames in D&T, we investigated free-standing structures. We then worked hard to make our own using paper and construction kits.

Year 2 Autumn 2017

Year 2 Autumn 2017

This half term Year 2 have been learning about changes. We began our enquiry thinking about Rosa Parks. We learnt that she was a civil rights activist who was brave enough to stand up for what she believed in. We acted out the story of the day she was arrested, thinking about how she must have felt.

We have enjoyed learning some new gymnastic shapes in our REAL GYM lessons too. We have learnt how to perform five new shapes called Star, Straight, Tuck, Dish and Arch. We enjoyed our Book Buddy sessions with our Year 4 classes too. We have also been using different materials to make boats and test whether they float or not. We have been very busy preparing and performing our Christmas play.

 

Year 1 Autumn 2017

Year 1 Autumn 2017

Ever since we found an egg in our classroom we have been trying to answer the question: What do animals need to be able to live happy and healthy lives?

Year one have studied many species of animal, in books, on the computer, by watching films and conducting a field study of the penguins at the Marina Centre and they are closing in on the answer.

We painted, we sketched, we printed, we took notes and read lots and lots.

In December we will be inviting the parents and guardians to the opening of our Year 1 zoo J

Year 6 Autumn 2017

Year 6 Autumn 2017

6P ‘buddied up’ with Maple class to share a book called ‘The Green Ship’.

What can you see through your binoculars?

The children drew what they imagined they could see through their binoculars and then wrote stories about their ideas together.

Here they are sharing what they can see.

6P also performed their class assembly, based on the work they have studied this year so far.

Year 6 have been studying Traditional Tales and wrote their own version of a traditional tale.  This was part of their class assembly.

For their book share, 6S ‘buddied up’ with Pear Tree class and shared the book called ‘The Whisperer’.  The year 6 children noticed some similarities to the story of Romeo and Juliet.

They shared their ideas together and then filled in a speech bubble with their thoughts.

Their ideas were displayed in the classroom.

Hot-seating Grandma for the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

Children from both classes working hard on a cube investigation.

Nursery Autumn Term first half 2017

Nursery Autumn Term first half 2017

In Nursery we have spent lots of time settling in to our new surroundings and making new friends. We have talked about our families. We have shared photos of them and talked about the things we like to do with our families. We have just started a theme based around colours and have so far enjoyed lots of green activities such as making lime jelly, painting green pictures and learning all about frogs. Next week we are looking forward to an exciting visit from a fire fighter during red week!

Year 1 Autumn Term first half 2017

Year 1 Autumn Term first half 2017

Year 1 Autumn Term so far…..

We have had a fantastic start to the year and settled quickly into year 1.

We started with some inspirational maths and had a go at following the mazes with our fingers. The tricky part was keeping the stickers on our fingers!

We invited our teds into school for the day so that they could see we what we have been getting up to.

We have begun all of learning, including heading out into the school grounds to explore as part of our ‘Woodlands’  learning.

Year 2 Autumn Term first half 2017

Year 2 Autumn Term first half 2017

Year 2 have been busy this half term. We have begun our enquiry on journeys, which included a visit to the local church, as well as taking part in Inspirational Maths Week. We have also been learning about “participation” and why it is important to participate in school.

Year 3 Autumn Term first half 2017

Year 3 Autumn Term first half 2017

Year 3 have had a fun start to the year! We started by designing, making and displaying our own versions of a new uniform for different people. We put on a fashion show in the hall to show off our designs.

We then had a great Week of Inspirational Maths and worked on lots of fun and challenging problems.

We enjoyed welcoming our parents and carers to see our new hall and to sample our Crazy Cocktails. We raised £122.62 for MacMillan by drinking cocktails and eating delicious cakes!