In October, Year 5 pupils visited Holt Hall for a three-day residential trip. The focus was on the environment and team-work with the children working towards NOLA (National Outdoor Learning Award.) We visited Wells beach and pine woods to make sand sculptures and write poetry and based ourselves back at Holt to look at invertebrate lives under water and in the woodland. We explored personal survival by making dens, lighting fires, gutting and cooking fish.
Year 6 have had a great start to the school year. They really enjoyed their Yoga sessions which gave them an opportunity to explore a range of stretches and balances. The children also practised some deep breathing exercises which might help at stressful times.
Year 6 have been studying ‘Light and Shadow’. They have been using the Ipads to capture photos of different aspects of light and shade around the school. They were able to take some clever photos which will be used in their work.
We began our Science in Year 3 with an exciting enquiry entitled “Are you attractive enough?” We had lots of fun investigating with magnets and learned about magnets in everyday life.
Year 3 have been learning a great deal this half term about volcanoes. We found out what makes the Earth angry and learnt about how volcanoes erupt. We then made our own volcanoes and created a volcanic eruption using baking soda and vinegar.
We began the year as fashion designers! We read the book called ‘Bill’s New Frock’ by Ann Fine and this made us think about the reasons why we wear different clothes. We then worked in groups to invent a new uniform for a particular group of people.
In Year 2 this term we have been thinking about journeys and getting settled into our new year group. We went for a walk around the local area, looking for human and physical features. When we returned to the classroom we drew some super maps of our journeys.
We ended our enquiry with a fantastic home learning exhibition, where the children got to share their hard work with the parents.
more climbing, buggy building, flying trapeze and quad biking.
Lots of children got personal bests and challenged themselves.
After tea, campfire, singing and dancing and toasted marshmallows!
Time to start packing and saying goodbye.
Another sunny day in Lincolnshire – more wetting, ropes and sensory trail. Varying degrees of success with the rafts…
All happy and healthy. All settled in their tents and some even showered before football in pyjamas.
Probably the shortest night of the year…
Looking forward to busy day of extreme activity tomorrow (and more sleep)
After all our hard work during SATs, year 6 visited Crucial Crew at The Space in Sprowston. This is an interactive safety iniative aimed at 10 – 11 year olds. It comprised of eight theatre-style sets that recreated situations of crime and danger. The idea is to raise awareness of what they can do to increase their own and others safety.
In class we have discussed the visit and produced an information leaflet highlighting the myths and facts about drugs and alcohol.
We started the new term off by thinking about growing things. We planted cress, beans and sunflowers. We have planted the sunflowers in the Nursery garden so we can watch them grow. We talked about the things a plant needs to grown and read lots of stories about growing, such as The Tiny Seed, Jasper’s Beanstalk and Eddie’s Garden. We also read the books Oliver’s Fruit Salad and Oliver’s Vegetables. We made our own fruit salads, trying some new fruits along the way. Some we liked and some we didn’t; lots of us weren’t too sure about the taste of lime! We also made our own wraps, thinking about making healthy choices and trying to include lots of vegetables. After talking about healthy eating we then thought about other ways to stay healthy. We talked about keeping our teeth healthy, getting lots of sleep and doing exercise. We all loved trying out some new exercises in the garden and also in P.E. We found out how our bodies change as we exercise; listening to our breathing and feeling our hearts beating faster. We finished off this half term thinking about animals and going on a trip to Thrigby Hall to see them in real life. Everyone enjoyed seeing the animals and spending time with their friends.