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Year 5 – Trip to the British Library

This week, some Year 5 children had the opportunity to visit the British Museum where they engaged in a ‘Play with Words’ workshop. Take a look at some of the pictures below…

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Robin Class – Entry Point – Making Things Go

For our new IPC topic, ‘Making Things Go’ we made paper aeroplanes and competed as a class and with other classes in Year 5 to see who could make theirs go the fastest and the furthest. Take a look at the pictures below…

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Year 6 Sparrowhawk Class

Today, during Guided Reading, we answered questions from a short text about tsunamis. It was an interesting and informative read. Kacey, Jack, Abedin, Nathan and Tommy were a fantastic example of how to discuss thoughts and ideas and also how to answer questions by referring to the text. They set a very good example to ...

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Badger Pirate Dress Up Day

The children were delighted to return to school dressed as pirates. The classroom has been turned into a pirate ship and there are lots of pirate toys and jewels for the children to explore. We sang pirate songs, went on the pirate ship and on a pirate treasure hunt. The children will continue to learn ...

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News from Ladybirds Class

This week we have been learning how to stay safe when using the Internet.  We all made posters. We also had fun making our own games.   See if you can make a game during the half term holiday.

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For the last few weeks in our IPC lessons we looked at and played some board games. The children then designed and made their own games which they enjoyed playing with their friends.        

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Ahoy there matey!

This half term, Year Two have loved the pirate topic,  Ahoy there matey! We wrote pirates letters, made pirate maps and we even made our own pirate boats! To celebrate our work, we invited parents in on Thursday 8th February 2018. We presented our lovely work and performed a special song and dance called ‘A ...

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Year 5 – Exit Point – Myth and Legend Performances

Year 5 brought their IPC topic on Myths and Legends to a close by some spectacular dramatic performances of well known stories based on myths and legends. For example, Odysseus and the Cyclops, Freya and the Brising Necklace, Ra’s Secret Name and, a popular choice, Pandora’s Box. Here are some photos taken from the performances…

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Robin Class – Safer Internet Day

This week in Robin Class, to celebrate Safer Internet Day, we spoke about what issues online make us happy or sad. We then transferred these across to our own emotional thermometers. Secondly, we spoke about what makes a good friend online and added these ‘ingredients’ to the cauldron in order to make the perfect friend. ...

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Rabbit Class – Food Topic – Exit Point

Thank you to everyone that donated food and that attended Nursery’s exit point for our food topic. Here are a few photo’s:

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Rabbit Class – Mr Wolf’s Pancakes

This week our book focus has been ‘Mr Wolf’s Pancake’ By Jan Fearnley All of our activities have been linked to the story, here are a few pictures of what we have been up to:

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Staying safe on the internet in Butterfly class

We have been learning how to stay safe online during Safer internet day. We also discussed how to respect each other on line and how to deal with anyone who doesn’t. The children enjoyed making their posters in our ICT lessons, then commenting and adding emoji to their friend’s posters.        

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Year 6 Sparrowhawk Class

SAFER INTERNET DAY   Last week during Mr Johnson’s assembly, the school Digital Leaders told us about Safer Internet Day and how we can look after ourselves whilst using the internet. In class this afternoon, we have been designing some eye-catching posters that pass on these very important messages to others. As you can see, ...

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Bumblebee class celebrate Safer Internet Day.

Today in Bumblebee class we celebrated Safer Internet Day. We talked about how to stay safe online and how to respect each other online. The children loved making posters in ICT and sharing nice comments about each others work.  

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Roman mosaics of Volcanoes

In Year 4, we created our own Roman mosaics using coloured paper. We carefully cut each square and created the shape of the volcano and added the flowing lava. It took a lot of careful cutting and sticking to make our volcanoes look active!

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Year 6 Sparrowhawk Class

To be a good reading partner you must read clearly and think about intonation as well as taking note of punctuation. You must also be a good listener and show your partner that you are listening by following along. You can also show that you are listening carefully by asking questions. We have some very ...

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Rabbit Class – The Little Red Hen Makes A Pizza

This week our book focus has been ‘The little red hen makes a pizza’ By Philemon Sturges. All of our activities have been linked to the story, here are a few pictures of what we have been up to:

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Butterfly class rock and roll in PE

During PE this term, we’ve been investigating ways to rock and roll on different parts of our body for Gymnastics. The children have been very inventive.   In today’s lesson, the children had to run around each other and then jump creating a shape with their body when asked to stop.         ...

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Bumblebee class recreate the painting ‘Children’s Games’ by Bruegel 1560.

In IPC we looked at an old painting from 1560 and discussed games children played in the past. We created our own picture of the games that children play now. The children loved this activity and were very happy with their finished piece . 

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Badger Cooking Pizza

The children choose the ingredients for their pizza. Then they made the pizza and finally they enjoyed tasting their pizzas.

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Robin Class Performance Poetry – Take 2

This week one of the tasks was re-write a stanza about Bess from the Highwayman. Then we were asked to perform them. Lots of metaphors, alliteration repetition and assonance was used. Some of the best written stanzas were taken from the children’s books and displayed below…

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Robin Class – Performance Poetry

This week in English we’ve been looking at performance poetry to help with the poem we’re reading in class, called The Highwayman. The children really delved deep into the roles of the characters and this helped them read the poems with expression and facial expressions. They were then asked to perform a freeze frame to ...

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Oak Class – Jam Sandwiches!

This week in English we have been looking at different sets of instructions. We have discovered lots of imperative (bossy) verbs and used these to instruct our partner on how to make a tasty jam sandwich. What did you enjoy about the lesson?  

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Crickets IPC Science Investigation.

Next week we will be making our own pirate boats. This week we tested a range of materials in water to see if they would be suitable.

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Year 6 PE

In PE this week, we have been learning about and improving our techniques for various rolls. These included: forward, backward and pencil rolls. We were also thinking about how to change our body from a disc to an arc.   Afterwards, we then relaxed our bodies and calmed down with some meditation.

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Hummingbird Class – Myths and Legends mood artwork

This term, in IPC, we have been letting our creativity flow. We have produced lots of different pieces of artwork, that link to Myths and Legends. In particular, we created a collage of a myth or legend, and thought about the emotions this character may have. We created a colour chart, to help us remember ...

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Rabbit Class – The Little Red Hen

This week our book focus has been ‘The Litte Red Hen’. All of our activities have been linked to the story, here are a few pictures of what we have been up to:

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Artwork by Butterfly class

During an IPC lesson, we looked at the painting ‘Children’s Games’ by Pieter Bruegel 1560. We recreated the picture as a class drawing pictures of games we play now and the children wrote captions to go with them.   ‘Children’s Games’ by Pieter Bruegel     Butterfly Class version of ‘Children’s Games’  

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Sorting Toys from the past and present.

We have been sorting toys from the past and toys we play with now. We looked at similarities and differences. We looked at how toys have changed and improved. We also thought of ways we could improve them.    

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Centipede class investigates floating and sinking

In Science this week, we have been investigating which objects float and which objects sink. We tested the following materials in water: cork plastic bottle metal coin paper stone polystyrene       We found that the cork, plastic bottle and polystyrene floated. Do you know why they floated?

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Year 6 Sparrowhawk Class

In our music lesson today we were thinking about classical composers such as J.S.Bach and R.Schumann. We were finding out about the instruments used to play their compositions.

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Digital Leaders

Well done to all the newly appointed members of the ‘Digital Leader’ team. We all had our first meeting where we’re planning to carry out an assembly next week for Safer Internet Day. Congratulations everyone…

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Robin Class – Maths: Capacity

This week in maths we’ve been studying capacity and looking at how we convert millilitres to litres and vice versa. Some children had the opportunity to work on an investigation and to work through some practice SAT’s questions. Take a look…

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Sparrowhawk Gold award

Look who received the Gold award this week in Sparrowhawk class! Well done Aleeza! Aleeza received the award for having a positive attitude towards her maths work!

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Oak Class – Adventure Worlds

In Year 3 we have been studying adventure stories based on the story book ‘Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age’. Next week, for our Hot Task, we will be creating our own adventure story with an imaginative character and setting. For our homework, we created our own adventure world (Under the Sea, Candy/Chocolate land) using ...

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Bumblebee class look at toys from the past.

This week in IPC we explored toys from the past. The children worked in groups to answer questions about the toys and then presented their work to the class.

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Rabbit Class – Handa’s Surprise

This week our book focus has been ‘Handa’s surprise’ By Eileen Browne. All of our activities have been linked to the story, here are a few pictures of what we have been up to:

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Recreating Myths and Legends in Owl Class

This term Owl Class have been studying Myths and Legends in English and IPC.  On Friday afternoon, they had the opportunity to recreate a myth or legend in their own way. As you can see some of the groups chose to dramatise the myth/legend, which they shared with the rest of the class. The myths/legends ...

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IPC – DT – Creating a 3D Sculpture

This week in IPC, we spent all week creating our own 3D sculptures of volcanoes! Before we beg looked at images of volcanoes to understand the various shapes of volcanoes and mountains. IT was then time to start making the volcanoes.  Firstly we used screwed up newspaper, a bottle and masking tape to create the ...

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Exploring Old Toys

On each table we had some old toys. We worked in groups and looked at every table. We answered questions about each toy and its properties.

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