Monthly Archives: February 2018
Once we finished writing our stories, we swapped them with another pair. We read each other’s stories and gave feedback on all the good things we could find. We also gave some constructive criticism, giving each other ‘targets for improvement’. It was really interesting reading other people’s writing and hear what they thought of ours.
As part of our work on The Highwayman last half term, the children created wanted posters. Here are some of the finished ones.
Year 2 have been classifying objects into living things, once living and never alive. We had some interesting discussions.
In English this half term we will be focusing on a new fiction book but before we read it the children have been thinking about what the story might be. They got into pairs and were given some of the pictures from the book to organise into a story. They had to think about what … Continue reading
Our topic this term is ‘The Vikings’ and we have been investigating where the Vikings settled in the UK. We have found how they named places, for example by meant a farm, dale meant a valley. We then used maps and atlases to find UK towns and cities whose name contains one of the Viking … Continue reading
Today we learned about some of the great artists through time. We looked at the work of Georgia O’Keeffe, Georges Seurat, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Andy Warhol, Joseph Turner, Henri Matisse and Salvador Dali. The children were amazed by the pieces of work these artists produced.
Today we started our new art topic studying Georges Seurat and pointillism. We first though about how we see colour and then we explored by mixing different colours.
Today our main focus was to learn about Georges Seurat and what he was famous for. The children showed a good understanding of this artist and we mesmerized by his works of art, especially ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte’. What facts can you recall from our session about Georges Seurat?
Our Science topic last half term was Forces which gave us the opportunity to be practical. We tested air resistance with paper and feathers, experimented with water resistance, and what makes things float, and also designed, and carried out, our own friction experiments.
Safer Internet Day was on the 6th of February this year and in Year 5 we marked the day by discussing this year’s theme – Create, Connect and Share Respect: a better Internet starts with you. The children talked about what they thought the theme meant and ways that we could stay safe online. All … Continue reading
Year 6 completed various activities based on staying safe on the internet using the ” Thinkuknow ” website. They then used their reserearch to create posters for younger children on how to stay safe.
Here are the songs from this year’s Junior production for you to practise with. Chop Chop Brother Always and Forever Hard As Nails
Here are the songs from this year’s Junior production for you to practise with. Troy Story Bunch of Losers Job Done Completely Stuck on You Pick Me Paris
This week in Spelling,Punctaution and Grammar (SPAG) we used games as a way of further developing our skills.
This week in Science we learned about different types of soil. First we collected samples from different areas in our school grounds then we used magnifying glasses to explore further. We then looked to see if there were any differences in the soils collected from the different places. To finish the children wrote their own … Continue reading
Today we acknowledged Safer Internet Day in Year 3 by talking about the focus of this years SID, read a story, discussed the questions the story brought up, worked in groups to discuss scenario cards and thought of 5 rules to keep us safe on the internet.
On Friday the children were able to use the new things that we had purchased for Choosing time. They had a great time exploring the different items which included some problem solving whilst putting some toys and games together.
On Thursday as part of our final session on fossils Alex and Laycie explored the size and type of dinosaurs and then all the children created their own fossils in groups using biscuits.
On Thursday as part of our English lesson we looked at a selection of golden objects and discussed our ideas in groups. We gathered adjectives to describe the objects to create a word bank and then used some of these words to write effective sentences.