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Microhabitats!

Date: 24th Apr 2022 @ 8:24am

2HR have been exploring microhabitats! We have been identifying and observing the minibeasts that habitat there, also the condititions of the microhabitat enabling minibeasts to survive in them.

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Grid Method

Date: 22nd Apr 2022 @ 10:20am

In maths, we have been learning all about multiplication. Today we began learning how to multiply a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. We used a method called the grid method and used ones and tens counters to help us.

 

 

Virtual Mountain Tour

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 2:29pm

 

To launch our topic 'Can I grow lettuce on a mountain summit?' we went on a scavenger hunt. We took a virtual trip around Snowdonia and completed the scavenger hunt along the way. On the scavenger hunt, we saw a summit, people, a cafe, rocks, a lake, grass and paths.

 

Welcome back!

Date: 21st Apr 2022 @ 10:21am

Welcome back to school for our final term of this academic year. We hope all our families have had an enjoyable holiday.

This week, we have been busy practising some of our skills learnt before the holiday.Practice makes progress!

Minibeasts!

Date: 19th Apr 2022 @ 3:39pm

Reception had a very exciting start to term today, with a virtual visit from an Entomologist! Dr Beetlebee told us all about minibeasts and the work that scientists do to learn more about them, and she even sent us our very own entomology kit to make a home for minibeasts.

We had a great time reading some poems about different minibeasts, drawing some minibeast pictures, writing some questions to send to Dr Beetlebee, and we even went on a bug hunt in the school garden! We found lots of minibeasts including spiders, woodlice, worms and snails! 

Dragon Dance!

Date: 18th Apr 2022 @ 8:48am

   

Last week the children created their own dragon masks, practised and performed group dragon dances, recorded performances of each other and uploaded them to Youtube to share with their family and friends. 2HR hope you enjoy their dragon dances!

 

 

Easter Bonnets!

Date: 13th Apr 2022 @ 8:43am

2HR have made some fantastic Easter Bonnets this week and showed off their magnificents designs during our Easter bonnet parade!Easter hats 1.jpg

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Easter Fun!!!

Date: 13th Apr 2022 @ 5:27am

On Tuesday and Thursday of the last week of term we had lots of Easter fun! The children created some wonderful Easter Bonnets at home and brought them to school for our very first outdoor parade on the playground. On Thursday as part of our Behaviour Treat we had a Easter Egg hunt in the playground. The team that found the most plastic eggs were the winners and received a chocolate bunny. Everyone who took part in the fun also had a chocolate egg as well. 

Design and Technology Car Project

Date: 13th Apr 2022 @ 5:17am

The last week of term was very busy in 1AI. To finish our topic linked to transport we designed, made and evaluted our very own cars. We started the process by exploring what a wheel and axle was on a car and how it helped it to move. We then used ideas to design our vehicles, made our vehicles using recycled bottles, tubes and boxes and finally we tested out our cars on a wooden ramp to evaluate if it was a good design. It was a great project from start to finish and the chidlren really enjoyed it.

Well done everyone:)

 

Out popped a beautiful butterfly!

Date: 5th Apr 2022 @ 1:57pm

On Saturday morning, the butterflies started to come out of their cocoons!

All 5 tiny caterpillars have made it to become lovely painted lady butterflies. Miss Wilkinson and Miss Walker have released them into our school playground this morning. 

Keep a close eye out at home, perhaps they will come and visit you!i8

The day the ducklings came to play …

Date: 31st Mar 2022 @ 7:48pm

Today we had some very special visitors in Reception. Daisy and Luke, the ducklings, came into our class for the morning. They swam in our water tray and got very excited running around in circles. The children loved watching and listening to them tweeting. We were very sad that they had to go back to the farm tomorrow, so we spent the afternoon making them cards and pictures so that they wouldn't forget us.

Eggsellent easter bonnets

Date: 31st Mar 2022 @ 7:42pm

Yesterday was our Easter Bonnet competition. We had great fun making and wearing our bonnets all day! The entries were amazing! Well done everyone and Happy Easter! 

Using plurals

Date: 30th Mar 2022 @ 4:57pm

KS2 have been investgating how to form English plurals . We have used plurals to generalise and have written our own sentences to practise the skill. We visited Nursery's ducklings to get some inspiration for our work !

Egg-citing Easter Crafts!

Date: 29th Mar 2022 @ 12:02pm

LKS2 have been hard at work creating some fantastic Easter a crafts - we were all so impressed with how much time and effort clearly went into each wonderful creation!

All of the teachers really struggled to choose a winner but finally managed to make a decision. Have a look at our our winners below!

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Have a look at all of the other brilliant entries below!

 

Glider Competition!!

Date: 27th Mar 2022 @ 6:21pm

This week we learnt about the first flight and The Wright Brothers as a follow up from our visit to Manchester Airport last week. We found out what inspired the Wright Brothers to make the very first glider and learnt that the first flight lasted for only 12 seconds. We also learnt about Bessie Coleman and why she was an important figure in the world of aviation and flight. We were amazed at her determination to become a pilot and the class were very humble to learn that she learnt French so that she could go to France and learn how to become a pilot! We learnt something new and made some origami gliders out of paper. We then took them out on to the playground for a glider competetion to find out which design went the furthest. Kairo was our winner and saw his glider fly the furthest away on the playground. Well Done!!!

Next week we will be exploring cars and going into the world of Design and Technology. Watch out for next week's blog! 

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The Masked Parade

Date: 27th Mar 2022 @ 10:43am

As part of the children's learning about China the children got an opportunity to make chinese influenced masks. Some of the children decided to make dragon masks whereas other children decided to make chinese opera inspired masks. They designed their masks and then used a range of collage materials to make them. It was lovely to see the classroom so busy! After they had completed their masks they displayed them around the school. They enjoyed the parade around the daily mile, especially when the children from other year groups clapped and cheered them on!

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Look at the parade 

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I think you will agree that the masks look amazing! All the children worked so hard and I am sure you are as proud of the children as I am.

Enjoy the weekend

Miss Wolfenden

 

Nursery Ducks

Date: 25th Mar 2022 @ 4:58pm

In Nursery this week we have been very lucky to hatch our own fluffy ducklings!

 

The children have been amazed watching the ducklings hatch one by one from their shells.  We have been sharing lots of stories about ducks and thinking about how we can take care of the ducks in our classroom. 

 

 

Gymnastics 6DL

Date: 24th Mar 2022 @ 1:34pm

The children in 6DL had a great PE lesson. They were exploring how to use the apparatus to develop Their skills of 'Weight on Hands' and were rehearsing their sequences to make improvements. 

Year 6 Connected Curriculum Launch-Traffic Survey

Date: 24th Mar 2022 @ 12:56pm

Year 6 have been conducting a traffic survey to find out the volume of traffic passing the school during the school day. We will be using this information to help us to monitor the air pollution in the area and explore ways to reduce the amount of traffic. This links to our topic on Climate Change and the children will be exploring ways in which they can help to reduce Global Warming and make a difference. 

The language of time

Date: 23rd Mar 2022 @ 4:51pm

Our KS2 group has been using the language of time to compare one time with another. We've used it in our CC to compare two different periods of time and we can use it in sentences to answer questions about time.

Greek Landscapes

Date: 23rd Mar 2022 @ 9:29am

In art, we have produced some Greek landscapes inspired by the work of Nikolas Georgoudakis. He was a talented illustrator and painter and he grew up on the island of Kos. We learned lots of new skills such as drawing using perspective. We thought about drawing objects close up and in the distance using the vanishing point. We also practised 3D drawings and blending different shades to create the sea and the sunset. Look at our beautiful artwork.

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Red Nose Day

Date: 20th Mar 2022 @ 8:37pm

Friday 18th March was Red Nose Day! It was lovely to see all the red around school as everyone came in dressed to raise some money for charity. The theme for the day was Try Something New. As it was also recently St. Patrick's Day, we decided in year 5 to combine the two and give the children a chance to have a go at limericks! Although the jokes in some of the poems passed many of the children by, they did enjoy acting them out!

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Red Nose Day!

Date: 20th Mar 2022 @ 12:47pm

The theme for Red Nose Day this year, was to 'try something new.' 

 

4CB took on the challenge of learning how to create oragami. They did an amazing job! Even though it was challenging at first.


Well done, year 4.

More fun at the airport!!!

Date: 19th Mar 2022 @ 11:20pm

Here's more photos from our day at the Runway Park at Manchester Airport...

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Manchester Airport Trip!!!

Date: 19th Mar 2022 @ 11:18pm

What a busy week we have had in Year 1!!! On Wednesday we dressed in yellow and blue in support for the children of Ukraine. On Friday it was Red Nose Day where we came to school dressed in red and tried something new. In 1AI we have been trying yoga with Miss Prescott which was new to us. It was a little tricky doin the poses but have decided that we will continue with this each week and become better at it. 

On Thursday we had an amazing trip to the Runway Part at Manchester Airport. This was our very trip out of school for these children due to the Pandemic. The children were realy excited and their behavaiour was amazing. All the grown ups that went on the trip were super proud. 

The day was filled with lots of learning about aircraft parts, jobs at an airport and the parts of Concorde. We even sat inside the cockpit of an aircraft and imagined what it would have been like to be a pilot. We saw Concorde up close and it was amazing!!! We learnt that it used to have 100 passengers, it had supersonic speed and 12 wheels. We also found out that the queen travelled on Concorde as well! We saw aeroplabes land and take off on the runway outside. We saw some great big planes which belonged to the airline Emirates and Qatar Airlines. They were huge planes!!!

It was an amazing day which was filled with lots of learning!!!

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