Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 2:00pm
We spent an afternoon learning how to use oil pastels effectively to create stunning landscape drawings of Castleton. We are really excited that we’re going to be visiting this rural landscape next week as part of our Creative Curriculum work this half term.
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:56pm
We have had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day today!
We were lucky enough to have some generous adults come in to read with us as part of our ‘Share a Story’ activity and we then got to go and share our stories with different children from around the school.
Check out our brilliant and creative outfits…
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:51pm
We had such a good day for World Book Day, we shared our favourite books and characters with other children in school.
In our class we had a quiz to test our book knowledge. It was so much fun competing against each other. Each group did extremely well and got more than 10 answers correct. The winning team was the princesses and the hero! well done!
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:50pm
Today 2JB went to Beijing.
We all had boarding passes and travelled on a plane, we had to go through security and baggage claim. Once we arrived in China we had a guided tour around the famous landmarks of Beijing. We visited the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Birds Nest Stadium. It was so much fun! We then took a quick flight home in time for our parents to pick us up at home time.
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:45pm
On Friday 16th March, Year 2 investigated what happens when you mix milk, food colouring and washing up liquid together.
Fist we carefully poured milk onto a plate.
Then we dropped different coloured food colouring on to the milk. We used orange, blue and pink food colouring.
Next we put a cotton bud the was covered in washing-up liquid into the centre of the plate.
We observed how the food colouring moved around the plate when we touched the milk with the cotton bud. This is because the milk contains fat, the washing-up liquid bonds with the fat in the milk and the food colouring is pushed out because the bond is so strong.
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:42pm
In Year 2 we used our scientific enquiry skills to predict what would happen when we used food coloring in milk to make dancing fireworks. We investigated the impact of the amount of washing up liquid to really get things moving.
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:38pm
We were allowed to bring in our toys from home as part of our Connected Curriculum topic ‘Toys Alive!’
It was the best day ever! We got to play with our friends toys and had so much fun. We decided which toy was our favourite and took a picture using the camera. We then made a pictogram to see which toy was the most popular toy in our class.
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:33pm
For Science Week Nursery have had the joy of watching Egg’s hatch and grow in to Chicks. We have all been fascinated by the process and have loved holding and looking after the chicks as they grew.
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:30pm
Well that was a very exciting trip to the farm. We fed the lams and petted lots of animals including a lama, some owls, rabbits and chicks. We then had some lunch and went to find out how the cow’s are milked. Did you know ice-cream is made from milk? We then went for a donkey ride and even had time for a tractor ride before getting the coach back to school. A lot of us were so tired on the coach that we fell asleep!
Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 1:25pm
Thanks to everyone for your efforts making bonnets for the Easter parade. The children all enjoyed singing, making baskets and especially making Easter buns.
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 9:11am
Each week an artist comes into school to work with different year groups. This week it was y4’s turn and they started to make sculptures inspired by an American artist.
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 9:10am
We had a lot of fun explaining our learning from this half term to Year 3. It was great to be able to teach them everything we had learnt about the Mayans and to give them an idea of what they might be learning next year!
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 9:08am
Take a look at our completed Mayan masks – aren’t they fantastic? We worked really hard on them!
Can you guess what type of mask they are? Or who is behind them…?
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 9:06am
Today we planned an experiment to investigate the effect that different drinks have on our teeth.
First we cracked our eggs so that we could see the inside too and placed them into beakers. Next, we measured out 200ml of the different liquids. Finally we poured the liquid onto our egg shells and left them to soak on the windowsill.
Check back for updates to see if anything happens!
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 9:01am
We have been learning about Mayan food in our Connected Curriculum lessons so today we had a go at making some of our own!
We learnt some new baking vocabulary and techniques including ‘rubbing’ and ‘kneading’ and we practised our measuring skills too.
We think they look great! They tasted pretty good too!
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:58am
We have been using drama to explore our class text ‘The Hero Twins’.
Have a look and see if you can guess what emotions we are feeling in each picture.
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:54am
We really enjoyed pausing our learning to relax with a good book today!
Have you read anything recently that you’ve really enjoyed?
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:52am
In science, we have been looking at changing states of matter. We investigated the changing states of chocolate as it was heated and cooled.
Which states can you spot?
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:50am
In our writing, we have been writing our own descriptive poems about water.
We went outside to use all of our senses to explore things we found on and around the playground.
Date: 16th Mar 2018 @ 8:48am
In class this week we have been creating our own collages to show the process of the Water Cycle. We used a range of materials to create all the different elements that work together.
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:52pm
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:47pm
This term we have been learning about animals and habitats. We have been reading ‘The Animals of Farthing Wood’ together in class.
We made our own finger puppets based on an animal from Farthing Wood.
We then created a play-script in small groups and then presented these to Year 3!
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:37pm
This week we are going to be moving on to our new topic ‘The Vikings.’ We are going to be learning about who the Vikings were, where they were from and what they looked like as well as lots of other interesting facts.
On Thursday we are having our ‘launch’ to introduce our new topic. All of the children are going to be Vikings and experience what tough, exhausting work they had to face when trying to move to new land. We are going to be working outside as a team and try to row our ships from Scandinavia to invade Britain….HOW EXCITING.
Spellings for this week;
Date: 15th Mar 2018 @ 4:35pm
Today we had a very exciting and informative day, learning all about how to lead a more healthy lifestyle.
In the morning, we became ‘Drink Detectives’ and explored how much sugar was in some of our favourite drinks. We were very surprised with some of the results!
We also got to do some exercise and dancing with Mrs Howse and Mr Carley.
Miss Warner taught us some yoga moves. We struggled at first but we got the hang of it! We were very surprised at how difficult it was, and how tiring!