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Making Noi a boat!

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 3:56pm

This week Reception have been reading the story 'The Storm Whale in Winter'. We had a good think about how we could help Noi and his Dad get home from the lighthouse and decided that we would make them a boat!

We did lots of fun experiments about which matierals float and which sink which helped us decide what we should use to make our boats.

We spent some time designing our boats and labelling them with the materials we would use, and then we worked together to make our boats and tested them in the water area! 


ICT- Using Beebots

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 2:22pm

This week in ICT we were introduced to the programmable toy - Beebots. This linked very nicely to our toys topic this half term where we compared and sorted old and new toys. We found out that new toys needed batteries or we had to charge them up using electricity. Beebots needed batteries and some needed to be charged up using their special tray and electricity. Beebots are toys that need to be programmed or given an input in order for it to move. We used the following commands to programme the Beebots and give it an input to make it move:





The Beebot moved once the commands were inputted, which was the output. We were learning lots of technical language and were amazed that we were able to program something to make it move!!! 

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2D shapes

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 1:35pm

This week in maths 2HR have been learning about 2D shapes! We have had fun identifying the names and properties of the shapes through exploration and playing fun games. We have also been sorting the shapes on Venn diagrams according to their properties and some children have even thought of their own categories to sort them into!

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This week in 3MS

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 12:55pm

We have had a very busy week in year 3 this week! 

We started looking at fractions using shapes. We have been using the language of 'numerator', 'denominator' and 'equal parts'. Our challenge was to order the fractions and then to match the fraction to the decimal place. Check out how we did in the photos. 

This half term we will be learning about The Stone Age in our connected curriculum lessons. For our launch, we explored Stone Henge through Google Earth and thought about who put it there and what it might have been used for. We used our comparison skills to spot the changes over time from the Stone Age to modern day. We even had a go at recreating Stone Henge out of biscuits!


2D Shape sort

Date: 19th Jan 2022 @ 10:44pm

This week we have been practising our 2D shapes and identifying different properties. Can you practise shape sorting with this game?

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Colour mixing!

Date: 19th Jan 2022 @ 8:43am

This week we have been experimenting with colour. We loved mixing the primary colours in water and seeing which colours we could make. We made our own colour charts so that we could remember how to make new colours when we play independently in the classroom.

Why do some animals live in cold places and others in hot?

Date: 16th Jan 2022 @ 7:04pm

This week 2HR have started our new Connected Curriculum topic 'Why do some animals live in cold places and others in hot?' We have started learning about the types of animals living in the Arctic and how they survive in this cold habitat!

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More Science!

Date: 16th Jan 2022 @ 8:09am

5CR really do enjoy their Science lessons. This week, we were thinking about how we change as we get older. We compared the similarities and differences between us as children and us as babies. The class definitely enjoyed trying to figure out which baby was which child. The photo of Mrs. Caine as a baby really confused them!


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Greek Workshop Day

Date: 16th Jan 2022 @ 8:05am

Year 5 had a fantastic time during their Greek super learning day. They investigated Greek artefacts, learned about the ancient Greek cities of Sparta and Athens and made some Greek tiles. By the end of the day, most children agreed that they'd rather live in Athens. Sparta seemed like a very harsh place to live!


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Exploring toys from the past

Date: 15th Jan 2022 @ 5:07pm

This week in one of our Connected Curriculum lessons we explored toys from the past. We discovered the names of these toys and had a go at playing these games. We really enjoyed the games 'shut the box,' playing cards, spinning top and the puppets 'Punch and Judy.' 

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Maths Workshop

Date: 15th Jan 2022 @ 5:03pm

On Tuesday we had a visitor called Liam who delivered a maths workshop for us. He set us a challenge to use large 2D shapes to create some pictures. It was a bit challenging but with some perseverence and teamwork we were able to make the pictures using the shapes. 

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Parts of a River

Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 2:55pm

In geography, we have been investigating the different parts of a river. We have learned some tricky new vocabulary. See if you can explain which part of a river each of these words is for:

  • bank
  • basin
  • floodplain
  • tributary
  • meander
  • mouth
  • sediment
  • silt
  • source

Investigating Different States

Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 2:50pm

We have started our new science topic 'Changing States'.  Our first task was to explore different materials and decide whether they were solids or liquids. There were some very tricky materials such as jelly and cornflour.

Have a look at how we sorted our materials - do you agre with our decisions?

Year 6 learning 10.01.22

Date: 12th Jan 2022 @ 10:26pm

Here is this week's learning for those of you who are isolating at home. Have a go at the activities which are the same as we are doing in school. We know that you won't want to miss the end of our novel "Once". We hope you are back in school with us soon. 

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Hot and cold

Date: 12th Jan 2022 @ 8:50am

Y2 have been learning the language of temperature, and then looking at cold habitats. We have learnt the names of some animals that live in the Artic.

Terrific Times Tables!

Date: 11th Jan 2022 @ 8:21pm

This afternoon, some children in 4CB were able to take part in an exciting times tables club! Today's focus was all about the 2 and 4 times tables, and how well they link together.

The children began the session by recapping their times tables, before competing in different games. Finally, they enjoyed a dance and sing-along to some fantastically catching times tables songs.


We're Going on a Bear Hunt!

Date: 11th Jan 2022 @ 4:17pm

This week we have been reading the story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by Micheal Rosen

You can watch an animated version of the story at https://www.channel4.com/programmes/were-going-on-a-bear-hunt.

See if you can join in!



Today we went on our very own sensory walk to the cave to find the bear waiting inside.. 


Happy New Year!

Date: 9th Jan 2022 @ 5:07pm

Happy New Year!

This week in Reception we celebrated the new year by looking back on all of our memories from 2021. We had such a fun start to Reception and we can't wait to use our learning powers in this new year.

This week we launched our new topic all about winter and cold places. We have shown a real interest in penguins and polar bears and can't wait to learn more.

Launch Spring 1!

Date: 9th Jan 2022 @ 9:58am

What an amazing start to Spring 1 we have had this week!!!

The children have all come back raring to get going with their learning and we have got stuck back into our timetable. The beginning of a new term brings a brand new tpic questions that we will explore. This half term our topic question is called 'Is the XBox more fun than our grandparent's toys?'

In this topic we will be exploring the world of toys old and new. To get us started on Friday we had a launch in school. We had a Games Afternoon where we played with some games and toys from the past and present. We worked together in smaller groups and went around 5 stations of games. After each game we worked as a team to give the toy/game a star rating out of 5. The most popular game was actually from the past called 'Shut the Box.' The children really enjoyed this game and have asked to keep it out in the Maths area for next week! Games Afternoon.png

Happy New Year!

Date: 8th Jan 2022 @ 12:01pm

Welcome back 1JH! 


What a great first few days we have had...


We started the week talking about New Year Resoloutions. The children were very thoughtful and considered the things they would like to achieve in 2022 at school and at home... expect your houses to be cleaned from top to bottom and all dishes washed by the wonderful girls and boys in our class! The children wrote their resoloutions in their books and spent some time in the provision doing other New Year activities. 


At the end of the week we had our launch for the new Topic. This term we will be learning all about toys in the past and present. The children had a great afternoon playing with a variety of different toys and even rated some! Some of the toys are now in the investigation area for the children to enjoy. 

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I am so looking forward to the work this term - it is a really exciting topic! 


As always, if you have any questions or would like to speak to me about your child and their learning please don't hesitate to get in touch. 


Heres to a great 2022!! 


Miss Higgins 

Rain Dance!

Date: 8th Jan 2022 @ 10:42am

"How would we survive without water?"


To begin our new connected curriculum unit 'how would we survive without water', year 4 attempted to change the weather! We watched an interesting video about rain dancing, before performing our own rain dance in the hall.

When we began our dance, the sky was blue and clear - there was not a cloud in sight. Within 24 hours, it began to snow! Our rain dance might have worked a little too well, but it was exciting to know we were successful. 


Date: 6th Jan 2022 @ 12:49pm

In maths this week we have been practising using arrays to help us recall our multiplication facts.

We found this really helpful when looking at 3,4 and 8 times tables.


Happy New Year and welcome back!

Date: 4th Jan 2022 @ 11:17am

Wishing all our families a very happy start to 2022 ! We are looking forward to welcoming you back tomorrow for the start of our new term.


Happy New Year!!!

Date: 4th Jan 2022 @ 6:42am

Happy New Year Everyone!!!

It is 2022!!! It sounds a bit strange saying this date! I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas holiday and are raring to get back to your learning in school. The spring term in Year 1 is always a busy one with lots of new learning happening as well as making sure we know how to do the basic skills in reading, writing and maths that was covered in the Autumn term. 

I am looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday 5th January.

Mrs Iqbal 


Christmas Dinner

Date: 4th Jan 2022 @ 6:36am

Look at us eating our Christmas Dinner!!! We had turkey (halal choice as well), brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes, carrots and gravy.


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