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Pouring Punch

Pouring Punch

Year 3 have been learning to measure volume and capacity. The children followed Mrs Sadler's recipe to chop fruit and measure juices to create a delicious fruit punch. Yummy!

Kimmy’s Zoo

Kimmy’s Zoo

On Wednesday 7th July Kingfishers Class welcomed some visitors into school - Kimmy’s Zoo; they were very excited. The children were very well behaved and listened carefully to Kimmy. The children learned lots of facts about the different animals. They also got to hold...

Marshmallow Models

Marshmallow Models

The Year 2s in Woodpeckers have been learning all about 3D shapes this week in Maths. We are able to describe the shapes using mathematical language such as faces, curved surfaces, vertices and edges. We built shapes using a variety of materials, including straws to...

Woodland Wands

Woodland Wands

Year 2 created our very own magic wands in our woodland area. We decorated a stick using something small, something magical, something given, something special, something pretty and something fragile - all collected from the nature area. It was a spellbinding...

Gold Achievement

Gold Achievement

Once again the annual Junior Road Safety Awards Event at Endeavour House in Ipswich was cancelled because of the coronavirus. The JRSOs were asked to send their scrapbook via email. The JRSOs were awarded a gold award for their scrapbook which informed others of what...

A Railway Exhibition!

A Railway Exhibition!

Our topic this term in Woodpeckers Class is 'Victorian Transport'. We had the chance to attend an art exhibition on the history of trains, which was set up in the quad. We were able to ask questions about, and give our opinions on famous artwork. We are using the...

Crossing the Pit!

Crossing the Pit!

Woodpeckers Class participated in team work and problem solving games to illustrate what happens when we encounter 'the pit'. The pit is a metaphor for the hard work that must happen when we do not know something in class. Good learners know that they can pull...

BioBlitz

BioBlitz

Across the school this week, our classes have been completing a BioBlitz. Children attempt to identify as many species of plants, trees, insects and animals around the school grounds as possible. Woodpeckers Class turned over logs, peered through magnifying glasses...

Zoo day!

Zoo day!

Woodpeckers Class had a brilliant day out at Colchester Zoo. Despite the rain, we saw plenty of animals, including amur tigers (up close!), sealions, orangutans and anacondas! We also had an education session all about the rainforest, in which we shared our incredible...

Measuring Angles

Measuring Angles

This week the Swans have been using a protractor to measure angles. We decided to be a bit radical and use whiteboard pens to draw angles on the table and then measure them with a protractor - it was much more fun!

Father’s Day

This week we have been busy thinking about our ‘Dads’ and Father’s Day. The children have participated in a range of activities. We can’t tell you what we have been doing because it wouldn’t be a surprise! [gallery...

Beautiful Butterflies

Beautiful Butterflies

The children had a surprise waiting for them after lunch, the first butterfly had emerged from its chrysalis! The children made them some nectar water from sugar and water and gave the butterfly a segment of orange. They were all very excited! By the end of the week...

Pirate Pete’s Sandwich

Pirate Pete’s Sandwich

The children were tasked with designing a sandwich for Pirate Paddy’s lunchbox, which they made last week. They discussed what fillings could go into sandwiches and what type of bread they could use. They thought about whether they were making healthy choices for...

Bite the Shark

Bite the Shark

The children in Kingfishers Classroom received a copy of 'Bite the Shark' from the author Nigel McGee. He wrote a special message inside the book for Kingfishers. The children really enjoyed the story. On Pyjamarama Day the children received at message from Nigel...

Art Day in the Owls

Art Day in the Owls

On Tuesday 25th May, the Owls had an Art Day, focusing on African printmaking. In the morning, the children used their sketch books to investigate African printmaking designs and develop some of their own. We looked at the common features that could be found in most...

Modelling the Solar System

Modelling the Solar System

This term, the Owls are studying Earth and Space in Science. In one memorable lesson, we took our learning outside to try to make a scale model of the solar system. We used a football to represent the Sun and selected other spherical objects, ranging from a sprinkle...

Hero Stamp Design Competition

Hero Stamp Design Competition

The children were asked to take part in the Royal Mail's Heroes Stamp Design Competition for their homework. The competition is to honour the heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. The children have been busy creating their stamp designs and we have lots of entries to...

Explaining the Phases of the Moon

Explaining the Phases of the Moon

As part of our Science topic on Earth and Space, the Owls were learning about the Moon and why it looks different at different times. The children had to create a simulation to demonstrate how the Moon orbits the Earth and how the relative positions of the Earth, the...

Seaside Writing

Seaside Writing

The children were asked to look at the picture of the beach and write sentences about the picture. The children were encouraged to say the sentence first and then to write it using the word mats and phonic knowledge. Miss Jones was very impressed with the children's...

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