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Winter

Winter

This week the reception children have been learning about the season Winter . They have been finding wintery objects outside while completing Maths challenges. They have been on a winter hunt looking for different items and completing a checklist. They have also been...

Skellig ‘Feathers’

Skellig ‘Feathers’

The Swans have been doing observational drawings of feathers to create their English display. They will be using David Almond’s book ‘Skellig’ as a medium for their writing this term.  

A Miracle in Town

A Miracle in Town

The children in Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class performed A Miracle in Town to a packed audience in Stratford St Mary church. The children had lots of fun entertaining the audience with their version of the nativity and were in good voice singing the fun songs. Well...

Colchester Zoo Penguin Experience

Colchester Zoo Penguin Experience

Kingfishers Class took part in a wonderful Christmas educational experience at Colchester Zoo. The children were greeted by a festive elf who helped them learn all about penguins. The children observed two real penguins up close to test what they had learnt. Father...

It’s Good To Grow From Morrisons

It’s Good To Grow From Morrisons

A big thank you to everyone who helped us to collect the tokens from Morrisons part of the 'It's Good to Grow' scheme. We collected 2286 tokens. We are using the tokens to purchase heated propagators. We look forward to using them to help us grow lots of plants. Thank...

Observational Drawings

Observational Drawings

The Swans have being doing observational drawings of migratory birds. This week we used magnifying glasses to look closely at the colour and texture of the feathers. We then used watercolour paints to paint over our sketches. The children used a variety of drawing...

3D Art

3D Art

This half term, the children are creating 3D Art. The children have investigated the possibilities of working with clay. The children were introduced to the story of Henry the Pebble and his Family. Miss Jones told the story and the children followed the story...

Road Safety Week

Road Safety Week

During the week of Monday 15th - Friday 19th November 2021 the children participated in Road Safety Week. The JRSOs encouraged parents and children to walk to school during this week. On Friday 19th November 2021 the children and staff wore their brightest t-shirt in...

Green Fingers

Green Fingers

Mrs Martin and the children went in to the outside classroom area and did some gardening. The children dug and planted bulbs. They had great fun. Well done Kingfishers.

Clay Pebbles

Clay Pebbles

The year one children continued being artists this week, focusing on 3D art. The children used different coloured clays to decorate 3D forms. They manipulated clay to produce balls and coils. Great work Kingfishers. [gallery...

Exploring Puppets

Exploring Puppets

This half term in D.T the children in Woodpeckers class are learning about puppets! Last week they learned about the different types of puppet and what they are made from. This week they made their own finger puppets from paper and craft materials. The children really...

Firework Fun

Firework Fun

The children have been very busy creating fireworks. The children chose the colours they wanted and dripped the paint on to the circle tapping it on the side of the spinner. When they had selected the colours they put the lid on top and spun the spinner. When they...

Cross Country

Cross Country

On a very warm, but windy day in late October, 8 children represented the school in a cross country festival at the Royal Hospital School. Everyone did their best and our top girl came in 33rd! Well done to everyone!

Badminton Festival

Badminton Festival

On Wednesday 20th October, several from Woodpeckers and Owls took part in the Badminton Festival. They had a great time taking part in all the different activities and thank you to our Year 6 leaders for helping them on the day. [gallery...

U11 Girls / Boys Football

U11 Girls / Boys Football

On Thursday 7th October and Thursday 14th October, several children from KS2 took part in an U11 Football tournament at Whitton Sports Centre. They all thoroughly enjoyed the experience; great team spirit was shown and our wonderful girls' goalkeeper was awarded the...

Amazing Art

Amazing Art

This half term the children in Kingfishers Class have be investigating different textiles and learning new skills. The children have learnt to weave, mark - make, knot, take rubbings and fabric peg. The children have also enjoyed working with Brusho and seeing the...

Stone Age Pottery

This half term, the children in Woodpeckers class have enjoyed learning about The Stone Age. In Art we have looked at Stone Age cave art, drawings and pottery. This week we made our own Stone Age pots and bowls and used natural objects to help make patterns on them....

Fantastic Fire Engines

Fantastic Fire Engines

The children have really enjoyed being designers this half term. They have learned how to design, make and evaluate their product. The children were given the challenge of building their own fire engine. The children were able to use tools safely and decide what they...

World War 2

World War 2

The Swans had a fantastic trip to Ipswich Museum where they took part in activities linked to life in WW2. After that, we went to 'The Shed' for an evacuee lunch! Whilst we were there, the photographer from the Ipswich Star came and took lots of lovely photos which...

Writers Workshop

Writers Workshop

Swans recently had a visit from a published author, Lauren North.  She delivered a workshop where she demonstrated how a book starts with a blank page and ends up as a published novel. Lauren spoke about her own journey as an author; her perseverance with rejection...

Egyptian Art Work

Egyptian Art Work

As part of the Owls topic based on the Ancient Egyptians, the children created some portraits.  They also used modelling clay to make canopic jars! These were then displayed in our class museum.  The children were really proud of their creations. [gallery...

Fabric Resist

Fabric Resist

The children continued being artists and working with textiles. Today the children used different tools and techniques to produce a fabric resist piece of work. The children used textured surfaces to produce effective rubbings. Great work Kingfishers. [gallery...

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