Mrs Bilner

Mind Mapping

by | 9 Sep 2021 | English, Swans

As part of their writing, Swans children created mind maps to represent different parts of the story, this was to help them organise their work.  They used watercolour paints to illustrate the different emotions Olive (the main character of the story) was feeling at different points of the story.

Lampshades in Science!

by | 9 Sep 2021 | Science, Swans

In science, the swans used varying transparencies to design a lampshade. They had to consider the materials they used and the effect they would have.  

Lifelong Learning Disposition Cakes!

by | 9 Sep 2021 | Swans

The Swans enjoyed making cakes out of play dough to represent the life long learning dispositions: curiosity, resilience, strategic awareness, creativity, collaboration, meaning making!      

Peter Pan The Musical

by | 9 Sep 2021 | Owls, School Events, Swans

On Thursday 15th July,  Owls and Swans were involved in a performance based on Peter Pan. Unfortunately, we were unable to accommodate an audience in school due to the current restrictions, however, we wanted to share our production with an audience.  So with much planning, expertise and turning our library into a technical hub – […]

Sports Day – Woodpeckers and Kingfishers

by | 7 Jul 2021 | House Groups, Kingfishers, Parents, PE, School Events, Woodpeckers

Sports Day happened at Stratford St Mary on Monday 19th July – with Woodpeckers and Kingfishers events taking part in the morning.  The children competed in their houses and took part in 5 events – standing long jump, chest throw, sprint, fun run and target game.  Great fun, great team spirit and great attitudes were […]

Sports Day – Owls and Swans

by | 7 Jul 2021 | House Groups, Owls, Parents, PE, School Events

Sports Day happened at Stratford St Mary on Monday 19th July – with Owls and Swans events taking part in the afternoon.  The children competed in their houses and took part in 5 events – standing long jump, chest throw, sprint, fun run and target and water race.  Great fun, great team spirit and great […]

Measuring Angles

by | 6 Jun 2021 | Maths, Swans

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!

Swans Australian Immersion Day

by | 6 Jun 2021 | Art & Design, Geography, Swans

The Swans have been busy preparing their class display ready for their new geography topic on Australia!    

Pasta & Polo Mint Mars Rovers

by | 5 May 2021 | Science, Swans

This week the Swans have been engineers. They were involved in a mission from NASA – they were given a budget of 6 million dollars to design a new rover for Mars. First they identified the axles, suspension etc on existing rovers. They then used different types of pasta and polos to create their own. […]

Darts (Maths) Fun!

by | 5 May 2021 | Maths, News, PE, Swans

The swans have been practising their number skills of doubling, trebling, addition, subtraction and multiplication by playing Darts! They had so much fun!  

Big Bang Theory!

by | 4 Apr 2021 | Science, Swans

This week,  the Swans have been learning about The Big Bang Theory. In order to understand this theory of how the universe expanded from one single point (over 13 billion years ago), the children carried out an investigation involving balloons! They recorded data in charts to help them answer scientific questions surrounding this theory.   […]

Ducklings Have Arrived

by | 4 Apr 2021 | Kingfishers, PTA, Science, Swans, Woodpeckers

On Tuesday, 20th April, we took delivery of 6 duck eggs.  They were popped into an incubator and throughout the course of the week, 6 ducklings hatched.   The children have been fascinated by these arrivals and have been following their progress.  One has been called Queenie as ‘she’ arrived on the queens birthday and another […]