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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...

Pyjamarama Day

Pyjamarama Day

On Friday 14th May, the children, parents and staff arrived at school wearing their pyjamas to celebrate Pyjamarama Day. During the day the children in Kingfishers Class enjoyed reading books in their pyjamas and designing new pyjamas. The children were asked to...

Pasta & Polo Mint Mars Rovers

Pasta & Polo Mint Mars Rovers

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...

Stones

Stones

This children went and visited the sensory garden which Miss Bailey is creating on the school field. Miss Bailey told the children she would like them to decorate a stone for the pebble river. The children were asked to think of and draw their design first. The...

Caterpillars and Butterflies

Caterpillars and Butterflies

The children have been very interested in their caterpillars and are enjoying watching them grow. The children have been observing them and writing an entry in their caterpillar diary. They have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly and learning about the...

Darts (Maths) Fun!

Darts (Maths) Fun!

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!

Big Bang Theory!

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...

Crawling Caterpillars

Crawling Caterpillars

Kingfishers received a very special delivery today. It said ‘Fragile Open immediately!’ The children were intrigued to find out what was inside. Mrs Clark opened the box and showed the children the pot. The children recognised them as caterpillars. Mrs Clark told the...

Ducklings Have Arrived

Ducklings Have Arrived

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...

Slavery and Sewing in Swans

Slavery and Sewing in Swans

This term,  the children are learning about Thomas Clarkson and his contribution towards the abolishment of slavery. This week, in Art, the children learnt about Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. The Underground Railroad was a term used for a network of...

Writing A Travel Guide

This half term, the Owls' topic is The Mediterranean. Each pair was given a Mediterranean city to write a travel guide on. We used our Computing skills to research the cities and to word process, adding images, fonts and colours. In our Literacy lessons, we practised...

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