Curriculum News

This week in science, the Swans have been learning about why boats don’t sink. They discovered that the shape of the object affects its ability to float. They looked at an object’s buoyancy  in relation to the Archimedes Principle and had lots of fun trying to design...

Kingfishers’ Christmas Cards

Kingfishers’ Christmas Cards

The children began making their Christmas cards; they used the computer to type their message for their card. The children were able to find the letters on the keyboard to spell their message. Great typing skills Kingfishers!

Amazing Autumn

Amazing Autumn

The children in Year One have been learning about the Seasons in Science. The children learned about the four different seasons in the UK. They briefly explored what the weather is like in different seasons and what important events there are in each season. The...

Science in Action in Swans

Science in Action in Swans

In Science this week, the children in Swans class were investigating the effect different temperatures of water has on an iceberg. We discussed how we could keep the test fair,  make predictions, variables, observations and conclusions and also how we could represent...

Anti – Bullying Week

Anti – Bullying Week

The children in Kingfishers Class having been focusing on friendship this week as it was Anti - Bullying week. The children created friendship recipes to make the perfect friend. The children thought about the different qualities a perfect friend would have. The...

Floating and Sinking in Swans!

Floating and Sinking in Swans!

In Science this week we were thinking about what makes a boat move. This led on to discussions about the Titanic's propeller! The children were given a selection of materials and had to make a simple boat with a propeller which could propel itself through the water....

Remembrance @ School

Remembrance @ School

The children at school created individual poppies which formed part of a display; this was complemented by some black out poetry from the Swans and some paintings completed by the Kingfishers. We all stood outside on the school field at 11am on the 11th November and...

Fizzing Fireworks

Fizzing Fireworks

The children in Kingfishers Class have been learning about Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night. The children were introduced to Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot in History. The children learnt key facts about Guy Fawkes and about his involvement in the Gunpowder plot. The...

Pretty Poppies

Pretty Poppies

Miss Jones and the children discussed Remembrance Day. Miss Jones told the children all about why we wear poppies. The children watched a short CBeebies animation. (It sees war as experienced by animals in a WWI battlefields). After playtime the children joined the...

Harvest Poetry & Prayers

Harvest Poetry & Prayers

Woodpeckers Class have been discussing the incredible work achieved by farmers and food producers, both here in the UK and around the world. To express our gratitude this harvest, we chose to write either a poem or a prayer on the theme of 'Thankfulness'. Here is a...

Searching for Titanic Treasure

Searching for Titanic Treasure

In science, the children have been exploring magnetism. They looked at attraction and repulsion which led onto a discussion of how compasses work. We looked at photos of the compass on board Titanic and spoke about why it was placed on the upper deck and not in the...

Titanic Biographies

Titanic Biographies

As part of the topic entitled 'Significant Events', the children in the Swans class are learning about the 'Titanic'. In our recent history lesson, the children were given the name of a passenger who was on board the passenger ship; they then had to research facts...

Harvest

Harvest

In Kingfishers Class the children have been learning about ‘Harvest’. The children have been thinking about how important the Farmers are and being thankful for their food. The children were tasked with creating their own scarecrows so they could help the Farmers...

Dynamic Drumming

Dynamic Drumming

Throughout the half term, the Swans class have been working with our music teacher to learn how to play the drums.  The children learnt different rhythms, beats and pieces of music. The children then performed a 5 minute dynamic piece of music.  Unfortunately, due to...

Greek Pottery

Greek Pottery

Our history topic this half term was based on the Ancient Greeks and we investigated the question 'Were the Greeks similar to us'.  We researched this topic in great detail and realised there were both similarities and differences; the Greeks were much more gruesome...

Who Let the Gods Out?

Who Let the Gods Out?

To link in with our Ancient Greek topic, our whole class reading and writing for this half term was based on the book 'Who Let the Gods Out?' by May Evans; we also linked part of our computing topic to the book.   We spent half of our 'computing time' studying 'online...

Performance Poetry

Performance Poetry

This term Woodpeckers learned about kennings, an ancient form of poetry originating from the time of the Vikings! We learned and rehearsed a poem along with actions and performed it to our classmates. Kennings are riddles - can you guess what our poem was about?...

Moving Pictures

Moving Pictures

In DT the children have enjoyed creating 'Moving Dinosaur Pictures'. The children used levers and hinges to make their pictures move. They thought about the tools and materials they needed and the skills they needed to use. The children also created a lovely...

Crafting Clay

Crafting Clay

This half term Kingfishers Class have been learning about dinosaurs. In Art the children have been using clay. They have created their own dinosaur fossils and their own dinosaur models. The children have learnt different techniques while using the clay - rolling,...

Skittle Science

Skittle Science

To celebrate Science week the children in Kingfishers class became scientists. The children listened to the story of the ‘Mixed Up Chameleon’ and we did the Skittle experiment and a chromatography experiment focusing on colour! Before we embarked on our investigation,...

The Sun – Books for School

The Sun – Books for School

We didn't collect enough Book for Schools tokens but The Sun newspaper has acknowledged us as a small school and we have been lucky enough to receive a lovely box of new books worth £600. The children have been enjoying reading the new books. Thank you again for...

World Book Day

World Book Day

On Thursday 5th March we celebrated 'World Book Day'. The children started the day with an assembly all about the event. The children listened to a story called ‘Look Up’. The book touched on the fact that whilst many of us are ‘ plugged in’ to technology we are often...

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