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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...

100 Days of School

100 Days of School

On Friday 14th February, Kingfishers Class celebrated 100 days of school. We started our morning with some fun facts about the number 100. We then remembered that it was also Valentine’s Day and we learnt about St Valentine and read the book ‘That’s Love’. Combining...

Owl’s Trip To Colchester Castle

Owl’s Trip To Colchester Castle

On Friday 7th February, to tie in with our class work on the Romans, the Owls class took part in a 'Romans In Colchester' day at Colchester Castle. We began our day with a Story Tour down in the castle vaults. Our guide, John, explained the early history of Colchester...

Science in Swans

Science in Swans

This half term, Swans have been investigating properties and changes in materials as our Science topic. This week, they were given the question 'Does the type of liquid used in a solution affect the solubility of materials?' The children designed an experiment to test...

A Trip To Ipswich Museum

A Trip To Ipswich Museum

On Wednesday 5th February, the Woodpeckers went to Ipswich Museum to take part in an activity day based around the Ancient Egyptians. They got to handle ancient artifacts, try on Egyptian clothing and masks as well as taking part in lots of fun activities. The...

Special Delivery

Special Delivery

The children were very pleased to receive their books they had ordered from James Campbell, the visiting author. The children were very excited and are looking forward to reading them. Happy Reading!

Mummification Experiment Results!

Mummification Experiment Results!

Two weeks ago the children took part in an experiment. They wanted to find out if the mummification process actually worked and so they worked in pairs to mummify a tomato. They followed the same mummification steps as the Egyptians would have done with their...

Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking

On Friday 31st January, 16 Year 3's spent the day at BT.  They took part in some computational thinking activities which included being a 'Human Photocopier, using Beebots, being a Human Crane and taking part in some lego (we-do) activities . The children had to think...

All About Owls

All About Owls

The year one children have been learning all about owls. They have created their own information posters about owls with lots of facts. The children were very pleased with their posters. Great work Kingfishers. [gallery...

Dodgeball Festivals

Dodgeball Festivals

Recently, six children from the Owls class travelled to Inspire Suffolk in Ipswich to participate in the U9 Dodgeball Festival. We competed against six matches against five other schools, remaining unbeaten by winning 4 and drawing twice. The children were also picked...

Embalming Tomatoes!

Embalming Tomatoes!

On Monday 20th January,  the Woodpeckers investigated the scientific process of mummification by becoming Egyptian Embalmers! As there weren't any dead Pharaohs lying around, the children used tomatoes instead- to symbolise the Pharaoh's body. The children followed...

Amazing Author

Amazing Author

On Tuesday 14th January,  the children welcomed James Campbell into school. James told the children he was an author, storyteller and a comedian. He told the children lots of poems with actions and the children joined in. James also told the children the Umbrella...

Cooking Club

Cooking Club

The children were very excited as it was the first Cooking Club session. The children listened carefully to instructions, washed their hands and put an apron on. The children made cheese swirls and melted snowmen biscuits. We hope you enjoyed eating them! [gallery...

Experimenting with Switches

Experimenting with Switches

As part of our whole school topic on Fire, the Owls are combining their Science and DT learning to design and make a fire alarm. We began the project by discussing the different types of switches that we can find. On Friday, the children worked together to solve a...

The Impact of the Railways

For our History topic this half term, the Owls have been learning about steam railways. On Tuesday 19th November, we learnt about the impact that the steam railways had on Britain. Firstly, the children had to sort statements about the effects of the railways into...

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