Curriculum News

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...

Painting Like Michelangelo

To tie in with our Mediterranean topic, the Owls have been looking at some famous artists from the Mediterranean. One that we looked at was Michelangelo. We looked at his work painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and how he had to paint lying on his back....

Colour Census

Colour Census

The children in Kingfishers Class have been learning all about the Census. The children have been learning how to ask questions in preparation for their ‘mini census’. The children were asked to think of a question and  write it down using a question mark. The...

A Fascinating Biome

A Fascinating Biome

The children in Swans have been thinking about why it is important to protect our rainforests. They have been busy creating our class rainforest display and have produced some wonderful 'Double-Page Spreads' about this fascinating biome in Geography [gallery...

The Mystery of the Missing Reindeer Bells

The Mystery of the Missing Reindeer Bells

This week the Year One children had a mathematical mystery to solve. They were asked to solve the mystery of the missing reindeer bells. They had five clues to solve which involved counting, measuring, adding, subtracting and working with numbers to 100.  The children...

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

Woodpeckers children got creative last week making some beautiful decorations for their classroom. Lots of Design and Technology skills were used as well as a variety of material to create different decorations. The classroom now looks very festive! [gallery...

Waxing or Waning

Waxing or Waning

In Science, Woodpeckers have been creating models to show how the Moon orbits the Earth, and the Earth orbits the Sun. We also learned how the Moon reflects sunlight - we see the Moon in different shapes depending on how much sunlight is blocked by the Earth! I wonder...

Owls’ Boat Race

Owls’ Boat Race

As part of our Science topic on Forces, the Owls looked at water resistance and how it can be overcome by streamlining. They had to design and then build boats to be as streamlined as possible in order to move the fastest through the water. We timed each boat and the...

Christmas Challenges

Christmas Challenges

The Reception children have been given lots of challenges to complete this week. They had to colour in Santa's clothes, cut them out and dress Santa. They were asked to decorate the Christmas tree by colouring in decorations, cutting them out and sticking them on...

Christmas Elves Return

Christmas Elves Return

On Monday the children in Kingfishers Class found their classroom had been decorated ready for Christmas. They also found a present under the Christmas tree which contained Tinsel and Jingle the Christmas Elves. The children have enjoyed seeing what Tinsel and Jingle...

Roving Reporters

Roving Reporters

Woodpecker's roving reporters went back in time to 1969 - the day after Neil Armstrong first set foot on the Moon. We wrote newspaper reports of the historic event, then made News Round style video recordings which we shared with the class! One small step for Neil...

Sinking Ships…or Not?

Sinking Ships…or Not?

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...

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