Curriculum

The finished pictures!

by | 3 Mar 2021 | Art & Design, Swans

Swans have now finished their pictures!

Oil Pastel Eyes and Noses

by | 3 Mar 2021 | Art & Design, Geography, Swans

The children spent Thursday afternoon creating the eyes and noses for their animal collages. They used oil pastels and practiced blending techniques to create this stunning work. Further photos to follow!    

Writing A Travel Guide

by | 3 Mar 2021 | Computing, English, Owls

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 using persuasive language to really sell our destinations to […]

Painting Like Michelangelo

by | 3 Mar 2021 | Art & Design, News, Owls

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. Although he was an amazingly talented artist, […]

Colour Census

by | 3 Mar 2021 | English, Kingfishers

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 children also conducted their own ‘mini census’. They asked their […]

British Science Week – Zoom

by | 3 Mar 2021 | News, Owls, Science, Swans

To celebrate British Science Week, Owls & Swans took part in a Zoom session run by Dr Mandy Hartley. The children learnt about DNA and how it is useful to both historians and scientists.

A Fascinating Biome

by | 3 Mar 2021 | Geography, News, Swans

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

The Mystery of the Missing Reindeer Bells

by | 1 Jan 2021 | Kingfishers, Maths

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 solved the clues and found out the elf who hid the […]

Glitter, Glitter Everywhere!

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Art & Design, News, Woodpeckers

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!  

Waxing or Waning

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Science, Woodpeckers

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 if the Moon is waxing or […]

Owls’ Boat Race

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Owls, Science

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 quickest one took just […]

Christmas Challenges

by | 12 Dec 2020 | Art & Design, Kingfishers

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 their tree. They were also challenged to make paper chains! […]