Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Reception: Giraffe's Reading Area

Giraffe class are really excited about their newly developed reading area. This has certainly helped to promote reading in the class: the children have enjoyed settling down in the comfy space to share some of their favourite stories with their friends.

When asked about their favourite books and characters, Giraffe class had a lot to say!

"I like Elmer because he makes other elephants laugh."
"My favourite book is the Gingerbread Man because I like it when he jumps out of the oven."
"The Gruffalo because the mouse scares him away."
"I like the Apple because everyone tries to get it down and then Floppy eats it."
"I like Penguin because he is funny."
"I like the Baby Owls because the mummy comes back at the end."
"I like it when Jack climbs up the beanstalk and finds the giant."







Monday, 22 January 2018

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all the wonderful children who made an extra effort last week.


Thursday, 18 January 2018

Reception Science: The Gingerbread Man

Reception children have been thinking about the tale of the Gingerbread Man. The children listened to the story and became particularly interested in discussing their ideas about why the Gingerbread Man could not swim across the river. They were very curious to find out what would happen if he got wet so they conducted a science experiment to find out why.

The children put gingerbread men into different liquids - water, milk, oil, vinegar and washing up liquid - and observed the changes that took place. They soon discovered that in many of the liquids the gingerbread men became soggy and broken. However, they were excited to find that the gingerbread men in oil and washing up liquid stayed in one piece. Our Reception pupils clearly enjoyed finding out for themselves why the Gingerbread Man could not swim across the river.


Monday, 15 January 2018

Nursery PE: Exploring the Apparatus

Last week, Nursery children began their PE apparatus lessons in the school hall. Firstly, they had to take off their shoes and socks before they began to explore the different PE equipment. They climbed, balanced, slithered, crawled and jumped from a range of PE benches. The children were thrilled to have a go on the climbing frame and conquered their fears as they ascended to great heights: some children were able to climb up so high they were taller than Mrs Stephenson!


Friday, 12 January 2018

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all the wonderful children who have made an extra effort this week.

Friday, 5 January 2018

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all the wonderful children who have made such a great start to 2018.



Year 3 History: Archaeological Dig

In History, Year 3 became Archaeologists for the day. They learnt about the job of an Archaeologist and began to do some of their own digging for artefacts. They used their hands, brushes and magnifying glasses to excavate objects and explore them in detail. They used their detective skills to identify the owners of the objects and were able to discuss why they might have been found in the sand. It was great fun and the children thoroughly enjoyed using their inference skills to make conclusions and predictions.