Friday, 16 February 2018

Nursery: Chinese New Year

The children in Nursery celebrated Chinese New Year with a week of themed activities. They learnt about the monster Nian who stole food from villagers, so inspiring the use of red lanterns and firecrackers to scare him away. They also learnt about The Great Race and how the animals for the Chinese Zodiac were decided.

On Friday, the children enjoyed a day's worth of fun including learning the words 'hello' and 'Happy New Year' in Chinese. They all wore red, the colour of luck, and enjoyed tasting Chinese foods using chopsticks. The children finished the week by singing 'Chinese New Year is here again'.

Kung Hey Fat Choi!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Reception: Making Pancakes

As Pancake Day fell in half term, Reception decided to celebrate early! The children learnt about Shrove Tuesday during their topic afternoon then thought carefully about making their own pancakes. They worked together to follow a recipe and whisk the ingredients into a mixture before it was poured into a pan. After some great attempts at tossing their pancakes in the air, everyone was excited to put on their tasty toppings before tucking into their very own delicious feast. ​

Friday, 9 February 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.





Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Nursery: Teddy Bears' Picnic

The children in Nursery celebrated the end of a two-week topic on bears by having their own Teddy Bears' Picnic. They each wrote their bear an invitation and brought it to school. The children had to make their own sandwiches, choosing from white or wholemeal bread and fillings of chocolate spread, cheese spread or jam. Once they had carefully spread their filling, they used a teddy shaped cutter to make their sandwich more fun! The children sat in a circle with their teddies and enjoyed a drink and the sandwiches they had made while they listened to some teddy bear rhymes and songs.

All of the children enjoyed their picnic and they absolutely loved bringing their teddies to school.

Year 5 Science: Reversible and Irreversible Changes

Oooohhhhhhs, yucks and wows were all audible from the Year 5 classroom as they explored and experimented with reversible and irreversible changes. Milk and vinegar (the reactants) were combined to create a plastic like substance (the product) … and also a rather nasty smell. The less offensive water and flour reactants produced a potentially delicious pizza dough. However, the most surprising product was the gas that was created when vinegar and bicarbonate of soda reacted together; enough carbon dioxide was made to inflate a balloon! The experiments sparked much discussion about whether these changes were reversible or irreversible.


Friday, 2 February 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.