A Century Later…

 
Today marks one hundred years since some women were given the chance to vote. Our philosophy stimulus was ‘Votes for Women’. The children discussed, debated and shared facts, thoughts and ideas based on the suffragettes.
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Capacity

The robins loved measuring the capacity of containers using non-standard measures. We are now learning about millilitres and litres, and understanding how to read scales.
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Investigating Dino Poo

The Robins had a very exciting, and disgusting, afternoon investigating different dinosaur diets. We had to decide whether certain dinosaurs were carnivores, herbivores or omnivores depending on what we found in their poo.

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Check out our animations!

Last week, the Kingfishers spent some time creating rainforest animations. We are really proud of our finished films – take a look!

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Stylish Writers

Here are the first five Woodpeckers to earn the prestigious pen licence. Well done!
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Rainforest animations 

The Kingfishers are using their Film It week to create rainforest animations. The first job was to create the set. Once that was created, the children had to set up our iPads and take hundreds of photos. The next job is to edit the photos and put them all into a video. 
 
Wish us luck – we will post the finished animations soon!
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Our Time To Shine

After preparing, sharing, planning, talking, listening, thinking, editing, suggesting and enjoying, we are ready to share our AMAZING Adventures of Snoopy stories.

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Rocket Science

 

We used balloons to see how the thrust comes from the energy of the balloon and forces the air out. 

 

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Big Write Plans

We’re getting to know the main character in ‘The Amazing Adventures of Snoopy’. We know some of his life story BUT our imaginations are brimming with further exciting chapters!

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Great Glocks!

 

The Woodpeckers are making excellent progress in their Charanga Music sessions. Here they are playing a 2 part accompaniment to Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’.

 

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Philosophically Speaking

Our philosophy lesson centred around the question, ‘Why don’t people listen to their parents?’ The question stemmed from Anthony Browne’s ‘Into the Forest’.

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We’re Taking Positive Steps!

As part of a recent philosophy session, we talked about resolutions which would impact our lives and the lives of our families, positively.

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Hinduism

Our focus for this bright display is that we can respect the faiths, beliefs, customs and cultures of others. We are all human beings.

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Fabulous French

 
This week’s French lesson encouraged our Year 3 children to use their cross curricular skills. Here they are in action…
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Ready, Steady… Charanga! 

 
Our Year 3s are loving the new music scheme, Charanga! Our song for this half term is Bob Marley’s ‘Don’t Worry About a Thing’.
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To Infinity and Beyond!

Our small groups of scientists enjoyed researching important information about the moon.
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One World, Many Faiths 

Our RE lesson about the Hindu faith inspired us to create intricate Mehndi designs.

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A Truly Magical Adventure

The Kingfishers and Woodpeckers thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon at the theatre. We were all mesmerised by an outstanding, exciting, thrilling, action-packed performance of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. What a treat!

 

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Money Mastery 

The Kingfishers are fantastic at making a given amount in lots of different ways! They used addition, multiplication and place value skills to complete this tricky maths task!

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We are Gamers! 

The Robins have been busy during computing. They have played and reviewed games on Scratch, and will be making a games review book. We spoke about being safe on online whilst playing games.

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Sunshine and Showers

Today marked an exciting introduction to our new topic, the Amazon Rainforest. We located the 7 continents, the northern and southern hemispheres, South America, Brazil, the British Isles and the Equator. We experimented with colour – mixing shades of green and using them to create beautiful bright rainforest leaves. All we need now is some sunshine!

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French

Today, the children learned all about the celebrations and customs of Epiphany with Madame Brittain. They even made a crown, worn by the ‘winner’ of a trinket that is baked into a tasty French dessert – galette.

 

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Boys on a Bus 

Here are our Year 3 boys proving that reading is engaging. All you need is a good text and a relaxing environment (on wheels)!

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Year 2 and 3 Nativity

Our Year 2 and 3 children have produced a fabulous Christmas Nativity which they performed for all of the Key Stage 2 children and staff. The singing, costumes and acting were all wonderful and anybody who came to see the performance was royally entertained!

 

Well done to Miss Betts, Miss Spellman, Mrs. Sutton and all other Staff and the wonderful children involved with the production – we’re very proud of you all!

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Sewing Star

We are creating beautiful cross stitch calendars to give to our families. Here’s our first expert to finish, her stitching is perfect!

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Christmas Creative Homework

The Year 2 Robins have been creative at home, making christmas decorations with their families. Our class Christmas tree will look amazing with these stars, trees, snowmen and kings ~ Thank you!

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The Kingfishers #FilmIt

The Kingfishers used their ‘Film it’ week to create videos retelling The Christmas Story. They took photos and videos of Nativity Rehearsals and then used iMovie to turn these images into a film. They also added their own text to create a narrative to the film. Here are some of the final movies.

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Me and My Shadow

Today’s science investigation focused on shadows. We used opaque, translucent and transparent objects in natural light (yes, the sun did put in an appearance on this winter’s day) and artificial light.

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Bake Off

The Woodpeckers enjoyed using their weighing measuring, estimating and sharing skills during their cook-it week. There’s enchanted ‘Narnia Cakes’ on the menu, complete with Turkish Delight.

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Make Over

Our reading corner has had a mini make over. These children enjoyed snuggling up with a book and new furry cushions at lunchtime.

 

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