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Year 6's superb science

Date: 1st Feb 2022 @ 3:12pm

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In science this half term, we have explored and investigated forces. The children have explored drag forces and investigated how items of different sizes and weight fall to the ground. Interstingly, the children found that the items hit the ground at the same time and were able to give and share amazing explanations of why this happens.


In the picture above you can see the children using newtonmetres to measure the force it takes to drag a shoe across a variety of different surfaces. They then went on to record and explain the results they got to the class. We compared the results with our classes to ensure we did not have any anomalies.  

More... Northern Ballet Fun!

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 3:31pm

Green class also had a turn at taking part in the Northern Ballet session.

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Angles Around the Classroom

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 3:21pm

Year 5 moved around the classroom to identify different kinds of angles.

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Northern Ballet Fun!

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 3:18pm

Year 5 had fun during their Northern Ballet session! Some children were even 'spotted' for a free second session!

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Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 3:16pm

Year 5 used geoboards in order to create polygons which has to satisy set criteria, based on types of angles.

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Camping fun

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 9:22am

During the week, some of our children said they wanted to have a camping day in school. When asked what kind of things they would like to do, they said, to have the tent out, to sing camp songs, to drink hot chocolate and to have a camp fire. On Friday, we had our camping day in EYFS. The children loved playing in the tent and were fantastic at taking turns in there. They enjoyed hot chocolate, camp songs and story time all together. We were not able to have a camp fire this week, but are hoping to be able to have one in our forest schools area soon. The children loved it, with one child saying "This was the best day ever!"

Warming Winter Soup

Date: 28th Jan 2022 @ 12:18pm

This week we have been very busy making our own vegetable soup. The children selected the vegetables they would like to add, they helped to peel and cut the vegetables and finally (the best part) they got tp taste their soup!  The children used excellent sequencing langugae to describe how they made the soup. We also had some very interesting descriptions of the taste such as 'delicious', 'tasty', 'smooth', 'warm' and 'scrumptious'. 

Edible eruptions

Date: 26th Jan 2022 @ 4:33pm

This week in DT we were set the technical challenge of creating an edible, erupting volcano cake using rock buns as the main cake structure. 
We needed to test a variety of different edible materials to avoid a soggy bottom after the eruption. We also needed to make sure the eruption didn’t make the cake inedible so we tried different fizzy drinks to see which was the tastiest and most effective eruption! 

Maths in Reception

Date: 25th Jan 2022 @ 2:01pm

This week, we wanted to show you all of the fantastic Maths work we have been doing. We have been counting up to and back from 20, ordering numbers to 20, practicing number formation by writing in snow (icing sugar) and making numbers out of unifix cubes. Also, we have been practicing using weighing scales and building towers using the 3D shapes. We have learnt the names of some 3D shapes, including cube, cone, sphere and cylinder. We can identify these shapes when looking around the classroom and outside.

Science - Water Resistance, Air Resistance and Gravity

Date: 24th Jan 2022 @ 1:42pm

Year 5 investigated air and water resistance.


Placemat Consensus

Date: 24th Jan 2022 @ 1:29pm

Year 5 worked together in order to generate ideas for our wordplay poems - Kagan in action!


Investigating friction in Science

Date: 17th Jan 2022 @ 2:44pm


Filming techniques

Date: 17th Jan 2022 @ 2:43pm


Investigating metals in Science

Date: 17th Jan 2022 @ 2:41pm


Creative children in Reception

Date: 16th Jan 2022 @ 2:41pm

This week, the children have been showing their creative sides using all sorts of different resources. Smiley faces from stickle bricks, a floor plan of a house with lego and dominos (the dominos are ramps between rooms), a bridge with cars and vans on (using all sorts of small parts for the cars and vans), as well as lots of winter snowmen and snow flakes! 

Wintery wonderland

Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 10:16am

With a lot of resilience, determination and skill , our fabulous Year 3's created beautiful , wintery landscape pictures that are worthy of being framed! 

Not your average pet!

Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 10:04am

We have travelled back in time to the Stone Age! We are keen to learn all about how life was different during this period, from the way they lived to how they spent time their time. Take a peek at some of our cave drawings that were created during our launch! Some are very realistic despite the limited resources that the children were given to use. 

Ice, ice, baby!

Date: 7th Jan 2022 @ 5:07pm

This week, we started our brand new topics about winter and the Arctic. And what a perfect week to start, the temperature dropped so much that we were able to see what happens to water when it gets cold. The children investigated how ice feels, breaks and melts. They loved how the top of the tough spot was frozen, but they could see the water moving underneath. Then they used different tools to break the ice. Some held it in their hands to feel how cold it was, some used it to slide down the drain pipes and others used it to make ice towers. We even found that the ground was frozen too. We hope we get some more cold days and hopefully some snow that lays on the ground!

Oh deer!

Date: 16th Dec 2021 @ 6:04am


It's Christmas!

Date: 15th Dec 2021 @ 5:04pm

We have been enjoying lots of Christmas activities this week, especially the Christmas party and the visit from Santa and his reindeer. We have been making Christmas cards, present tags, lists for Santa and Christmas decorations. We also learnt all about the Christmas story from the Bible. We asked some of our friends what they enjoyed the most, here are a few of their responses.

"I loved meeting Santa's reindeer. They were so cute!"

"I liked making lists for Santa, I want a toucan for Christmas."

"The Christmas party was fun, especially musical statues!"

Cracking Cuisenaire Challenge

Date: 15th Dec 2021 @ 2:10pm


Periscope Prototypes

Date: 15th Dec 2021 @ 2:06pm


Cracking Christmas Coding

Date: 15th Dec 2021 @ 2:04pm

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Amazing writing Year 6

Date: 14th Dec 2021 @ 2:57pm

This half term, Year 6 have been working incredibly hard on their writing. We have written for a range of purposes -including explanations, poetry and narratives. We have worked hard on our vocabulary, punctuation and the structure of our senences. Next half term we will continue to build on these skills. Take a look at some of the writing we have produced. 


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Year 1 Nativity

Date: 13th Dec 2021 @ 3:45pm

The Oscar goes to...

The amazing stars of Year 1 have worked so hard in putting their Nativity performance together! Here's a sneak peak before our video release! 

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