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It's Christmas Time!

Date: 10th Dec 2021 @ 7:01pm

The Nursery children have been getting in to the festive spirit! We have been using our fine motor and creative skills to decorate the Christmas trees, making Christmas decorations, counting and comparing quantities using Christmas baubles, practising signing our name for Christmas cards and showing off our lovely Christmas jumpers!

Let's investigate!

Date: 10th Dec 2021 @ 3:02pm

This half term we have been looking at changes over time.... Our focus was decomposition.  We tested everyday objects to see which would decompose the first outdoors.  We predicted the orange but how wrong were we? The Banana was definately the fastest and the most disgusting!

Our tortoise tables

Date: 9th Dec 2021 @ 8:06pm

After researching, designing and constructing our own tortoise tables, we are starting to add the finishing touches. We have created homes that are fit for even the pickiest tortoise. 

Science experiment in Reception

Date: 7th Dec 2021 @ 3:29pm

We had great fun with our science this week. We set up a water chute and watched the water run down. Then, we tried to find a way to stop the water part way down, making a dam like a beaver makes. At first, we tried stones, but the water went through them. We tried using sticks, but the same thing happened. Next, we tired mud and sand, but the water washed it all away.

Then we had a great idea. Use all of the things we had found. We used stones first, then put the sticks. We packed the sand and mud in front of the sticks and stones to pack them in. When the water ran down, it stopped at the dam. Some went through, but a pool of water gathered at the top.

Year 6

Date: 7th Dec 2021 @ 3:29pm

Year 6 have been working incredibly hard this half term. We have began to plan our designs for our DT project and we are creating our own patchwork blanket from recycled materials. We have used the work of the Canadian Red Cross from both World Wars as our inspiration. 

In writing, we have created explanation texts to expain the effects of climate change on our world. These will be sent to local businesses around Balby to give them ideas to help them limit their carbon footprint. 

This week we have shown great maturity with our practice SATS papers and we have been applying all of our skills from this half term to show what we can do! 



Outdoor learning

Date: 4th Dec 2021 @ 3:58pm

Reception have had lots of fun learning in our outdoor environment. We all wrapped up warm, went outside and explored all the different areas of learning together. Some children experimented with making ramps for cars in to the sand pit. Others used bats and balls to practice their hand eye coordination. One group used the building blocks to make towers and challenged each other to see who could make the tallest tower!

SATS & Phonics screening

Date: 3rd Dec 2021 @ 4:13pm

Year 2 have been working exceptionally hard over the past couple of weeks to complete their mock SATS tests. Having missed their phoincs screening tests last year, they have all taken their Year 1 phonics screening test this week and have impressed us with their hard work and confidence!

Well done Year 2 you made us all proud! 


Date: 1st Dec 2021 @ 4:42pm

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Date: 1st Dec 2021 @ 4:41pm

Year 5 have been learning about different joints. They created the joints using cardboard and used these the create a prototype of a periscope. Image preview

2d to 3D

Date: 26th Nov 2021 @ 2:28pm

In line with our focus text the 'Iron man' we have linked our art project to the metal monster.  First we made a 2 d frame .  Then we manipulated wire to build up the frame to make a 3d sculpture of him.

Magnetic or not

Date: 26th Nov 2021 @ 2:19pm

This week we have been investigating magnets and have been on the hunt around our school environment finding magnetic materials and objects.  We were quite surprised to find out that not all the metal objects we found were actually magnetic!

Light and Shadow

Date: 25th Nov 2021 @ 7:49pm

This week, we have been learning all about light and shadow. We have been finding out how shadows are created by looking at them inside and outside the classroom. We learnt that shadows are created when you block light from its source (a word we have learnt this week). We have found out about natural (the sun, lightening, fire) and man made (torches, tablets, television) sources of light. We found that our shadows are really long in the playground because the sun is so low in the sky. We have made puppets and used torches to see their shadows in the classroom and in the dark dens.

Movie makers part 2!

Date: 25th Nov 2021 @ 4:44pm

Willy Wonka's chocolate investigation

Date: 19th Nov 2021 @ 2:22pm

This week we have been learning about solids, liquids and gases.  Willy Wonka set us a challenge to find out what the best way to make a chocolate river was.  We had to use our new knowledge of how to change a solid to a liquid.  We also needed to take into account how to keep the chocolat in liquid form.Chocolate.jpeg

Movie creators in the making

Date: 17th Nov 2021 @ 2:23pm

We are learning about how animations are created. In preparation for shooting our own mini-films, we have created moving images using a multiple frames.  

Cross Stitching

Date: 17th Nov 2021 @ 2:12pm

We have completed our crown cross stiches. I'm sure you'll agree that these look fabulous!

It took some real determination and skills practise to create each cross but it was well worth the perserverance.


Year 1 Remembrance Day

Date: 17th Nov 2021 @ 1:51pm

Year 1 Remember...

During Remembrance Day, children in Year 1 took the time to reflect on why we commemorate this significant event.

They looked at artifacts from a real life soldier and discussed why they are important. The children showed great respect and empathy. 

We then took part in two minutes silence. 

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Remembrance Day

Date: 12th Nov 2021 @ 1:05pm

The children in Nursery have been learning about Remembrance Day and why we it is celebrated, we discussed why we wear Popppies and had a go at making our own Poppy pictures, we looked at what colours we would need and what shapes and patterns we could see. Have a look at the lovely pictures we created below. 

Henri Rousseau Rainforest Collage

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 4:50pm

In class we have been preparing our backgrounds for our collage inspired by Henri Rousseau.  We think the children have made an excellent start!

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Subtracting multiples of ten

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 4:43pm

In Maths, we have been learning to subtract multiples of 10  from any 2 digit number using known facts and dienes. We noticed that when we subtract multiples of ten only the tens digit changes. The ones digit stays the same. 


Year 2 Neil Armstrong

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 4:15pm

In History, we have being learning about significant people from the past. This week we have been learning about Neil Armstrong. We have learned that he was the commander of the Apollo 11 space shuttle and the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.  The children had to explain why he was an important person from the past and think of questions that they would like to have asked him.


Year 6 Sculpture

Date: 11th Oct 2021 @ 8:34am



Year 6 have been using Modroc and wire to create their own Granny sculptures. After reading the novel 'Granny' by Anthony Horowitz, we were inspired by Futurism Artists to create our own sculptures. Our next steps are to paint them bronze and evaluate how well they have turned out! 

Dancing digital art

Date: 8th Oct 2021 @ 2:27pm

Year four have been busy creating art that is inspired by Wassily Kandinsky.  To revolutionise this absract art we have created our inspirational piece on laptops and added animations to make them dance.



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New Start!

Date: 5th Oct 2021 @ 10:47am

We have had a very exciting and busy first few weeks back to school! We have welcomed lots of new children and they are settling in beautifully! Below are some pictures to show you some of the things your child has been enjoying since starting school. They have been working really hard on developing their fine and gross motor skills whilst havig lots of fun at the same time!


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