History and Geography

As part of the WWII topic in year 3, the children have been learning about The Blitz. They investigated cities in the UK that were bombed and were able to suggest reasons for this. For example, because of the city’s location or industry. They discussed what life would have been like during The Blitz and understood it’s importance in terms of the course of the war.

FS1 – PE Session

During PE this week we found out about how water changes … first we felt the water, it felt soft and squishy..

…then we felt the ice, it was very cold! It was slippery too and we even gave it a smell…it made our noses cold!

We talked about how Jack Frost makes water freeze and how the beautiful sunshine makes it melt.

Then, we all moved around in different ways and then we practised ‘freezing’.

After that, we took it in turns to be Jack Frost, when he touches you you must stop and freeze! It was good fun and we were all so good at following instructions.

Next, we took turns to be the sunshine – if you had been frozen, once the sunshine touches you, you melted and could move again.

We were very clever at stopping, starting, changing direction and freezing.

Finally, we practised jogging, jumping, skipping and hopping too, we are very good at moving around outside carefully.

 

Maps to find people who help us.

In FS2 we have been learning about people who help us in school. We wanted to know where we could find these people in school, so we made a simple map to help us find them.

Grace told us her mum uses maps when she is driving and Charlie told us you can use a map to help you find your way to things.

First we looked at the school on Google Earth.

We talked about the things which are near school that we could see on the satellite picture, we also switched to the map to see what it looked like when we used a real map.

We then had a go at marking on, a simple map of the school, where the people who help us can be found. We marked on Mrs Marson’s office, the main school office, the site team office and the Kitchen. We also marked on where our classroom is.

Some children then went exploring with our map, to check we had made it correctly. They took the map around the school and found all of the places we had marked. They then reported back to the rest of the children in the classroom, how they used the map to help them find their way around school.

After our lesson about the maps, some children decided to draw their own map of the school too.

 

Chinese New Year!

The children in the Hub have been demonstrating excellent use of fine motor skills this week for our Chinese New Year celebrations.

We enjoyed our food tasting session with noodles, spring rolls and rice crackers on the menu. We used chopsticks to eat our noodles with and Raphael was crowned King of the Chopsticks.

The children displayed safe use of scissors and excellent cutting skills making their lanterns.

Good speaking and listening skills were also displayed during our story of the day ‘Cleversticks’, beautifully read by Stephanie.

 

Our Trip to Tropical World

Year 3/4 had a great time on theirĀ  trips to Tropical World. They got to see some rainforest animals in real life and got to experience the climate of the rainforest. It was very hot and humid!

Welcome Back KS1!

Welcome back to the summer term in Year 1/2!

Our pod has been transformed into an beautiful ocean ready for us to learn about our new topic ‘What would you find in the Ocean?’.

Why do we need Rainforests?

Welcome back to the Summer Term in Year 3/4. We are ready to start a new topic with the question ‘Why do we need Rainforests?’ Our pod has been transformed into a Rainforest with a trickling waterfall running through the pod.

Gardening

What a super morning we have had in Foundation Stage.

Grandparents and family members have visited us today to help out with gardening. They brought their green-fingers and helped us weed and plant new seeds and flowers. There was also some harvesting of last years potatoes that had been left behind. They did an amazing job and we’re very grateful for their help. Even Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Reed picked up some good gardening tips. We talked about what the plants and seeds need to grow and made sure we didn’t dig up and of the lovely plants that were already in the ground.

We look forward to harvesting some of the things we planted. Maybe we’ll make a stew with the carrots, onions, potatoes, and herbs we planted today.

The children had a fantastic time and the rest of the class will be doing some more planting in the weeks to come.