Enjoying Foundation Stage

The children were having lots of fun using all our amazing resources.They loved been in our winter garden and enjoyed playing outside. All the children enjoyed construction and made some fabulous pictures using all our materials.

                                         

 

How are mountains created?

Y5 Geographers

In year 3, we learned about how a volcano is formed but today we took our learning further as we researched how mountains are formed. Did you know that there were so many ways?

 

 

We worked very hard during the Spring term, some of us at school and some of us at home! We enjoyed being Historians during this topic and learning all about Beatrix Potter’s life and then during the Victorian period what life was like in schools and then what life was like for rich and poor children. We were all very glad we are at school today rather than then!

We worked independently to present all of our findings in History – we were all very proud of what we achieved!

Jessica recalled ‘If families were poor boys and girls would have to work in factories to get food to eat.’

Ava stated “Beatrix Potter is remembered for writing a book called Peter Rabbit and we like this story! She didn’t go to school and instead a governess came and taught her at home.”

 

Weather Symbols!

In Science we have been observing and describing the weather that is associated with the seasons by observing the weather in spring.

 

We looked at a variety of different weather symbols and discussed what they each represented. We then took a look outside and observed that it was cloudy. All week we have been gathering and recording data such as the weather, temperature and rainfall related to Spring. We are excited to compare this to Summer.

 

I then challenged the children to come to the front of the class and using the map of the United Kingdom present a weather forecast. We looked at video examples beforehand. We then re-capped the 4 countries that made up the United Kingdom: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We then identified Hull, we know this is a city not a country.

Here is Harvey presenting the weather for us! He did a fabulous job and even put on a ‘professional voice’. A weatherman in the making? Great job year 1!

 

The Great Fire of London

Y2 have been learning about The Great Fire of London. Today we looked at the causes and consequences of The Great Fire of London. We thought about the negative consequences and the positive consequences that came after the fire.

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Timetables for returning to school

Only 1 more week to go and we will all be back.

As per the letter that was sent out to parents, you will see the school will run similar to the autumn term.  I have updated the playtimes and lunchtime rota and attached here.

Over the next week please look at the desktop as many messages will come out about the start.  We know you will all be amazing.

As always, any questions, please ask. x

Lunchtime Rota – March 2021

Assembly-playtime

Play Dough Fun

The Children had so much fun playing with their playdough.  It really helped to enhance their fine motor skills and encouraged them to think about all the different shapes they could create.

They enjoyed making lots of exciting things.  Sofia made a face using pasta and buttons.  She then enjoyed telling me all about his eyes and his smiling face made out of pasta.

Aliza made lots of circles and could tell me all about it.  She was so excited to tell me if a circle had sides and if it had any corners.  Great listening skills.

 

 

Year 6 – Food Technology Chocolate Truffles

Investigate

Year 6 began this project by learning about the role that chocolate played in the Mayan’s lives. Did you know they were one of the first civilisations to eat/drink chocolate? They used to add chilli to it!

We then explored the packaging of existing chocolates to see what the main ingredients in chocolate products are. We discussed allergens and different dietary requirements people may have and looked at a range of packaging to see how this has been designed with this in mind. We discovered that the main allergens were written in bold.

We had discussions about milk and why this ingredient might mean that chocolate is not always suitable for some people with allergies or who follow a vegan diet. We discussed alternatives to cows’ milk and how these can be used in chocolate recipes. We then did a mini taste test to see if we could tell the difference between chocolate containing milk and dairy-free chocolate. We discussed different flavours and textures.

We did some independent research into the process of making chocolate from bean to bar.

We taste-tested a range of chocolate products and completed hedonic sensory analysis and analysis of specific attributes. This was extremely exciting!

Year 2 are learning about Christian Symbols!

This week we have been learning about Christian symbols.

We started by looking at symbols that we already knew like McDonalds, recycling and Batman.

Next, we learnt which symbols are special to Christians.

Then, we discussed special places that Christians visit and learnt about churches with stained glass windows.

Finally, we created our own stained glass windows with Christian symbols.