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Outdoor Classroom Day

On Thursday November 1st our class participated in Outdoor Classroom Day. The day was hotter than expected at 30 degrees. To start with our class joined Ms. Pratt’s class in creating an array using natural elements like leaves, stones, bark etc. The teams were then set the challenge of figuring out the patterns in other group’s arrays and continuing the pattern on.   After this we worked on our literacy and specifically poetry. The 2/3s were tasked with creating acrostic poems u...
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Black Out Remembrance Poetry In The 5/6/7

Today the students experimented with Black Out poetry on the theme of Remembrance Day. Using letters from WW1 soldiers, the students read the texts before selecting words to highlight and string together into poems. Unused words are blacked out or covered with artwork. The students enjoyed the activity and the poems they created are touching, challenging, creative and visually beautiful.  
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Week 4 in The F/1 class

This week our learning will focus on the following topics.   If you have any time in the mornings to listen to children read this would be greatly appreciated.   Mrs Grubb will be teaching the class on Monday and Tuesday this week . On Monday I will be attending a STEM Professional Development day. This is part of the project that Mrs Pratt and I have been involved in this year. On Tuesday I will be attending an Early Years Teachers Professional Development day with other Early Years ...
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Outdoor Classroom-building and mixing

We made a mud kitchen area at the rock circles to explore mixing different items. The children had a great time experimenting with making runny solution, thick solutions, adding hard objects like rock and bark or adding soft objects like leaves, flowers and grass to see what happened to the mixtures. Children also used their natural collection to create a water city with a catapult. They worked together to engineer a town where the water could flow and the water filters ...
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Outdoor Classroom Day- Making Nests

To start our outdoor classroom day, the Year4/5s and F/1 classes buddied up to make nests. Children worked in pair to create nests using natural items they found around the school yard, as well as string or pipe cleaners to hold some pieces together. It was a great morning of collaboration, problem solving, communication and being resourceful. Have a look at what we created!  
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Outdoor Classroom day

This Thursday 1st November is Outdoor Classroom day. Our school has registered to take part in learning in the outdoors throughout the day. Our learning will look different across the school with classes utilising our spaces in a variety of ways. As it is going to be a warm day please make sure your children are dressed appropriately, including their school hat, and have sunscreen applied before coming to school. Please pack a spare change of clothes in you are worried about your child getting...
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Police Role-Playing in Discovery Learning

This week in our Discovery Learning the children have set up a role play area using the police dress ups. They have shown great strength to be sensible in their role playing and think of ways to play ‘police’ without running and catching ‘robbers’. The children created an elevator where people could be trapped then the Police rescue them, also a Police Station and made a set of traffic lights for the ‘traffic police’ to monitor. Throughout role playing childre...
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How do objects move?

In science, we are exploring ways objects can move. We found and discussed ways to move objects by pushing or pulling. Then we used the lego kits to create an object that can be pushed or pulled to move. The children had to make their object on their own then explain to their peers what they did and how the object moves.
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