Guitar Lessons

Every Thursday morning Year 5 and Year 6 pupils attend a guitar lesson given by Mary and Alan from the Red Rooster company. They will receive thirty lessons by the end of this academic year. They are allowed to keep the guitars for the year and they are encouraged to take them home for extra practice. The lessons last for an hour and during
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It’s all Greek to me

Passports at the ready, Owl class went to Greece!  They found out where the country is and what their flag looks like. They made Greek pots, masks and practiced traditional Greek dancing.  They also made some delicious Greek food on Friday. You can read more about Greece and its history, cuisine, mythology etc. by clicking here. A map of the country can also be
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Owl’s Measurements

This week Owl class have been measuring in class and all around the school.  They used a metre rule to measure things shorter and longer than a metre and recorded their results. Some of the children measured and recorded using centimetres (cm). Children in Owl class know there are 100cm in 1 metre. Here is a fun game for children to practice their measurements: click
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Diwali

Otters have been learning about Diwali, the festival of light. After learning about the stor of Diwali and the history behind it, Otters had the chance to design their own rangoli.  It was great fun both in the classroom and outside to welcome people in. “Rangoli is a traditional decorative folk art of India. These are decorative designs made on floors of living rooms
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Remembrance Day

The week Otters have been learning about Remembrance Day leading up to November 11th.  Otters have been researching Winston Churchill and Adolf Hitler and making poppies for our Remembrance Day display.  We even had the opportunity to look at the army equipment with Mr Cummins bringing in his army kit from home.  The class enjoyed trying some on! Seth, from Otters, wrote this poem.
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Claude Monet

We learnt about Claude Monet and his artwork.  We made our own impressions by drawing flowers and sponge painting them. “Monet was a French artist and a leading member of the Impressionist group of painters. Claude-Oscar Monet was born in Paris, but spent his childhood in Le Havre where his father was a merchant. There he met a local artist, Eugène Boudin, who encourage
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Light and Dark

This week Squirrels have started to explore light and darkness. They explored darkness in our dark den where they have been using torches.  Additionally, we used blankets and torches to see if we could see each other under the blankets. Finally, we had a blindfold and the children had to describe the objects and guess what it is.


iPads in the Nursery

Our new ipads have arrived in the Nursery! This week the children have been exploring the iPads and we have been finding out about some exciting applications that will help us in our learning. Our favourites so far are the Rainbow Draw app which lets you draw all kinds of rainbow pictures, and the MusicSparkle app which has lots of different instruments you can
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Eagles Visit Dickens World

Last week Eagles class went to Dickens World.  Once we got there we did many fun activities but what I would say was the best was the famous Christmas Carol.  There were many characters so none of those from the real book got missed out, which i think is amazing, plus some parts were funny. We enjoyed the boat trip through a Victorian sewer
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The Railway Children Show

We had a visit from a theatrical production company who reenacted the story of ‘The Railway Children‘.  All classes were able to watch the show and thoroughly enjoyed it. “After their father is wrongly imprisoned for espionage, three Edwardian children, Roberta, Peter and Phyllis and their mother are forced to leave their lovely home in London to live in a tiny little cottage in
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