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Autumn gallery

To complete our 1960s topic in History we decided to have a 1960s themed party!

A visit from Santa

An extra special visitor flew over the school today! 🎅🏼🎄

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History- The Swinging Sixties

Here we are learning to dance to The Twist, The Hand Jive, The Pony and The Mashed Potato. We will enjoy dancing to these in our sixties party at the end of this term.

English-Collecting relevant facts for a report

In English we are building up to writing a report about an endangered animal. We worked in groups to pull together key information and features that we would include in a report about vultures. This will help us to independently plan and produce a report on tigers this week.

Making teeth models and sketching skulls of animals in Science

PE- Muy Thai

We worked on our core, balance and strength this week in PE. The children gave it a great go and enjoyed themselves. Maybe they can show you some moves at home.

English- collecting language for our poems

Today we collected language from fact files about polar bears and poems about tigers. We then grouped our language into; appearance, habitat, movement and endangerment. We have now started to use this language to create our own poems. 

We used the space in the hall to set up sketching stations. We rotated around practising sketching some of Africa’s Big Five. This will help us to complete our final art piece.

National Poetry Day

Today we attended an online workshop with the amazing poet Ian Bland. We then created our own puzzle poems. We had lots of fun trying to guess what they were describing.

Science investigation

The children really got stuck in with our science topic this week. After exploring the digestive system the children carried out their own experiments. There were some really interesting reactions when the food got broken down in the stomach.

World Mental Health Day

During PSHE we did some visualisations. We took out 5 minutes of our day to close our eyes and meditate in silence. Mrs Thomas taught us to visualise being at a beach. We focused on our senses. The children loved it and have asked for us to integrate this in our weekly timetable. They then drew their happy place and even wrote their own visualisations. Try it at home and let us know how it makes you feel,

In Geography we have been getting really stuck into our topic of Africa. We have been exploring the climate, learning about Nelson Mandela and this week have focused our attention on Kenya. The children have used digimaps and the internet to explore maps and retrieve facts.

National day of prayer

To celebrate this day we wrote prayers to our community and placed them on our school prayer tree.

Today the children used vegetable peelers to carve and shape their sticks. They then decorated them as elves. Next time they will be working on the houses. What a great job they did.

We have been enjoying our new school spelling programme. Here we are working on our collaborative spelling test.

As part of our African based art unit we practised recreating animal prints using pencils, felt tips and oil pastels.