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Cockshutt CE Primary School & Nursery

Summer 2021

What a fantastic end to a school year, celebrating achievements in our federation assembly, spending quality time with our friends, a picnic and to top it all of a surprise visit from the ice cream van. We have become very  close this year being in our own bubbles and it will be strange to not be together in September but we would like to wish the Year 2 and 3s good luck in Oak class and we are looking forward to welcoming our new year 3s. Have an amazing and well deserved summer break Ash class. 

A huge well done to all of the children today for their enthusiasm, perseverance and encouragement at Sports Day. It was an amazing afternoon which was enjoyed by everyone and the sun was shining. 

This week we have been thinking about our futures and what careers we might like to have. We watched videos about a range of careers and mapped out our own journey. All of our activities were linked to the British Values and when we were thinking about democracy we voted for our new ambassadors. 

We had a fantastic time in our skipping workshop. 

Ash class had a great day taking part in the first ever Picture News Day. We learnt about different alternative games, wrote captions, created emotion art and designed our own alternative game. 

Learning about the parable The Good Samaritan was thoroughly enjoyed by Ash class today when the Spring Dance Company came to visit. What a fun and creative way to learn. 

As part of our Science work on light we investigated shadows. 

Ash class enjoyed their gymnastics taster session with Mrs Ellis. 

Is life like a journey?

A huge thank you to Rev. Maureen for spending some time in Ash class telling us all about her journey through life so far. We loved looking at the photographs and learning about her adventures. 

Art inspired by a picture book.

Florence Nightingale

Today we had a virtual visit from Florence Nightingale, she told us all about her life and her achievements, it was a fantastic insight into the life of an inspirational lady. 

We were set the challenge to design a book bag that had reflective strips to make it safer on darker nights. Before we could design our bags we needed to investigate reflective materials. 

Agnes Hunt

We had some visitors from Derwen Collage to talk to use about Agnes Hunt who was a British nurse, who is generally recognised as the first orthopaedic nurse. We learnt a lot of interesting facts linked to our local heritage. 

Investigating Light

Can we see without light? We investigated the question by looking into a dark tube to try and identify the object inside. As we allowed light in we could guess the object. We learnt that darkness is the absence of light. 

We were very excited to have our first penny whistle lesson this week. 

Our pathways unit this half term had been fantastic and the class have loved it. We have learnt lots of key writing skills and information about rainforest animals. Our final piece of work was an informational poster for Chester Zoo. We are very proud of our work. 

Ash class spent a lovely morning at the church thinking about the The Good Samaritan and the message of the parable. We then spent time in different prayer spaces thinking about how we can pray for different reasons based on the parable. 

In Art we have been developing our sculpting skills by making coil pots. Once they have dried we will decorate them with paint. 

Cricket Taster Session

During our music lesson this week we had a look behind the scenes of the recording for the Live Music Event. Mr Kitcher described how such an event is planned and organised and we spent some time asking him all about his love of music (and had a little dance). 

We had a visit from the Horticulture Society to help us plant a sunflower seed. We will care for these at home and enter our flowers into the Horticulture Show. I wonder how tall they will grow? 

How is water transported in plants?

We wanted to know how water was transported in plants so we set up an experiment using coloured water and celery to observe what happens. 

Ash class have been learning how to code in their computing lessons. We have been using Tynker to develop our skills using blocks to write code. 

Ian Bland Poetry Day

Ash class had a amazing day working with Ian Bland a children's poet. We listened to poems, wrote poems and performed poems. The workshop was engaging and fantastic fun and something we will remember for a long time. 

Have a look at our poetry performances using the kennings that we wrote.  

Ian Blands Workshop

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We have been using drama to help us learn about The Pentecost. 

Ash class enjoyed a lesson led by our associate teacher, Miss Williams today exploring the work of Andy Goldsworthy. They looked at his style of work and used this to recreate some of their own natural sculptures. 

Investigating Angles

We used masking tape and a set square to investigate different angles. We learnt about right, acute and obtuse angles. 

As an introduction to our topic work on plants we took a closer look at the inside of a flower and learnt about the function of each part.