This week Hawthorn class have been recapping their knowledge of the column method to solve addition and subtraction problems. They have also explored ‘the space race’ and discovered who the rival countries were, that wanted to make it into space first. Hawthorn class were really excited to play their first song using the first note […]
This week Willow Class investigated maths problems. We explored the question “How many ways can I make 100?” They used counters and whiteboards to explore this questions independently. They worked well in pairs, well done! In writing this week, Willow Class completed their first Hot Tasks – this is an independent piece of writing based […]
Exploring the world’s continents and oceans🌎
This week, Maple Class had a special visitor ‘The Explorer’. They packed their rucksacks and travelled around the world to learn about life in different continents. Through drama, the children explored the 7 continents and 5 oceans and learnt about the weather and climate in each continent. In Maths, Maple Class have been learning about […]
A tale of a whale…
This week Sycamore class have been reading the story ‘Why the whales came’ by Michael Morpurgo. The book has linked ideas from our English ‘The Whale’ and our science topic ‘Living things and their habitats’. The children have really enjoyed reading extracts from the book throughout the week. The children had the opportunity to create […]
This week, Oak Class have been learning about periscopes. We have discovered the theory behind them and then made our own using cereal boxes. As well as this, in English, we have been writing diary entries in the role of Rose Blanche. Learner of the Week – Jamie Star of the Week – Nati
Elmer – the colourful elephant and the Acorns
This week the Acorn Preschool children have explored the world of colour through the story ‘Elmer’ by David McKee. We have had a focus on recognising and knowing our colours – the children have sorted colourful teddies, played a colour game ‘Red Dog, Blue Dog,’ painted and drawn colourful pictures and made colourful ‘elephant’ biscuits. […]
We are Archaeologists!
Willow Class have been enjoying our topic this week and are increasing their understanding of the different periods of the Stone Age. We used a ‘brain dump’ technique to write down as much information we cold remember about the Paleolithc, Mesolithic and Neolithic to explore changes in Britain. We have a few more lessons on […]
Claude Monet Inspired Paintings
This half term, Maple class have been looking at the work of Claude Monet. They have been exploring the way he mixes colours and how he uses his brush to create effect. This week, the children were asked to practice painting a seascape in the style of Claude Monet. I was so impressed with their […]
Printing and programming!
Sycamore class have been very busy this week. On Friday, the children explored the artist Henri Rousseau. We used foam plates to create textures and patterns using nature as an inspiration. The children were very excited to test their print plates and to use the ink. Earlier in the week the children were focusing on […]