Monthly Archives: September 2016

Roald Dahl day in Year 2

As part of our Roald Dahl day celebrations, Year 2 looked at the magnificent ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. We enjoyed listening to extracts from the book, we imagined what it must have been like to be Charlie, we worked out how much it would cost to run our own chocolate factory and designing our…Continue Reading

Marc Barkman-Astles Brings Prehistory to Y3!

Marc Barkman-Astles Brings Prehistory to Y3!

On Thursday 22nd September, Marc Barkman-Astles (archaeologist, historian, film maker, lecturer, owner and manager of http://archaeosoup.com …and oh a man of so many other roles…) held an afternoon workshop for Y3 on prehistorical eras. First he took us to the Palaeolithic era – ‘Old Stone Age’ – 20,000 BC. It was very cold then – colder than the Arctic…Continue Reading

Week 3 in Y6 (23rd September)

Week 3 in Y6 (23rd September)

One of my favourite lessons of the year took place this week – science, P.E. and music all combined into one, as pupils took on the role of blood cells carrying molecules of oxygen and carbon-dioxide around the Circulation System, demonstrating why we need to breathe in oxygen, why we need to breathe out carbon-dioxide,…Continue Reading

A super start to Year One

We have had a super start to the new school year in Year One. All the children have settled in well, and have embraced the transition from Reception into their new class. Our first term starts with our topic Amazing Animals, and Year One have loved reading some new books about some interesting characters. We’ve…Continue Reading

Settling into Year 2

Settling into Year 2

Year 2 have worked really hard since coming back to school after a lovely summer holiday!  Of course we made sure we made the most of the last summer sun by practicing our orienteering skills on the school field. We made some amazing smiley faces after hunting for clues hidden around the playground. We’ve been…Continue Reading

English and Art Work on ‘The Twits’ in Year 3

English and Art Work on ‘The Twits’ in Year 3

Year 3 have been reading ‘The Twits’ and are producing some wonderful pieces of work as a result.  They wrote poems about Mr. Twit’s beard using partitives.  A partitive tells you how much of something you’ve got – E.g. ‘a dollop of…’, ‘a morsel of…’, ‘a clump of…’, etc.  Here’s some of their poems:     …Continue Reading

Our New Chaplain, Miss Sewell, Works With Y3 On Spiritual Dances

Our New Chaplain, Miss Sewell, Works With Y3 On Spiritual Dances

Our new Chaplain, Miss Sewell, was in Year 3 today to help with expressing our praise for God through dance.    Miss Sewell told the children and Mrs. Whitelaw that she was very impressed and had a deep discussion with the children about this form of prayer to God.  We videoed the dances and will…Continue Reading

Niamh in Y6 Delivers Lesson on Rocks to Y3!

Niamh in Y6 Delivers Lesson on Rocks to Y3!

On Friday, 16th September, Niamh (from Y6) delivered a lesson to Year 3 that she had prepared herself.  She presented her own powerpoint and brought in samples to explain that there are three main types, or classes of rock: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous. Thank you Niamh!  We all really enjoyed this lesson and learned so…Continue Reading