Monthly Archives: March 2018

Nursery ‘Stay and Play’

Nursery had an amazing ‘Stay and Play’ session! These popular sessions are well supported by parents/carers and family members. It is an opportunity to participate in planned activities, to develop friendships and to provide a safe and supportive environment for the children.

     

  

The children showed their family member around the nursery and made wonderful models as well as writing their name! The flower shop area is very popular and many flowers were sold!

 

It would not be ‘Stay and Play’ without an exciting ‘Forest School’ session! The children made wonderful bird feeders using pipe cleaners and Cheerios. Creativity was in abundance with families making ‘dream catchers’ to hang in our forest area.

 

 

 

  

 

 

Parental feedback is very important to us in order to continue to improve our sessions.

“I loved seeing all the children doing their morning routine, especially prayers and singing!”

“I love that the children are outdoors in all weathers, it was great fun making the bird feeders!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this stay and play session.” “I can see a huge difference in my child from the first session!”

“I personally would not change anything as the session seemed to cover all aspects of their day!”

“My child said it was nice to have me with him in Nursery!”

“This session was lovely, I wouldn’t change anything, just to have another session!”

A wonderful day was had by all! Here is to the next ‘Stay and Play’ session in the summer term!

Thank you to all parents for your time, valuable feedback and support.

Y3’s Archimedes Investigation

Y3’s Archimedes Investigation

As part of our Ancient Greece Creative Curriculum topic, Y3 have been learning about that great inventor, scientist, mathematician, philosopher and astronomer, Archimedes.  And how taking a bath led to Archimedes’ great idea – Eureka! For the story of how he used this idea to help the King of Sicily solve the problem of his…Continue Reading

Orienteering & Art…Pre-SATs?!…Surely not!…Y6…23rd March

Orienteering & Art…Pre-SATs?!…Surely not!…Y6…23rd March

Everyone in Y6 is working hard in Maths and English as the countdown to this year’s SATs begins.  But, as is the St Columba’s way, we strive to retain a balanced curriculum.  We’ve started a Geography topic on English counties and have done some excellent programming in Computing to make video games using Kodu.  In…Continue Reading

Y3 Pythagorean Maths Investigation

Y3 Pythagorean Maths Investigation

Last week, we all took part in some Pythagorean challenges and investigated square numbers, then triangle numbers later on in the week, just like the ancient Greek, Pythagoras.  Following these investigations, we looked at a variety of statements by ancient Greek thinkers and had to prove whether they were correct or incorrect.  Come and take…Continue Reading

Year 2’s Icy Investigation

Following another cold weekend, Year 2 felt it was time they used the ice all around them to do some learning! They wanted to know how they could make the ice disappear more quickly so that they could go out and play! They investigated which different materials made the ice disappear the quickest. They used…Continue Reading

World Book Day…March 9th…Y6

World Book Day…March 9th…Y6

Y6 were all decked out in full World Book Day regalia today. Characters included Captain Marvel, a chimney sweep from Mary Poppins, that girl from The Hunger Games, a couple of people from Grease and sporting characters from their own autobiographies.  Dracula from Bram Stoker’s novel also turned up, dressed as Mr Keilty. What larks!Continue Reading

Art…2nd March…Y6

Art…2nd March…Y6

We began our R.E. Easter topic this week which includes learning about the story of the first Passover.  We watched the brilliant animated movie “The Prince of Egypt” which in turn inspired an all-too-rare opportunity for some high-quality art work.  I’ll put some examples of our finished pictures on twitter and on this blog, but…Continue Reading

Year 5 – Dragon Eyes!

Year 5 – Dragon Eyes!

Year 5 have created some beautiful pieces of sculpture – Dragon Eyes! They used clay to mould their pieces, using special tools and techniques to add texture such as scales and eyelids. Once the models were dry, they chose metallic effect paint to add colour. Don’t they look fabulous?Continue Reading

Stay and Play in Reception

STAY AND PLAY IN RECEPTION The Reception children enjoyed inviting their parents into school today. It was a wonderful opportunity for parents to see how the children start their day at school. The children sat smartly on the carpet and shared some lovely, thoughtful prayers and sang some of their favourite songs for the mums,…Continue Reading