Mr Watson’s sundial.

Can you estimate the time that I took this photo, based on the position of the shadow?

Mr Watson is not the sort of person to let a learning opportunity slip away un-noticed! Yesterday, he noticed that the netball hoop post was basically a massive sundial. His group made a chalk mark of the suns position at 10.00am and then checked on its progress for the next few hours. This was completely un-related to everything else we were doing – I do love a good tangent!

When do we learn

Where do we learn?

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Busy, busy bees!

This week Nursery have been learning all about bees. We have discovered that bees are very busy and have special jobs.

  • A bees home is called a hive
  • The biggest bee is a queen bee who lays all the eggs
  • Some bees collect pollen and some look after lava
  • Bees produce honey
  • Bees like colourful flowers
  • Bees are yellow/gold and black
  • Bees make a buzzing sound
  • Bees can sting but they don’t like doing this

Today we touched, smelt and observed closely different parts of a bee hive. We looked at cells, wax, eggs and honey. We discovered different parts were very sticky, gooey and sweet smelling!


We also tried two types of honey and compared the difference between set and runny.

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Y5: Home Learning – What’s brown and sticky?

Year 5,

Your homework,this half term, is to find a stick!

The stick needs to be approximately the length of your arm, shoulder to fingertip (but don’t cut it – try and find one the right size). Don’t pull any branches off of trees – look around on the floor.

Try and find one that fairly straight and has a diameter (thickness) of approx 2-3cm.

It should feel pleasing to hold – not to heavy, not too light – just right, for you.

Is this learning? Let me know your thoughts?

Enjoy finding your perfect stick!


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PGL – Day 4

Wow! What an amazing day 4! The children have been truly amazing in the activities they have done today, especially in the heat. They are now busy getting ready for dinner which will be followed by the disco. We will update the blog tonight with pictures. Watch this space…

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