Alien Vote

Year 5 invented their own aliens designing them to perfectly suit a particular planet. They then wrote about their first encounter with their alien.  They should be so proud of the writing they have produced. They have used beautiful language and worked hard to include the cohesive elements we have focussed on.

To finish off their piece of alien writing, Year 5 voted on their favourite alien and piece of writing. The winning alien will feature in our next piece of writing.

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KS1 Science: Food Chains & Habitats

Food Chains

KS1 will be extending their learning about habitats and food chains this half term. BBC Bitesize have put these excellent resources together to help us learn about those habitats that are a little further away. Which habitats below could we easily  explore for ourselves?

We’ll be using these resources over the next few weeks – feel free to look at them at home too. Read on…

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LARGE SCALE mark making!

Last Friday Nursery had an opportunity to explore mark making on a large scale (a very large scale!). Often we talk about size as an abstract concept and it is vital young children explore the differences for real. The children could run up and down as they made marks or choice to focus on a smaller area.

The hall floor was covered in very long strips of paper. The paper was different colours and textures and the children had to decide whether to use crayons, pens and florescent pencils.

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Small worlds

Over the past half term Nursery have been fascinated by blocks, bricks and boards. Block play enables children to develop their problem solving skills and persist in finding solutions – for example balancing different shapes in a structure or finding the right block to place next.

There has been significant language development as the children consult with their peers about what to position and where. There has also been opportunities for pupils to create costumes and outfits for the small people and include items from the transient art to add details. By consultation and decision of the pupils we also added some mirrored blocks earlier this half term.

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Year 1 and Reception making sandwiches

Year 1 have completed some wonderful instructions on how to make jam sandwiches and wanted to check that they had completed all the steps correctly. Reception class were invited to the Year 1 classroom where the children read instructions to Reception children. There was lovely listening by Reception as they followed the clear instructions given by Year 1 and there was some wonderful sandwich making going on. When the sandwiches were completed all the children sat down to enjoy them. I wonder what else we could put in a sandwich? Would the instructions be the same?

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