This week the builders are in creating some small group rooms. This will allow individuals and small groups to have quiet spaces to work. Watch this space to see the full developments.
Due to the hazardous road conditions school will be closed as many staff are unable to travel to work.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support in ensuring everyone is kept safe. We expect to re-open on Monday.
Nursery have been using the traditional story of the gingerbread man to inspire their learning. Today they have been creating story maps, retelling the story and baking their own gingerbread to eat.
Today, Year 3 finally got to unwrap their new guided reading books. After making predictions using snippets from the text they were shocked to discover most of their predictions were far away from the plot described on the blurb!
They then settled down to a few moments of reading to discover some more clues in the first few pages.
This morning I walked around school with a camera. In just ten minutes, in KS1, I joined in a gymnastics lesson with Year 2 and our new PE coach Ms Webb, read with Year 1 in their phonics session before moving on to maths where they were comparing amounts using the language of fewer.
Today in assembly I shared an image with the children.
What do you think?
What is the difference?
Why is there a difference?
How would you explain the difference?
Do you agree with the difference?
Within literacy, the children have been rewriting their favourite story, the robot and the bluebird. Today they created their own little bird who brings the robots heart back to life. The focus of today’s learning was the use of water colours and how to create delicate strokes like feathers.
The children reviewed their paintings as a whole class and identified that too much water causes the colours to run. For the second paintings the children decided to use less water and focus on the shapes they can make with the paintbrush.
Today, Year 1 have been creating prototypes of products before creating their final design in clay. The children looked at and discussed existing products before creating a simple version out of card. The prototype allowed them to discuss the dimensions and decide how to overcome barriers.
Tonight, colleagues from school joined others from local primary and secondary schools. They continued developing their action plan and collaborated with colleagues to refine their ideas. Ms Stickley and Ms Bone are leading projects across school aimed at enhancing the quality of experiences for children and developing the practice of others. Speak to them to find out more.