Year 4 Athletics

I am so proud of each and every member of our Year 4 class. They represented the school with passion, enthusiasm and respect for others. We were able to overcome anxieties and take encouragement from team mates to compete in every track and field event, earning a 4th place for the girls and 3rd place for the boys. A fantastic afternoon of sport!

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The Magic Bojabi Tree

Today group 1 explored outside in the icy winds. After reading the book, The Magic Bojabi Tree, they set about creating their own snake coiled around the tree.

After adding to the snake from week 1 the children PAUSED and REFLECTED upon their learning. They noticed that it was difficult to add detail to the snake where there was lots of other items and so it was best to find a new space. They also reflected on the challenge of running about the school ground and trying to carry items. It was suggested that sometimes it is best to walk!

 

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Charcoal sketching

Since the new year Nursery have been exploring colours and colour mixing. This week we introduced the children to charcoal and they have been creating sketches.

Using the model the children looked at the shape of the person and made careful observations. The children noticed details and really focussed on creating these on the paper.

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Explorers, Group 5 – The Magic Bojabi Tree

Today group 5 read the beautiful story of The Magic Bojabi Tree by Piet Grobler and Dianne Hifmeyr. Inspired by the book the children set about creating their own python that was coiled around a tree.

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The children shared their ideas and worked collaboratively to gather lots of different colours from the school grounds to represent the colours of the snake.

When we paused and reflected on our learning thinking about how learning with others helps our own thinking. Rowan told us “it was harder learning” when you talk with others. Skye told us “When I was talking I said to someone can you help.”

 

 

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New Year in Nursery

Nursery have got off to a flying start. 2018 has begun with lots of challenges and exploration.

This week the children have discovered lots of little people stuck in blocks of ice. Using a range of tools and ingredients they have been trying to find out which releases the people the quickest!

We have been exploring colours and what happens when we mix different colours. Using poster paint, powder paint and water colours the children have been discovering new shades and tones of colours.

It has also been a great to start to our PE curriculum. The children have been combining travels and balances along the floor an on equipment.

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R/KS1 Assembly – What has Tiddler got to do with integrity, honesty and truth?

In our assembly today, we thought about the words integrity, honesty and truth. We discussed a few ideas about what the words might mean but agreed that we need more time to discuss with our classes.

We then read the opening of Tiddler, by Julia Donaldson and considered what these words have to do with the story.

Maybe you can think about some different words that mean the same thing (synonyms) or maybe you could give an example of what this word might look like in the classroom? I look forward to hearing what your class thought about your word.

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Space Questions

Today, Year 5 explored their new topic. They looked at the resources and began to ask questions. What would happen if there was no moon? What would happen if a planet disappeared? How do astronauts sleep? Who is Neil Armstrong? Why is there no gravity in space?

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We can’t wait to investigate these questions now.

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