Parent Friday Sticky Surprises!

Today, Ms Scourfield asked us to investigate which household item – honey, hand-wash, syrup, bubble-bath, or  ketchup – was the stickiest. To find this out we stuck two pieces of card together (with a little overlap – see pictures) and found out how many clothes pegs could be hung from them before they came apart. After a journey through scientific thinking: observing, questioning, reasoning, predicting, exploring, experimenting and explaining – all in 3ominutes of Learning Fun – we discovered…well, why don’t you find out for yourself at home!

 

 

 

Join us next week for more science experimenting and exploring!

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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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Jack and the Beanstalk in Reception

Our topic this term is Traditional Tales and today we started our learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. We have started to paint a beanstalk and it’s leaves and some children wrote labels for pictures of the character of Jack. After lunch there was a surprise as the Magic Bean man had crept into the classroom during lunchtime and left each child a pot of magic beans. We then counted the beans we had and used an adding machine to find out how many two of us had when we added them altogether.

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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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