Welcome back to the Spring term of a new decade!
We hope you all had a restful Christmas and New Year.
The children have already been working very hard in all areas of their learning showing perseverance and commitment to improving their work.
We have lots of exciting things planned for inside and outside the classroom.
Thank you for your continued support.
Well done to everyone in Melissa class for a positive start to a new school term!
Printing Thursday 9th January 2020
The whole of Key Stage 1 were involved in printing this afternoon to either learn or develop simple printing techniques. Every piece of work was different. We used plastic items that we found around the class room. We only used one colour as we were focused on the technique of loading the item with paint and finding out the best way to produce a clear image.
Wednesday 27th November 2019
We collected soil samples from three areas of the school field. We wanted to find out if they would all look the same. When we returned to the classroom we put a soil sample from each area in a tray to dry and then added water to three other samples. We wanted to see what happened to the soil as it dried and if anything floated to the top of the samples we had added water to.
We looked at the water as it gradually became clear. It took a long time, over a week for the water to clear.
All of the children in school have been decorating hearts to be displayed on the board a front of the school.
These are decorated with signs and symbols of Christianity or with words linked to our school parable "The Good Samaritan."
Our school vision is displayed here underneath our school quote form the bible "Love others...as we love ourselves."
Melissa class has looked at this display and we have discussed what that means; in our class, our school and the wider world.
Tuesday 29th October 2019
We have been learning the poem "The Rhythm of Life" by Micheal Rosen. We watched a clip of this poem being performed by Mr Rosen, he was using actions too. We copied his actions with the words in groups then performed the poem to Cygnet class.
We all agreed that the actions helped us to remember the words.
Thursday 19th September 2019
We used the school laptops today to draw our own beasts. We have been reading about one lonely Beast who went on a journey to find some other beasts just like him.
Tuesday 17th September 2019
We have been investigating materials. We have looked at different items you would find in the kitchen and found that some are made of more than one material. The materials we looked at included wood, metal, fabric, clay and plastic.
We also went for a walk around the school to find the different materials we walked on. Outside we found hard surfaces on the playground and a softer surface on the tyre park. In the school we walked on carpet, lino and a doormat that we use to wipe our feet on. There are tiles in the Cygnet classroom too.