On Sudden Hill

This week, inspired by their new book ‘On Sudden Hill’, our Year 1/2 children have turned boxes into castles, dragons, boats, shops and more! Year 5/6 have been learning about the ‘Deadly 60’, Year 3/4 have been tasting vegetable soup and Year R have balancing, building and exploring their learning environment. What another great week we have had! And, to add to the fun, we also had our ‘Inclusion Day’ today.

Year R - Busy Exploring

The children have had a brilliant week and have loved exploring our learning environment. We have spent a lot of time outside engaging in imaginative play. We were really impressed with the car a group of children built using our tyres and the language they used was fantastic. We have also been developing our balance by building and following obstacle courses.

Year 1/2 - On Sudden Hill

This week we have started a new book in English! It is called ‘On Sudden Hill’. The book explores two children who use their imagination to turn their box into anything they can think of! Our children this week created their own boxes, turning them into pirate ships, castles, dragons, boats, shops, and many more!

Year 3/4 - Seasonal Vegetable Soup

Year 3 and 4 have been exploring seasonal vegetables. We looked at a range of vegetables, including onions, courgettes, aubergines, squashes, leeks, carrots and parsnips and spent time feeling them and smelling them and discussing where they were grown. Amazingly, all of the vegetables could be grown in our gardens! Following our exploration of vegetables, we then tasted three different soups which contained some of the vegetables we had looked at. Pea and Ham, Spiced Parsnip and Carrot, Butternut and Ginger. Lots of us tasted new things – and even liked them!

Year 5/6 - Deadly 60

In writing, the children have enjoyed using Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60 texts as the inspiration for their writing lessons. They have explored how the author has selected language to have specific effects on the reader and the way in which he shifts between levels of formality. The children created their own deadly animals and wrote information texts about them.


The children consolidated their learning on place value in maths by thinking about the different ways we can represent numbers, the value of digits in different place value columns, and problems involving ordering and comparing numbers. 


In science, we have been planning an enquiry to answer questions about shadows. If the shadow of two trees overlap – will the overlapping area be darker? Twice as dark? No different? We will be investigating the answer to the question next week … so stay tuned!


Through our Real PE scheme, we have been looking at ‘personal skills’  in year 5 and 6. We have been focussing on persevering with a task and improving performance through practice. This week, we combined this with agility and reaction/response. The children had to react quickly to catch a large ball or tennis balls from 1, 2 and 3 meters from their partner. The key was perseverance!

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