It’s been awhile since we’ve been able to share our learning so we are pleased that the blog is back this week! So, today you can read about Year 1/2’s Great Fire of London theatre experience and Year 3/4’s visit from Christ Church! Year 5/6 have been very busy too, including fun science experiments, their in RE on the resurrection and you can also read about their wet – but fun – biathlon. Finally, you can also read about Year R’s finger strengthening work – and get some ideas on how to help at home to improve fine motor skills and develop handwriting!
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The whole school has been outside enjoying the sunshine this week and it has been a real joy to see the children enjoying our school grounds. Year 3/4 have been busy writing letters to our twin school in Uganda, Murumba Valley Primary School. They have given lots of information about themselves and our school and are eagerly awaiting replies to their letters. Elsewhere in school, YR have been reading the book ‘The Colour Monster’ to find out more about feelings, Year 1/2 have been enjoying learning maths outside and Year 5/6 have been planning their own picture books for the children in KS1.
This week, Year 1/2 have been learning how to take care of their newly hatched chicks and watching them change and grow. The children enjoyed introducing the chicks to their parents and carers and were proud to share their scientific knowledge. Elsewhere in school, Year R have been learning to look after themselves, Year 3/4 have been becoming fraction masters and Year 5/6 have been finding out how water can change states in different atmospheric conditions.
This week we have witnessed the miracle of new life as our visiting chicks were born – some in front of our very eyes! Yesterday, we were glued to the incubating chamber as one of our feathered friends pushed his way out into the real world. The first thing he saw? A gaggle of children, LSAs and teachers (and Headteacher!) glued to the unfolding event. Don’t worry, we didn’t drop any of the ‘visiting’ eggs but you can read about Year 1/2’s science experiment in this week’s blog.
The highlight of our first week back after half term has to be our World Book Day celebrations on Thursday. On the day, Year 1/2 enjoyed a book bonanza quiz and found out how to make a book fortune teller. Also during the week, Year R have been out and about looking for signs of Spring, Year 3/4 have created pieces of Ugandan Art and Year 5/6 have been exploring the idea of ‘What would Jesus do?’.
Our Year 1/2 children have been on an expedition to the South and whilst they were there they learned all about a famous Royal Navy Officer called Captain Robert Falcon Scott! Y3/4 have taken a step further to a galaxy far, far away, Year 5/6 have been building shelters and Year R have been celebrating the Lunar New Year and reading one of my favourite stories ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’.
This week in our blog read about how our school grounds are being turned into a gardening, growing and nature haven for our children to explore and learn in. With help from staff, parent volunteers, Nursling Men’s Shed, S. Wood Timber Merchants and many other local residents we are building something that children for many years to come will get to enjoy. Also read about Year 5/6’s salty experiments, Year 3/4’s first look at Vikings, Year 1/2’s trip to Lordshill’s library and Year R’s sea dog ship-building fun!
Year 5/6 have been very busy… learning more about biomes in geography, separating in science, dancing with Miss Batchelor – and taking tests! Their minds and bodies will definitely need a rest after all of that! Around the school, Year 1/2 have produced fantastic front covers and whizzy writing for their brilliant stories, Year 3/4 have been learning all about magnets and Year R have been digging for pirate treasure!