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.
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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!
It has definitely been winter this week in school! To accompany the frosty mornings we have been working on the Winter’s Child and Snow Bears in Year R and Year 1/2. The themes have been distinctly science based in key stage 2 where the children have been learning all about forces and biomes!
This week, we have a wide range of activities to share with you in our blog. Year R have been getting stuck into The Gruffalo, Year 5/6 have been learning all about mass in their science lessons, Year 1/2 have been marvellous in their maths lessons and Year 1/2 have been making history in their art lessons – literally! Read on to find out more…