Flower Show

This week, Year 3/4 have been on an exciting trip to Winchester Cathedral as an introduction to their new history topic on Anglo-Saxon Britain. Elsewhere in school, Year 5/6 have been designing their own mechanical toy using a CAM mechanism, Year 1/2 have been zooming in on flowers to create artwork in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe and Year R have drawn and labelled their own story maps.

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Giants are coming!

This term we have made some changes to how we plan and teach our foundation subjects. Through these changes we are hoping to better develop our children’s subject specific knowledge and, for example, their understanding of what it means to be an historian, artist or designer. You will be able to see examples of this in our blog this week: Year 3/4 have been learning about joining in their design technology lessons; and, Year 5/6 have been learning about ocean currents in their geography lessons. We believe this approach will promote many of our subjects, increase engagement and, maybe, even unlock hidden talents!

You can also read about how much our Year 1/2 children have grown and Year R’s attempt to grow a beanstalk – just like Jack from the famous traditional tale. I hope that we don’t have any giants come to visit us!

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An expedition to the South Pole

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’.

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Prickly Hay!

Well done to all of our Key Stage 1 children for a super Nativity play! The whole school was treated to a performance today and we can’t wait to share the video with our parents and carers next week – it’s in video the production stage as I write this! Also, this week Year 5/6 have been writing an unseen scene for the poem The Highwayman, Year 3/4 have been building Roman aqueducts and Year R have been getting ready for Christmas. Only 15 more sleeps!

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Be Bright, Be Seen!

With the dark evenings drawing in, it’s really important to make sure we are keeping safe! Thank you to Miss Adams for organising our successful ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ campaign! This week, we also have been making obstacle courses in Year R, designing and creating forms of transport in Year 1/2, printing like Vivienne Westwood in Year 5/6 – and Year 3/4 had a wonderful trip to Butser Farm! Thank you all of the adults who helped to make our day so much fun!

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