This week we have been thinking about journeys we have been on and how we got there. The children have talked excitedly about their travels sharing lots of their family memories. The children have designed their own roads, printed trains using shapes, made some fantastic shape boats and joined media together to make brilliant aeroplanes. Well done everyone you have all worked really hard!
What a fantastic day we had at New Brighton Beach yesterday! The children listened to a very interesting and important talk from the on-duty lifeguard team, build some magnificent sandcastles, tunnels and holes and had great fun jumping waves! We spotted the lighthouse and searched for Mr Grinling and those pesky seagulls but luckily we were left alone to eat our lunch in peace. Our day ended with a little walk to see the fascinating Black Pearl which is made from lots of pieces of driftwood! The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all and the children behaved impeccably- well done everyone. A special thank you goes to our helpers who gave up their free time to ensure the children were kept safe and happy all day long.
We are so excited to be heading to the beach today! Come on Mr Sunshine, make our day!
As part of our holidays topic we have been learning about different countries. Today we learnt about Italy – home of the pizza. We wrote a list of toppings we would like before making our own pizzas. There were some fantastic cutting skills on show!
Year 5 have written fantastic diary entries, imagining they have climbed some of the world’s highest mountains. Their research was excellent and they included lots of details and feelings.
In Year 4 today, the children have been reminded about how to search safely when looking for facts online.
Some great work to discover different facts about each state in America. Well done everyone!
This morning, the children immediately spotted that our mischievous elf had brought us a ‘special delivery’ overnight. Upon close inspection, the children looked at the clues surrounding the snow-covered, mysterious parcel and made some super inferences. They were very excited to read the important labels dotted around the package, explaining that the package travelled by airmail and that the contents were ‘live’. Once our detective work was complete, the children took a peek inside and discovered that the parcel actually contained a species from Antarctica! Can you work out what our cheeky elf left in our classroom today? We are so intrigued that for the next few weeks, we are going to be learning all about the North and South Pole.
Well, after collecting our resources last week, this afternoon we have created our mini woodlands. We were all so excited and very proud of the end result. We are now going to be using them to create a map with a key. Well done Mrs Stillwell’s class!
As our topic this half term is ‘The Enchanted Woodland,’ we have been outside again to collect materials to make our very own mini woodland next week. You can tell by our faces that we had an amazing time. Have a look at our blog to find out more.
What a fantastic day Year 2 had yesterday at Conkers. We started the morning off by riding on a train to the woodland. Hidden in the woods were nine fairy tale characters which we had to find by following a map. We have some fantastic map readers in Year 2 who accurately directed their groups around the woods to find the hidden characters. It wasn’t an easy challenge as we crossed wobbly bridges, walked narrow paths and even climbed up some tricky banks! The children were amazing and found most of the hidden characters. Following that, we retold the traditional tale of The Three Little Pigs whilst wearing the masks we made and we shared another version of the story with Lottie, our tour guide. She was very impressed! After our lunch, the children enjoyed some free time on the amazing playground followed by time in the Discovery Centre which taught the children lots of scientific facts about our world – very interesting! To finish our day, we enjoyed a movie in the 4D cinema which was great fun. Well done to all of the children for their super behaviour and listening skills during our trip and also a great big thank you to all of our helpers who gave up their spare time to enjoy the day with us.