Do you know what happens to shadows throughout the course of the day? Year 5 children used a wooden stick in the ground and then measured the length of its shadow every hour. They also checked the direction of the shadow. What do you think they discovered?
What an amazing way to spend our last Monday in Year One! We shared lots of super experiences and lasting memories. The children were so well behaved and we were all so proud of them. We saw horses, cows, hens, pigs and donkeys. We fed lots of different animals and after feeding the hens we collected their eggs. We spent time in a beautiful vegetable garden and tasted some fruit and vegetables that we had never tasted before. Some of the children said that it was one of the best days that they had ever had which we think sums up the day that we had! Fantastic!
We are enjoying our plants topic. We have found lots of flowers around school and even know the name of most of them. We now also know what cow parsley and bluebells look like.
After reading the story Handa’s surprise, the children in Reception tasted a pineapple, guava, passionfruit, mango and avocado. We then made a pictogram based on our favourite fruit. The pineapple proved to be the most popular, with the avocado being the least popular!
We had lots of fun at The Potteries Science Festival this morning. Here are some of the boys creating circuits with their bodies. They were connected to the iPad and able to create their own tunes when the circuits were complete. We also used grapes, play dough and water.
Lucas is really excited about our current dinosaur topic! At home he decided to make his own dinosaur scene. He brought his fabulous artwork into school and described the landscape and the different types of dinosaurs to the rest of the children. He is quite the expert! We think it’s fantastic! Well done, Lucas.
Thomas has created a fantastic diary while he has been away from school having his tonsils removed. He was so brave! Gerald the giraffe who lives in our classroom went to look afterThomas for us. The tonsil fairy even went to visit him!
Well done Thomas we are so proud of you and excited you are now back at school with us. 😀
Do you have any idea how exhausting being a farmer is? There are the animals to feed and groom, then there are crops to pick and plant! Take a look at Mrs Smith’s amazing farmers and their very busy day . . .
The Nursery children had a very busy week learning all about different countries. We spent a very busy Monday learning about France. We looked closely at The Eiffel Tower and then the children tried hard to paint their own, we had lots of fun learning to say ‘hello’ in French. I wonder if anyone can remember?
We shared the story ‘Handa’s Surprise by Eileen Browne. In the story Handa visits her friend Akeyo and takes a basket of seven different fruits, along the way some very cheeky animals took the fruit from the basket. Can you remember any of the animals? Following the story we tasted a selection of fruits from the story, as you will see from the childrens faces on the photos some were not very popular!
We looked at the Indian flag and tasted a variety of foods, including naan bread, poppadum, mango chutney and cucumber and mint dip.
Buongiorno Thursday! We spent the day learning about Italy and making our very own pizzas! an activity the children thoroughly enjoyed, of course the best part was eating it once it was cooked.
We hope you enjoy looking at our photos and as always would love to hear what you children had to say about our very busy week.
We all had an amazing day at the zoo last Tuesday. We saw lots of animals, even some of the ones that we have been learning all about in class. We all had great fun and we all behaved like superstars. Please look at our blog so that you can see how great our day was!