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Y5 Go To Jodrell Bank

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Year 5 have had a fabulous day at Jodrell Bank today. We learnt all about the famous Lovell telescope, the planet Mars, our solar system, constellations and much, much more! The children were brilliantly behaved and loved the Mars Rover Challenge as well as the Planetarium ( and the shop of course).

Gardening Club

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Tuesday’s gardeners have been busy this evening. We planted the last of our bulbs, tidied the shed for winter and made a start on our ‘Bug Hotel’ made from a wooden pallet. Thursday’s group will finish painting this and then, in the new year, we’ll fill it with lots of different materials which will make the perfect habitat for lots of minibeasts.

Nursery Children’s Fabulous Rockets

Last week in the nursery we had a fabulous time learning all about space and rockets. We created some fabulous box rockets and experimented with bottles to see what happened to our rockets when we pushed air through the top. The children designed some lovely looking aliens using gummed paper. They used shapes to print rockets, naming the shapes as they did so, well done everyone! We used a spinner to see how many marshmallows to feed the aliens. We then got to spin again to eat some ourselves, this was very popular. Well done on all of you hard work children. Please press the Sandford Hill icon to see some photographs of our superstars in action!
We are looking forward to welcoming you in to school to watch our Nativity


The children in Reception have loved our space topic this week. We have learnt lots about the planets in our solar system and watched a video of an astronaut in space brushing his teeth to demonstrate the lack of gravity in space. We have also loved watching the Solar System song which is attached below. Can you remember any facts about the planets?

Year 3’s Trip To Poole’s Cavern

Wow! What a fantastic day!
The children found out all about how Poole’s Cavern was formed. They found out about underground rivers and also about the history of the cave and its links with royalty and outlaws!
We were all amazed at the beautiful rock formations that have been developing over thousands of years.
I can honestly say that we have some budding geologists in Year 3!
Mrs Mifflin.