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Sewing Superstars

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Take a look at the fantastic animal faces Year One created today. The ears are attached using running stitch! It was very tricky and took lots of concentration using a needle and cotton.
Well done children your work is superb.

Amazing Anderson Shelters

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The children moving into Year 6 in September have been introduced to the World War II topic by making model Anderson Shelters. Did you know they were named after Sir John Anderson (the man Neville Chamberlain put in charge of Air Raid Precautions in November 1938) who asked engineer William Patterson to design a cheap shelter that could go in people’s gardens. A simple but ingenious design used by over two and a half million people during the war! The small size of the model – particularly the vegetables- proved a challenge to make but very enjoyable. Look how much fun they had – especially the parents!

Handa’s Surprise

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.

Catapult Champions

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Year 4 and year 6 have enjoyed making marshmallow catapults today. They have learned that when you pull the elastic band it creates potential energy and when it is released it makes kinetic energy.
The winning team this afternoon was Team Marshmallow. Their marshmallow travelled an amazing 4.3m. Well done girls.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Welcome back everyone! We hope you had a lovely Easter break. It was lovely to welcome the children back into school on Monday, refreshed and ready to learn.
This week we have shared the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and we received a very special delivery of caterpillars on Monday. After reading the story, the children have each painted their own caterpillar in the style of Eric Carle, they are fantastic!
We have also been learning about patterns and how they can be made. We made patterns by threading pasta, printed patterns using cardboard tubes and created pattern designs using felt tip pens. We think the children have worked really hard and we are really proud of the fantastic work they have produced.

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Easter Bonnets

A big thank you to all those that made an Easter bonnet. They all looked absolutely fantastic and it was clear to see how much time and effort had gone into them.

A big well done to Woodrow and Daniel who won the egg competition, and Vinnie and Emori who won the hat competition.