This week we have all had the most amazing time learning all sorts of exciting science. We have been lucky enough to be able to experiment with activities from @Bristol that Mrs Tyler kindly arranged for the school and they have been so interesting as we have found out all sorts of new ideas about science. Here we are having lots of fun in class with our experiments and investigations.
Here is a wonderful picture prompt that we used a few weeks ago but you told me there is so much more to see that I thought we could have another go at writing some brilliant sentences. This image is taken from Mrs Skinner’s Five Sentence Challenge website https://fivesc.net Please write your five fantastic sentences in a comment.
Earlier this week Thistle and Clover class were lucky enough to visit Langford Lakes as part of their topic on plants and insects. With an opportunity to pond dip and to even go on a minibeast orienteering course, everyone had the most fantastic day. My thanks to Mrs Williams for the photos which clearly show that everyone had a great time and were a credit to the school. Well done everyone!
Clover class have been having all sorts of fun learning about their new topic, plants. To begin they all went to our local nursery at Downside to talk to the experts about the plants that they had there. The children were even able to buy some to bring back and plant around our school. It all made for a very special start to their topic!
What EXTRAORDINARY Gorgeous red flowers ! There’s a exciting pretty angle . There are people serving delicious tea at the busy tea & cake room . The gorgeous girl was walking her Alsatian dog . the pug &the Labrador are playing nicely.
The hi blue sky briers and beautiful. In the hi hi hi building a fantastic princess lives.
Look at the birds tweeting like mad.
Up in the sky are two birds.
There are pretty flowers in the corner.
by Elena,Megan and Ros
Today we have all been working together to learn about a famous person in History – Louis Braille. We spent the morning discussing his life story and working in pairs, with Thistle class and Clover class working beautifully together to produce a super book of his life story. In the afternoon everyone then got the chance to create some braille patterns of their own and to understand.
Here are the children hard at work and describing what they have learnt in their own words:
As part of their exit point for their topic of The Magic Toymaker, Thistle and Clover class today worked together to make some fantastic hobby horses. Using a range of materials and a sock from home (!), the children stuffed, stuck, coloured and enjoyed being creative, ending up with some amazing results which they then shared with their parents, after playing with their hobby horses, of course! Here they are enjoying a group learning session together. This is what learning is all about…
From the moment I opened the door at 8.55am this morning, I knew that we were going to have a wonderful day. I was not wrong. Standing in front of the assembled school it was so lovely to see how everyone – children, staff and adults – had made such a superb effort to all come as their favourite book character to celebrate World Book Day. With everyone from Where’s Wally to Goldilocks and The Boy in the Dress to Harry Potter, all types of books and stories were represented and it demonstrated what a love of reading our school has.
In class the fun continued throughout the day, with the staff all having planned some fantastic learning activities for the children, all centered around reading and books. Furthermore, a whole school reading session, with older children pairing with younger children made the day even more special and a special announcement from Mrs Hannam of an extreme reading award has now got everyone thinking how best to create that perfect photo of themselves reading!
In all it was another day to be proud of what we have at our school and a perfect way to mark the occasion. Here are some photos of the fun we had:
Yesterday Thistle and Clover class had a fantastic day visiting Lydiard Park. Not only did the children get to experience what life was like in Victorian times, but they were also able to dress up in traditional costume and play with Victorian toys. What fun! Here are some photos of Thistle class, kindly taken by Mrs Williams. Enjoy.