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Farmer Pete visits Class 1 to sort out their 10 sheep!

Class 1 are getting very confident with their number bonds to 10 with the help of Farmer Pete! https://youtu.be/571ceUrO8oE&rel=0 We performed our wonderful number bonds song to Stepping Stones with the help of Henry's Daddy Martin, who morphed into our very own Farmer Pete who kept losing his sheep! Thank you Martin for your bravery!!

Class 2 enjoys a guitar recital!

What a treat, 3 members of Class 2 and one from Class 3 gave us an impromptu guitar recital this afternoon to show off how much they have been learning.We recognised the two famous tunes, but two of the children had composed their own. Well done everyone, we were very impressed! ​

Class 2 become investigative scientists!

Class 2 investigated which materials were waterproof. We worked as a TEAM (together, everyone achieves more) to conduct a 'fair' test on tissue paper, fabric, paper and plastic to decide which material would be the best to make an umbrella.Lots of discussion took place:"I have noticed with the fabric that the water doesn't soak in straight away, you have to [...]

Ranger Russ takes us on an Animal Adventure!

Classes 1 & 2 had such a brilliant morning with Ranger Russ. He told us all about the various animals he brought with him and linked them to our topic of Australia.We thought some of the names of the creatures were very funny, including Doris the Sand Boa (named after his Mother in Law) and others were named after friends [...]

An Amazing, Aussie, Australian, Antipodean Adventure!!

​Classes 1 & 2 all took part in an Australian Day. We had a round-robin of activities such as Australian music, Aboriginal art, Australian slang literacy and building of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!Each child had their own favourite session, some loving being a kangaroo (including Mrs Turner), others preferring being an Architect!We remembered so many things that our visitors taught us [...]

More visitors to Classes 1 & 2 !

G'day! The 'ankle biters' in Classes 1 & 2 have been so lucky to have so many brilliant visitors coming in to talk to us about Australia. Isla from Class 4, tried to out-do her dad by continuing the Luhr tour of 'Down Under'! She did an absolutely amazing job with her prepared Powerpoint and table of Australian toys, information [...]

Darrin Luhr the ‘real life Australian’!

Classes 1 & 2 were so lucky today, Isla's Dad Darrin came in to talk to us all about life in Australia to help us with our topic.The children had prepared lots of questions to ask Darrin but also listened beautifully to him telling us all about the animals and from Captain Cook's voyage to having no central heating in [...]

A hive of activity with Class 3 Christmas Elves!

Mrs Holbourn had a treat yesterday morning, watching Class 3 design and start constructing their Christmas Coffee Afternoon games.So many different ideas from ducks to presents being blown up a chimney!Can't wait to see them all being played!​

Class 2 enjoy their annual wreath making with the National Trust

It doesn't seem a year since we last did this! Great excitement as we created some more lovely wreaths for the Christmas church decorations. A mixture of strong smelling pine, teasels, holly and ivy were used to create our masterpieces! I think the most excitement came with the snow, gold and silver sprays however.A very big thank you to Rob' and [...]

Wow, more R E home learning!

Another lovely surprise this morning, after the wonderful Torah last week, the inside of a 'Synagogue'! We looked at this wonderful model which took over 3 days to make and even included a Menorah; (parents, we have been learning the names of all the Jewish artefacts so ask your child what a Menorah is!) I think I can see the Rabbi [...]