Class 1 and 2 had a great day at the beach on Thursday! We had a long walk from the school to Putsborough beach. First, we made sandcastles and had a kick around with the football. Before we had our lunch we went to explore the rock pools. We found; crabs, jellyfish and coral! After lunch, we had our sandcastle [...]
This week we started a new activity. It's called 'Request a Selfie!' During their independent learning time, if they have made or done something that they are proud of, they can request a selfie! If they clip one of the cameras to their work, we will email it home to show you. This has encouraged some fantastic pieces of writing [...]
We've started to learn about minibeasts and their habitats. We talked about what 'habitat' means and how different minibeasts need different places to live! Today, we went on a minibeast hunt! We found; snails, ants, woodlice, bees, ladybirds, spiders and worms!
This week, the year 1's have started looking at multiplication. We started looking at repeated addition and counting in groups of 2s, 5s and 10s. Today, we started building arrays to help us multiply! We took cones and some chalk outside, and began solving multiplication sentences. It was tricky at first, but by the end we all had 'double thumbs [...]
Our school is part of a growing number of schools within the Teaching School Alliance that is leading the way for more school-led teacher training. This is really important to us because it means we can choose the very best talent and develop them into teachers. Being able to choose who we train as teachers helps us in delivering the [...]
We had so much fun learning about and making our own didgeridoo! We watched some videos of different people playing the didgeridoo and we each had a go on a real one. We used Aboriginal dot painting to decorate our didgeridoo, we worked carefully on different patterns and styles. We covered our cardboard tubes with brown paper and then used [...]
We've been looking at the different types of materials in Science. Today, we investigated which types of materials are absorbent and which are not. We talked about the types of materials we would use if we were going to mop up a spilled drink and which ones would not work. In our experiment we used; sponge, paper, cotton wool, plastic [...]