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Turquoise Year 5 and 6

In Turquoise we’ve been learning about the Amazon in Journey to the River Sea (our class book), fractions, where our clothes come from, jazz, time in French, tennis, parkour and, in science, we are learning about light and pinhole cameras.  And that is why Mr Pizzey...

Sapphire Class Year 3 and 4

English Our book for our writing lessons is called The Bluest of Blues. It’s a non-fiction book about Anna Atkins who was a botanist, illustrator and photographer of nature in the Victorian era. She was fascinated with drawing and learning about beetles so we’ve tried...

Reception are busy bees!

Busy time in Reception. We have been working hard and having lots of fun in Reception.  In outdoor learning we have been making ivy crowns, wassailing and blessing the apple tree. In PE we have started using the large apparatus in the hall, jumping, climbing,...

Sky Class Yr 5/6

On Thursday, Sky class created pinhole cameras to represent how the eye sees images. When the children took their camera outside everything was seen upside down in the tube. Sky class then explored how light travels in straight lines and the reasons for the image...

Royal Class -Christmas Break? What Christmas Break?!

In Royal Class, it seems like a very long time ago since we were off for the Christmas break. We have done so much in such a short space of time!   In English we have been doing The Bluest of Blues and in the book we have been finding out about Anna Atkins and...

Cyan Class Yr 3/4

Report from Cyan class Yr 3/4 What a busy start to the term!  Year 4 have begun their rehearsals for our production with great enthusiasm - lots of groups can be found rehearsing in classrooms at lunchtimes already. In geography we have been making weather stations....

Yr 5 and Yr 6 start the term learning!

    What have we got planned for this term? This term in science we will be making pinhole cameras.  We will use Pringle tubes for ours but we learnt that you can even make them out of enormous wheelie bins.  As long as the object has a lid and is really...

Year 5 and 6 Suffragettes. Suffragists. Female rights.

https://youtu.be/t39-TudUBeg Green white and violet stand for Give Women Votes.   Suffragettes. Suffragists. Female rights. In Year 5 / 6, we have been learning about the female rights activists -The Suffragettes and Suffragists(The Suffragettes were violent, the...

Sapphire Class Year 3 and 4

Sapphire’s news English We are looking at a book called The King Who Banned The Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth. It is about a young boy who grows up to be king. He has had a fear of the dark ever since he was little so he decided to ban it when he becomes king. He is...

Visitors from our community – Yr 5/6

A visitor in Yr 5/6 Written by Poppy and Harriet Last Friday, Lucy Beresford came in to talk to all of y5/6 about her job at SLG Brands. They make new brands of beauty/ self products but most importantly they use 100% recycled plastic. She has been working there for...

Royal class Yr 3 and 4

Royal class are having a great term! We’ve learned lots of new things and had a load of fun doing it! In Maths so far, we have been doing mental subtraction. Now we are doing our times tables! The ones we have done are the threes, fours, sixes, sevens, eights and...

Reception build bridges

Reception has been developing their teamwork and collaboration skills by completing the 'bridge building' challenge! Each team had to work together to try and build the tallest bridge which was strong enough to balance a little bear along the top. It was so lovely to...

News from Cyan (Yr 3 and 4)

News From Cyan! Trip to Bristol Museum The artefact that I liked the best was the head rest as it was interesting to learn what they used for pillows in Egyptian times.  The most interesting thing in the Egyptian area was the mummies.  Sophia The best bit about the...

Turquoise Gym

In PE we have been doing gymnastics.  The picture collage shows some of the gymnasts doing our final performance.  We were looking for strength; balances (patch and point), pike, straddle and tuck body shapes; working together in unison and canon. We were pleased with...

Sapphire Class and their Learning

Sapphire Yr3/4 Science We have spent the past few weeks investigating what substances are the best to preserve apples. It’s like we are mummifying apples just like the Ancient Egyptians mummified their pharaohs. We cut three apples in half so we had six pieces. Each...

Royal Class (Yr3/4) have been very busy this term!

We can’t believe our first term in Royal Class is already over! It’s been really fun and we laugh a lot.  We’ve been learning about how to make our memories work better and trying to be really neat with our writing. In English we have been taught about The Ancient...

Sky Class Maya and Aztec Printing

SKY CLASS: Printing Sun Stones, Inspired by the Maya and Aztecs Throughout this term we have been looking at the Maya and Aztecs in our topic lessons. We decided to include this theme in our art lessons and recreate the sunstone as a print using 3 different colours....

Cyan are constantly learning!

Cyan - curriculum of the week Maths In maths we are adding hundreds, tens and ones.  The year 3's have been working on the hundreds tens and ones and sometimes bridging into the thousands. Year 4's however have been working very hard in the thousands column and...

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