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Solar Roof Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPqV6EvMUZI As some will have noticed, the scaffolding for the solar roof installation was removed recently, marking the end of a challenging construction programme delayed by the careful (time-consuming) removal of around 5,000 slate...

Royal class have been busy.

Well we certainly have been busy in Royal class since we started back in September! We loved doing French day and we liked the café and games. We enjoyed the animal hunting game the most because we had to work out what their French names were. Our class book is how to...

Sky class say “Bonjour!”

     History-    Shackleton 4.4.1915 ‘During the night of  the third we heard the ice grinding to the eastward, and in the morning we saw that young ice was rafted 8~10 foot high in places. This was the first murmer of the danger that was to reach menacing proportions...

Sky Class

    ART Hello,today I am going to be taking you on an adventure, exploring Paul Cezanne’s museums of artwork.  For art this term, we have been focusing on Paul Cezanne,the famous French post-impressionist painter.  First we have been writing down our thoughts of four...

WOMAD 2022

This year Minchinhampton Academy was invited to talk at the Education for Sustainability panel discussion at the WOMAD Festival. Our year 6 representatives were given some tough questions but rose to the challenge and not only showed how much they'd learnt but also...

Nursery into nature and beyond

Nursery have continued to spend a lot of time outside, exploring and investigating.  The children have displayed a lot of interest in nature and their surroundings and there has been lots of lovely collaborative play.  This week we have said a sad farewell to our...

Aqua go wildlife spotting

We have had quite the animal adventure this week in Aqua Class! On one afternoon we were lucky enough to spot a hedgehog taking shelter in the shade right next to our classroom! We got it a bowl of water and watched it as it woke up and made it’s way along the edge of...

Indigo are definitely busy bees!

Indigo Class have been busy bees this week! We have been learning all about honeybees in particular. In addition to learning about the jobs that bees do and the problems we would have if honeybees became extinct, the children have all drawn a careful anatomical...

Year 5 and 6 Robot Wars

https://youtu.be/DPGC7ouqJbA In groups, we made fighting vehicle robots to push each other off a sumo circle.  We made them out of cardboard and paper.  The expert, called John, gave us the electronics: a circuit, wires, a transmitter, a receiver and a remote control....

Midnight class are butterfly experts.

Midnight Class enjoyed releasing their butterflies this afternoon. We have been watching carefully as they have completed their metamorphosis. It was very exciting to see them released into the wild. We had a lovely time last week exploring the old toys from the past...

Azure are busy busy bees

Azure Class have had a very busy couple of weeks. First, in DT, they  thought carefully about suitable food for a party. Then, they explored the labelling on food packaging to check for allergens. After that, they chose recipes to follow by using the Chrome Books to...

Teal, toys and terrific sports day

Teal play with Toys! The Year 1 children in Teal Class have been looking at toys and games of the past. We have discussed key questions:  How have toys changed over time? What are the similarities and differences between toys in the past and the present? Why do people...

Sapphire are Horrible at History!

Sapphire We have been busy in Sapphire Class writing our Horrible Histories scripts up on the Chromebooks this past week so that they are ready for us to add in the speakers, stage directions and props. Some of us have joined forces and amalgamated our scripts to form...

Yr 2 Explore Capacity

We have been investigating and estimating capacity in Indigo class - perfect for the warm weather! We've also been researching lions for a non-chronological report and have found out lots of interesting facts. Lats term we looked at the artist Yayoi Kusama and created...

Royal Class recount their week

Hello from Royal Class! We’ve been so busy and have so much to tell you about since our last newsletter so brace yourselves for a long one! In topic we went to Gloucester and we saw the Eastgate chamber and we went to see a wall they used to defend in Gloucester Back...

Year 5 and 6 in the woods

Box woods On Monday 13th June the entire years 5 and 6 went on a school trip to Box Woods, a nearby temperate woodland. We did lots of activities and learned about how much woodland was being cut down per second. It was a shocking discovery as 4 children marked out...

Nursery celebrate

    Nursery Nursery have been busy celebrating the Platinum Jubilee, exploring our local environment, using our problem solving skills and getting ready for our transition into school by spending time with the reception classes and their teachers.

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