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Turquoise spin around!

In science we have been learning about the solar system.  The Earth is spinning on its tilted axis. One full spin takes 24 hours. The Earth is also orbiting (circling) the sun. It takes 365 1/4 days to orbit the sun. Because the Earth’s axis is tilted, for half the...

Beware of the crocodiles! say Teal class

BEWARE of the crocodile! Teal Class has been discussing, writing, painting, drawing and asking questions about saltwater crocodiles all week! This is because our new ‘power of reading’ unit is all about a saltwater croc. However, you may be surprised to learn that we...

Royal Class are learning loads!

Well, Christmas is over and we are all back in class and learning loads in Royal! ENGLISH In English we have been learning about the story called The Clocktower. It’s about a girl called Belle who wants her freedom in the outside world. We are learning to do a...

Cobalt’s learning is out of this world!

Our new topic in science is Space.  We are going to learn all about the planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto.  I’m very excited to learn about the planets because my favourite subject is science and I’ve always wanted to be a...

Year 2, fires, apples and bird watching

We have been working so hard in Indigo class this week that it was lovely to go outside for outdoor learning today. Mr Meadows joined us at the fire pit. We toasted cinnamon apples  on the fire . We made bird food lollipops, made birch twig firelighters and watched...

Scarlet Fever Advice (From UKHSA)

**The following information was taken directly from the UKHSA website** ADVICE FOR PARENTS ABOUT SCARLET FEVER AND STREP A 06/12/2022 This article is from 6 December 2022 - the situation may change with time The country is seeing a higher number of cases of scarlet...

Azure dance and sing, and knead playdough!

Azure have been busy! This week we performed as part of the KS1 Nativity show. We loved learning all the words and actions to the songs, as well as making up our own class poem and learning the retell of the Christmas story. Last week we had a taster ballet session....

A (Fri)day in the life of Cyan

A (Fri)day in the life of Cyan It was Christmas Jumper day on Friday and we all came into school wearing our most Christmassy clothes. We started the day with maths. We are learning our times tables at the moment and today we did the 9 times table. We have been...

Sapphire Class

Here are a few things that have happened in Sapphire Class these past few weeks.   Computing  We've been having a great time learning about Scratch and how to make animations as well as fix any problems that may happen. We now know how to add in background images,...

Amazing visitor in Yr 5/6

Special Visitor in Years 5 and 6 Alan Wordie - grandson of James Wordie, scientist and geologist on Shackleton’s Endurance expedition 1914-1916 In geography we have been learning map and navigation skills.  We have also learned about Ernest Shackleton’s expedition to...

World Cup 2022

Why the world cup is controversial While football remains the most popular sport on the planet, this year's World Cup has been mired in controversy. FIFA and Qatar have both been criticized for corruption. There are rumours that Qatar paid as much as $ 7,000,000 to...

Teal class start thinking about Christmas!

Teal Class Teal Class have been enjoying learning and singing four songs for their Christmas Nativity...along with the rest of Reception and Year 1! The children are doing a fantastic job of learning the lyrics and the actions. The pupils have also been learning a...

Sky class- scientists and explorers

Sky Class News 25th November 2022 Science In our previous science lesson we used types of clips to represent bird beaks and saw which object worked the best. The beaks we used were tweezers, pegs, spoons and scissors. We found that paper clips were the easiest to pick...

Cobalt- compass work, Macbeth and Football.

Recently we measured friction with Newton meters.  We were testing how many Newtons it took to pull an object on different surfaces.  At first I was reading Newtons wrong but my team helped me to get it right.  Writing down the mean from the 3 conclusions was easy: we...

Indigo create art

In Indigo class we have been enjoying using different media’s to create art. On 11th November we sketched out some detailed poppys. Once we were happy with them we used the water colours to add the bright red petals and green stems. We felt inspired by our wonderful...

Girls Football Tournament

The girls football festival ! The girls football festival was a really fun event . All the coaches / teachers were really kind, and supportive and made sure everyone was having fun while staying safe . They made sure it was fair and that we shook hands at the end ....

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