Enjoy reading our creative learning blog.

12/07/17

On Tuesday we made our own pizzas and thought about the different food groups that were included in our pizzas. 

We had a Picnic Party in the woods today and some of us brought our pizzas that we made for lunch! Our teachers also treated us to strawberries and cream. We explored the woodland area around us and also created film clips about why we love outdoor learning!

06/07/17

Today Year 3 had a workshop with the scientist Natalie Wager from the John Innes Centre in Norwich, they all had a great time hearing about her job and asked LOTS of interesting questions.

5/07/17

Today in Year 3 we had a visit from a baker. He told us all about his 58 year career as a baker. We were then taught how to tie knots, plait and present bread in different ways. After cooking it, in the new Home Economics room, we were all able to taste it and take some bread home! It was delicious! Thank you to the baker for an amazing afternoon.

29/06/17

Years 3 and 4 visited the Royal Norfolk Show last week. After a brisk walk to the show, we all enjoyed walking around the exhibitions and completing the trail for schools.We particularly liked looking at the different animals and had a great time learning about where all of our food comes from. Take a look at some of our photos! 

29/06/17

The children thoroughly enjoyed the Norfolk show today. They especially enjoyed the Sport’s Zone. The children had a go at canoeing, bike riding, boxing etc. In the Discovery zone, some of the children were brave enough to try eating worms and beetles! We also tried a variety of breads and some of us had a go at kneading the bread and got very messy!

Overall, we had a great day and didn’t want to leave!
You might even spot us on Mustard TV!

21/06/17

The children used lots of skills today including problem solving, geography and team work!’ They had to search for letters in different locations around the school then figure out which words were being spelt out! It was…PASSION FOR OUTDOOR LEARNING!’

21/06/17

The children collected data by searching for mini beasts today! Thy recorded their data in a tally chart and will present it in a bar graph tomorrow.

16/06/17

Year 3 had a visit from a scientist, Matt Couchman. We talked about what it means to be a scientist; we had a look at some carnivorous plants and looked through microscopes.

16/06/17

Here are some photos form Year 3’s outdoor learning. We have been looking at shadows as well as using the outdoor environment to stimulate our persuasive writing. 

Ms. Taylor brought in a drone which generated lots of scientific questions about how it works.
Lots of us have also been continuing our outdoor learning at lunchtimes and playtimes too!

14/06/17

It’s great fun using the new field for PE.

14/06/17 We have enjoyed doing our learning outdoors.

16/05/17

What an amazing experience – the children loved meeting the authors of the iHero books.

10/05/17

Thank you to everyone who came to our Reading Cafe.  As you can see the children loved doing some artwork inspired from the book.

27/04/17

This was an amazing story of a girl called Lilly, who had to cope with the loss of her father in Iraq. She then travelled to Indonesia with her mother for a holiday over Christmas 2004. Whilst riding an elephant on the beach, a tsunami struck which led to her elephant running off into the rain forest with her on its back and her also losing her mother to the tsunami.
This was an emotional story with some very powerful messages!
We absolutely LOVED it!

20/04/17

This term every class in school has picked a country of their choice as the theme for their classroom doors. Come along and have a look at ours in Lower Key Stage 2. 
Don’t forget to ask your children what they have been learning about as part of our ‘World of Possibilities’ topic!

11/03/17

On Friday all pupils in Years 3 and 4 watched a performance of the play ‘Round the World with Class 6’ in our brand new drama studio! The actors were students from City College Norwich and the play taught the children all about the life of Sir Francis Drake.

01/02/17
 
Year 3 had a wood work day today! They have been busy researching and designing their own fairground ride and today they made them. The children were enjoying their learning so much they didn’t even want to stop for playtime!
 
05/01/17
 
We all loved learning in our new classrooms today.
 
14/12/16
 
We have written Spanish pen pal letters which we will be sending over to Spain.
 
 
We had our Year 3 and 4 writing cafe this afternoon. We read ‘Twas the night before Christmas.’
We wrote our own verses based on this poem using rhyming words, adjectives and similes and used this is a centre for our own Christmas cards. 
 
 

30/11/16
 
We have been learning about using subordinate conjunctions in out writing. We used a word mat to help us spell the words correctly.
The words we have been using to extend our sentences are: because, that, if and when.
Ask us to use these in some sentences at home!
 
24/11/16
 
We have been learning about instructions and following instructions this week. We had to follow some instructions to make our very own origami Pikachu!
 

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18/11/16
We brought in lots of loose change for Children in Need to cover our Pudsey bears!
 

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16/11/16
Well done for the amazing dance performance at the Open Dance Competition.  We came third in the competition – Well done.
 
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15/11/16
Year 3 did some drama today! We watched a video and acted out the story. This video had no words so then we created a play script, including stage directions and adverbs.
 
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14/11/16
 
We are carrying out an experiment to investigate water transportation within plants. We have covered one leaf in petroleum jelly and left another uncovered. We have put the stems of the leaves in water (with blue food colouring) and covered both leaves with a clear plastic cup. 
We’re going to leave this over night and look at the results in the morning!!
We had some great hypothesis – “I think the leaf with the petroleum jelly will stay the same but the leaf without the petroleum jelly will turn blue!”

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10/11/16 

 
We had an Egyptian themed reading cafe. We read the story of Seth and Osiris. We then created a collage and water colour picture of the boat that carried Osiris to the afterlife. We also performed our Seth and Osiris text map with actions to the story.
 
 
  

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08/11/6
Year 3 have been learning about play scripts. We identified the features in play scripts then had a go at acting one out. We had to look at the stage directions as well as the words! Take a look at our drama…

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31/10/16

Coding photos and bonfire night text map photos.

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The children loved coding to get their ghost to move across the screen.

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18/10/16

We will be mummifying fish at the end of the week! Look out for these photos!!

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10/10/16

The year 3 children had a great day at the castle museum.

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06/10/16

We have been learning a newspaper report text map about the mysterious death of King Tutankhamun.
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They then created their own Tutankhamun death report which they have planned as a text map of their own.

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We have started to make our own Tutankhamun death masks out of mod-rock. Phase 1 complete! 
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05/10/16

This is Caitlyn writing an explanation of the expanded column method for her little brother Aaron (see link below)
 
 
We have been practising written and mental methods for addition and subtraction and will be applying these skills to problems and real life situations. 

15/09/16

Our Jelly Bean cafe was a huge success with both children and parents today.

The children had to estimate how many jelly beans were in the jar and the closest would win the whole jar!
Rowan in Les Taupes won and Isaac in Les Herissons won.
A parent said, “We could have spent all day doing this.”
The children had jelly bean themed activities, games and puzzles and thoroughly enjoyed munching a few jelly beans at the same time!
 
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