Year One have worked so hard this half term… All of the staff are so proud of how amazing they have been settling back into school life and throwing themselves into their learning. We have been extremely lucky to be able to regularly visit the Outdoor Classroom, this has helped to inspire our learning and is something the children have really enjoyed.
Year 3 have been enjoying their outdoor learning sessions linked with their current geography topic ‘rivers’.
The children worked in pairs to make a model of a river. They used key vocabulary from their class learning, talking about the source, meander, gravity and river mouth. They also talked about some of the plants and animals that live on river banks and about the problem of erosion.
Last week Year 2 enjoyed visiting the outdoor classroom, where we listened to birdsong before making our own bird feeders. We hope these will help the birds to find food during the winter. We are looking forward to going back to the outdoor classroom soon!
In Year 1 we have been learning about Kalahari Desert and the animals which live there. We know it is hard for animals to survive here and we learnt that some animals have camouflaged fur/skin to keep them safe from predators. We created our own pieces of animal camouflage art using oil pastels.
This half-term children are exploring numbers using a range of resources. Year 1 are having great fun using the new ‘Rekenreks’!
This week in Year 4, we have been learning about Electricity in Science. Today, we tested objects in the classroom to discover whether they were conductors or insulators.
Y5 were extremely lucky to take part in a very special school event with author and illustrator Axel Scheffler hosted in partnership with the British Library. We took part in a live virtual broadcast where Axel showcased his beloved collection of miniature books, including a tiny handmade version of The Snail and the Whale and a book he made for his daughter’s dolls’ house. He also revealed some wonderful miniature treasures from the British Library, which are currently on display in Newcastle City Library.
Children then followed his step-by-step guide to making a miniature book. All children have made their very own book, each with a story and individual illustrations. These will be displayed in our school library.
Y2 and Y5 worked collaboratively on creating Norfolk Landscapes in our wildlife garden. They were inspired by local artist Keiron Williamson, who has been capturing Norfolk’s unique beauty in the form of painting from a very young age.
On Monday afternoon, Year 4 had a visit from Rev. Laura Montgomery. They learnt all about what charity means to Christians and some of the ways that the people in her churches are charitable. She then set the children a task to research one of 4 charities: Christian Aid, The Children’s Society, Tearfund and Compassion. In pairs, the children created their own informative posters based on the charity of their choice. What a great afternoon!’
The children in Nursery have been very busy with learning Christmas carols and doing lots of different Christmas activities.
Click below to watch a video of what we have been up to!