Diana Memorial Park Trip

A big thank you to all th​e parents who came on our trip to the Diana Memorial Park. The children had a great time playing on the pirate ship, in the sand and water, at the climbing area as well as the sensory area. We also enjoyed having our picnic lunch in the park! We had a brilliant day!

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Year 1 in Hyde Park

As part of their topic – Growth and Change – the children in Year 1 visited Hyde Park. They talked about the changes they noticed since their last walk in the Autumn. They observed that the leaves are now green, the weather in warmer, the grass in longer, and there are more flowers. Some children made a nature crown to show all the different plants they saw.

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Year 1 also had a special treat of ice lollies to say “Well done!” for working so hard for the Phonics Screening Check.

We had lots of fun!

We’re Going on a Tree Hunt!

This week, Apple class have been learning about trees. We named the parts of the tree and discussed the job of each part. We then explored the school grounds and tried to name the trees by observing the shapes of the leaves, the sizes of the trunks and the colours of the fruits. We found the tree after which our class is named hiding in the gardens.

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How many trees can you name?

Sunflowers by Van Gogh and Year 1

In Year 1 we studied the artist Van Gogh, who was a brilliant Dutch painter born on 30th March 1853. Van Gogh is famous for painting expressive portraits, self-portraits, landscapes and still lifes with oil paints. He created more than 2,100 pieces of art during his lifetime! We studied one of his most famous paintings, Sunflowers, painted in 1888. We then created our own sunflower inspired painting. We had to think about colour, composition and texture.

Van Gogh created more than 2,100 pieces of art during his lifetime! We studied one of his most famous paintings, Sunflowers, painted in 1888. We then created our own sunflower inspired painting. We had to think about colour, composition and texture.

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Amazing African Masks in Year 2

In Year 2 we looked at African masks. We learnt that African societies make wooden masks for religious and cultural ceremonies. We looked at their beautiful colours, patterns and designs.

We then created our own African masks with paints and craft materials; pipe cleaners, stickers and wool.  We also used tissue paper and glue to add texture to our masks.

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Living Things in Year 1!

To launch their new topic – Living Things – Year 1 have been talking about plants. They read the story of The Tiny Seed, and started to think about all the things that plants need to survive and grow to be big and healthy.

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The children made mini greenhouses using a plastic bag and cotton wool or tissue, and planted a broad bean in the bag. The children hung them in the window where they will be nice and warm. Year 1 also planted different kinds of seeds in pots using soil. In Apple class, they planted peas, sweet peas and cress. Year 1 also planted seeds outside in the school garden. They explored the different plants being grown there by other classes. The children are very excited to watch their plants grow!

 

Year 1 Garden Projects

The topic for Year 1 this term is Growth and Change. To continue their learning about plants and seasons, the children were asked to design and make a garden for their homework project. All the children worked really hard on their designs, and came up with some beautiful gardens!

Look at their amazing gardens!

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Alien Phonics!

On Tuesday an Alien arrived at our school to visit the Year 1 children before the phonics quiz to see if the children could read the names of the aliens from the far away planet that he came from.

The children won the quiz. Well done Year 1!

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Angry Bird Coding!

In Year 1, we have been getting to grips with computers. We have been learning some basic things we need to know, like how to turn computers on and off properly. We have been practising our skills, using the keyboard and mouse (double-clicking can be really tricky!). Now, we are learning some really advanced things – we are programming Angry Bird to catch the Green Pig!

Watch us code!

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The lighthouse special fruit salad!

This term, Year 2 have been writing their very own set of instructions using imperative verbs. We then decided to get creative and use our instructions to concoct an appetising fruit salad, just like the one Mrs. Grinling makes for Mr. Grinling in our focus book, ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’.

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