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KS1 Make Clay Pots | 13 Jun 2022

Children created their own clay pot to be used as a dipping bowl as part of our topic work. They used many skills including rolling and coiling. They also used slip and smoothing tools to attach the coils together. When the bowls dried, we decorated them using paint, ensuring a secondary colour was mixed. We …

Year 2 have been continuing their work on money and today we were making exact amounts and thinking of different ways of making the same amount. Children were invited to Skylarks shop to buy a toy. They had to choose the toy, read the price tag, and make the exact amount because unfortunately Miss Bell …

As our exit point, the children worked in groups to create their own tower. They only had newspaper, scissors and sellotape and had to utilise many of the techniques that they had learnt during this unit.The children used strengthening techniques such as rolling, folding and layering. They also knew to have a wider base and …

We’ve had the same question every morning for a while now, ‘Are the chicks coming today?’ Well yesterday their dreams came true, Debs from Eggucation arrived with 20 eggs all ready to hatch. They started last night and throughout the day, we have seen 10 chicks hatch out of the egg. The children have been …

Herons performed ‘Funky Big Bear’ in school today. There was some enthusiastic singing alongside fantastic performances on chime bars and claves. After performing they went on to compose a new melody to the backing track and added French lyrics to it. Yes French! They are amazing.

Keeping fit and healthy in KS1 | 18 Feb 2022

Eagles, Skylarks and Herons learnt about the benefits of exercise for keeping us healthy in Science. They predicted which activities would raise their heartbeat and then tried them out.

Today children in Skylarks were comparing numbers, by adding amounts together and using greater than, less than and equal to symbols. They were even challenged to compare more than 2 numbers.

In today’s maths lesson, Year 2 spent some time sorting various number sentences into true or false piles. We used counters to help us and were able to support our answers by showing the inverse.

Today, Skylarks took part in an interactive ‘I Like Myself’ anti-bullying workshop. The children were reminded that they are each different and that this makes them special. To remind them of this, they learnt a song called ‘It’s Good to Be Me’. The children are looking forward to singing it to their families after school! …
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