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After a whole school assembly where we discussed the value and importance of learning another language, we decided to develop our skills in a new language – British Sign Language. Definitely more difficult than it looks! We started with the basics of Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Evening and Goodnight and have set ourselves the …

France Here We Come | 04 Jul 2022

Not much sleep to be had on the coach but we made it to the ferry. Just waiting for the ferry to set sail – all still smiling!

The year 6s in Doves and Kingfishers welcomed Herr Ratcliffe from Guiseley School today and participated in a high school German lesson as part of our transition programme. They were introduced to some new vocab and learnt how to ask simple questions, colours and numbers – a fun filled interactive lesson that they all lapped …

To celebrate World Maths Day, we spent some time tackling Algebra problems – quite a shock for some!! As a new concept, the children really tried to grasp the idea of balancing equations – definitely a few headaches by the end ( especially the adults). They have all come home with a QR code in …

We have all had an excellent day exploring Eden Camp and learning even more about World War Two. It was a great opportunity to consolidate our knowledge and lovely to see the children so enthusiastic and knowledgeable – well worth the coach trip! It was also brilliant to be out on a school trip after …

We started off with a lively discussion about LGBT rights and we were really impressed with how informed the children were and how maturely they discussed all the issues. As the focus of this year’s LGBT History month is Art, we watched a short film about the pioneering artist Doris Hatt and learnt about how …

During the week, we have held some interesting discussions and watched an informative online assembly on how to improve our own mental health and how to seek advice if we need it. We talked about setting some personal goals , linked to developing our self worth rather academic goals. The children designed their own stars …

Doves spent an interesting session working through a set of discussion questions related to staying safe on the internet. It was pleasing to see that they were all able to articulate how they should keep themselves safe and also what action to take if they ever felt uncomfortable online. In the process, we also learnt …

We enjoyed a couple of interesting sessions sharing our Time Capsules from 2021 and then looking at one from a child from 1941. It was great to see a variety of historical items as well as those which gave us an insight into different personalities – a love of animals was high on the list! …

We have had a great time putting our mathematical skills to the test to create scaled models of maya temples studied in our Topic lessons. Not only did the children have to use exact measurements, they were also given the opportunity to practise their sawing skills – no fingers were lost in the process! Once …
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