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Our topic this half term is ‘We Are What We Eat.’ As part of our topic work, we are learning about where our food comes from. Today, we visited Morrisons and were shown round by their ‘Community Champion.’ We visited the Market Street and the Butchers, Fishmongers, Cheesemongers, Bakery, Fruit and Vegetable section and we …

Today, the children kicked off our fantastic new topic by learning about where our food comes from. Working in our outside area, the children explored seeds. They compared different seeds before planting a range of vegetables in seed trays. We planted cabbage, turnips, kale, spinach and a range of herbs to add to our growing …

Cool Clay in Skylarks – Part 2 | 02 May 2024

After leaving our clay pots to dry, it was time to paint them. We decided which secondary colour we would like them to be (green, orange or purple) and mixed primary colours to created these colours. We painted our dipping pots and can’t wait to use them! They look great!

Cool Clay in Skylarks | 30 Apr 2024

Skylarks used clay to create their own dipping bowls. They rolled and coiled the clay and used slip and smoothing tools to attach the coils together. When they are dry they will mix primary colours to create secondary colours to paint them. The pots have already received lots of admiring glances from members of staff. …

KS1 Muddy Puddles Day 23.4.24 | 23 Apr 2024

Today, KS1 completed their Muddy Puddles day for the Summer term. Thankfully the weather stayed dry (on the whole) and we were able to spend the day outside exploring a range of engaging and exciting activities. Throughout the day, the children explored 3 activities. They included ‘Gone with the Wind’; an activity based on the …

After running for years 1, 2, 3 and 4, it’s now UKS2’s chance to start chess club. If you are currently in Puffins, Kingfishers or Doves and would like to come to chess club, it will run on a Monday playtime with Miss Ingram in the KS2 shared area.

Over the past few weeks, School Council have been encouraging all pupils to take part in Vision Education’s design an Easter Egg competition. All entires were collected by the council team and sent to Vision Education and today, the winners were announced… 1st – Lucy B, 2nd – Zaiba K, 3rd – Neveyah P. A …

Throughout our topic, we have been learning about various structures from around the world (including towers) and have been thinking about what makes them stable. The children have been taught a range of strengthening techniques and today, utilising this key knowledge, they designed and made a freestanding tower. The children attempted this activity 6 weeks …

Last week was British Science Week, and this year’s theme was ‘time’. To celebrate this, all pupils from EYFS to Year 6 engaged in a range of different activities, experiments and investigations revolving around this topic. There were live lessons from the farm with NFU Education, engineering and fossil story times from the STEM Hub, …

Herons and Skylarks took part in a fun and engaging orienteering workshop. The children began by using simple maps to identify images hidden on cones. They had to remember to always orientate the map to North in order to find the correct pictures. Once we had the hang of this, the children completed an orienteering …
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