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Today in Topic, we have been learning all about how Ancient Greek discoveries and inventions have influenced the modern world. To begin with, we looked at some of the wider discoveries the Greeks made in science, maths, philosophy, sport, the arts and democracy. Then, we looked into some specific inventions. Here we took part in …

Throughout our twisted tales unit so far, we have focused on the following 4 things… 1) Telling traditional tales from alternative perspectives. 2) Using consistent tense. 3) Using direct speech and punctuating this correctly. 4) Writing in paragraphs. Today in Woodpeckers, it was time to put our learning into practise and write a WAGOLL together. …

Today in English, we have been learning all about direct speech. To begin with, we discussed what direct speech is and used the books from our reading area to find some examples in different texts. Here we discussed the key features surrounding each piece, which helped us to establish the basic rules of writing direct …

We have been learning to name parts of the body in french lessons.

Before we start our new topic, The Greeks, we have learned some new vocabulary that will crop up consistently throughout the term. To begin with, we looked at the new vocabulary, discussing potential pronunciations and meanings. Then, we had a go at matching the vocabulary to their correct definitions, discussing them as we went. We …

To kick off our new Topic, The Greeks, we have spent the afternoon in Ancient Greece competing in the first ever Olympic Games! To begin with, we learnt all about the history of the games, and used some ancient artefacts to discover which sporting events took place, who could compete in them, and the wider …

To finish our topic, Scavengers and Settlers, we have had a go at creating some clay art. After recapping and practising the main techniques (rolling, coiling, pinching and slip), we had a go at creating our own pots. Check out some of our finished products below…

After helping promote Earth Day, School Council have been keen to do more to help our planet, particularly through helping the wildlife. This week, we have had a go at creating our very own recycled bird feeders to hang up around the School grounds. We had so much fun making them and are very pleased …

Throughout the past few weeks in LKS2, we have undertaken a number of different art projects. Check these out below… Pointillism – After studying the work of Seurat’s & Delree Dumont, we had a go at recreating our favourite landscape images using pointillism techniques (cotton puds and finger tips). Jigsaw Art – After studying the …

Saturday 22nd April is Earth Day. Throughout the week in Woodpeckers, we have been getting ready to celebrate this day. At the beginning of the week, our class councillors talked to us about Earth Day. Sharing when it is, what it is and why it is so important. We had a big discussion about Earth …
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