May 2023

Tranmere Times 17.5.24 | 17 May 2024

This afternoon, Herons and Puffins buddied up for mental health week. Puffins worked in small groups to create fitness circuits for Year 2 to complete. They used a variety of different equipment including tennis balls, bean bags, cricket bats, cones and footballs. Herons and Puffins worked really well together and everybody was feeling more positive …

This week we have got moving as part of Mental Health Week. We have been dancing in and out of the classroom moving to the beat. Miss Beestin brought lots of games in and lucky the rain stayed away so we headed up to the field. We had a great time playing swing ball, egg …

In Eagles, we have used clay to create our own dipping bowls. The children rolled and coiled the clay and then used slip to smooth out the pot.  They created their own patterns on their dipping bowls using different tools. When they dried, the children painted them a secondary colour and decorated them with a …

In Herons, we have been looking at different seeds and bulbs. The children were given 11 different seeds to investigate which they spent time looking at and feeling. In groups of 3 or 4, they were told to sort them (with no further instruction). All of the groups ordered them by size. We then ordered …

Statistics from the Children’s Commissioner found that in the 2022/23 academic year, 22.3% of all pupils were persistently absent – a significant increase from 2018/19, when that figure was 10.9%. This lost time can have a notable impact on children’s development, learning and overall wellbeing.   The specific reasons for school avoidance are sometimes hard …

This afternoon in Puffins, we have worked with our peers to become ‘experts’ on various art movements. Together we have researched and created information posters, which we will then use next session to teach the rest of our peers.

Today, Puffins have kicked off Mental Health Awareness Week by taking part in BBC Teach’s active live lesson. They learned about different emotions, how to express and talk about these and, how to handle them.

To start our new topic ‘We are what we eat’, Eagles have been exploring seeds.  We tried to sort them before we knew what they were and then put them into three groups: vegetable seeds, fruit seeds and flower seeds. After comparing the different seeds we planted some in seed trays. We planted onions, courgettes, …

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