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Falcons have been learning the names of Les Vêtements (clothes) in French. They created their own items of clothing then paraded them in a ‘fashion show’. Some children had a go at taking the microphone and doing the introductions e.g. « Ici Zoe. Elle porte une jupe. » Bravo Falcons!

World Maths Day ~ Falcons help Mrs H with her real life maths problems! | 23 Mar 2022

On world maths day, Falcons did me a huge favour by helping me with some real life maths problems. They helped me to work out how much money my own children need to earn to top up their student loans to pay for their accommodation. On top of that they worked out how much spending …

More Music in EYFS | 03 Mar 2022

Here are some pictures of Bluebirds adding music to We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

EYFS Super Soup | 14 Jan 2022

Bluebirds and Robins made carrot and potato soup yesterday. They practised lots of cooking skills like using bridge and claw techniques to cut (pre-cooked) carrots and potatoes as well as mashing, stirring and grinding (pepper and salt). We heard some lovely conversations about things like halves and quarters as well as cooking that they have …

KS1 Science – The 5 Senses | 07 Jan 2022

Eagles, Skylarks and Herons used each of their 5 senses in Science this week. They tasted crisps, lemon and milk and dark chocolate and tried to decide which of them were sweet, sour, salty or bitter. They felt lots of items which were hot, cold, heavy, light, rough and smooth. They smelt a variety of …

Eagles tried to answer the question ‘Do people with the biggest feet have the biggest hands?’ They drew around their own feet and hands and measured them with a non standard unit of measurement – paper clips. We then discovered that having the biggest feet did not necessarily mean having the biggest hands!

KS1 Science – Animal Magic | 24 Nov 2021

Eagles, Skylarks and Herons have been learning about animal groups recently. They learned about the characteristics of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles and amphibians and sorted animals into these groups. Next, they discovered that animals eat different types of food and can be categorised as herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. They used the correct vocabulary excellently in …

Happy Together | 21 Oct 2021

We thought you might like to see Bluebirds’ happy hands wreath. We drew round our hands in lots of different colours and created a wreath to remind us that we are all happy together!

Lovely, leafy science | 15 Oct 2021

KS1 learnt the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees this week and spent some time trying to identify leaves from different trees such as oak, sycamore, beech, hawthorn, elm, horse chestnut, pine and holly. Meeting Dee and Sid, our friendly puppets, helped them to remember the word deciduous, which is a very tricky word! If …

There was a lot of tapping and dinging and clapping and singing and banging and scraping and clicking and chopping going on in Bluebirds today! We used our new free box of instruments from Artforms Leeds and learned some new songs and rhymes. It was fun!
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