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Year 3 celebrate World Book Week

Year 3 loved their comfy read slot today and delved into books with so much ease and focus, in book character costume or in pyjamas!

Year 1 enjoy World Book Week

Year 1 love, love, LOVE reading! – they fully embraced World Book Week in school and have enjoyed sharing so many stories. They cosied up on blankets and beanbags with a good book and a hot chocolate!

Year 4 visit Central Library for World Book Day

Class 4 visited Nottingham Central Library on Thursday to celebrate World Book Day. We dressed up in some fabulous costumes, read lots of new and interesting books and everyone even got to take home a brand new book of their own! We had lots of fun listening to storytellers and taking part in fun activities such as ‘The X Factor’ and making superheroes! We are excited to read our new books over the weekend.

Year 4 celebrate World Book Day

Class 4 celebrated World Book Day by acting out their story and composing questions for the main character before doing a hot-seating challenge.

EYC celebrate World Book Day

EYC we had such an exciting day today celebrating World Book Day. It was a day full of stories, drama and songs!

Year 1 create wheelbarrows

Year 1 had great fun making wheelbarrows with a moving wheel on our Design and Technology days. The children showed lots of resilience and worked hard to make their models. Well done to all.

Cosy reading for World Book Day

The delicious hot chocolate is ready, the twinkly lights are up and the comfy blankets and pillows are laid across the hall. It can only mean one thing- it’s time for a cosy read!

Year 5’s science experiments

Class 5 have been having fun with chemical reactions in Science! First we added vitamin C tablets to soapy water, then we blew up gloves by mixing vinegar and bicarbonate of soda to create carbon dioxide.

Year 6 and the oil slicks!

Today at IntoUniversity, Year 6 investigated which material is best for cleaning up an oil slick! An expert from the University of Nottingham told them how oil is excavated and transported. Pupils put their oil-slick skills to the test to the find the most successful way to remove the oil.

Year 6 Science week at IntoUniversity

Children began their ‘Science Experiments’ focus week by completing a series of exciting challenges. These included: designing aerodynamic balloon rockets, creating lava lamps, exploring what conditions make yeast come alive and investigating how animals have adapted in the wild.  In the afternoon, the children had a special secret mission to solve. They were challenged to answer different reading comprehension questions based on their famous scientist. This top-secret research will then be presented to an audience later in the week. A very eventful and exciting first day was enjoyed by all!

Year 5 learn gymnastics

Class 5’s PE topic this term is gymnastics. We started by learning about balancing and how to make them more interesting using different heights and shapes!

Our Top 50, 100 and more reads!

Our Top 50 Reads became our Top 100 Reads but the children’s thirst for books is growing so quickly that we have expanded the number of book titles further. Lead by our pupil librarians, they discuss and recommend books to each other; it is wonderful to witness such a love of books, encouraging our reading culture.

After school Science Club

Today, pupils from Years 1, 2 and 3 got busy after school with some science activities. We explored magnets and lights, built and tested flyers and made a gorgeous mess with cornflour and water, also known as Oobleck. Our fantastic Science Ambassadors from Years 5 and 6 helped with the fun!

Year 1 print with fruit

Class 1 children used fruit, vegetables and paint to print with. They made patterns and pictures of faces. We had great, messy fun!

EYC celebrate pancake day!

What a fantastic Shrove Tuesday was had by all in EYC today.

The children followed instructions to make pancakes. They chose their topping and finally got to eat them. ‘Super delicious’.

The children in the Rainbow class did some instruction ‘Wow Writing’ of how to make pancakes.

Then came tossing the pancake skills. Children, staff and parents had such good fun.

The finale was an amazing turnout from the parents that attended the EYC pancake story time session.

Happy pancake day!

Capital One begin EYC’s renovations!

Our fabulous friends at Capital One came to help with the renovations of our outdoor learning area in Early Years today. They have removed an old pergola and decking, fixed planters, cut back hedging, painted and restored the mud kitchen – a busy day’s work in the freezing cold! We send our thanks from all of us for all their hard work.

EYC enjoy the snow

What excitement today – “it’s snowing!”

The children found a stick to make marks in the snow. They tried to catch it in their hands. Finally we brought some snow inside and built a snowman. I wonder if it will be there in the morning?

Year 1 recreate the artist Arcimboldo

The children have been looking at the artist Arcimboldo and have created our own pictures in his style. We loved it!

Year 4 discover Viking artefacts

Year 4 had a wonderful time discovering Viking artefacts. We were able to handle each item, guess what it was used for, look at the materials it was made from and imagine it being used by real Vikings!! There were lots of amazing things to look at and we felt so lucky!

Stanley Sparkles busy day!

Stanley Sparkles has had a very busy day in EYC today. He went to play outside without his lead and had a walk about. Then he watched the children bouncing on the space hoppers.

Stanley listened to the children singing their hearts out to the ‘Zoom, zoom, zoom’ song.

After lunch he watched the children in the maths session putting the parts of their faces together to make them whole again. It was like putting a zig saw back whole again.

Year 5 re-enact Rosa Parks’ bravery

This week Class 5 have been learning about the Civil Rights movement in USA. We used drama to try to understand how Rosa Parks might have felt on that day in 1955 when she refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus.

Year 3 visit Think Tank, Birmingham

Class 3 enjoyed a fantastic day at Think Tank Science Museum in Birmingham.  We loved looking around the exhibits to support our learning at school and we took part in a coding workshop.

Year 1 bake bread

The delicious smell from Class 1 is wafting across school, making everyone feel hungry! We have been making bread as part of our project and we now understand how our bread rolls get into our shops. The wheat grains have a long journey to travel!  We are going to be using what we have learned as a hook into amazing writing

Year 3 investigate inside a tree

What’s inside a tree?

Class 3 had a lovely walk to Wollaton park and explored inside a tree. We were amazed to find it still alive and growing. To celebrate we made grass trumpets.

Year 6 plot an escape from Alcatraz!

To help answer our focus question, ‘What was it like to be a prisoner?’ Year 6 were challenged with designing, building and evaluating a fit for purpose raft to escape from Alcatraz. Working in small groups, children began the day by designing their raft. Prison wardens insisted on several specifications that the children had to try and incorporate into their designs. They also had to adhere to a strict budget of $100 to buy all their materials from the wardens. Having discussed which materials to purchase from the shop, the children began to construct their designs. Following initial testing, pupils adapted and improved their rafts. At the end of the day we discovered which raft could withstand the weight of 1kg and could stay afloat during rough seas!

Year 4’s become Vikings at Perlethorpe

Year 4 had such an amazing day at Perlethorpe becoming Viking children and taking part in a whole host of exciting activities: den building, shield games, making jewellery, looking at artefacts and more. We learned so much about Viking life and Magnus the Viking made our day even more special and memorable. We realised how terrifying the Vikings really were and everything they were prepared to do to be successful. We have also come away with lots of new facts and stories to tell.

EYC create aliens using shapes

EYC have been using their cutting and paper skills to make shape aliens. What fabulous language they used when talking about the properties of shapes – “It’s a circle because it is round and it’s got no corners.”

EYC go to the moon!

EYC went to the moon today! They had so much fun re-enacting the story of Whatever Next with their props. What a memorable experience!

Year 3 invent robots!

Year 3 inventors continued their robot designs, “upgrading” them after evaluation. The classroom is going to be filled with automatons!

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