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World Mental Health Day

We had great discussions during our assembly this morning to mark World Mental Health Day 2019, followed by some relaxation techniques, which Stanley Sparkles, our wellbeing dog, joined in with!

KS1 enjoy a sunny playtime!

KS1 children enjoyed morning playtime in the sun … relaxing with books, constructing with bricks and playing schools!

Community Rangers work with Community Protection Officers

The Community Rangers joined their CPO leaders to take a walk around the local area, looking for improvements that they can perhaps make. They discovered that litter is definitely an issue and reducing this will be on their action plan!

Year 1’s Autumn walk

Class 1 enjoyed our Autumn walk today in the sun, collecting leaves to make an Autumn picture. We then we wrote some exciting sentences about our experience.

Mrs Bun the Baker visits EYC

Mrs Bun the baker came in today to answer children’s questions.

“Do you make Tiger bread?” they asked

“No I’ve never it before,” she replied.

The children explained to Mrs Bun the ingredients and instructions for making bread

EYC make bread

EYC have been very busy this week learning how to make bread.

“Who will help me to make some bread?”

“We will said the chicks.”

“Who will help me to eat the bread?”

“We will said the children.”

The children then took their bread home to share with their families.

Year 6 visit The Safety Zone

On Friday afternoon, Class 6 participated in ‘Safety Zone’. They were provided with tips, advice and guidance on how best to keep safe in a variety of everyday scenarios. They worked in small groups and experienced ‘real life’ situations. The event provided children with the opportunity to learn about personal safety in an engaging and realistic setting.

Lunchtime Allotment Club

Lunchtime Allotment Club started this week. We are clearing the ground and getting ready to build our raised beds and plant a range of autumn winter vegetables for us to eat

Year 1 explore the senses – hearing!

Class 1 went on a learning walk to see what they could hear.

Our pupils read from a special class book to Iggy Inference the viper.

Can you see him on her shoulder?

Year 1 explore the senses

Class 1 have been learning about our five senses and what they are. We have been testing our sense of taste so we tried different foods including lemons! … From the photos, do you think we liked the food?

Year 6 experience The Blitz

Year 6 gained an insight into what it might have been like for a London family during the first night of the ‘The Blitz’. They entered the classroom with the sounds, smells and fears of the terrifying event. They sought protection inside our Anderson shelter.

We listened to first-hand accounts to enhance our understanding of the event. Over the coming weeks, children will write their own informative newspaper reports about the dramatic events that took place on the first night of the Blitz.

Working in pairs, the children then analysed a newspaper report on ‘The Blitz’ (WAGOLL), annotating their work on larger sugar paper. They were able to evaluate the text, commenting on the purpose, structure and specific language. Children were able to ‘read like a writer’ and explain why the writer choose to use certain layout features and descriptive techniques.

Year 1 – Big Arts Week

The children in Year 1 have loved Big Arts Week!

They made clay sculptures in the style of Henry Moore, designed plates using marbling like Amber Khokar, made poppies to remember our soldiers, learnt that Henry VIII had 6 wives and looked at the Star of David symbol that represents Judaism.

They had so much fun!

Year 6 experience WWII at Perlethorpe

Children from Class 6 enjoyed a stimulating and eventful day at Perlethorpe Campus. Through role play the children understood what it was like to be evacuated to the countryside. We first greeted by a very strict Mr Rider, who was the Air Raid Precautions Warden and the co-ordinator of evacuees in the area. The children were soon billeted to local people in the Perlethorpe estate and were given a variety of duties to fulfil. Children also examined various suitcases filled with WW2 artefacts. They were challenged to infer the owner of each artefact.

In addition, children also visited an Anderson Shelter to discover how as the night raids became so frequent, many people who were tired of repeatedly interrupting their sleep to go back and forth to the shelters, virtually took up residence in a shelter.

EYC story time with parents

EYC had their first story time session today and what a success it was as parents and children enjoyed listening to a story told by the teachers!

Story time is every week. Come along and join us to have some fun and pick up ideas.

Year 5 – 51 things to do before we’re 11¾

Class 5 went to Wollaton Park on Friday to build homes for wild animals – one of our 51 things to do before we’re 11¾!

Year 4 visit Eureka! National Children’s Museum

Class 4 travelled all the way to Halifax to visit the most amazing interactive museum! We learned all about the human body: how we digestive food, our senses, the different teeth that we have, all about our muscles and the skeleton and what makes our body so clever and special! We had a fantastic time in our session ‘Chew to the poo’ where we saw exactly how our food is digested in different parts of the body. It was absolutely amazing (even if it was a little bit sickly to see!) and we have come back to school with amazing knowledge.

Year 6 experience World War II

Dressed as evacuees, children discovered the impact of rationing during World War II and how people adapted to deal with reduced product availability. Children discussed and compared a wartime menu with a modern-day menu before cooking two war time meals. Children used scales and measuring jugs to accurately measure different weights of food and volumes of liquid. They used mathematical vocabulary to discusssize, weight, capacity and volume. Everyone very much enjoyed their trench stew and cheese and potato balls.

We also visited the allotment to create a ‘Dig for Victory’ garden. We planted cauliflower, rocket and cabbage. We examined why men and women across the country were encouraged to grow their own food in times of harsh rationing.

Year 2 investigate the impact of pollution

Year 2 children are able to explain how coral reefs have changed due to the impact of pollution. They can tell you how The Great Barrier Reef has shrunk (more than halved) due to pollution and the plastic effect.

They also discussed the devastating effect of plastic on the ocean and the creatures that live in it.

Year 6 become firefighters

On Tuesday morning, we welcomed firefighters from the Nottinghamshire Fire Service. They helped us to compare firefighters from WW2 to the firefighters of today.

EYC help Old MacDonald

Our project for EYC this term is ‘What happens on a farm in autumn’. The WOW starter today was exciting adventure to help ‘Old McDonald’ on his farm. The children milked the cow, dug out potatoes, onions, beetroot, and carrots (we are making soup with them at the end of the week). They also found some farm animals.

Trekkers have a ‘dough disco’!

Today the Trekkers enjoyed rolling, pressing, patting, poking and squeezing the play dough to the music ‘I like to move it’ for dough disco.

The movements develop children’s fine and gross motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and self-esteem.

Why not try it at home its great fun!

Year 4 – Create lungs!

We created our very own models of the lungs using straws and balloons. We talked about the exchange of gasses within the lungs too!

Year 4 – Inspirational Art

As a part of our project, we are looking at influential and special people. We had the fun task of painting with both hands, using our mouths and with our eyes closed! We were amazed to see how some artists hadve painted beautiful pictures in special ways, despite their disabilties.

Year 2 Hook Day – Creatures under the sea

On our Hook Day we enjoyed a range of activities all about creatures that live under the sea.

We examined and felt shells, crabs and star fish just like a real marine biologist. We have also created a giant sea animal to swim above us – can you spot the whale and two manta rays. We used plastic that is often found polluting our oceans to create something beautiful.

Year 4 Hook Days – Exploring Teeth & DNA

We have created our own teeth models out of card and marshmallows and DNA models too. They open and close like real mouths and we have them hanging up in our immersive classroom. We have learned that we are all made up of special DNA!

Year 1 – Hook day

Year 1 had a fantastic hook day delving into our new project!

Year 4 Hook days – shadow puppets

We have made shadow puppets as an introduction to our new shared reading book, Peter Pan. We made our own silhouettes some pictures of the characters and tested them out on the interactive white board. We can’t wait to use them during our sessions next week!

Year 5 channel Archimedes!

Ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes said, ‘Give me a place to stand and I will move the Earth.’ Class 5 put this to the test by measuring how much force was needed to lift 100g at different distances from a fulcrum.

Year 5’s Mighty Maths Challenge

Class 5 have been getting active in our maths lessons. We used cubes to help us work out a formula for the volume of  a 3D shape.

Then it was time for our Mighty Maths Mission. How can we calculate the height of  tree that we cant reach the top of? Thales the great Greek mathematician and his similar triangles to the rescue!

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