Class 1 were lucky enough to take part in a live session with both the author, Sarah Tagholm, and illustrator, Binny Talib, of Sam Francisco King of the Disco. Sarah read us the story, we danced to the different styles of music in the story, and drew some cats with Binny like the characters in the story. We also asked some questions and it was great to hear about what inspired them to write and draw. We even tweeted some of our amazing cat pictures and they tweeted us back saying how they loved our pictures! Our last visit to the woods this term saw Mr Knowles cooking us some lovely warm crumpets after we had collected him enough firewood. We also had an introduction to whittling to make some Santa sticks! The children are getting very excited about Christmas, we have started to rehearse our Nativity and are looking forward to showing you on 12th December at 2pm.
There has been more than a hint of Christmas sparkle in Class 2 this week as we've been practicing for the school production. It will be nothing short of amazing - we hope to see you all there! We've bid farewell to the forest school site and look forward to returning to the woods in January. It's been a busy week of literacy, phonics and maths - not to mention the very important business of working out why one famous fire spread so quickly back in 1666 (one sleepy Mayor of London has something to do with it!). It has been joy to spend this week with your children, we look forward to all the fun ahead over the last two weeks of term.
We have enjoyed another busy week. Year 4 had a great time at Forest School and some of the class enjoyed making biscuits with Mrs Gregory on Thursday. We have all been getting really excited in the lead up to the Christmas count down. The choir are looking forward to performing at the estate this afternoon and everyone has been working really hard on learning their lines and songs for the performance next week.
We have been busy rehearsing for the production next week and have been impressed with how well the children are remembering their lines and their amazing acting. We hope you can come along to enjoy the show!
Class 1 have really enjoyed science week this week. They have loved exploring ways to quickly melt ice to rescue frozen dinosaurs. As well as finding out which materials are best to create a dark tent. But most of all they absolutely loved having Class 4 down to do an electricity experiment with them. They had to connect two wires to a battery and to a bulb to make it light up or to a buzzer to make it buzz. What a fantastic learning opportunity!
It has been such a fun science week in Class 2! We've enjoyed exploring, experimenting and learning about the work of real life scientists. We started off by learning about how to support wildlife over the colder winter months and built hibernation habitats for hedgehogs and ladybirds, and set up a bird feeding station. We've learned about materials and their properties with some fun hands on activities and had a go at using scientific equipments to test our hypothesis. Thanks to the generous donations from our class families, Class 2 children were able to start planting some plants and bulbs in our patio garden! The highlight of our week was a visit from a real life scientist, Mrs Kahts, who gave us a wonderful session on veterinary science! We are very proud of our curious, creative scientists in Class 2.
We have had so much fun this week with daily investigations and experiments. We started the week with a number of experiments with problems to solve. On Tuesday, we learnt all about teeth and had a go at making our own toothpaste. Wednesday found us learning all about what it takes to be a vet, and the children had some excellent questions including; "What is the most dangerous germ?" and "Why do sheep have wool?" Year 3 then had a lovely afternoon in the woods exploring and making Christmassy items. Finally, on Thursday, there was much hilarity as the children used disclosing tablets to find out how well they brush their teeth and then worked in groups to create a digestive system, learning that what goes in, must come out!
This week has all been about science. We have created circuits to make lights and buzzers work. We have taught Class 1 how to create these simple circuits. Today, we had a carousel of activities investigating circuits, fingerprints, materials, looking at things very closely and making little kites. It has been a fun week and we have enjoyed all the science. In-between this we have continued to rehearse for the production – 8 more school days to go! In addition, we were entertained this afternoon with a musical performance from the children across the school in the Music concert. Wow – we were blown away with the performance and talent that we have not just in our class but across the school.