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Outdoor Explorers!!

Date posted: January 15, 2019

We made a class list of all the woodland animals we could think of and used a variety of natural resources outside to make our woodland animal collage. Look at our amazing artwork. Can you guess what they are?      


Sorting heroes!!!

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We looked at heroes, both fictional and non-fictional (real). We learnt about some real heroes and what makes them a hero, these included: Mother Teresa Michael Jordan Neil Armstrong Nurses Firefighters Martin Luther King We have learnt facts about these heroes and their main characteristics which have made them successful.


What is a hero?

Date posted: January 9, 2019

We discussed all the heroes we know, most of these were fictional. We then discussed non-fictional heroes (real heroes) and how these help us, inspire us and play an important part in our community. We made a list of the excellent ideas we gathered as a class as to what a hero is.


Performing percussion instruments to the sounds of the weather!

Date posted: January 4, 2019

We listened to the Mister Wind song on Music Express. We selected the appropriate percussion instruments to match the different types of weather and objects. We chose: Shakers for the leaves rustling. The drums for the flags flapping in the wind. The symbols / tambourines for the waves crashing. The clickers / castanets for the […]


RE – The importance of light!!

Date posted: December 13, 2018

We discussed how the dark makes us feel and when there is light it guides us and makes us feel safe. We looked at Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Sikhism and how light is important in these different faiths. In Christianity we looked at the advent wreath, when it is lit and what each candle represents. […]


Our amazing Christmas Fayre

Date posted: December 5, 2018

We made reindeer food and decorated gingerbread men to sell at our Christmas Fayre. We did really well and SOLD OUT!!! Once we had got our products ready to sell we designed posters to attract customers. We looked at the key features of a poster and made sure people knew the product, price, place and […]


We made scones for King Charles II

Date posted: December 3, 2018

We received a letter from King Charles II asking us to design and make some scones for him. He was bored with plain scones. We thought about what ingredients we could include in the recipe to make the scones moist, tasty and interesting. Once we had decided, we designed our scones, labelled them and wrote […]


Quill Writing!

Date posted: November 28, 2018

We experienced what it was like to write with a quill. We compared what it was like to write with a quill and then write with a Biro pen. We thought the quill writing looked nice but it was messy and took a long time. Writing equipment today is easier to use and you don’t […]


We are amazing architects!!!

Date posted: November 23, 2018

We are amazing architects. We designed Tudor houses by using rulers to draw straight lines in our designs. We then were able to select appropriate materials to build our houses. We were able to talk about our designs and why we chose the materials we did.


Children in Need – Thank you!

Date posted: November 16, 2018

We had fun dressing up in spots, stripes and brights for Children in Need. We took part in different activities and learnt about what the charity does. Thank you to all who took part. We raised £122 for the charity.


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