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Watch this space for THE BIG BATTERY HUNT!

Eco Club will be introducing our school’s involvement in the national BIG BATTERY HUNT in assembly on Monday. Watch this space!!!!!

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Daring designers!

Throughout this week, children in Nursery and Reception have enjoyed working as a team to build fantastic ramps and channels to roll balls down outdoors. This has helped us to explore and investigate gravity and even to think about the materials we use for construction to withstand the weather!

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Fabulous Fossils!

Year 2 have been learning about fossils this week in Science. We made our very own fossils and took them home to keep, they were amazing! We love fossils and finding out about how they are made was so interesting – lots of Year 2 are now eager to become paleontologists when they grow up!

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Paul Cezanne-inspired still life drawings

A lovely afternoon creating our own still life compositions, following our learning about Paul Cezanne. The children used different grades of pencils to create lighter areas and shadows. As the pencils were water soluble, (nice science link there!) some of us used damp paintbrushes to blend our shading better.

 

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Hot rocks and fossils

 

Good to see science club exploring different types of rocks this afternoon. They used hot rocks and melting wax to write their names. Also, it was a great exploration of Jurassic fossils and the imprints they made.

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Spring isn’t far away!

Eco club enjoyed getting outdoors today! We planted daffodil bulbs in the polytunnel, looked for signs of spring in the gardens and practiced our battery recycling song!

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What a wonderful week!

We have loved every single day of International Week!

On Monday it was Arabic day, and we explored henna hand painting, having our own hands painted, and drawing round and cutting out hand shapes to decorate ourselves. We also tasted some lovely Arabic food.

Tuesday was Hispanic Day, and we learnt about Spanish names for fruits and vegetables, and had great fun Spanish dancing.

Wednesday was Chinese Day. We learnt about the story and traditions of Chinese New Year, and explored paper folding with a visiting artist.

On Thursday it was African day. We found out about and played with African animals, loved taking part in an African dance workshop and enjoyed delicious African food.

Today is English day! We have been making sandwiches and reading the story of St George and the dragon! We have also been visited by some teacher trainees from Hope University who helped us with some exciting science investigations.

Thanks to all our families and visitors who have helped us to learn so much and have great fun this week!

We can’t wait to be back in school after half term!

 

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Yummy NSPCC Number Day!

We have had a lovely time at our own smoothie cafe today, making healthy smoothies with our families and friends. At the same time we have been practicing our maths skills by counting and weighing pieces of fruit, and making hopscotch, stepping stones, and a 3D smoothie cafe outdoors! The best thing is, all this is to support and raise money for the NSPCC on NSPCC Number Day. Hooray!

 

 

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Micro teaching at Liverpool Hope University

What a fantastic morning at Liverpool Hope University! Our year 5 scientists were amazing at the micro teaching workshop. We have learnt so much about Forces and the scientific language that we are now using is great! Well done year 5!!

 

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Investigating dissolving

 

Super to see the children putting into practise their maths learning and science skills! They have been measuring liquids, solids and time! To complete this investigation, the children needed to weigh out different quantities of salt, measure out 50ml of water using a measuring cyclinder and time how long the salt took to dissolve in seconds! Great practical skills!

 

 

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