Special Events

SCHOOL YEAR SEPTEMBER 2021 - JULY 2022

World Book Week - Monday 28th February - Friday 4th March

This year each year group have learnt about a different author. They have looked at the life of the authors and also focused on one or more of the books that they published. On Friday we had a special 'Reading Celebration Assembly' where each year group were able to share which author and text/s they had learnt about during the week. We also announced the winners of our 'Character Hat' competition; Bobby Bear found this a very difficult decision as there were so many outstanding hats so well done everyone!

Click on a photo below to enlarge it and then use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the gallery.

Year 2 - Dick King-Smith

Year 2 learnt about the author Dick King-Smith. They carried out research on his website to learn more about his journey to becoming an author and learnt a lot of interesting facts; he had a very busy life! The children wrote these facts in sentences and then linked their history learning to computing by creating a PowerPoint presentation on Dick King-Smith.

In year 2 we focused on the text 'Hodgeheg' by Dick King-Smith. We enjoyed reading this text as it was quite funny but also it taught us a lot about hedgehogs! In Science we then carried out our own research on hedgeheogs using non-fiction books, the Internet and fact pages. We then used our research to write sentences about hedgehogs and then from this created a non-chronological report.

The text 'Hodgeheg' also taught us a little bit about road safety so we used our class assembly times this week to explore this further and learnt about the Green Cross Code.

In art this week we have been inspired by the sculpture artist 'Anthony Gormley' to create our own clay sculpture of a hedgehog. We created a design for our sculpture and planned what we were going to do step-by-step. We used our hands to mould and manipulate the shape of the clay and used tools to add texture and detail.

We also had an exciting visit to the library. It was lovely to see children so excited to explore the hundreds of books that are available there and they were brilliant representatives of our school.

Finally, we spent some time buddy reading with another class. It was great to be able to spend time with another class and the children read confidently and listened well to each other.

Click on a photo below to enlarge it and then use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the gallery.

Year 1 - Yansook Choi

This week we have been learning about the Author Yangsook Choi. She is originally from South Korea and writes stories based on her life as she was growing up. She moved to America as a child and in the story ‘The Name Jar’ shares her experiences of starting an American school. The children thought about all the names they have and nicknames they might have and filled a name jar with them.

We also read the story ‘Peach Heaven’ where she imagines that if there was a heaven it would be full of peach orchards because South Korea has the best peaches in the world. One day the rains knock all the peaches off in the orchard and they float down the streets. The children go and collect them to return to the farmers. We thought about what materials might be good for making a container for collecting the peaches in, it had to float and be waterproof. We also created animated stories on purple mash based on this story.

We have thought about story settings and created our own.

We made fans and had a go at a Korean fan dance.

To finish the week we did some buddy reading with Oak class.

The hats the children created were fantastic! Thank you for your support in helping the children to make them.

Click on a photo below to enlarge it and then use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the gallery.

Reception - Eric Carle

Photos coming soon!

Chinese New Year - Monday 31st January & Tuesday 1st February

We had a fantastic time celebrating Chinese New Year. Please click on the images to enlarge them and then use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the gallery.

Drumba - Spring Term

We are having a great time learning Drumba in PE. Learning sequences of movements to dance whilst hitting the drum pad in different ways; what a fun way to exercise! Please click on the images to enlarge them and then use the left and right arrow keys to scroll through the gallery.

Autumn Day - Year 1

After learning all about the weather patterns and seasonal changes which happen during autumn, we really enjoyed our Autumn Day.

May 2022

MTWTFWE
1
234567
91011121314
161718192021
232425262728
3031    

View the calendar in full

Latest News

View more news stories