New sports equipment arrives...
Hands-on activities - 3D shapes; rocks under the microscope
Reviewing the properties of 2D shapes in forest school
Chemistry - Reversible/irreversible change and fire safety in forest school (AKA roasting marshmallows)
Working from story boards and in mixed year groups on StopMotion animations of the nativity story
Purple4Polio - Class 3 planting bulbs of purple crocuses supporting the Rotary Club target of erasing polio across the world. In 1985, Rotary, with the World Health Organisation, started the mission to eliminate Polio from the World. That year, there were 365,000 new cases worldwide. IN 2019 there were 73 cases reported, worldwide.
Special Remembrance Service led by the Reverend Mann for Class 3 to lay a wreath in St Peter's on behalf of the school and wider community.
Mixtures, solutions, soluble and insoluble, reversible and irreversible change - collaborative work in the Special Effects Department - what's the best recipe for perfect fake blood and what would we change in the future?
Making butter on Forest School - changing states.
Roman Numeral review in Forest School on the perfect date for stick numerals
Making re-usable modroc volcanoes incorporating art (sculpture), physical geography, DT, chemistry (states of matter and irreversible / reversible change), and maths (measuring).
A peek into the average school day
Sculpture is the focus in art at the moment. Making Guatemalan Worry Dolls from sticks in Forest School was the first step...
Then taking inspiration from Giacometti. First drawing stick figures before selecting, then perfecting, a pose for the final work.
First week back - getting back into the swing of things with friends
Bouncing eggs - raw egg, white vinegar and 36 hours to discover the shell has dissolved but the egg has surprising bounce.
Tie-dye - making the most of the outside workspace to brandish pipettes for precision dyeing. Results to follow...
The opportunity for independent project work has brought in animation and engineering - test, review and improve are all part of the fun.
Investigations - exploding sandwich bags and floating eggs
Pointillism - using Seurat's pioneering style to paint a subject of your choice
Total concentration when making friendship bands, with fabulous results.
Explore and discover great resources, ideas and support using these links - good for homework, nurturing free-range curiosity and back-up when baffled.
A site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.
All children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed
Access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels
Downloadable resource packs which cover a range of subjects, including Maths, reading and writing
The Literacy Shed
Downloadable resource packs with tasks based on video clips on YouTube
A new image is published each day as a basis for creative writing. Story starters, questions and drawing ideas are provided.
Free during the school closure period. Each week, a selection of daily activities is produced on different subjects.
A range of Maths activities. Some are interactive and some are to be completed offline. Activities are categorised by age range
A range of interactive maths games categorised by age group
White Rose Maths
Presentations and downloadable workbooks which are easy to use for parents. New material is being released each week
An online resource bank, which links to resources on external websites. The site features a live chat function offering support from subject experts. New home learning resources are being developed
Videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English
DK Find Out
Dorling Kindersley on top form - excellent free site for children (and adults|) with fun facts, games, quizzes, videos. Easy to navigate and one click and before you know it you're on a voyage of discovery
Live webcams in a huge variety of habitats observing a range of wildlife - bear watching, African plains, manatees grazing, condors, pandas, Aurora Borealis...
SPRING TERM 2020 - CURRICULUM LETTERS
One of our regular visits from story teller Sally Tonge