What a Week!!!

We have had such an exciting first, full week back at school. Mrs Noctor, Mrs Rogers and I have been so impressed with how everyone has settled in to our new Owls' Class. We have had a busy week with lots of wonderful learning opportunities.

The children thoroughly enjoyed swimming and are…

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Owls' Holiday Homework

Hi Owls,

To get ready for coming back to school on Thursday 6th September and to link in with our topic; Sparks Might Fly, I would like you to look around your house and make a list of any appliances, such as kettle, hairdryer etc, which need electricity to work.

 

See you on…

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Kestrels Science Week

This week has been British Science Week. In Kestrels' class we have been Archaeologists. We have been dissecting 'Prehistoric Poo' to find out what humans and animals from different periods in history ate. 

It's a yukky job but someone had to do it! 

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*Doves are Investigative Readers

Doves are investigative readers because they search for clues in the text. They also make predictions and search for the meaning of words they don't know by looking them up in a dictionary.

 

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*A Volcanic Eruption

On Wednesday 24th January, the children investigated what happens during a volcanic eruption and why. We used a fizzy bottle of lemonade to demonstrate the build up of pressure in the magma chamber and re-created an eruption by shaking the lemonade and unscrewing the bottle top. We discussed that…

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*Doves Angles Investigation

The children have loved exploring obtuse, acute and right angles. They worked in teams to draw their own examples on the playground and labelled them accordingly.

 

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*Doves navigate using angles and degree turns

Today, the children have navigated a partner to reach a goal. They had to use directions including quarter, half and full turns and their corresponding angles. The children really enjoyed 'programming' their partner to reach their destination whilst avoiding obstacles.

 

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*Doves learn about rocks in science

Today in science, we have been finding out all about different rocks. The children have learnt all about Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary rocks. Here are the children inspecting a range of rocks more closely, using a magnifying glass, so they could write a detailed description of the rocks…

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*Doves' Class Create Artwork Inspired by Andy Goldsworthy

As part of our New Year Topic, the children have studied a famous European Artist. We chose Andy Goldsworthy, who lived most of his life in Harrogate, Yorkshire. The children have also researched his life and have written a Biography all about him.

 

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Kestrels are Outdoor Readers

In kestrels we are Outdoor Readers. 

We love to read and share stories in the great outddoors. Here are some pictures of us sharing our own stories with our talk partners. 

 

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Writing with Dan Worsley

Last week we had the fantastic experience of having local author Dan Worsley join us in our class.  He taught us how he plans, edits and writes his stories and how he magpies ideas from his other writings.  

Dan gave us the challenge of changing the end of one of his short stories Blown Away.…

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*Doves' Writing Workshop with the Wonderful Author: Dan Worsley.

Doves have had a fantastic time listening to the story Blown Away, written by author Dan Worsley. They thought it story was hilarious. Throughout the workshop the children had the opportunity to plan an alternative ending to the story. All the children wrote an amazing plan and have already begun…

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