Autumn 2

October 29, 2016

After a brief rest, we are ready to begin the second half of the autumn term. I’ve been so proud of the progress the children have made this year so far. The pace is going to pick up even more this half term but I know they are all ready for the challenge. In history, […]


Choosing a book that’s right for you

October 24, 2016

Every Friday, Year 6 visit the library. We go there to change our books but recently, they have been learning how to choose a book that will appropriately challenge them and each week, they have been practising this and supporting each other. In order to push their vocabulary and understanding, a challenging book should have […]


Coding

October 20, 2016

A blog post by Aimran: Yesterday, Year 6 did Computing which they enjoyed. They used a program called Purple Mash which you can also log into at home. They have learned to use codes. Coding is messages we give to computer programs to give them instructions. As the lesson went on, the codes we had […]


Maths

October 19, 2016

This week Year 1 have been busy measuring in different ways. They have been measuring in non-standard units with cubes and bead strings. First they made a family of worms out of play do and measured their length with the bead strings. Once they had measured them they wrote the length down and the children […]


Measuring up!

October 19, 2016

Year 2 have spent this week getting to grips with measuring in cms. They have learned that there are 30cms on their rulers and that there are 100 cms on a metre stick. Today they took that knowledge and tried to find items around the classroom and garden that measured: Less than 10cms More than 10cms […]


Owl Babies

October 15, 2016

This week we have been learning about adjectives as part of our work on the book ‘Owl Babies.’ We imagined what it would be like to be the owl babies and built our own nests, before describing how the nest feels. We collected leaves, twigs and feathers to help build our nests. Some of the words […]


Little Red

October 10, 2016

The children have been enjoying reading the book ‘Little Red’ and acting out the different scenarios that the characters are involved in. They have pretended to be the wolf and written down what he might say before he gobbled up Grandma before acting out the scenes. In Maths we have been practising and making our […]


Africa at the British Museum

October 9, 2016

Year 2 went to the British Museum to meet a story teller called Grace. She told us the story of a little boy called Emeka, who wanted to buy his grandmother a gift for her birthday. We then went off into the African Gallery to look around and select items we would like to give his […]


Tie Dye (Part 2)

October 7, 2016

Wow! Year 2 were so excited yesterday when they could finally remove the bands from their projects and see the finished design. We had such a range of different colours and patterns and in some, we could even see African figures and masks which were created by random banding. Look out for them in school […]


Reciprocal Reading

October 3, 2016

Year 2 have been learning about reciprocal reading over the last 2 weeks. They are beginning to understand the stages of the reading process and practise these on a daily basis. A reciprocal approach provides students with four specific reading strategies that are actively and consciously used to support comprehension: Questioning, Clarifying, Summarizing, and Predicting.