Friday, 26 April 2019

Sound work in Science in Year 4

Today we have been learning about sound: how it is made and how it travels.
Today we designed and carried out an experiment to find out which material made the egg shaker silent with the least number of layers.
Here are our wrapped up egg shakers. 
Can you tell the materials we used?
We used (top row l-r) brown paper, fabric (socks), tin foil; (front row l-r) paper towels, tissue paper and bubble wrap.

Many people predicted the tin foil would have the least layers because you can wrap it really tight and it doesn't have holes in. But actually it made the metal egg shaker just as loud. Our experiment showed that the brown paper had the least number of layers - 7 - and we thought perhaps that is why is is used for wrapping items to post.

Everyone enjoyed this experiment and we are going to explore pitch next week in science.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Fumes or futures... Green Council meeting

Recently, Christian Aid sent us a pack “fumes or futures” which was a brilliant way to talk to Green Council about the subject of Climate change and share facts in a fun and informative way.

Today, we used resources from the pack to play the games and make “chatterboxes” (fortune tellers).

We thought about what we would like to ask our class and one suggestion was, "How can we save energy?"

I'm sure that's a question we all can be thinking about and I was really pleased at how much the children knew about the subject.

Mrs Williams

Year 1 : Animals Curriculum Link

We did a great job of sounding out and blending together the  word ‘peacock’ and then watched a video of a Peacock moving to help us think of adverbs that will help us create movement patterns.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019


We had an amazing assembly this morning with Matt from Rocksteady.We all feel very inspired to become rock and pop stars! Check out more about Rocksteady here and watch this space for more to come...

Year 2 Mary Secole Dance

Friday, 5 April 2019

Year 4 Chinese Brush Painting

Year 4 Chinese Brush Painting

We have been busying learning how to correctly and accurately create images using the Chinese brush painting method. This method uses brush strokes to produce a painting that is neither improved nor corrected.  Additionally, rather than looking at the subject as we painted, we had to bring the painting forth by using our minds and heart. We have learned that the Chinese artists, who specialise in brush painting, are very passionate about their outcomes. We created a range of paintings including; horses, flowers, frogs and fish.

Spring Music Concert

The KS2 Choir and the Y5 and Y6 musicians showed their amazing musical talenst yesterday. Lots of parents came and we were all very impress with what the children performed. Here is a video of the highlights...

Thursday, 4 April 2019

2A NSPCC Dancethon: Girls Vs Boys

4C Chinese Creation Story

A Terrific Teddy Bears Picnic!

RB have had such a fun afternoon. As a result of getting all our marbles in the jar, RB voted for a teddy bears picnic! Today, all of the children brought in their favourite cuddly toys and we had picnic sandwiches with our teddies and friends. We had a special circle time at the end of our picnic where we discussed which cuddly toy  we had with us, and talked about  the exciting things we get up to with them outside of school. Out teddy bear picnic was a lovely way to end our last week of term before the Easter Holidays!

NSPCC- The Great Reveal

If you have been following the blog, you will have noticed that Shirley Warren recently put on their dancing shoes for a sponsored Danceathon in aid of the NSPCC.

Today, Sharon came in with her decimal point shaped mascot, Buddy, to reveal how much we raised, thank the children and explain what their money would go towards.

She invited the children who had raised the most money to take part in turning over the figures.
Although it's hard to see from the picture, we raised £1,206.47 which was just amazing. You could hear gasps of surprise from children and teachers when the thousands column was revealed!

Thank you to everyone who contributed, especially W in KS1 whose parent set up a Just Giving page which raised a few hundred pounds of that amount.

SoundPop Singing Workshops!

Sing This Summer! is SoundPops' annual summer workshop which runs for three consecutive days during the summer holidays. Those who have taken part before will know just how much fun it is! Dates for your diary: Mon 19 Aug 2019 - 10:00am – 3:00pm Tue 20 Aug 2019 - 10:00am – 3:00pm Wed 21 Aug 2019 - 10:00am – 3:00pm Come and join us as we have just three days to learn and rehearse three of the best summer tunes in full harmony and with epic choreography. On the final day you'll perform to family and friends. Are you up for the challenge?! The workshop is for anyone aged 7-17 and we would LOVE to see loads of you there! Places are £90.00 for the three days, which works out at just £6.00 per hour! EARLY BIRD OFFER: £10.00 OFF!! ✌️ QUOTE: EARLYBIRD at checkout (Expires Friday 31 May 2019) This means that your child can attend the three day workshop for just £80.00, if you book before Friday 31 May 2019. Take advantage of the discount available and book on. It's time to start planning for the summer and getting those workshops and events into the diary. Follow this link to book your place...