Friday, 22 November 2019

World Nursery Rhyme Week

This week Nursery took part in the World Nursery Rhyme Week Challenge!

We sang a new Nursery Rhyme every day of the week:
On Monday we sang Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
On Tuesday we sang Down in the Jungle
On Wednesday we sang Incy, Wincy Spider
On Thursday we sang Row, Row, Row Your Boat
On Friday we sang Two Little Dickie Birds

We then had lots of fun activities to match our rhymes - can you guess which activities went with each rhyme?

Well done Nursery!

Green Council look at our school air quality by studying trees!

Today, we had a special visitor to Green Council.
Bike it Ray came with a lot of interesting chart about different animals, poo, and lichens.  He told us that lichens grow on trees and bricks and can tell us a lot about the air quality in our area.

We went for a nature walk to see what we would find in the bottom playground. We were very excited to see lichen on the trees and Bike It Rays said that although there is more to do, the lichens we saw were a healthy green colour and indicate that our air quality is not bad for our infants.  Hooray!

Here we are studying a tree. Do you know what type of tree it is? (clue: the colour is silver!)

Monday, 18 November 2019


Year 3 went on a history trip to Stonehenge today. We had lots of fun and found out so many interesting facts about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. We visited the exhibition and saw some prehistoric skeletons. Then we explored some prehistoric huts and learnt about Stone Age weapons. After lunch, we visited Stonehenge and saw the magnificent stones that were constructed from 3000 to 2000 BC. We learnt so much today and cannot wait to do even more learning in the classroom!


Anti-Bullying Week in Year 1

All of last week Year 1 discussed and highlighted what bullying is and all together we created an 'Anti-bullying Charter' so that we can all know how to be kind and feel safe at school.

Year 1 on Friday wrote on their jigsaw pieces what they liked about themselves and what they liked to do. Then they found others in the class who has similar likes to them and linked the puzzles together.

We also discussed that it is okay to have different likes and dislikes, we can still all play and build friendships.

Learning in the school garden.

Learning in the School Garden.

The Autumn has arrived in all its beauty. Last week, the children from the gardening club collected samples of coloured leaves from the trees growing around the school playgrounds.

We dried them and used to make snap cards. We stuck the leaves to cards, found out the names of the trees they came from and labelled them. 

Playing the snap game, we could learn the names of 12 trees and one climber from our surroundings,
such as ash: crab apple, birch, wild cherry, maple, prunus, oak, hazel, lime tree, sycamore, willow, cypress and ivy.

Friday, 8 November 2019

Black History Month in Year 2

As part of our learning about Black History Month we have been researching two famous poets. First we used the internet to research Valerie Bloom, we discovered that she was originally born in Jamaica and moved to the UK in 1979.  We loved listening to and joining in with her performance poetry which introduced us to Jamaican patois. 

We also researched Benjamin Zephania and discovered that although he was born in Birmingham in the UK his work is also influenced by the music and poetry from Jamaica. We also found out that he likes to write songs , plays and act.

Recycling Tips

In Green Council we want to encourage recycling and we don't have the space to recycle a lot in school so we wanted to let you know about some local recycling initatives which we have been told about by one of our fantastic parents.

There is also a good project called Ellies Fund where you can send off your own recycled products e.g. biscuit wrappers, cleaning product packaging and stamps. 

If you have any more ideas please let your Green Council rep know.