We have been focusing on fractions this term, have a look at how we have been using concrete resources to help us in our work.
Look at how magical our playground was when it snowed!
Our first English Learning Journey focused on the book Found by Sam Usher. We were lucky enough to have Sam pay a visit to our school on World Book Day!
He showed us tips for illustrating, answered all our questions about being an author and even signed some copies of his books.
We spent the morning in a drama workshop where we learnt different techniques that were used by actors. You can see how important great facial expressions and body language were in this workshop. We had so much fun (as I am sure you can see in the images!)
Worship - Friendship
Our worship has been looking at how we can be good friends to others in the world and those closer to home. We designed some friendship posters to celebrate the friendship we have with one another.
Internet and Online Safety
In computing this term we have been looking at how we can stay safe online. In the lesson in the pictures below, we were investigating our online gaming habits through a questionnaire. We were considering information that is safe and unsafe to give out about ourselves.
PE - Gymnastic Skills
We were looking at basic gymnastic moves - from these simple stances, we can create much more complicated routines!
Have a look at all the things we have been up to this January!
Have a look to see what we have been getting up to this month!
Electrifying Dance Moves
Check out our amazing electricity inspired dance moves from PE this week!
On Friday 11th November, we went and stood by the monument to pay our respects to the soldiers who have given their lives and those who are still working to defend our country. We sang a beautiful rendition of 'In Flanders Field' led by the marvellous Mrs Cartwright.
Some children in Wren class shared some wonderful poems with us based on the importance and symbolism of the poppy. Their poems are in this collection of images. Well done girls, these were truly fabulous and you were so brave to share them in front of the whole school and the other members of the village community!
We have created a whole school art project based on poppies which will be on display.
Scottish and Southern Electricity Visit
We had a visit from Scottish and Southern Electricity this morning. We learned about the dangers of electricity and how electricity travels to our homes.
Check out Miss Smith pretending to be a windmill in the journey of electricity in the clip below!
We carried out an experiment this week that actually failed!
We were trying to measure how a shadow changes as the sun moves across the sky during the day. What problem do you think we encountered? The weather!
We were able to start the experiment and measure our shadows but the sky became so cloudy that the sun wasn't able to cast any shadows. To top it all off, it started to rain and washed away all of our recordings!
We discovered that sometimes during science our experiments may not always succeed but we can still learn from them.
Trip To Eveley Solar Farm
We were lucky to have a trip to a local solar farm on Tuesday!
Earth Energy Education facilitated our fantastic trip and the lovely Tracy and Ben answered all our solar electricity questions. We discovered some new key vocabulary that will help develop our scientific skills this term. Do you know what a conductor is? We do!
We were amazed to learn that the site was over 90 football pitches large and has 180 000 solar panels!
Check out our pictures below.
Autumn 1 English Outcome - Rubbish Island Leaflets
This term, our English outcome was to create a tourist leaflet for the island that featured in our book. Rubbish Island is an interesting place and is full of unique characters and features.
Have a read (in the file below) of some of our final pieces. Hopefully, some of us persuade you to "take a visit!"
Mrs Cartwright's Art Club Exhibition
The children who have been attending Mrs Cartwright's art club held their art exhibition on Wednesday 19th October. They loved showing around their parents and carers and talking about the different techniques they used to create their art work.
They created some truly amazing imaginative pieces!
Celebrating the life of Queen Elizabeth II
We spent much of our Friday talking about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. We discussed her timeline, how she had a great sense of humour and what things would need to change now that we had King Charles III.
Below are some images of some tasks we carried out. We designed a memorial stamp, coloured in portraits and created a list of words we could use to describe the Queen.
One of us even created a prayer thanking the Queen for all of her service and sending love to her family at this difficult time.
Welcome to Wren Class and Year 4
A great big welcome to all of you starting in Wren Class this year. I loved getting to know you during our transition days in July and can't wait to get started with you as my class.
I wonder how many of you remember that I said that my name would be changing? I'm not Miss Lowry anymore, I'm Mrs F..............! Do you remember!? (Hint - if you're stuck, the answer is in our Curriculum Newsletter.)