Wednesday 23rd May saw the arrival of the new chicken coop at Abbey Gates. The chickens will be moving into their new home after half term.
As part of our topic work, we have been building shelters. We designed and made a prototype of our shelters, using Artstraws. We then spent the afternoon outside, building shelters from branches and twigs. We used our knowledge of knots from the tribal day to help secure our shelters. All...
We have been learning about the people of the Amazon rainforest. We spent the day carrying out different activities to learn about tribal life. We did some body painting, but not on real bodies! We made celebration head dresses, explored the foods that would grow in the Amazon and practised...
Castleton Residential visit
We are all looking forward to our visit to Castleton YHA in June. Mrs Hatton and Mrs Comins visited the new hostel during the Easter holidays and were very impressed with the location and facilities. The new site is on the edge of the village and is set in beautiful...
As part of our topic work on 'A Journey through the Amazon', we visited Twycross Zoo. We took part in a workshop about rainforests and were able to meet a cockroach, a tarantula and a snake that would live in the Amazon rainforest. We also had plenty of time...
Treehouse Opens !
On Friday 11th May the Key Stage Two Treehouse was opened by Adam Turnell, Joshua Foster and Harvey Warnock.
Blunderbus - ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’
Blunderbus visited the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 this week, for a performance of 'The owl who was afraid of the dark'. The children all enjoyed the fun-filled show before taking part in follow-up workshops in the afternoon. It was a fabulous day despite all the owl poo...!!
In class, as part of our project on the Amazon rainforest, we have been looking at the conditions needed to grow plants well. We tested the effects of warmth, space and light on cress seeds. We spent a week making observations and then evaluated what we had learned. Check out...
As I'm sure you're all aware, we have a class band known as The Strikers! They have written and performed songs, such as 1,2,3; Narnia and Halloween! Visit their website at http://thestrikersmusic.webs.com
Olympics are coming to London
Create an information sheet about a London Attraction. WALT - identify and describe what places are like Here is the moment when it was announced London would host the 2012 Olympics What were the ‘London’ issues successfully addressed by the bid team? It is estimated that 26 million tourists visit...