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Woodpecker's Week
24/01/2024 8:19 AM
Woodpecker's Week

This week Woodpeckers have been busy learning about the location of rainforests. They worked hard to produce maps of their own, thinking about the continents and countries where rainforests can be found. They also learnt about the Equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. In Maths they have enjoyed exploring ways to solve division calculations.

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Year 6 News
23/01/2024 4:47 PM
Year 6 News

Year 6 have had a fabulous start to the Spring Term! Pupils have been loving the swimming lessons- literally throwing themselves into it! It is great to see their confidence grow in the water, as they learn new skills. 

Harry Potter is also being enjoyed by all and this week we are completing a short piece of descriptive writing about 'The Cupboard Under the Stairs'- as well as a number of literacy devices being targeted, pupils are developing their computer skills by typing up a final version. They have relished the character studies involved in writing a first-person narrative piece (from Harry's perspective).

In Maths, we have just completed a unit of work on Ratios and test scores are showing a good overall understanding of concepts studied. Pupils have been particularly receptive to the visual element of learning in this topic.

Next week, we will be completing a full set of MOCK SAT papers with the children and, although we will approach this in a low-key manner, as always, the results of these tests will allow us to adapt our teaching according to areas of weakness and also target the Boosters/ Intervention sessions .

We are immensely proud of the positive attitude displayed by Year 6 as a whole and look forward to the remainder of the term.

Photos to follow...

 

 

 

No bones about it...Penguins skeleton art work is great!
23/01/2024 4:42 PM
No bones about it...Penguins skeleton art work is great!

As part of our work about Doctors this week, we learned all about our body parts and created some awesome skeleton art work using art straws, glue and chalk!

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Parrots X-ray art
23/01/2024 4:12 PM
Parrots X-ray art

Parrots have loved creating x-ray artwork this week!

Dragon Eye Creative Fun!
15/02/2024 3:30 PM
Dragon Eye Creative Fun!

This week in Art, Year 4 Owls have enjoyed creating a 3D sculpture using clay. Owls enjoyed designing a 2D dragon which they turned into a 3D sculpture. Owls used their painting techniques to complete their dragon eye art work. Well done, Owls!

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Safer Internet Day 2024
15/02/2024 2:57 PM
Safer Internet Day 2024

In year 4, we designed posters on Safer Internet day. 

Safer internet day is designed to raise awarness of a safer and better internet for all. 

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Visit from an artist in Year 3
15/02/2024 1:29 PM
Visit from an artist in Year 3

Woodpecker Class took part in a visiting artist workshop. This was in conjunction with a competition that is currently being run by the Harpur Trust. Four of the children have been successful in having their masterpieces entered. We are keeping our fingers crossed for when the results are announced later this term.

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Science and Geography in Woodpecker Class
15/02/2024 12:38 PM
Science and Geography in Woodpecker Class

Woodpeckers have been learning about plants. This week they have found out how water is transported around a plant. They set up an experiment using blue ink and celery to test this, then wrote up their findings. In Geography they have been learning about the Water Cycle through a story map. They have related the Water Cycle to the weather that happens in the rainforests. As part of their well being, the children have thought of things that makes them proud. Their homework was to find ways to help others both in school and at home. They have done this enthusiastically and admirably.

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Year 6 Kestrels - looking after our mental health and self-reflection
15/02/2024 10:41 AM
Year 6 Kestrels - looking after our mental health and self-reflection
Kestrels have really enjoyed a week of 'I can't to I can'.  We have created our own inner cheerleaders, written our mantras and have explored the importance of our own positive looping thoughts.  We have discussed the importance of repetition and how our brain is a muscle that needs exercising! The children have thoroughly enjoyed making their mini-booklets to take home.  They have been reflective and mature in their discussions.  Alongside this, Kestrels have begun their Art project inspired by Frida Kahlo.  They have sketched their self-portraits and begun designing their backgrounds, which will relfect them as individuals.  Finished photos to follow....
 
Another fantastic end to a half-term!
 

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Penguins love Pancake Day!
14/02/2024 10:15 AM
Penguins love Pancake Day!

We learned all about Shrove Tuesday and all of the traditions associated with it. We particularly enjoyed tasting some pancakes and flipping our own (pretend!) pancakes!

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Puffins celebrate Chinese New Year
13/02/2024 1:05 PM
Puffins celebrate Chinese New Year

The Puffins had fun making lots of noise as the dragon danced. 

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Chinese New Year Celebrations in Penguins class
12/02/2024 1:26 PM
Chinese New Year Celebrations in Penguins class

We had a great time learning all about Chinese New Year celebrations and traditions in Reception. We learned all about the stories of the The Great Race and the Legend of Nian. We also had fun tasting noodles, listening to traditional music and making our own dancing dragons. We also had an amazing time doing our own Chinese Dragon Dance in the playground! 

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Penguins Postage Stamp Artwork
9/02/2024 5:17 PM
Penguins Postage Stamp Artwork

Penguins really enjoyed creating some artwork based on our topic of Postal Workers this week. We took inspiration from artists Tonia Jillings and Molly Rausch, to paint pictures extending the art of postage stamps. We think they look brilliant!

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Puffins followed the yellow brick road
9/02/2024 8:18 AM
Puffins followed the yellow brick road

The Puffins have been reading the story of The Wizard of Oz. They made a tinman and a scarecrow.

Year 6 - Theatre Workshop - 'Safe!'
7/02/2024 2:02 PM
Year 6 - Theatre Workshop - 'Safe!'

Year 6 would like to say a big thank you to the Solomon Theatre Group for joining us today at school.  As part of the Safe Bedfordshire tour, they presented us with an engaging and thought-provoking performance on staying safe.  Their performance gave us time to reflect on themes including knife crime, bullying, cyber-bullying, telling the truth, asking for help and friendships.  In the workshop, the children had time to discuss the issues raised and ask questions.  Please do ask your children about what they have learnt and discussed.

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Celebrating Safer Internet Day 2024
6/02/2024 5:20 PM
Celebrating Safer Internet Day 2024

All our children across the school have been taking part in various activities to strengthen their knowledge of internet safety.

Some children have been digital detectives, exploring the exciting world of Artificial Intelligence and learning how to stay safe online.

Watch this space for more interesting photos 

Year 2 Having a Wheely Good Time
30/01/2024 2:31 PM
Year 2 Having a Wheely Good Time

This half term in Design and Technology, Swifts and Swallows have been looking at vehicles and understanding how wheels and axles can be attached.

First we looked at some toy cars and investigated which parts of them moved. Then we tried to attach cardboard wheels and axles to boxes to see which methods of attaching them were the most effective.

It turns out that "more sellotape" isn't ALWAYS the answer...

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Kingfishers Swimfishers!
30/01/2024 10:30 AM
Kingfishers Swimfishers!

Year 6 have been loving their weekly swimming lessons!

Wrens enjoyed learning about Shapes
25/01/2024 5:17 PM
Wrens enjoyed learning about Shapes

Wrens have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. They have been able to name the various shapes, sort and classify them and talk about their different properties. They also followed diagrams to make their own shape towers and designed their own. 

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Making Bird Feeders
24/01/2024 10:35 AM
Making Bird Feeders

The Puffins have made bird feeders from Cheerios.

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Woodpecker's Week
24/01/2024 8:19 AM
Woodpecker's Week

This week Woodpeckers have been busy learning about the location of rainforests. They worked hard to produce maps of their own, thinking about the continents and countries where rainforests can be found. They also learnt about the Equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. In Maths they have enjoyed exploring ways to solve division calculations.

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Year 6 News
23/01/2024 4:47 PM
Year 6 News

Year 6 have had a fabulous start to the Spring Term! Pupils have been loving the swimming lessons- literally throwing themselves into it! It is great to see their confidence grow in the water, as they learn new skills. 

Harry Potter is also being enjoyed by all and this week we are completing a short piece of descriptive writing about 'The Cupboard Under the Stairs'- as well as a number of literacy devices being targeted, pupils are developing their computer skills by typing up a final version. They have relished the character studies involved in writing a first-person narrative piece (from Harry's perspective).

In Maths, we have just completed a unit of work on Ratios and test scores are showing a good overall understanding of concepts studied. Pupils have been particularly receptive to the visual element of learning in this topic.

Next week, we will be completing a full set of MOCK SAT papers with the children and, although we will approach this in a low-key manner, as always, the results of these tests will allow us to adapt our teaching according to areas of weakness and also target the Boosters/ Intervention sessions .

We are immensely proud of the positive attitude displayed by Year 6 as a whole and look forward to the remainder of the term.

Photos to follow...

 

 

 

No bones about it...Penguins skeleton art work is great!
23/01/2024 4:42 PM
No bones about it...Penguins skeleton art work is great!

As part of our work about Doctors this week, we learned all about our body parts and created some awesome skeleton art work using art straws, glue and chalk!

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Parrots X-ray art
23/01/2024 4:12 PM
Parrots X-ray art

Parrots have loved creating x-ray artwork this week!

Dragon Eye Creative Fun!
15/02/2024 3:30 PM
Dragon Eye Creative Fun!

This week in Art, Year 4 Owls have enjoyed creating a 3D sculpture using clay. Owls enjoyed designing a 2D dragon which they turned into a 3D sculpture. Owls used their painting techniques to complete their dragon eye art work. Well done, Owls!

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Safer Internet Day 2024
15/02/2024 2:57 PM
Safer Internet Day 2024

In year 4, we designed posters on Safer Internet day. 

Safer internet day is designed to raise awarness of a safer and better internet for all. 

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Visit from an artist in Year 3
15/02/2024 1:29 PM
Visit from an artist in Year 3

Woodpecker Class took part in a visiting artist workshop. This was in conjunction with a competition that is currently being run by the Harpur Trust. Four of the children have been successful in having their masterpieces entered. We are keeping our fingers crossed for when the results are announced later this term.

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Science and Geography in Woodpecker Class
15/02/2024 12:38 PM
Science and Geography in Woodpecker Class

Woodpeckers have been learning about plants. This week they have found out how water is transported around a plant. They set up an experiment using blue ink and celery to test this, then wrote up their findings. In Geography they have been learning about the Water Cycle through a story map. They have related the Water Cycle to the weather that happens in the rainforests. As part of their well being, the children have thought of things that makes them proud. Their homework was to find ways to help others both in school and at home. They have done this enthusiastically and admirably.

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Dragon Eye Creative Fun!
15/02/2024 3:30 PM
Dragon Eye Creative Fun!

This week in Art, Year 4 Owls have enjoyed creating a 3D sculpture using clay. Owls enjoyed designing a 2D dragon which they turned into a 3D sculpture. Owls used their painting techniques to complete their dragon eye art work. Well done, Owls!

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Safer Internet Day 2024
15/02/2024 2:57 PM
Safer Internet Day 2024

In year 4, we designed posters on Safer Internet day. 

Safer internet day is designed to raise awarness of a safer and better internet for all. 

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Visit from an artist in Year 3
15/02/2024 1:29 PM
Visit from an artist in Year 3

Woodpecker Class took part in a visiting artist workshop. This was in conjunction with a competition that is currently being run by the Harpur Trust. Four of the children have been successful in having their masterpieces entered. We are keeping our fingers crossed for when the results are announced later this term.

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Science and Geography in Woodpecker Class
15/02/2024 12:38 PM
Science and Geography in Woodpecker Class

Woodpeckers have been learning about plants. This week they have found out how water is transported around a plant. They set up an experiment using blue ink and celery to test this, then wrote up their findings. In Geography they have been learning about the Water Cycle through a story map. They have related the Water Cycle to the weather that happens in the rainforests. As part of their well being, the children have thought of things that makes them proud. Their homework was to find ways to help others both in school and at home. They have done this enthusiastically and admirably.

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Year 6 Kestrels - looking after our mental health and self-reflection
15/02/2024 10:41 AM
Year 6 Kestrels - looking after our mental health and self-reflection
Kestrels have really enjoyed a week of 'I can't to I can'.  We have created our own inner cheerleaders, written our mantras and have explored the importance of our own positive looping thoughts.  We have discussed the importance of repetition and how our brain is a muscle that needs exercising! The children have thoroughly enjoyed making their mini-booklets to take home.  They have been reflective and mature in their discussions.  Alongside this, Kestrels have begun their Art project inspired by Frida Kahlo.  They have sketched their self-portraits and begun designing their backgrounds, which will relfect them as individuals.  Finished photos to follow....
 
Another fantastic end to a half-term!
 

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Penguins love Pancake Day!
14/02/2024 10:15 AM
Penguins love Pancake Day!

We learned all about Shrove Tuesday and all of the traditions associated with it. We particularly enjoyed tasting some pancakes and flipping our own (pretend!) pancakes!

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Puffins celebrate Chinese New Year
13/02/2024 1:05 PM
Puffins celebrate Chinese New Year

The Puffins had fun making lots of noise as the dragon danced. 

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Chinese New Year Celebrations in Penguins class
12/02/2024 1:26 PM
Chinese New Year Celebrations in Penguins class

We had a great time learning all about Chinese New Year celebrations and traditions in Reception. We learned all about the stories of the The Great Race and the Legend of Nian. We also had fun tasting noodles, listening to traditional music and making our own dancing dragons. We also had an amazing time doing our own Chinese Dragon Dance in the playground! 

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Penguins Postage Stamp Artwork
9/02/2024 5:17 PM
Penguins Postage Stamp Artwork

Penguins really enjoyed creating some artwork based on our topic of Postal Workers this week. We took inspiration from artists Tonia Jillings and Molly Rausch, to paint pictures extending the art of postage stamps. We think they look brilliant!

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Puffins followed the yellow brick road
9/02/2024 8:18 AM
Puffins followed the yellow brick road

The Puffins have been reading the story of The Wizard of Oz. They made a tinman and a scarecrow.

Year 6 - Theatre Workshop - 'Safe!'
7/02/2024 2:02 PM
Year 6 - Theatre Workshop - 'Safe!'

Year 6 would like to say a big thank you to the Solomon Theatre Group for joining us today at school.  As part of the Safe Bedfordshire tour, they presented us with an engaging and thought-provoking performance on staying safe.  Their performance gave us time to reflect on themes including knife crime, bullying, cyber-bullying, telling the truth, asking for help and friendships.  In the workshop, the children had time to discuss the issues raised and ask questions.  Please do ask your children about what they have learnt and discussed.

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Celebrating Safer Internet Day 2024
6/02/2024 5:20 PM
Celebrating Safer Internet Day 2024

All our children across the school have been taking part in various activities to strengthen their knowledge of internet safety.

Some children have been digital detectives, exploring the exciting world of Artificial Intelligence and learning how to stay safe online.

Watch this space for more interesting photos 

Year 2 Having a Wheely Good Time
30/01/2024 2:31 PM
Year 2 Having a Wheely Good Time

This half term in Design and Technology, Swifts and Swallows have been looking at vehicles and understanding how wheels and axles can be attached.

First we looked at some toy cars and investigated which parts of them moved. Then we tried to attach cardboard wheels and axles to boxes to see which methods of attaching them were the most effective.

It turns out that "more sellotape" isn't ALWAYS the answer...

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Kingfishers Swimfishers!
30/01/2024 10:30 AM
Kingfishers Swimfishers!

Year 6 have been loving their weekly swimming lessons!

Wrens enjoyed learning about Shapes
25/01/2024 5:17 PM
Wrens enjoyed learning about Shapes

Wrens have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. They have been able to name the various shapes, sort and classify them and talk about their different properties. They also followed diagrams to make their own shape towers and designed their own. 

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Making Bird Feeders
24/01/2024 10:35 AM
Making Bird Feeders

The Puffins have made bird feeders from Cheerios.

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Woodpecker's Week
24/01/2024 8:19 AM
Woodpecker's Week

This week Woodpeckers have been busy learning about the location of rainforests. They worked hard to produce maps of their own, thinking about the continents and countries where rainforests can be found. They also learnt about the Equator and the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn. In Maths they have enjoyed exploring ways to solve division calculations.

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Year 6 News
23/01/2024 4:47 PM
Year 6 News

Year 6 have had a fabulous start to the Spring Term! Pupils have been loving the swimming lessons- literally throwing themselves into it! It is great to see their confidence grow in the water, as they learn new skills. 

Harry Potter is also being enjoyed by all and this week we are completing a short piece of descriptive writing about 'The Cupboard Under the Stairs'- as well as a number of literacy devices being targeted, pupils are developing their computer skills by typing up a final version. They have relished the character studies involved in writing a first-person narrative piece (from Harry's perspective).

In Maths, we have just completed a unit of work on Ratios and test scores are showing a good overall understanding of concepts studied. Pupils have been particularly receptive to the visual element of learning in this topic.

Next week, we will be completing a full set of MOCK SAT papers with the children and, although we will approach this in a low-key manner, as always, the results of these tests will allow us to adapt our teaching according to areas of weakness and also target the Boosters/ Intervention sessions .

We are immensely proud of the positive attitude displayed by Year 6 as a whole and look forward to the remainder of the term.

Photos to follow...

 

 

 

No bones about it...Penguins skeleton art work is great!
23/01/2024 4:42 PM
No bones about it...Penguins skeleton art work is great!

As part of our work about Doctors this week, we learned all about our body parts and created some awesome skeleton art work using art straws, glue and chalk!

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Parrots X-ray art
23/01/2024 4:12 PM
Parrots X-ray art

Parrots have loved creating x-ray artwork this week!