September 2021

Wow what a start to the new school year! I am very proud of how the children have settled into KS2. They have been working hard on our amazing topic, The Stone Age. We have travelled back in time to understand what it would be like to live a hunter gatherer existence (not an Xbox in sight!). We have even been on a virtual trip to the prehistoric village of Skara Brea.  Archeologists estimate it was built and occupied between 3000BCE and 2500BCE, during what’s called the ‘Neolithic era’ or ‘New Stone Age’. The village is even older than the pyramids and Stonehenge! In English we have based our writing on, The Tin Forest by Helen Ward, an amazing picture book that proved to be great inspiration for creating our own fantastic settings.
Even after all this excitement we are not finished this half term! With our class assembly and theme day coming up next week we still have a lot of work to do!

03/03/19 – as part of English week, to help inspire out writing we had a visit from Derek who showed us how to make pizza; then we had a go at making our own. We loved the final product.

15/02/19 – this week we have been learning about ancient Roman food, we selected ingredients and created a menu each. Then, today we prepared food for a Roman banquet and evaluated it based on its taste, texture, flavour, smell and appearance.

29/01/19 – as part of maths week we went on a maths scavenger hunt around the school and school grounds, solving problems which, when we solved them, helped us to solve the final riddle back in class.

11/12/2019 – we enjoyed our Christmas dinner today

5/12/2018 – this week we have been learning about discussion texts, focusing on balanced arguments. Today we researched points for/against various topics and then had a class debate.

23/11/2018 – as part of anti-bullying week, after our classes were mixed up, we thought about what messages we would say to either a bully or someone who is being bullied.

13/11/2018 – as part of our topic: hunters and gatherers, we thought about whether farming or hunting would be more effective to obtain food. Then we went outside to plant our own seeds.

11/10/2018 – we had a visit from some superheroes today who did some super-sports with us. We worked in teams to score as many points as we could in a circuit of exciting activities.

26/09/2018 – we got to enjoy a production: Alice in Wonderland.

14/09/2018 – we have been learning about speech and the how to correctly punctuate it. We made ‘speech sandwiches’ to help us to remember where the punctuation goes.

03/09/2018 – our learning environment for the first term is ready; our topic is prehistoric Britain.

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