Children in Class One have been exploring the story of The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

We are retelling the story using our story maps in lots of different ways, building up to writing our own version of the famous story next week, with our own Gruffalo character design!
We have also begun artwork in the style of Axel Scheffler, and have been working hard to recreate some of his famous characters!


Class 2 experienced an Ancient Egyptian Day on Monday. What a fabulous day and a great start to our Ancient Egypt topic! The class became mummies, wrote in hieroglyphics, solved Egyptian maths, and handled Egyptian artefacts, some which were 5000 years old. The class were able to ask Mr Egypt lots of questions as he is a real Egyptologist and archaeologist who lives in Egypt!


Class 2 thoroughly enjoyed exploring the Roman artefacts within the museum and were very enthused to wear sandals to walk across the Roman mosaic floor to explore the domestic pottery, jewellery and sculptures. The staff were so impressed with the children's enthusiasm and knowledge as we took part in a Life of a Roman Soldier workshop. Here,  we tried on Roman armour, created Roman  battle formations, played Roman games and explored Roman weapons. It was a fabulous experience to help bring our topic to life!


Class 2 and 3 also enjoyed a forensic science workshop, to explore evidence to determine who the human skeleton was likely to have been. Children examined a real skeleton found in York and first determined if it was a male or female skeleton. We then examined artefacts found with the skeleton, threads of materials and food items to determine who the skeleton was. Children looked very smart in their lab coats, and were impressive in their deduction skills to come to a conclusion! We were correct!


Class 3 also enjoyed taking part in a Greek workshop where we learnt about their everyday lifestyles. The children talked to a retired Ancient Greek Olympian, called Nykos, asked some very intelligent questions and shared their amazing knowledge. Brimming with enthusiasm, they designed their own temples, dressed up as Athenians, performed part of a myth, helped to weave a peplos, sent out an invitation to Class 3’s new Greek city and challenged each other to a Greek style long jump.
A superb experience!


Class One have been focusing on Science this week, we have been experimenting with materials! We decided which materials would be best to use for a toy boat and investigated which materials float and sink. We also predicted every day objects inside a bag by describing the materials we could feel! We were really good at that!
In English, we have been learning the story of the Three Little Pigs and have been learning actions to help us retell the story. We also made a musical version of the story, using instruments to create sound effects.


In Foundation Class we continue to develop number knowledge through stories using 'Ten in bed' in the Outdoor Environment Role Play. The children enjoyed investigating their image with the mirrors developing their observations to draw a self portrait.

Gardening Club

Gardening club have been busy tidying up our class gardens, and replanting new bulbs and flowers. We had fun learning about what plants need to grow and discussing the different parts of plants.

We are enjoying learning about the Romans, and we are lucky as we have a replica Roman centurion helmet to try on.

It is very heavy, the Roman soldiers must have been very tired! Year 3 are learning to add using the column method, it's great fun exchanging digits.

In science, we wondered which foods do snails prefer. We set up an enquiry to see if they preferred cherries, chocolate, pasta or carrots. Overnight, they ate 10g of cherries, which was their favourite.

We were thrilled to welcome Image Musical Theatre to our school.

Their adaptation of 'The Selfish Giant' was wonderful.  Children from our setting and our Partnership Schools were enthralled as we were taken on an imaginary journey brought to life by the highly skilled performers.

A Workshop prior to the play was led efficiently enabling the children to take an active role in the performance.

The Actors were highly skilled at delivering their craft and compassionate in how they interacted, responded and encouraged the children.

WONDERFUL people and a wonderful experience which the children have been referring to ever since.

We look forward to their return.

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Class 2 - Time travelling

Class 2 thoroughly enjoyed their special day as a time travelling pilgrim at the Southwell Minster. We viewed the beautiful copes worn by the clergy and made prayer beads to support our own prayers. We learned about the ornate windows and searched for gargoyles and carvings in the Chapter House. What a great day!

Fire Brigade visit

Class 1 were able to show off all we had learned about the Great Fire of London when we had a visit from the local fire service. They were very impressed with all the facts that we knew about fire fighting in 1666. We also learned lots about fire fighting today, including the importance of checking out fire alarms as well as learning to 'stop, drop and roll!' Later we all got to sit in the fire engine, then we all had a go squirting water from their fire engine's hose! This has been a fun packed topic so far!

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