Neptune help to save Samson!

In Science we have been learning about the properties of different materials.  We have been reading a story called ‘Samson’s Titanic Adventure’ and in the story he unfortunately ends up in the icy North Atlantic Ocean!

We decided that we would investigate different materials and find out which would be best to make a raft to save Samson.

After much testing we came to the conclusion that wood would definitely be the best material for a raft.

Please note – no mice were harmed in the making of this investigation!!

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It’s CHRIIIIIISSSSSTTTTMASSSSS!!!

What a manic few weeks it has been!!

We have been very busy in KS1, learning songs and words and dances for our nativity, ‘It’s Christmas!’.

It is a really fun nativity with lots of giggles but also reminds us of the real meaning of  Christmas.

This afternoon we had our dress rehearsal and peformed in front of the whole school and they all joined in with our final song too, which was great.  One more performance to our families on Monday and then we’ll be onto our next project ……..making items for the Christmas Fair.  Here’s a slideshow of some of the photos taken during this afternoon’s rehearsal.

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What a team!

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Jupiter Class showed what a great team they were this week when they took part in some tricky team challenges as part of their PE lessons.  They learned that helping and supporting each other really helps in the long run and that everybody has a part to play.

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Neptune Class get ready for firework night

To help get themselves and others ready for Firework Night, Neptune Class had a firework day in class.  They made firework scenes using graphics tools on the computers, created large firework drip and splat paintings inspired by the work of Jackson Pollock, made firework shapes using blow painting techniques, completed firework maths problems, read all about firework safety and also made their own firework safety posters too. Here are some photos of the day.

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Sending mice to space!

We have been exploring forces in our science this half term and finished this topic off by attempting to send mice to space!!!

Each child made a paper mouse and then by squashing the air out a milk carton they pushed their mice up into space.  They explored what happened when they made the mass of the mouse heavier too.  What a fun afternoon!!!

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Six go to Staunton Scarecrow Trail

Six of our lucky children visited Staunton Country Park on Friday to find out the winners of the Staunton Scarecrow competition and be the first visitors of the Scarecrow Trail.  They also got to take part in a spooky barn encounter where they got to handle some scary creatures and also put their hands into some slimy and surprising things!!  Sadly our scarecrows did not win any prizes but we still think they are amazing and if you want to go and see them on display they are scattered around the park for the whole of half term.

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The Scarecrow’s Wedding.

KS1 decided to take part in Staunton Country Park’s Scarecrow making competition, inspired by the book ‘The Scarecrow’s Wedding’ by Julia Donaldson. We created 9 scarecrows based around characters from Julia Donaldson’s books.  The children had great fun creating the scarecrows and even managed to write instructions as to how to make them too!

Here’s a slideshow of the making in action!

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…… And here are the finished scarecrows!! We think they are great!

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