KS1 fun afternoon!

As a celebration for raising the most money at our school Christmas craft fair , KS1 had a fun afternoon on the field taking part in pirate training (which included water bombs and hoses!), game playing with our friends, delicious ice cream treats and of course the WATER FIGHT!!!  We all had a fantastic time and got very very wet!!!

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Jupiter go bug hunting!

As part of their latest science topic on animals, Jupiter Class had a wonderful trip to Queen Elizabeth Country Park.  They had a fun-packed day with lots of opportunities to learn and play outdoors.

Our first activity involved us turning ourselves into human caterpillars!  Each of us wore a blindfold and our leader (who wasn’t wearing a blindfold!) had to then carefully lead us to our next destination.  This caused lots and lots of  giggles and gasps!

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When we took our blindfolds off we were surprised to find that we had travelled from a grassy field, up a stony hill and into a forest!  Our first activity in the forest was a minibeast hunt!

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After looking at all the different minibeasts that we had found, we let them go back to their homes and then set to work on our next challenge –  constructing a  mini-beast collage using the things that were found on the forest floor.  Can you guess what they are?

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As we still had a bit of time before lunch we decided to finish the morning with a nature scavenger hunt.

After lunch we had great fun together in the play area as a treat for being so sensible in the morning.

We had a superb time at Q.E.C.P. and would like to say a HUGE thank you to our fabulous team of volunteer helpers.

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Spare clothes recycled into sea creatures!

For our current English unit in KS1 we have been using the short film ‘Something Fishy’, where a little girl goes on an exciting adventure inside a washing machine!

Whilst in the washing machine the little girl spots lots of different sea creatures cleverly created from various pieces of clothing!  So this gave us an idea of what we could do in English next….create an imaginary sea creature from spare clothing and then use this to write a non-fiction text about it!

So we invited our families in to help us for the afternoon – there were some fabulous creations!

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Thank you to all of our families who were able to come in and help!

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Mars and the minibeasts!

As part of their science topic on animals, Mars Class  travelled to Queen Elizabeth Country Park to take part in a number of fun activities. For our first activity we made human caterpillars by each of us wearing blindfolds and our leader guiding us to our next destination.  This caused lots and lots of laughter and giggles!

When we took our blindfolds off we were surprised to find ourselves in a forest!  Our first activity in the forest was a minibeast hunt!

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After releasing all our minibeasts back to the wild we put our collaborative and creative skills to work and constructed nature mini-beasts collages.  Can you guess what they are?

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We still had a bit of time before lunch so finished the morning with a nature scavenger hunt.

After lunch we had great fun together in the play area as a treat for being so sensible in the morning.

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We had an amazing time at Q.E.C.P. and would like to say a HUGE thank you to our fabulous team of volunteer helpers.

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!!!

KS1 were very lucky this week to take a trip to the seaside AND travel back in time!!

Each class was led in a fun filled interactive drama workshop led by Liz from Teach it Through Drama.

She told us about some of the things that would have been seen in Victorian times if you visited the seaside.  We looked at some of the bathing costumes that people may have worn and we were entertained by a fun Punch and Judy show!

Then we closed our eyes and were transported back to Victorian times, where we were poor children who were being treated to a trip to the seaside for the very first time.

We travelled on a steam train and made lots of funny train noises by repeating phrases like ‘Coffee ……coffee …….’, ‘fish and chips…..fish and chips’ over and over again.

When we go to the seaside we walked along the prom, breathing in the bracing sea air and curtseying and bowing at the very important people that we passed.

Then we worked as groups to make sandcastles which were topped with a flag!

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Then we found out about some of the seaside entertainment that could be found in Victorian times and in our groups created a freeze frame of the photograph. Liz took photographs of us using her Victorian camera and then we brought our freeze frames to life.

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It was nearly time to leave the seaside but we just had time for an ice cream and a paddle in the sea!

Thank you Liz for a lovely day – we all had a fantastic time at the seaside.

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Neptune in nature!

Today as part of their science topic on animals, Neptune Class  travelled to Queen Elizabeth Country Park to take part in a number of activities.

After we had arrived we had a quick snack stop and a bit of a run around.

Then we made human caterpillars by each of us wearing blindfolds and our leader guiding us to our next destination.  There were lots of shrieks and giggles!!

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Our first activity in the forest was a mini-beast hunt.  We found snails, slugs, centipedes, millipedes, flies, moths, beetles, works and even a toad!

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Next we put our collaborative and creative skills to work and constructed nature mini-beasts collages.  We created a beetle. butterflies, centipedes (with 100 legs!) and a slug!

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We still had a bit of time before lunch so finished the morning with a nature scavenger hunt.

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After making sure our hands were super clean we ate our lunch together.

After lunch we had great fun together in the play area as a treat for being such superstars!

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We had a super time at Q.E.C.P. and would like to say a HUGE thank you to our fabulous team of volunteer helpers.

 

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Maths magic!

In this week’s ‘Magical Maths’ club we learned a trick to be able to help us walk through a piece of A4 paper.  If you want to know how to do it ask one of them.

We also made flowers out of hexagonal triominoes.  We had to solve the multiplication and division facts to create the flower head.

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