Reception have been exploring our new Science Area this week. We have been investigating light and shadow using torches and different materials. The children have been talking about what they have noticed and making predictions as to 'What will happen if....' There has been lots of active learning, with children demonstrating curiosity and problem solving skills.
Year three have had a discussion about whether Stig of the Dump should be allowed to come and live in a house. This morning they found that Stig had made a den in the school! He'd made a mess, burning things and leaving bones behind.
We enjoy baking in nursery and this week we have been baking banana muffins! We talked about the ingredients we needed and all waited patiently whilst they were weighed. Then we took turns mashing the bananas and stirring the mixture, making it nice and sticky before we spooned it into the cupcake cases. They smelt delicious when they came out of the oven!
We also iced biscuits, watching with interest as the icing changed colour when we added the food colouring. Then we got to spread it onto the biscuits and choose which sweets we wanted to sprinkle on top. We enjoyed eating them at snack time!
Our Skipathon Charity Event to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and the Brain Tumour Charity was a great success. We wore something red and a Bandana, sold cakes and treats and took part in a skipping competition. Later we learnt about the functions of the brain. We raised over £570 - well done to everyone who took part.
In Nursery 1 we have been taking advantage of the lovely weather by playing in the water outside! We have had fun painting the tunnel, jumping in puddles, cleaning the toys and blowing bubbles to make "snow".
Some of the children thought the water from the watering can looked like rain, so we enjoyed singing songs such as "It's Raining, It's Pouring" and "Incy Wincy Spider" as we splashed and poured and played in it.
The Dragon's Mouth Puppet Theatre Company gave a neon performance and demonstrated the art of puppet making in classroom workshops.
On World Book Day, we dressed up in our pyjamas and brought our favourite bedtime stories to Nursery. We made a special reading den outside, where we could snuggle down under the blankets and look at books. At the end of the session we all chose a book to take home from our new Nursery 1 library!
To celebrate World Book Day a group of children from each class visited Waterstones to help spend our book vouchers.
For World Book Day, our pupils have been making Mr Potato Head book characters. Prize winners will be chosen later today.
Year 3 have been busy learning about and making volcanoes as part of their Angry Earth topic.
Our Year 6 investigators are examing a crime scene for evidence and interviewing witnesses for a newspaper report.