Year 4 investigated bubbles. They attempted to make the smallest bubble possible, create a ‘foam sausage’, make bubbles inside bubbles and balance smaller bubbles on bigger bubbles, with wands made of willow. Maths skills were required for estimating the age, diameter and height of trees. Some of the common trees in the school grounds were identified by using leaf ID sheets to classify them. They identified minibeasts and their body parts, using a key, before creating their own from clay. In the forest they made habitats for woodlice and even found time to relax and read in the shade, enjoying pancakes they had made! Finally, a morning of water experiments kept them cool in the heat.
Year 3 had a very busy week. In the forest they made stickmen ‘Friends for Fred’ and also designed Andy Goldsworthy style art, using natural materials. They blew giant bubbles, investigated how shadows change during the day and went on a bug hunt. As if that wasn’t enough, they had an outdoor violin rehearsal, were great team players at the inter-school beanbag rounders morning and had their first pedestrian training session! The fruit kebabs they made were a refreshing treat.
The theme in Year 1 was Dinosaurs. They created dinosaurs from natural materials, in the style of Andy Goldsworthy, made dinosaurs from paper & straws and even measured how many feet there were in a Diplodocus leg! There was great excitement when they followed clues and found an egg! They were very scientific when thinking about which creatures may come from eggs.
Our World Book Day characters had to battle snow storms to be with us this year! We had a fun day, celebrating our love of reading and books.
After school the PTA organised a book sale and refreshments.
Take a look below at some of the amazing and inventive costumes created by staff and children.
How many characters do you recognise?
Mr Toad was determined to triumph at his first Book Factor Assembly with us and wrote eloquent verse to win over the audience.
The other characters did not look very pleased when Mrs Gulliver, as Macavity the Mystery Cat, claimed victory for the THIRD year in a row!
Well done to everyone!
This July we held our competitive sports at the University of York all weather track again as our new school grounds are still being landscaped. We had a great time, with many of our parents and grandparents supporting us. Unfortunately, our Fun Sports morning had to be cancelled this year due to the weather.
From 3rd – 7th July 2017 we held our Outdoor Learning Week. Our theme this year was ‘On the Move’. We were very lucky with the weather and everyone enjoyed all their learning experiences outside. The first job was to prepare the tents which would be used as classrooms for the week. Year 4 were amazing – working as a team to put their tent up. Miss Smith challenged herself to put one up on her own!
Everything takes place outside for the whole week. Assemblies, weekly story club for the Early Years children and Year 4 even had their violin lesson outdoors! Each class also took part in a skipping session, learning new skills.
On an allocated day, each class had the opportunity to bring ‘wheels’ to school. We had a great time with bikes, scooters, roller skates, remote control vehicles and many other items. It was fantastic to see so much teamwork and sharing taking place
Weekly French lessons were also outside. Years 1 and 2 were challenged to pass a hoop (un cerceau) around in a circle whilst holding hands. We practised the words: un pied, l’autre pied et la tête.
Years 3 and 4 went on a trail to match the vehicles and their animal drivers. They also had to identify the colours of the vehicles in French.
Year 6 had to work in teams to identify vehicles in French, as well as their colour. Finally they practiced their numbers in French with a game of Snakes and Ladders.