As part of our pirate day the children have been learning a sea shantie 'Captain Ward'. The children have been singing and dancing along and if they want to look at the words and get some extra practise that would be great for tomorrow's pirate day. The words and the different parts that the classes are doing are in the document below and there's a video to sing along to as well.
Spiers & Boden perform their version of Captain Ward the pirate at Glastonbury 2007
Year 2 Maths Investigation
This week in year 2 we have been investigating the statement 'odd + odd = even'. The children have been collecting evidence and deciding whether they think the statement is always, sometimes or never true.
Year 1 Getting into Forest School this week
A warm welcome from Key Stage One.
We currently have three classes in Year One and three in Year Two.
Year One - Sun Class, Star Class and Earth Class
Year Two - Mars Class, Neptune Class and Rocket Class
Autumn Term 2017
Our topic this term is Splish, Splash, Splosh
Year One have produced some lighthouse pictures, inspired by Edward Hopper's The Lighthouse at Two Lights
Big Chef, Little Chef
Autumn Term 2016
This term in Key Stage our topic is Big Chef Little Chef. BIg Chef will be setting us challenges and we will be learning about where food comes from, how plants grow, recipes, reading stories relating to food as well as having some fun cooking. We will also be heading out on 3 school trips this term: 1) Chiltern Open Air Museum where the children will be learning about cooking in the past, 2) Dell Farm for a Christmas Nativity activity day and 3) The Grove Theatre for our annual whole school trip to the panto.
If you have any experiences or skills you would like to share with the children related to this topic, please speak to one of the Key Stage 1 Team.
Check out some of the work we've been doing!
Welcome back from Key Stage One. Our topic for the Summer Term is 'Wild and Wonderful'.
In Year One, we have been writing Rainforest senses poems. Look at our Poet-trees!
Our trip to Woburn
Today the whole of Key Stage 1 took a visit to Rushmere Country Park to enrich their learning for our new topic 'Wild and Wonderful'. We walked from Rushmere to Stockgrove, identifying different trees and wildlife, bug hunting and describing our wonderful surroundings as we went. There was also time to enjoy lunch in the picnic area and visit the sun dial. Watch the video below to see some of our discoveries :)
In Year 2 this week, we have been making some environmental sculptures using natural items found on the school grounds. This was done as a follow up to reading the story of The Gruffalo and took inspiration from the work of Andrew Goldsworthy who is famous for making environmental sculptures(You can find out more about Andy here http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zs87tfr). Please watch the video below to see the children's work. What did your child use to make the gruffalo's purple prickles?
Our first book of this topic is Maurice Sendak's 'Where the Wild Things Are'.
Year One have hidden their own Wild Things in the Jungle...
Thank you to Mead Open Farm and the Hamilton-Crickmay family for donating a new female goat as a friend for Billy.
Mrs Hurrell is running a competition to name her.
Don't forget to hand your suggestion to your class teacher.
UPDATE: Thank you to all those who suggested names. The school council chose from a short list the name Milly. We hope that Billy and Milly will be very happy.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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