An epic trip- Shackelton's Journey

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In Year 5, we are loving reading "Shackleton's Journey" by William Grill and "Ice Trap" by Meredith Hooper. 

We have learnt all about explorers in Victorian and Edwardian times and the continent of Antarctica.  We have written letters to apply to become one of the crew onboard the Endurance,…

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Investigating counties of the U.K.

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In geography we have been learning about the 4 countries that make up the UK.  We have learnt about the capital cities, the different flags, patron saints and each country's emblem.  Today we focused on counties.  We found out that each country within the UK is divided into counties.  There are…

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Investigating our home continent - Europe!

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In geography we have started learning about Europe - our home continent. Today we looked at human features of different countries including languages, currency and flags. We used the internet and fact sheets to research these for lots of different European countries. 
 

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Investigating chocolate production - is it fair?

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As the culmination of their geography work on world trade, Year 6 used all their knowledge to help them understand the supply chain involved in chocolate production. They were shocked to find that from the £1 retail price of a bar of chocolate, the cocoa farmers in Ghana only receive 8p! Through…

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Messy Maps!

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We created aerial view plans of our classroom using a range of materials found within the classroom. Each group decided upon and devised a key when making their maps so they were clear and easy to follow! 
 

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Step into Spring!

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Year 1 enjoyed a spring walk around the school grounds today. We looked for signs of the season and learned about why some trees lost their leaves over winter whilst others didn’t! We learned the new terms ‘deciduous’ and ‘evergreen’ and spotted these trees in our nature area. We heard birds…

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Be the Change - Go Green!

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Today Year 5 and 6 went to Lancaster University for a “Be the Change Day” focusing on the environment.
This was organised by the students of the university and took place on campus.

We learnt all about food miles, how fruit and vegetables are grown and transported and the impact of plastics on…

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If Winter’s your favourite season, clap your hands!

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Today, whilst learning about the weather patterns across the four seasons, the most amazing thing happened... it started to SNOW! Of course, we made the most of this wintery treat by heading outside and investigating the weather and temperature! 
We checked the thermometer which told us it was a…

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Year 2 & The United Kingdom!

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Year 2 been learning about the UK and used their geography skills to locate the UK on a range of maps and globes. We put labels onto the maps to show the four countries of the United Kingdom and the surrounding seas.

Well done, Year 2!

 

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The water cycle in a bag!

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This week, we have been learning about how the water cycle works and we are going to be writing an explanation text to describe the process. We have used lots of new vocabulary such as evaporation, condensation and precipitation. We have drawn the water cycle on a food bag and put water in the…

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Planet Protectors!

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This week in Year 1's RE lesson, we looked at God's creation and how it is being spoiled by the actions of people. We talked about how we have choices to make everyday, some of which help the world and others that actually harm it.

The children set to work and cleared 'the beach' of litter,…

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X marks the spot

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Today we have followed a simple map to find a new toy for Nursery. We have used lots of directional language. The children were very good at looking for clues on each photo to find the next place to look. 

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