I’m a survivor!

On Wednesday we had a wonderful time. We spent the whole day outside learning team building skills at Forest school with Mrs Kearns and Miss Gill. We were given a challenge: to build a wash bowl stand and draining platform. The only materials we were give were 15 bamboo canes, string and a bowl;…

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Walk Thru the Bible

We made it through thousands of years of Biblical history in chronological order. James came in to help us learn what happened and when it happened (the Bible is not written in chronological order). Over the course of 6 hours, we went from creation Christ’s birth at the beginning of the New…

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I’m a survivor: a visit from John the bug guy

Today we had an interesting visit from John (the bug guy). He told us all about different bugs and how they survived, even in the harshest conditions. We learned you can find snails everywhere on the planet; tardigrades (water bears) are indestructible; stick insects are all female and essentially…

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Class reading experiments—Coke and Mentos

This week we have been reading about experiments in Class. Fascinated and intrigued, we decided to try out the Coke and Mentos experiment. We got a bottle of Diet Coke, as we were advised it was easier to clean up, and some fruit Mentos. It was so much fun (and we got to eat the left over…

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SCARF visit

Today we had a visit from SCARF. We learned about things we need, not only to survive physically but also to keep us mentally healthy. She told us about the physical effects cigarettes and alcohol can have on our bodies, but we should not feel pressured to use them—it’s our choice—but it is…

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All things Scandinavian

It has been so great seeing everyone back in school! In Geography, we have been learning about the different Scandinavian countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark). In order to find out a plethora of interesting facts, we had a scavenger hunt. Miss Webster hid fact cards outside; we had to find the…

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back everyone! It has been so nice to see you all in person. Also, we have all survived our first full week back in school--well done to all. As you already know, we have 'hit the ground running' as we have a lot to cover. Many thanks to parents, in advance, for all you marvellous support…

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Fantastic, Thought-provoking Work

This week, one of our class produced a fantastic timeline about slavery as he wanted to learn about what happened hundreds of years ago and still, sadly, happens today. He was shocked to learn about how people were, and still are, treated differently because of their skin colour. His observation…

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'Blood' smoothies

This week, in science, we have been looking at blood. We have learned about what is in blood and about the different types of blood. At home, we had fun making 'blood' smoothies with different foods representing different things in blood. We used strawberries or raspberries, marshmallows,…

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This term our topic is Ancient Earth

This term we will be looking at Ancient Greece in history, the circulatory system in science and thinking about different views about God.

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Alston Observatory

The children have had a fantastic morning at Alston Observatory. Amar and Simon, who are PHD and Doctorate students had the class so enthused about space that they used Google Moon as soon as we returned to school.

Amar gave a fantastic presentation about the start of the universe, how stars…

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Magistrates Workshop

The children were visited by three local Magistrates, who came to guide the children through our criminal justice system and what happens in a court room.  They gave a presentation about the work of a Magistrate - the children were shocked that Magistrates do not get paid for their service. This…

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