Year 2 – Computing

Year 2 started making their own Stop Motion animations today. We explored the app and made one together as a class. They then had a go with a partner to draw and take their own pictures to create a short film.

A Shipwreck at Browick!

The class were so excited to stumble across a shipwreck in our outdoor classroom!  Amongst the broken boat, the children spotted lots of different objects and items.  One by one the children took it in turns to talk about what they could see and collected the item.  Back in the classroom, we made a list of all these curiosities and discovered that they made a poem!  The poem is called ’10 things found in a shipwrecked sailor’s pocket’ by Ian McMillan.  We will be using this poem as our model text and we will be innovating our own version based on the things we may find in a fairytale land!

Trip to Morrisons

We’ve had the best trip to Morrisons this week – thanks to Sharon, their community champion. 

The children enjoyed hunting for the colours of the rainbow in the produce section. We found plenty of new and interesting things which the children weren’t sure they knew. Then followed their highlight – a visit to the fish counter! They were delighted to see the octopus and when the fishmongers made the scallops ‘talk’. We loved looking at the patterns on the skin of the mackerel and looking at how the kipper opens up into a flat shape. We certainly have some adventurous eaters in class who clearly love sardines and prawns.

The children were really well behaved and stopped to chat politely to the other customers in the store who asked them questions.

At the end we were given certificates, a pencil and sticker plus a very kind gift of some goodies for our role play area. Best of all is a delicious parcel of fruits for us to taste. We are looking forwards to setting up our little shop in class very soon!

Thanks so much to Miss Laflin and the parent helpers who accompanied us to make it such a fun little expedition. Don’t forget that Morrisons offer children the chance to scan shopping every Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

Nursery w/b 22.4.24

Our story will be:  The Extraordinary Gardener

Our rhyme of the week will be:  Little Bo Peep

Our number work will focus on:   Revising numbers 1-4

We will also be:  creating our own garden collages using natural materials, planting cress and grass seeds and finding out what they need in order to grow healthily, making some information posters, and sorting objects by initial sound

Exploring the Natural World at Nursery

This half term at Nursery we are exploring the plants and animals in our local environment, finding out about how they live and grow, and how we can take care of them.  We started this week by reading a lovely story, ‘The Extraordinary Gardener’ by Sam Boughton.  If you would like to hear it, click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MLhaSCjFLE  In the story, Joe, a little boy with a ‘wild imagination’, plants a tiny apple seed, and with love and patience creates a more beautiful world for himself and his neighbours. We were inspired by the story to plant our own seeds, so despite the rather wet and windy weather we have all planted sunflower seeds this week – we will be looking after them indoors until the weather outside is a bit more agreeable!  We also had a look at one of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings of sunflowers together, studying the shapes and colours, and then had a go at our own ‘still life’ paintings of a vase of chrysanthemums.  We’re very proud of our creations!  Outside, we’ve been studying the plants and trees on our field and in Forest School, and we’ve enjoyed watching busy bees transferring pollen between the blossoms on our apple trees.

ATTENTION: NEW STUDY FINDS CHILDREN ARE … LAZY! 

We had a great time in our English lesson today debating whether this headline was in fact true. We split into two groups to compile our argument either agreeing or disagreeing with this statement. Here were some of the arguments put forward in this debate:

Children are lazy

  • Lots of children spend all their spare time watching TV or gaming.
  • Children get loads of holiday time.
  • Parents do too much for children which makes them lazy.
  • The streets around the school are full of cars as many children prefer to drive to school instead of walk.
  • Children spend far too much time staring at a screen instead of being outside playing.
  •  Children often use iPads to watch videos which isn’t good for their mental or physical health.
  • Electronics are highly addictive and therefore children just can’t stop playing with them.

Children are not lazy

  • During holiday time, children are mostly going out doing things with their friends and family. and not just sitting around being lazy.
  • Most children walk to school if they can. Sometimes having to drive isn’t the child’s choice but their parents as they live too far away or their parent needs to go off to work after dropping them off. 
  • The school day is tiring as children are physically and mentally active so sometimes they need time after school to relax.
  • Children use technology to get moving, such as watching Yoga tutorials.
  • Most children spend their spare time at a club, doing homework or going outside to play with friends.
  • Most children have strict rules around screen time so this time is limited and only a treat after being physically and mentally active all day.

We hope that Nonsense Research Ltd will be interested in the arguments we have put forward and hope we have managed to show them that children aren’t lazy (mostly!)

Forest Schools and Spanish Art

It was our turn in the forest last week and the children showed lots of creativity in their exploration of the space. They also made a variety of different things showing some great proficiency with some of the forest school tools to help them bring to life the art they had in their mind.

Meanwhile in class, we were learning about the Spanish architect ‘Antoni Gaudi’ who, in his lifetime, designed and built many of the impressive buildings and spaces you can see in Barcelona today such as the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. He was famous for using a trencadis mosaic technique to brighten up his designs and he was very interested in the shapes of animals and nature – so we practised his technique on some animals of our own.

Year 6 Residential

We had a brilliant time on our trip to Norfolk Lakes last week. Everyone was kept very busy with activities including kayaking, canoeing, climbing, obstacle courses, archery, paddle-boarding and more! The groups worked really well together and the adults were impressed by how the children threw themselves into the challenges, showing great teamwork and perseverance.  Here are a lot of photos from the trip!

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