Foxes have been fascinated with facts this week as we delved in our Battle of Britain topic. We have looked at maps to plot the advancement of the Germans which led to the Dunkirk evacuation. We even tried our hand at writing some radio broadcasts with great success. This has all linked in with our English because we are writing a narrative about the ‘Little Ships’. Foxes have used all their knowledge gathered over the week to boost the factual content of this first writing experience.
In maths, we have been using manipulatives to develop our understanding of number and addition.
Foxes are thoroughly enjoying their hockey this term with our new instructor and many have also opted for extra multiskills club on a Friday afterschool.
Otters have had a brilliant week, everyone has settled in so well and we have all been really engaged in our new learning. This week we have been looking at a narrative in our English lessons and the Year 2’s have produced some brilliant independent writing. In our maths we have been focussing on place value, and have done lots of counting and practical activities to support this.
We have been super focused on our Let’s Fly Away topic and have been learning all about the history of flying machines. We’ve even had a go at designing and sketching our own aeroplanes and machines!
We have also been making the most of the sunshine, and have done lots of outdoor activities.
We are really looking forward to the rest of the year and the learning journey we will be going on.
We have had a mixed, but very busy week this week, including a transition morning where next year’s Otters were able to meet Miss Eagle, and the year 2’s went on to spend the morning in Foxes with Mrs Bellison.
We have managed to fit in plenty of work though, and in English the children wrote their own Seaside adventure stories.
In topic, we have been looking at the RNLI and safety at the seaside.
Thursday evening the School became a disco hall and the children had a lot of fun dancing, getting faces painted and eating goodies from the tuck shop.
Friday morning has been a tennis taster session which the children all thoroughly enjoyed and learned some excellent skills!
|Hedgehogs Forest Preschool This week, we discovered more exciting changes in our garden- bumpy pink fruits hiding under the leaves of our raspberry bushes, tiny froglets with bendy legs in our tadpole tank and flower heads beginning to grow on our tall, leafy sunflower plants. The lively colours and smells of summer, inspired us to make potions and perfumes using fragrant leaves and petals from the school garden.
We worked together to clean out our sandpit and replace the sand. We agreed on some rules to keep our sandpit a safe, happy place to play.
Mark making was used to draw our friends and play games together.All that action left us needing an energy boost so we made some chocolate hedgehogs using sunflower seeds for the spikes.
We have had another busy week in Otter class. In English we are continuing our story Lucy and Tom at the seaside and the children described their walk down to the beach carrying everything they need for a fabulous beach trip.
Year 2s had their transition into Fox class which they thoroughly enjoyed as they prepare for the next step in their education journey, and the rest of us welcomed the new starters for the 2023/24 school year.
In topic, we have been looking at life cycles of animals, in particular, chickens. We had some hen eggs in our incubator, but unfortunately none of them have hatched.
The children have really enjoyed their forest school sessions too, and have been practising their behaviour around a fire in preparation for smores making in a future session.
The children have also been very busy baking tasty cheese pinwheels for the last cafe of this school year.
There has been lots happening in the Fox classroom again this week. We have finished our printing based on our Navigating Norfolk Topic and there are some wonderful detailed reproductions. They took great care marking out their block before ink; printing and then peeling for the magical reveal.
In English, we continued with the Rhythm of the Rain as the children described the journey of a jar of water which had been poured into a stream. The figurative language was great and we were able to use some personification for some elements of the stream too.
Year 6 had their transition days at high school. They returned full of excitement with many stories to tell. We too had our transition day this week and our new class of Foxes created some great ideas for their different coloured dots based on the story ‘The Dot’. We also investigated our names using fractions (parts of a whole) to see if we noticed anything interesting about each other’s names.
Finally, we donned our aprons for the last time this term, as we baked and prepared sandwiches for our end of year Village Cafe.
We harvested our potatoes this week. It was exciting to discover those little yellow shiny treasures hidden in the dark compost. We washed them and counted more than ten.
As well as it being assessment week for some of the year groups in Fox class, it has been another busy week of trips and days out. A small group of children represented the school at the Royal Norfolk Show on Wednesday as our Ambassadors. They chatted confidently to the public about our work that we produced after visiting the Alpaca Farm for the ‘On the Map Project’. It was a great success and there are some super pictures on Facebook. Our year five pupils headed off in the rain for their camp out at Mundesley Junior school yesterday and despite the rain all the activities went ahead as planned. Everyone had a very enjoyable time.
In English, Foxes started their narrative based on the ‘Rhythm of the Rain’ in which they further developed their use of figurative language to support description.
Foxes started their printing work this week based on their topic work. We look forward to sharing our finished prints with you later. Did we really manage to cram all this into one week?
Year 6 headed for the bowling alley to celebrate their end of year. We had a great time watching everyone’s techniques improve over the course of the games. The competitive sportsmanship shone through as everyone supported each other to improve their bowling. There were the odd strikes here and there and some surprising wins. By the time we left year 6 had tried the menu and consumed a range of drinks and ice creams. A good day had by all!
We said our final ‘goodbyes and and thank yous’ to Miss Mossop as we wished her every success as a newly qualified teacher. All the children and staff will miss her but we hope she will pop in and see us again soon.
We have been continuing our Ahoy There! Topic this week, and in art, have been practising making lines of varying thickness, and looking at colours, shading and mixing colours. We have studied some examples of art by a local artist, Samuel Thomas, and had a go at re-creating our own Calm Seas masterpiece. I think you will agree that the results are stunning!