Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Letters to Santa- EYFS

This week our Early Years Foundation Stage children have been posting their letters to Father Christmas. The children spent some time looking at the toy catalogues and choosing items to ask for. The children were very proud of the writing they did. 

The children were very sensible on the walk and represented the school incredibly well and each class earnt themselves a class reward!

Tuesday, 22 November 2022

Class 13 Victorian School Day

 Class 13 have had a fantastic day exploring the Oxfordshire Museum, though most importantly, experiencing how school would have been for a Victorian child. We tried recording work on slates, writing with dip pens in Copper Plate handwriting, Victorian style teaching and of course their punishments!  What was most brilliant is that the children all seemed to enjoy different aspects (or all!) of their day, either looking at the treasures of the museum galleries, looking at local discoveries, the tortures of the classroom, or simply the opportunity to have fun with friends, so there was definitely something for everyone. We would like to thank the Oxfordshire Museum for hosting us, as well as encourage a visit as we definitely could not experience all th

e museum had to offer!

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Science Explorers' Club

 Today in 'Science Explorers' we were data scientists. We looked at binary coding as a way to store information. We coded our own names using binary and then assigned each number a colour and painted our names in binary!

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Drama session in the hall


Foundation Stage had fun joining a Drama session this week (a free session from "Perform" the local Drama club group- please see details sent home)  with a focus on magic and wizards. We had to use our imaginations to think of ideas to add to the story, and our bodies to move in many different ways. 

Thursday, 10 November 2022

Science Explorers club

Science Explorers were investigating what happens when we mix oil and liquid by making 'fireworks in a jar'. The explorers added food colouring drops to a layer of oil floating on top of water and then watched them 'explode'!

The explorers learnt that liquids can have different weights or densities because of their structure. Water is heavier than oil so it sinks because it is made up of a different amount of molecules.

Food colouring dissolves in water but not in oil. This is how the drops and oil remain separated in the container.

Wednesday, 2 November 2022

Year 5 Art day - Henri Rousseau inspired art work

 Last term, Year 5 worked hard exploring a range of techniques used by Henri Rousseau, such as his use of colour and layering, as well as developing other skills such as collaging and outlining. Today we put all our knowledge together to create our own work inspired by Rousseau's 'jungle paintings' (which were created around 150 years ago, despite never actually going to a tropical rainforest!). 

Wednesday, 12 October 2022

Class 13 Terrariums

 We used our knowledge of asexual reproduction, which we have learnt in Science this term, in order to make mini terrariums using snippets of Mrs Fowkes' plant during forest school. With a little care, these little plants should grow big!