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    ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE

     

    1.4.21

    EASTER HAT PARADE

     

    Pupils prepared their own hats for Easter... Here they are:

    31.3.21

    AUTISM WEEK

     

    This week is Autism week. We looked at what AUTISM is and then ways to support people with Autism.

     

     

    31.3.21

    STUNNING WRITING

     

    A pupil in Buzzards class came up with this amazing last line for her Shackleton writing.

    30.3.21

    OUTDOOR FUN - PART 2

     

    Buzzards Class enjoyed ANOTHER outdoor walk.

    26.3.21

    OUTDOOR FUN

     

    Buzzards Class enjoyed an outdoor walk - there were lots of smiles!

    19.3.21

    RED NOSE DAY

     

    Buzzards Class kindly brought in money to help support this important charity!

    15.3.21 - 19.3.21

     

    LEARNING POWERS THEME WEEK

    Day 5: REFLECT

     

    'Reflect' is about learning and growing, this is achieved by looking back at things that have happened...

     

    How could I have done that differently?

     

    How could I do that better?

    Day 4: RESILIENCE

     

    Buzzards found out about RESILIENCE.

    This is the ability to bounce back in difficult circumstances. Or it is keeping going when faced with a problem.

     

    Buzzards had to be resilient when designing our spaghetti and marshmallows towers:

    Day 3: RELATE

     

    In class, we looked at RELATE and how we can reach goals as a TEAM.

     

    Together Everyone Achieves More

     

    We looked at ants who work as a TEAM to achieve so much!

     

     

    TEACHING A SKILL

     

    On Wednesday, I was amazed by Buzzards Class!

    There was a 'buzz' of activity as the pupils taught carefully planned activities. Their smiles were huge as they learnt new things or saw others gain new knowledge.

    We completed a Scavenger Hunt working in pairs to be inventive!

    Day 2 : ASPIRE

     

    In class, we looked at ASPIRE and how we can reach goals!

    One of the goals that we tried to drop an egg and protect it. The pupils did an amazing job at this:

    Pupils looked at a range of famous Mythical Creatures; The Hydra.

     

    They then created their own Mythical Creatures - take a look:

    Day 1 : CURIOUS

     

    We looked at being curious and how it is necessary for learning.

    We also looked at the phrase 'curiosity killed the cat' and decided that we disagreed with it...We like being curious!

     

    First, we were curious about Manga Art and tried to recreate it using the traditional features:

     

    - Large eyes,

    - Small nose,

    - Small head

    - Pointy chin

    - Spiky hair (for boys)

    - Coloured hair

     

    Zoo Lab Animals

     

    First, we looked at the Gary the African Snail

    Next, we looked at Filip the Hissing Cockroach.

    After that, we looked at the Buttercup the Rose Tarantula.

    Later, we looked at the Cheese the Giant Africa Millipede.

    Next, we looked at the Henry the Horse field Tortoise.

    Finally, we looked at the Dali the Royal Python.

    8/3/21

    BACK TO SCHOOL!

     

    Pupils have come back to school engaged and full of beans. It has been lovely seeing them smile.

     

    On Monday, we created these AMAZING Shackleton pictures. We will finish them on Friday. Enjoy!

    On Tuesday, we made the most of this BEAUTIFUL weather and went up in the local woods. Pupils had a fantastic time!

    Have a look at these photos:

    4/3/21

    WORLD BOOK DAY

     

    Today is World Book Day. We have asked the children to celebrate reading!

     

    In our morning LIVE session (see photo above), pupils shared WHO they dressed up as and WHY.

     

    Today, pupils may want to read in crazy places, make book marks, make books, design characters. We would like them to treasure reading.

     

    There is also a Potato Character Competition. Here are the pupils creations:

    Outstanding Potatoes Created by Buzzards' Pupils. Can you guess the character?

    Creating Reading Dens:

    Drawing Book Pictures:

    Lola missed our LIVE session, here is her amazing costume:

    In our afternoon LIVE session, pupils shared their favourite books. They said what they liked about it. It was lovely listening to the pupils.

    3/3/21

    ENGLISH

    SHACKLETON'S JOURNEY

     

    Pupils are looking at the story of Shackleton's Journey.

    First, they made their own adverts they had to use persuasive features. Here they are:

    25/2/21

    HISTORY - ENGLISH

    RACE FOR THE SOUTH POLE

     

    First, we looked the Discovery Expedition led by Captain Scott. They journeyed to Antarctica to try and reach the South Pole.

     

    Next, we looked the NIMROD Expedition led by Ernest Shackleton. They journeyed to Antarctica to try and reach the South Pole again. This time they got so much further than Scott. They were just 97 miles from the South Pole.

     

    Ernest made the incredible decision to turn away for the sake of his men. He  valued their lives.

     

    We wrote as Ernest capturing HOW he felt:

     

    After that, we looked the TERRA NOVA Expedition led by Captain Scott. They journeyed to Antarctica to try and reach the South Pole AGAIN.

     

    Scott pushed his men hard to get to the Pole. Unfortunately, his team was beat by another explorer - Roald Amundsen.

    Roald managed to find a route to the South Pole that shaved a month off their timings - hence they were able to beat Scott.

     

    Disappointed, Scott's team of five men died on the return journey.

     

    - HALF TERM - 

     

     

    12/2/21

    RE - PRAYER MATS 

     

    In RE we looked at Mosques and how Muslims pray. Pupils created their own prayer mats.

    12/2/21

    EXPLORERS RESEARCH

     

    Here is an awesome WANTED poster for the explorer Percy H Fawcett.

    9/2/21

    SAFETY INTERNET DAY

     

    We looked at ways to be safe online.

    5/2/21

    DRAWING BAR CHARTS

     

    Pupils looked at Bar Charts. They interpreted them and read them for info. Next, they had a go at drawing Bar Charts.

     

    They needed:

    - Ruler used

    - Title

    - Labelled Axis

    - Bars are the same thickness

    - Gaps around the bars

    4/2/21

    Having fun and being happy

     

    This week it is Children's Mental Health Week.

     

    Today we looked at ways to strengthen our positive outlook.

     

    Pupils then had the challenge to do something that made them happy. They shared their happy moments on Friday.

    Here are a few pupils enjoying themselves!

     

    4/2/21

    DESIGN TECHNOLOGY 

    EVALUATIONS

     

    After finishing making our products, we evaluated them. Here is an example of a good detailed evaluation from Arabella!

    4/2/21

    ENGLISH - READING COMPREHENSION

     

    We looked at Matthew Henson. He is a famous explorer who didn't get the recognition he deserved but of the colour of his skin. We talked about HOW unfair this was. 

    3/2/21

    ENGLISH - INSTRUCTION WRITING

     

    We pretended that we were stuck on an island. We had to design a shelter and then write the instructions for those shelters.

    2/2/21

    RE - ISLAM - QU'RAN

     

    Fist pupils found out how Allah has 99 names. Some of them were lovely and some of them weren't (humiliator). We discussed this.

     

    We then looked at what our names mean.

     

    Meryn did a poster to show what her name meant!

    Next pupils researched the Quran. 

    Here is their research:

    The Quran is written in Arabic. Walt researched some Arabic!

    1/2/21

    STATISTICS START

     

    To begin our unit we looked at using tally marks. Making gates with a 5th line.

    29/1/21

    DESIGN TECHNOLOGY SUPERSTARS

     

    Here are the amazing pieces that the pupils made! They investigated sewing. Next, they planned this. Finally, the made their designs

    29/1/21

    Frida Kahlo

     

    Willow has done these brilliant paintings of Frida Kahlo!

    28/1/21

    DIARY ENTRIES

     

    Pupils researched the British Astronauts.

    After that they did some creative writing as those individuals.

    25/1/21

    Enjoying the Snow - PART 3

     

    Keir enjoying the snow!

    25/1/21

    Enjoying the Snow - PART 2

     

    An amazing winter poem by Jake that was inspired by the snow!

     

     

    25/1/21

    Enjoying the Snow - PART 1

     

    Painting in the snow! Flo had a wonderful time.

     

    22/1/21

    SUPER STAR WRITING!

     

    Pupils had to write their own diary entries from places around the world that they researched last week.

     

    I was very impressed by a LOT of them.

     

    Here is one amazing start from Kit...

    22/1/21

    BAKING QUEEN!

     

    Flo is demonstrating some very capable skills!

    22/1/21

    BAKING KING!

     

    Walt being very comfortable in the kitchen!

    21/1/21

    DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

     

    This week, pupils planned what they will make NEXT WEEK.

    Pupils had to..

     

     design something that you could take or find on an adventure.

     

    Here is Blythe's fantastic design!

    20/1/21

    RESEARCHING ANTARTICA

     

    Pupils used a new website - Oddizzi to research Antarctica!

     

    Here is Sam's Research:

    Meryn's model of...

     

    HALLEY VI RESEARCH CENTRE

     

    ...in Antarctica

     

    Find out more here: https://www.bas.ac.uk/polar-operations/sites-and-facilities/facility/halley/

    19/1/21

    SCIENCE - SHADOWS

     

    Pupils have been looking at:

     

    HOW SHADOWS ARE MADE?

    CAN SHADOWS CHANGE?

     

    To enrich this Flo has been busy making her own SHADOW CREATURES! Aren't they wonderful?

    18/1/21

    DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

     

    Last week, pupils investigated HAND STITCHING. They had a go at doing the running stitch. The pupils have created some wonderful items. I hope you marvel at them.

    18/1/21

    EXPLORING CAPACITY

     

    Matthew is having a wonderful hands-on lesson!

    14/1/21

    RESEARCHING CHINA

     

    As part of our topic, pupils had to research a country that they like and would like to visit. Sam researched China. Here is his wonderful poster.

     

    13/1/21

    Home learning Pro

     

    I am so impressed by all the wonderful emails I have been getting. It was lovely seeing what Flo has been up to! Check it out...

    13/1/21

    Language Superstar

     

    Walt has been looking into languages and using them brilliantly. You can see what he has been up to and how he is accompanied by his cat - Tink.

    13/1/21

    Beautiful Drawing of a Mosque

     

    Meryn has been doing some research of Islam. As part of that she has drawn a Mosque where Muslims pray. She has also made this fantastic unicorn diary book.

    12/2/21

    LEARNING TO PLAY THE PIANO

     

    Wow! It was an absolute joy listening to Matthew play the piano today. I tried to upload the video but struggled. We have some fabulous screenshots to see what he has been doing and to look at that PROUD face.

    12/1/21

    BEAUTIFUL ARTWORK

     

    Keir produced some beautiful watercolour painting of an ALBATROSS. I hope it has inspired you to do a piece of art or to find out more about an ALBATROSS.

    11/1/21

    INCREASING CONFIDENCE WITH LOLA

     

    I am very impressed by Lola and her increasing confidence in Maths. Her fantastic attitude stands out in class and it is lovely to see her working hard at home! Keep it up!

    7/1/21

    STUNNING WRITING

     

    Hayden produced some FANTASTIC descriptive writing. It was lovely to listen to it!

    4/1/21 and 11/1/21

    DOUBLE AMAZINGNESS

     

    Sid has done some wonderful Maths - working hard on the division. He also made this fantastic creature. Well done Sid.

    4/1/21

    PORTRAIT DRAWING

     

    We were going to do portraits of a very famous explorer. As a introduction we looked at some of then rules of portrait drawing. Pupils then drew these amazing pictures!

    We are coming to the end of Term 1. INSET on Friday 22nd October 2021 and return to school on Monday 1st November. Remember to spread the word about our Open Morning on Tuesday 2nd November.
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