The Moon in a Month

 

Year 5 have been studying our solar system, including the moon. For this activity we studied how we see the moon differently over the course of a month. We then recreated this using Oreo cookies.

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Eggsperimenting in Year 2!

Our Science topic this half term is Everyday materials and their uses.  We received a letter from some eggs who needed our help to escape from Gorton egg factory!  The only way to escape was from a high window which meant danger of smashing and not surviving.  We worked with a partner to design…

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St Francis Vets is open for business!

We turned our classroom into a vets practice!

We did lots of different activities like using coins to pay for pet toys and using lego to build a bed for our pets. Also, we took our pets to the vet surgery to give them a check up. Year 1 knew that we needed to do all of these tasks to make…

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Changing shadows

In our science lesson this week, we used torches as our light source to experiment with changes the shape of shadows. 

 

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Light and shadow

In our science lesson this week, we have been studying our shadows and how the position of the sun can change the size of our shadow. More investigation to follow.

 

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Seasonal changes

Today, Year 1 were looking closely at deciduous and evergreen trees and the changes in seasons. Our afternoon was full of leaf hunting, leaf collecting, dot painting and leaf printing. 

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Puppy Love!

On Monday, Year 1 had a very special guest. We got to meet Miss Saxon's dog, Mabel. This term, our topic is paws, claws and whiskers and Year 1 got to ask Miss Saxon some questions about how she keeps Mabel happy. We also looked at some of our other pets like Miss Saxon's horse and Miss Gardner's…

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Science classification

We have had a great whole school STEM project and used lots of wonderful books to inspire our learning. In Year 6, we have been learning about classification and used Mad about Monkeys by Owen Davey.

We started by looking at how we might categorise various monkeys. Some decided on the habitat…

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Save the rainforests!

As part of STEM week we learnt all about the devastating effects of deforestation.

We used art skills such as layering and overlapping through collaging as well as smudging with charcoal to create art. We hope they powerfully show the impact deforestation has on rainforests, animals and our…

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The Lorax

During STEM week, we have been reading the book The Lorax by Dr Suess. It's made us think a lot about the impact humans and their actions have on the world and environment. We spent time researching what causes and the impact of deforestation, sea dredging and coral bleaching. We used this…

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Safari Phil

Year 6 were visited by Safari Phil and his exotic range of pets! The children were able to see first hand some of the animals we have been learning about in our science lessons to do with classification. They could also see how animals are adapted to suit the environment that they live in. Some of…

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Amazing magnets!

This week Year 3 started their science topic Forces and Magnets. During this lesson the children had the challenge of connecting the magnets together.

 

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