Friday, 23 July 2021

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Elm Class at Testwood Lakes

Year 2 went to Testwood Lakes for their trip. We focused on our map reading skills by helping Speckle the Spider find his belongings that he'd lost in the woods and around the site. We then needed to find as many of Speckle's friends as we could by sweeping the long grass and log turning in the woods. It was a very fun day, evenif it was a bit hot!

Friday, 16 July 2021

Year R at Hillier- Oak class

We had a lovey time at Hillier today! The sun shone, the butterflies fluttered and the bees buzzed. We got to participate in all sorts of wonderful activities that allowed us to really experience all that nature has to offer on a fine summer day. We skimmed the long grass using nets to try and catch crickets, grasshoppers, butterflies and beetles. We went pond dipping and caught a whole array of little critters, such as newts, pond skaters and freshwater prawns. We used colour palettes, just like artists, to colour match using the beautiful flowers at Hiller, snap! We also went on a scavenger hunt through a meadow looking out for items that don’t belong in nature, we had to look closely as some were camouflaged! Thank-you to Hiller and to all of the parents who helped make this wonderful day possible!

Year R at Hillier- Beech Class

We had a lovey time at Hillier today! The sun shone, the butterflies fluttered and the bees buzzed. We got to participate in all sorts of wonderful activities that allowed us to really experience all that nature has to offer on a fine summer day. We skimmed the long grass using nets to try and catch crickets, grasshoppers, butterflies and beetles. We went pond dipping and caught a whole array of little critters, such as newts, pond skaters and freshwater prawns. We used colour palettes, just like artists, to colour match using the beautiful flowers at Hiller, snap! We also went on a scavenger hunt through a meadow looking out for items that don’t belong in nature, we had to look closely as some were camouflaged! Thank-you to Hiller and to all of the parents who helped make this wonderful day possible!

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Using Electricity

 In Year 4, we have been learning about using electricity. We have explored making our own circuits, and designing our own torches. 

YR Zoolab Visit

The children in Year R were very lucky to have Anna from Zoolab come to visit. They were introduced to Gary the Giant African Snail, a Giant Cockroach, Buttercup the tarantula, Cheese the millipede and Dolly the snake. Anna taught the children about each of the minibeasts and introduced each of them, including a reptile! She then allowed the children to handle each of the creatures if they wanted or encouraged a wave if they weren't feeling quite brave enough. A big Thank you to Anna for such an exciting and interesting visit.

Year 2 Sewing

Year 2 have been learning to sew. We have learned how to stitch a running stitch and have made a pouch from felt with a garden theme.

Friday, 9 July 2021

Year R Jungle week 3

This was our last week learning about the jungle. We’ve really enjoyed reading the book, “Day Monkey, Night Monkey” and have followed up by sorting nocturnal and diurnal animals, exploring shadows and writing sentences about what we do in the day/night time. We have also used natural materials that we found outside to create some ‘jungle pictures’ of our favourite creatures! Next week we will be learning about sea creatures and how to keep our environment clean.