Kirkley Hall

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We had a fabulous time on Tuesday at Kirkley Hall zoo! The children had the opportunity to see some weird and wonderful animals and even saw some animals that talked! They were able to handle guinea pigs and rabbits, explore the woodland walk and went through the wallaby walk.

Hatching Chicks

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What an exciting start to the summer term… Penguins and Puffins have new some new arrivals! This half term we will be hatching chicks and we will be learning about life cycles and animal development. This week we have learnt about how the chick develops inside the egg. We have used key scientific vocabulary, such… More

A Cautionary Tale…

We began our week by diving into a new book: Grendel- a Cautionary Tale about Chocolate. Grendel is a little monster who adores chocolate. So when he is presented with the opportunity of making three wishes – guess what he does? In this new take on the King Midas story, a wish that everything he… More

Dinosaurs go home

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This week, we have continued our learning about dinosaurs. We explored the difference between an Allosaurus and a Stegosaurus and then used line and shape to draw them. We investigated using different pressure to shade our drawings. After our exciting discovery of dinosaur eggs on our school field, the dinosaur sanctuary finally found a way to… More

Welcome back!

The children have settled in brilliantly during our first week back. They have enjoyed sharing their news about the Christmas holidays and we have loved listening to their stories! We have lots of exciting things going on this  term. Our new topic is based around literature and we will be looking at the stories of… More

Spelling in the snow

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This week we have been learning how to subtract numbers up to ten. Using a part-whole model, we considered how subtraction links to addition and created fact families to match. Next week we are going to continue to deepen our understanding of subtraction and we will use numicon and numberlines to support this. On Thursday,… More

Stepping into the light!

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This week in science, we have been looking at different light sources to link with our Space topic. We identified that the sun is our main natural source of light and the children were able to describe different man made light sources. The children have been doing lots of addition in maths this week. The… More

Visit to The Centre for Life

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What a wonderful and exciting day we had yesterday at the Centre for Life! Our Space topic was brought to life through workshops, visits to the planetarium and spectacular science shows. We had a warm welcome from Tim Peake himself and were given the chance to test different materials for strength, flexibility and weight to… More

A leaf man’s got to go where the wind blows…

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This week we have been exploring the story Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. We discussed her stunning illustrations and commented on her use of colour and how this links to autumn. As part of our science learning, we examined trees in our woodland area and noted the changes we could see. Did you know that… More

Visit to Alnwick Castle

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What a wonderful visit we had to Alnwick Castle last week! Our children took part in a wand making workshop and were taught the magic words to make our wands come to life. We were an audience for a fantastic story about knights, giants, wizards and dragons. We used our wands and the magic words… More