Monthly Archives: January 2014


Form 3 Rainforest Booklets

Form 3 are continuing to work very hard on their rainforest booklets and are thoroughly enjoying researching their creatures.  We have a lot of animal information in our form now, so if you want to find out about electric eels, jaguars, arapaima fish or a whole host of other interesting creatures then visit our classroom [...]

January 30th, 2014|

Condensation, Everywhere!

Continuing from our work in science investigating changes of a liquid to a gas, this week we have been learning about the reverse of evaporation, condensation. We discussed everyday examples of condensation and where you might see it, then we went on a condensation hunt around the school. As suspected, we found lots [...]

January 30th, 2014|

Football Washout!

Unfortunately, the weather during the last ten days has taken its toll on the fixtures for this week, and disappointingly, we've had to cancel our U9 Soccer matches. Hopefully a few days of drier weather will help to solve our dilemma!

January 30th, 2014|

Mirror Challenges!

Pre-Prep 2 have enjoyed some very taxing mirror challenges this week. After opening their surprise boxes, they had to find the mirror  in the mystery object and explain its purpose. This was not always easy - especially when faced with a car headlight! Next they  explored how to use mirrors to see around corners and over [...]

January 29th, 2014|

Superman Flies By For A Chat

Is it a bird? Is it plane?   We had a very special visitor today. Superman spared us a few precious minutes out of his busy day to tell us about a daring rescue that he undertook on Saturday. Year 4 reporters are processing this breaking news story, we hope to publish it [...]

January 27th, 2014|

Magnificent Mirror Books

Pre-Prep 2 have written the most marvellous magic mirror stories! They have described how they found and went through jewelled mirrors to land in very weird lands. After amazing adventures in strange streets, crazy beaches, violent volcanoes and fantastical parks, they managed to find their way home! Here are Hannah, Oliver and Isla with their [...]

January 26th, 2014|

Monet by Pre-Prep 1

Pre-Prep 1 have really enjoyed painting in the style of Monet this week.  They looked very carefully at a picture called 'The Japanese Bridge' by Monet and used water colours to produce their own version.  Their pictures look amazing!  Well done Pre-Prep 1

January 26th, 2014|

Whatever the Weather!

Reception are  learning about weather. They have learnt about where the rain comes from and have enjoyed watching water evaporate. They have made frosty pictures and experimented with paint ice cubes. Our bar chart shows that snow was the most popular weather in the class. I was planning to talk about the sun next week, [...]

January 26th, 2014|

Stinky Science!

   Year 4 were amazed to discover quite what is contained inside a Barn owl pellet. We managed to find skeletons of rodents and birds which the owls had eaten. This was all part of our moving and growing topic, our focus this week has been on the structure and function of the skeleton. It [...]

January 21st, 2014|

Evaporation in the Science Lab

Year 5 are learning all about changes of state this half term, in particular we will looking at the changes between liquids and gases. Last week we tested if what Mrs McKenzie teaches is actually true!! The children were set a challenge to find out if heat really does affect evaporation. The children planned and carried [...]

January 20th, 2014|
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