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15 May Kew Gardens Visit

In Spring term, we have been busy learning all about the amazing rainforests of the world. We have learned where in the world they can be found and all about the variety of species that live there. We have enjoyed two great trips to Kew...

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01 May Harry Potter Workshop

Year 6 went to the Harry Potter Workshop to learn about the history of magic and JK Rowling’s amazing book: Harry Potter. At the workshop, we first learned about the Philosophers Stone. The stone made all things it touches turn into gold. It will also...

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01 May Viking Boat

Year 5 were set the challenge of making a model of a Viking Boat, to link to their Spring term topic. They had to complete a booklet to show the different stages of their work including, researching, designing and building their boat. The results were...

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01 May Anglo-Saxon Cooking

As part of their Spring Term topic, Year 5 spent an afternoon cooking Anglo-Saxon apple and cinnamon cakes. They learnt about how to follow a recipe, and the different stages of what to do. They also discovered a lot about the type of ingredients that...

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01 May Animal Habitats

We have learned a lot about animals and their habitats. For our class assembly we presented a David Attenborough style program and shared our learning, including some writing we did about ‘The Midnight Fox’. This photo shows us ready for our assembly, wearing animal masks...

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01 May Making Finger Puppets

We made animal finger puppets. First of all, we planned what our finger puppets would look like. We then learnt how to thread needles and sew in order to join two pieces of felt together. Once that had been completed, we then thought about how we could...

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01 May Golden Hinde Trip

This term, we have been learning all about explorers! In English, the children have written their own explorer themed stories and they have found out lots of information about famous explorers such as, Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Tim Peake. As part of our...

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01 May Science Museum Trip

This half term our topic has been Space. We have learnt about how astronauts get into space, why things float in space and what the astronauts need to live on the International Space Station. We also looked at the different planets in the solar system...

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01 May Chinese New Year Activities

We learnt about the Chinese New Year. We threaded beads onto dragon’s tongues, we danced the lion dance and the ribbon dance, we used red playdough with lucky money, we made marks with chopsticks in red sand and we read the Chinese New Year story....

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