Y4 Bells Last Week of Half Term!

Wow, what a busy final week of half term we’ve had in Bells!

We’ve stormed through our work on subtraction and have been busy reporting the mysterious disappearance of Rose Blanche in Wurder too! The children have written some fantastic newspaper reports and I can’t wait for parents to see these soon at parents evening!

We were also really lucky to go and visit the Jewish Museum on Wednesday afternoon and learned loads about the Jewish faith. A special thank you to our lovely parent helpers who came with us on our trip. Take a look at our pictures from the day here…

And finally, I’d like to say a huge thank you to the children for working so hard on their Harvest performance- I was so proud of each and every one of you in church this morning (and I’m sure parents and family were too!) What a super way to end our first half term in Year 4 🙂

Wishing all of you a super break- have a brilliant week, Bells!

Miss Weatherley x

Year 4 Whistles Visit the Synagogue….

Hi Family and Friends,

Quick update first….

We have had a fantastic week in Whistles, everybody has been working VERY hard on their news reports about Rose Blanche and they are almost ready to type up!  Once they have all been typed, we will put up some images of them on the blog.  Oh and parents, look out for them in your child’s book at parents evening!

Whistles also worked very hard on the Eurovision song which was entered on Tuesday and we came a fabulous SECOND place!!  Even though we will not go to the final the children cannot wait to share our song with you in Church tomorrow!

Yesterday Whistles visited a Jewish Synagogue in Manchester and had such a fantastic morning.  Everyone learnt so many new things and also were able to share their knowledge from our lessons in school.  Take a look at our video below………

 

Whistles Visit the Synagogue…. on PhotoPeach

A splashing time in Reception Swallows!

Today we have loved exploring the very wet Autumn weather in our outdoor environment! The children enjoyed splashing in puddles, catching raindrops on their tongue, making sticky mud pies and jumping over puddles. They were also fascinated by lots of worms that they found – the sense of wonder and excitement was lovely to observe. A little reminder – Outdoor play is invaluable in supporting children’s learning and development. Please make sure your child has their waterproof trousers and jacket in school with them. Many thanks 🙂

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Quentin Blake Art work in Year 3

This week the children have been drawing in the style of Quentin Blake. They then painted their designs using water colours. The drawings were so fantastic, that we decided to use Quentin Blake as the inspiration for our class Christmas cards. I was so impressed with the effort and skill that has gone into the art work this week. Year 3 made me and themselves so proud. Please take a look at the children’s amazing art work here. Children can you recognise your own work? Adults can you tell which was the children’s work and which was Quentin Blake’s?

Reception Swallows – Autumn Walk!

This week we have loved investigating Autumn! The highlight of our week was when we put on our wellingtons and went on a walk to the local woods to spot the signs of Autumn. We saw pinecones, conkers, apples, crunchy leaves and blackberries! Have a look at our Autumn walk on the video below.

We have also been looking at the book ‘Leaf Man’ and used our Autumn collections to make our own leaf characters. Super natural art! Within our floor book groups we have been asking our own questions about Autumn and then researching the answers. We have found out….

  • What berries grow in Autumn?
  • Do squirrels eat pinecones?
  • What colour do the trees turn to in Autumn?
  • Why does it get colder and colder in Autumn?
  • Do hedgehogs come out at Autumn?

Another busy week! A little reminder that it is our Harvest Festival next Friday. It will be held in the school hall at 9.30am – we hope to see lots of you there! Have a lovely weekend.

Autumn Walks in Nursery

This week the children have been exploring the changes in the season. They started by going on an autumn walk to look for signs that autumn is here….

Autumn Walks in Nursery on PhotoPeach

This week the children have; collaged, painted and counted autumn leaves, made seasonal pictures with the nature they collected on their autumn walks, explored an autumn forest in their own classroom where they met the Gruffalo and shared his story, retold the story of the Gruffalo and made Gruffalo crumble!

Another busy week of learning!

Reception Amazons – Autumn Action!

If you go down in the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise….

This week in Reception, Amazons and Swallows stuck on their wellies and headed down to the local woods to explore and spot signs of autumn! We had a great time collecting many natural objects such as leaves, conkers and acorns to add to our autumn investigation area 🙂

Reception Amazons – Walk in the Woods! on PhotoPeach
In line with our seasonal theme, we have been focusing on the story ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert. The children have had lots of fun using some of the autumn objects to create their own leaf people and animals like those in the book. We had leaf peacocks, lions, owls and butterflies to name a few!

We hope to see you next Friday at the Harvest festival (Friday 21st October 9.30am). Bring along your singing voices!

Have a lovely weekend x

Animal models designed by Year 1 Jets

Jets have been busy in their workshop these past few weeks. Take a look here…

They started at home by designing their own model animal – communicating their ideas through a drawing with labels. Back in school the children selected the most appropriate materials they needed (thank you to all those who donated any materials!) for the shape of their animals. They then built their animal structures by fixing and joining junk modelling materials with glue or tape and made them stronger when they weren’t stable.  Once built, children put their painting skills to hand to give their animal realistic colouring. To finish the project, Jets have been writing ‘evaluation postcards’ to evaluate their products against how well they have selected materials, been fixed and joined, as well as how they could improve their products if they were to make them again.

Well done on all design efforts Jets!

Dancing queens – Year 1 Jets

Jets have been working towards composing a dance performance linked to our animal topic. They have developed the following skills whilst creating their African Animal Dance:

  •  moving to music safely
  • suggesting and sharing ideas through movement
  • sequencing movements
  • evaluating their performances

Take a look at some of the positions children composed to reflect snakes, lions, monkeys, giraffes and gazelles…