Please take a look at the galleries on this page that capture just some of the learning our children have been engaging in. Further examples are posted regualrly on our school Facebook page.
Year 5 started the Spring term by visiting the planetarium in Chichester. The children went into the star dome to learn all about the planets, constellations and rocket launches over time. The children also the moons cycles and looked at what they would be able to see in the sky that evening. After the presentation in the star dome the children listened to a talk all about meteorites! They finished their day with a quiz all about space where they had to work together to find the answers within the museums wall displays.
Year 5 Planetarium
This half term the children have become prosecutors and defence lawyers after discovering Little Red Riding Hoods unthinkable crimes. Through the reading and unpicking of the revolting rhyme based on the traditional tale of Red Riding Hood, the children have had to challenge their thinking. The children have worked hard to create some convincing arguments for and against why Little Red Riding Hood is either innocent or guilty. This eventually resulted in a court case where some children were invited to be part of the jury supporting our Judge Mrs Spragg with her final decision!
Year 3 have been working really hard this half term and were able to enjoy a trip to Winchester Science Centre. the children had a wonderful day being immersed in all things science. They participated in a workshop focussed on forces to help build and develop their subject knowledge for when they complete their work on magnets in school.
Year 3 Winchester Science centre
Captain Stubble has asked for our help! The Pirate Dinosaurs have stolen his magic cutlass and wont give it back! Thank goodness our amazing Tiger and Giraffe classes were on hand to make posters to try and find the cutlass!
Year R Pirate Dinosaurs
A strange package arrived at school. It was cold, covered in snow and full of small holes. The children investigated the box carefully and tried to work out what was inside, based on the clues. Imagine our surprise when we discovered a penguin in the box! A very cheeky penguin, who had been sent to our school to learn how to be respectful and kind, after causing too much mischief for Santa. Then we had some special visitors from the Open Box Theatre Company, who helped us imagine what it is like to be a penguin, huddled up in the cold. The children then used this knowledge to work together to huddle around their own penguin nests and build penguins in the creative area. They also took their own penguins for a walk through the woods, creating their own story as they went.
Year 2 have been learning all about The Great Fire of London through first hand experiences. They began with a campfire, singing songs and toasting marshmallows. We really enjoyed listening to the crackling wood. After researching the events of the Great Fire, the children took on the role of bakers making their own bread and baking it over the camp fire - it was delicious! Finally we held a mini re-enactment of the fire, building our own Pudding Lane and trying our best to put it out by passing small buckets of water down the chain of 'firemen'!
Year 2 Great Fire of London
Year 5 had an exciting start to their half term unit 'Into the unknown'. They were able to visit Kew Gardens to find out all about the rainforest and the devastating impact of deforestation. The children had an amazing time and discovered lots of new information!
Year 5 Kew Gardens
Year 6 had a great day during Victorian day where they were transported back in time. They spent the day re-creating what a 'typical' day would have looked like if they were children in Victorian times.
Year 6 Victorian day
Year 6 were visited by a local artist who makes models out of different materials. The children did lots of work on geometric drawing in the lead up to their visit, where they then created their very own wolf masks. The children were even able to hold an exhibition for family and friends to attend to display their final pieces.
Year 6 Wolf masks
Year 5Year 5 have been working on some secret spy work this half term. They have enjoyed reading 'Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz. They have designed their own spy gadgets, written diary entries and created CAM toy models with spy themes in DT. The children used different designs to create a moving toy.
Year 5 CAM models
Year 4Year 4 spent the first half term thinking about all things chocolate! They started the year with a chocolate workshop where they created their own chocolate pizzas and learnt all about where chocolate comes from. inspired by their workshop the children were tasked with designing their very own unique chocolate bar! They created their own wrappers in DT and in English wrote persuasive advertising pitches to present to the 'Northerns' Dragons Den'.
Year 4 Chocolate
Year 3 have been working really hard in their first half term at the Junior school! In English they have been working on writing their own poems in the style of 'The Magic box' by Kit Wright. Have watch of the videos below to see some of the children performing their final pieces.
Year 2 have been making plans all about How to catch a dragon. Following a mysterious sighting on our school fields, the children quickly decoded a plan was needed to help our caretaker catch the cheeky dragon roaming our school grounds.
Year 2 Autumn 1 - Dragon Discovery
Year 1 have been thinking about being Super Duper! They reflected on how their bodies can move, built portraits using their relationships and were rescourceful in applying their phonics sounds to produce poems all about themselves.
Year 1 Autumn 1 - Super Duper Me!
Our Year R children discovered an egg in their outdoor space one misty morning. They were quick to realise we would need to care for the egg and whatever hatched out. Children set to work creating informative posters and making predictions about what might emerge.
Year R Autumn 1 - We Found An Egg!
Thank you Scientists
Our school council decided they wanted to send a thank you to the scientists involved in developing a vaccine. The pupils on the School Council designed text and wording for the video, which was sent to Public Health England. This week we received a response to our video!