Thursday, 30 January 2014

Sycamore Class Feed the Birds!

The year 3 & 4 children in Sycamore Class were busy yesterday afternoon, making fat balls for birds. This was part of the work they have been doing on habitats. Mrs Sharpe was very grateful to all the parents and grandparents who came in and helped.

Some children even made a bird box!

Trip to the Middy

As part of their science work on forces, Lime Tree Class walked down to the Middy to look at forces in action in the trains there. They were met by Katie who showed them the couplings and buffers on the trains, how the points mechanisms worked and how the coupling rods pushed and pulled the wheels round. The children had a great time and it was fantastic for them to have the opportunity to apply what they had learnt in a different setting.

 The highlight was definitely when each child was able to send the air rocket high into the air!

Our thanks to Katie and all the other volunteers at the Middy who chatted to the children and answered all their many questions as we went round.

Monday, 20 January 2014

Eco-Week Art Project

On Thursday, Rojo Art came into school to work with the children as part of our Eco-Week. Heidi and Jacquie, the artists, worked with children using recycled materials to make a wonderful display for our library. The project is also featured on

The children turned this:
Into this!

Heidi helping children to cut plastic bottles to make flowers.

Jacquie demonstrating how to cut the bottles

Children in Mrs Sharpe's class designed flowers and for the background.

The first bit of the background goes up!

The second group make their flowers

Finished flowers waiting to go up.

More background...

Lots more flowers!

The second background has gone up!

The final one!

Jacquie and Heidi put the display up after school

The finished display!

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Epiphany Procession

To mark Epiphany this week, the children all made crowns and processed to the church where we had a special service, led by Rev.Julia Lall. They made quite a sight, walking down to the church, led by Emily as the star.