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School Learning Summer 2

This week in the EYFS/Year 1 block, Reception children have enjoyed being back in the garden, exploring and working collaboratively to make potions. They gathered berries for their mixtures then finished off by decorating the garden to attract the birds to try their potions.

The magic continued in Year 1 where children in Octopus bubble read Room on a Broom. They used the story for some lovely writing opportunities such as creating a storyboard, writing a potion recipe and making their own witch storybook. They have also been getting very creative making wands, hats, potions and spells!

Mrs Vickers and Starfish bubble have been exploring the insects around them and even managed to hold one! They also made nature hats to reflect the animals and insects they have found in the school grounds.

The main block has been a hive of creativity this week! Year 2 had some free time on Wednesday afternoon and loved painting outside under the trees. On Friday they painted the animals that describe their riddles.

In response to the book ‘Where happiness begins’, Year 3 have been thinking about things which make them feel happy and created a piece of artwork showing some of these things. They realised that a lot of these things don’t cost money and are things which we can still do regularly even during lock down – they now have lots of ideas of what we can do when they need cheering up.

Year 4 have been looking at the mummification process: how the Egyptians prepared the bodies and why they did those things. Then they made their own mummies out of tin foil and kitchen roll, some children decided to draw a burial mask on their mummy 

School Learning Summer 2

It has been a busy first two weeks in school!

Year 1 talked about how we can help protect the oceans and all the sea creatures that live there on World Oceans Day and made an underwater collage with all of their favourite sea creatures.

We explored who we tell our worries to and discussed the story “Silly Billy”. In the story, Billy makes worry dolls to help share his worries. The children were inspired by the book and made some of their own.

Octopus bubble in Year 1, have shown an interest in pirates and sea creatures, so they made some lovely mosaics - can you guess the sea creatures?

In Starfish bubble, the children have been inspired by the book ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’ by Sarah Roberts. They have made kites and flown them, and identified the living creatures around school.

Year 2 have been reading the book ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson. The children designed their own front covers for the book, made snails out of play dough, and wrote a description of the whale with fabulous adjectives. 

Year 4 enjoyed their session in Forest School. They trialled the new swings (kindly donated by Mrs Millard); made homely dens; cooked up mud pies and designed a tank…to name but a few of the afternoon activities.

Year 5 have started looking at the continent of North America. They researched the flags of the countries and then, as a group, drew and labelled a map of the entire continent. They looked the styles of North American artist and made collages of comic strip explosions and copies of a photograph of themselves with thought bubble captions.

Year 6 has been looking at the Mayan civilisation. They studied the complicated Mayan system of writing and wrote their own names on clay tablets, using the Mayan language.  

Home Learning Summer 2

It has also been a busy week for those learning at home!

Ellis has made a target board for his Nerf guns; Ethan wrote his teacher a lovely letter; Paige completed some fab maths; Jamie loved exploring the plants at the train station; Mason wrote a story; Dexter made some fantastic shadow puppets, he has also been busy reading our PSHE text 'Silly Billy' and made a worry doll and designed a front cover for the book!

Ryan has been growing sunflowers; Caitlin has been getting to know her new kitten 'Teddy'; Zachary has been caring for his new puppy (I think that is the puppy’s bed!); Sinead decorated a shell beautifully.

Chloe went fishing and caught a sea hound; Bruno created a volcano and watched the eruption from a safe distance! 

Lacey-Rose has loved getting active and keeping fit on her new trampoline; Sienna has made boats out of recycling and tried them out in the swimming pool; Eliza has been hunting for pretty pieces of sea glass on the beach, she has also been looking at nature and found a waterfall on one of her walks; and Darcey has been growing sunflowers.

Home Learning Summer 2

Thank you to all who are sharing their home learning with their class teacher via email. Here is a small selection of the work which has impressed our teachers over the past two weeks: Connie's art work; Max's Maths work; Ryan's finger puppets; Shania's beautiful handwriting; a range of fabulous Year 1 learning; Poppy's slime making; Mia's cooking; Tay-la's shield; Annie's circle picture; Connor's cake baking; Dylan's cooking, Caitlin's geography; Tehya's gardening; Isla's shield; Lewis' map and tourism work; Marcy's flea circus and Mickey's chef skills! 

Pentathlon

Year 3/4 & Year 5/6 took part in the inter-school Pentathlon athletics competition. Nine schools entered the competition and we were the only school to enter two teams for both age groups and, with 52 amazing children taking part, we also had the most pupils complete the challenge! 

Year 6 Figurative Language

Year 6 have been looking at figurative language and creating an effect in their writing. They finished the week by creating a setting description. Mrs Williams is extremely proud of the work they have produced. Well done everyone! 

Personal Development Learning

As part of our PSHE Curriculum, the whole school has been reflecting on the book ‘When Sadness Comes to Call” by Eva Eland. Year 3 discussed the ways in which we can make sadness feel more welcome in our lives and support those who are feeling sad. They also made posters to encourage those to embrace their feelings.

If you would like to hear the story at home, here is a link: :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idtKjY5feNY

Walk the Wight Your Way 2020

Yesterday, Sunday 10th May, should have been the annual 'Walk the Wight'. As with every year, many school children sign up to, and look forward to, walking part of the journey for the Mountbatten Hospice.

This year, of course, it has been different. Mountbatten have urged their supporters to Walk the Wight Your Way - completing a virtual walk, as creatively as possible, to clock up the miles and raise funds for this special 30th year of Walk the Wight. 

This is Mia - and we think she is a little star! - she has completed all 26 miles of her 'Walk the Wight'. She has enjoyed her short walks lots and hopefully raised a total of £300! Well done, Mia, we are really proud of you!

VE Day

We had a lovely time in school on VE Day - all dressed in our red, white and blue! We were very proud to stand with Mrs & Mrs Millard's Royal Navy flag at 11:00am and everyone was very respectful when we observed the one minute silence. What a lovely day to be in school! 

Mrs Chambers, Amelia and Tilly joined in the VE Day fun, baking some delicious home made scones and making some beautiful bunting before joining in with their front garden 'street party'. Lilly, Poppy, Noah and Alfie also joined in the fun at home!

More Home Learning!

There has been some super learning happening at home: Tenda has been reading instructions and making cakes from her very own cookbook; Freddie has been solving maths problems in the garden; Finley has been learning about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores; Cayla has been busy with her Maths, Reading and Science; Harmony has been solving maths puzzles and Lacey Rose has been reading with her baby sister.

Some super Home Learning from Week 5 & 6 - Finley's created some fabulous VE Day Art; Frankie cooked sweet and sour pork for her family; Holly made her own birthday cake; Ben has been busy with Spelling Shed; Bruno has learnt a new skills; Ben has completed some super Maths; Chloe cooked a whole meal for her family; Tamsin made a rocket; Emily made flags, and Sian & Caitlin dressed up for VE Day; and Jake made pizza swirls. Thank you for sharing your pictures!

Beautiful Rainbows

Sharing a little love and colour during this time of social distancing. #chasetherainbow

Super Science! 

Well done to Lilly and Poppy, who made bubble snakes using: an old sock, a plastic bottle, and some washing up liquid! How can you make your bubble snake longer or shorter?

Fabulous 'Kitchen Science' work from Rhys who made a bouncy ball and then tested it, alongside balls of other sizes and materials, to see how high they would bounce.

Oliver wanted to find out what happens to ice when it comes into contact with salt. Some super kitchen science - well done!

Isabelle and Freddie investigated whether the ice would melt and overflow and Isabelle made lemonade. The both recorded their investigations beautifully - well done!

Cayla made an egg float in the middle of a glass using salt water and plain water.

Home Skills Learning!

Learning at home is not just about completing work set by your teacher. What other skills could you learn? How could you help others?

Olivia made bread with her mum - there was lots of maths and science involved!

Darcey has been busy sorting and counting washing, practising her numbers with tins and packets from the kitchen and finding shapes in the garden.

Noah and Sadie have been cooking, helping to feed the animals at the zoo as part of their daily exercise, learning to iron safely and developing their Forest School skills!

Tenda and her mum made her very first marble cake from her own cookbook. She read the instructions and helped to mix it. It looks delicious!

Easter Challenges

We have had some fabulous responses to the Easter Challenge Alphabet Plate from Jack, Rhys, Ruby, Isabelle, Freddie, Eleanor, Ewan, Katie, Lucy, Austin, Dexter, Sienna, Marcy, Connie, Tamsin, Jake, Noah W, Sadie, Noah M, Charlotte, Harriet, Autumn-Bliss and Chase.

Home Learning Spring 2 & Summer 1

Noah, Mia, Poppy, Lilly, Olivia, Cayla, Connie, Tamsin & Chloe showing off their fabulous home learning, and staying active!

Some super 3D animal models from Noah in Year 3 - I am sure that he will be up for the new Lego challenge on our Facebook page!

Lu and Austin have made some colourful spinners by colouring a circle and then cutting it into a coil. Austin made a world on his circle and knew where Antarctica and the Isle of Wight were and that there was desert in the middle near the equator! Fabulous learning!

Tehya has shown true community spirit: making jewellery, decorations and baking and sharing them with her neighbours to spread a little happiness and love - well done, Tehya!
Learning in School Spring 2 & Summer 1

Just a few photos of our current school learning: Sport, STEM, Art, Reading, Writing, Maths, and Forest School.

Super Sports!

Isabelle and Freddie set up their own obstacle course and challenged themselves to complete it in a set time - could you do something similar? You do not need lots of special PE equipment. Set it up like a mini Sports Day, balance a cushion on your head, run with an pebble 'egg' and spoon ... be creative!

Year 6 Rainforest Work

Beautifully presented Rainforest project work from Amy, Chloe and Lilly.

Click here for Spencer's fabulous Powerpoint on Deforestation.