Thursday, 25 May 2017

Nursery - Superworm Day!

All Nursery children took part in 'Superworm Day' with the help of some Year 6 pupils. The day included a range of outdoor activities based on the story ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson. We have been learning about mini-beasts in preparation for this day. The activities were supported by those created by the Forestry Commission England to encourage children to learn outdoors. 

Carrying Superworm over the obstacle course. 

Jumping and hopping over the lily pads. 

Saving the mini-beast from the Wizard Lizard. 

Going under the spider's web.

Superworm the hat. 

Building a spider's web with twigs and sticks. 

Moving like different mini-beasts.

Saving the beetle from the well. 

Superworm the skipping rope. 

Superworm the hula hoop. 

Linguascope - Now with Arabic (and so many other languages!)

The Linguascope website and App has been updated to now include a new Beginners section on Arabic - how amazing is that!

Unfortunately, our Login details cannot be shared here or online; if you want to access all these amazing language resources, just ask Miss Ansell to provide you with the login details, or take a Linguascope guide fro the letter trays in Reception at Manor Way.

Yera 5 Linden Class - Stars in our Eyes - Visit to The Royal Observatory, Greenwich

This week Linden visited The Royal Observatory at Greenwich to find out more about the Stars and Planets for our Space topic this term.  We learnt about this history of time keeping and the importance of the Greenwich Meridian Line in our world. We even got to stand across the Meridian line and hop between the Eastern and Western hemispheres! We also visited the Planetarium where we watched an incredible show teaching us all about astronomy, astrology and space exploration history. We also were fortunate enough to see some amazing examples of space photography - we found the images so interesting and inspiring! To infinity and beyond!........

Year 2 Sycamore Class - Under the Sea Artwork

This week in Sycamore class, we have been learning about the environment under the ocean. On Friday afternoon we used pastels to create pictures thinking about what marine animals there might be as well as salt water plants.

Year 4 Oak Class - Classroom workouts

Here's Oak tree using 'flippy floppy fingers' to test their timestables.

And here they are practising their stork yoga pose. Nothing better than a calm stretch and refocus after a morning of hard concentration!

Year 2 - Maths Investigation

Year 2 have been asking important questions! We have been collecting our results as a Tally chart and converting our data into Block Graphs. What questions do you think we investigated?

Year 5 Linden Class - In the Dragons Den this week

As part of our Maths Investigations, Linden Tree class faced Miss Ansell and Mr Griffiths in the Dragons Den, hoping to convince them both to invest in our meticulously planned business ventures.

With a budget of £500,000, each group designed a space-age theme park, calculating set up costs for all the rides, amusements and amenities. We then calculated potential profits based on entry ticket costs and projected guest numbers, whilst ensuring our maintenance costs and wages for the first month would be met. The task needed teamwork, organisation and lots of tricky calculations and after some scrutiny from the Dragons about the profitability of the theme parks, a best group was chosen - congratulations to our top group!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Year 2 - Big Octopus!

Look what some of the girls in Year 2 have made this morning, a giant purple octopus!

Achievement Assembly at Manor Way - 12th May 2017

Congratulations to all the children who were recognised in this week's Achievement Assembly at Manor Way.


Last week, Year 5 visited the Science Museum to experience the Wonderlab and space galleries! We had a fantastic day, revisiting all our previous science topics and learning some more about life in space! We particularly enjoyed the friction slides, in which we raced on different surfaces (grass, plastic and wood) to see the effects of friction! We are scientists in the making! Of course, there was time for a few #selfies along the way!