1 Birch Category

Materials

We are looking at different materials. We retold the story of the three little pigs who made their houses out of different materials. We then made houses for our little pigs.  Straw proved very hard to build with.   A house of sticks A house of bricks

Sinking and floating

This morning we predicted items that would float or sink. We then found then items in the woods and tested our predictions.   We collected some very pretty Autumn leaves and turned them into crowns.  

Orienteering

We used directional language to move around the playing field,  north, south, east and west and left and right. In smaller groups, we used directional language to move around the school, plotting the grid references on our maps and marking where we had been.

KS1 Money Minds Workshop

Today in KS1 we were very excited to have people from Yorkshire Building Society to teach us about how to look after our money and look at what things are essential to buy and which things we really don’t need. The children took part in many activities and discussed their ideas together.

Signs of autumn

Today in forest school we recorded the weather and discussed which season it is. We walked around the school grounds looking for seasonal changes. Acorns on the oak trees Blackberry and sloes We ended the session with shelter building, playing in the mud kitchen, fairy picnics and wand making.    We had a visitor to […]

Take One Tune

Hall of the Mountain King by Peer Gynt or Morning by Edvard Grieg were used by the school to come up with their own interpretations of the music. On Friday 28th June we had a whole school assembly to share class performances. The variety of interpretations were wide, interesting and very entertaining. Many thanks to […]

The woodland habitat

We have been investigating our woodland and who lives there. The children went on a bug hunt and we found some interesting creatures. We found a beautiful female Stag beetle. We carefully returned our creatures back to their habitats.

KS1 School Games Day

On Tuesday 18th June, we held our annual KS1 Games Day. We were very lucky with the weather, with the sun shining all morning. It was a fantastic day, with the pupils performing brilliantly. They displayed determination, perseverance and a great amount of effort.

Habitats

We are learning about habitats, we started by looking at our pond. We each took turns pond dipping and recorded our details in a bar chart.  

Space Role Play

In Birch, our topic this term is space. We have been having fun in our role play area. We have been dressing up as an astronaut and making our own moon landings. We have been launching our rocket ship into space! We also completed space projects for our homework and the children have worked very […]