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Autumn 2019

The Stone Age to the Iron Age Day

The children thoroughly enjoyed our WOW day! They learnt many interesting and memorable facts. Lots of artefacts were seen and handled, which brought history to life. Thank you to all the parents for supplying the wonderful costumes also a great big thank you to Dan from 'Portals to the Past' for delivering an amazing day!

 

Tag Rugby Lessons

We are thoroughly enjoying learning to play tag rugby with Mr Cooksley!

Autumn 2019

New school year and new Herons!

We are settling well into our new classroom and routine.

We are looking forward to learning about our new topic 'The Stone Age to the Iron Age'! 

We will be learning to play the clarineo this term.

Summer Term 2019

Pneumatic Systems.

We have been learning about pneumatic systems in our Design Technology lessons. We have used balloon pumps, balloons and tubing to make air move. We designed and made a Pandora's Box which opens to reveals diseases and then hope. We had great fun learning new skills and techniques.

 

Kwik Cricket

We are very fortunate to have Howard come into our school to deliver Kwik Cricket lessons this half term. We are all improving our throwing, catching, bowling and batting skills, including our teachers!

 

St Albans Visit

We thoroughly enjoyed our Key Stage 2 trip to Verulamium! We found out lots of fascinating facts and saw wonderful artefacts. It brought the Romans to life and we were amazed that it all happened so close to home.

 

Easter Service and Dance

The Herons took part in the Easter service at Flitton church. We told the Easter story through words and dance. Our teachers and families were very proud of us, it was very moving and beautiful.

A huge thank you to Miss Davis who taught us our dance moves.

 

Stibbington Residential

The Herons had an amazing time at Stibbington! We had an action packed, fun filled three days away. We were kept extremely busy with the following activities:

  • Went on a pirate treasure hunt around a lake using co-ordinates and compass point directions.
  • Learnt how fossils were formed then went to a quarry on a fossil hunt.
  • Tested rocks for permeability and sorted them by their different characteristics
  • Worked as a team to create our own Andy Goldsworthy outdoor art.
  • Created a leaf photogram.
  • Made a clay green man using leaves and twigs.
  • Took part in lots of eco activities including gardening and recycling.

Thursday and Friday activities.

Our first day,as you can see we are having a fabulous time!!!

Spring 2019

World Book Day 2019

Herons enjoyed dressing up as a book character or a word from the dictionary. We tried very hard to guess who or what everyone was, some were very tricky! We watched a BBC live broadcast which showed interviews with three well known children's authors. We also made a bookmark and listened to a narrative poem.

Thank you for your donations and providing the costumes.

 

The value for March is 'Courage' and we are responsible for the display board in the entrance corridor. We have been thinking about being brave and overcoming our fears. Look out for our super work!

 

We are continuing with our dance lessons with Miss Davies and are starting to learn our Easter dances which will tell the Easter story.

 

We have found out about the structure of the Earth and the four different layers. We have also been finding out about volcanoes and how they are formed. We have looked at where they are in the world on a map.

 

Our new topic is based on our science work. It is 'Rocks and Soils' so we will be geologists!

Music Lessons

We are getting very good at playing our ukuleles now and have learned chords and notes. We are playing and singing songs and are trying to compose our own music and songs.

 

Autumn 2018

October 2018

Ancient Egyptian Day

We had a fun and informative day. We learned lots of facts including all about mummification. Our costumes were amazing!

September 2018

We are enjoying settling into our new classroom.

We know our topic this term is 'Ancient Egyptians' and we have considered what we might be finding out.

In Science we are studying the 'Light and Shadow' unit.

We are very excited as we have had one ukulele  lesson! We learnt to chords C and G7. We tried playing and singing at the same time, it is quite tricky! We will be  allowed to bring them home to show our families, hopefully after our second lesson.