Reception Phonics

Reception class have worked hard to learn different phonic sounds. This week, they put the sounds together to make rhyming words. “Hat, fat and rat rhyme.” – Isobel “Cat rhymes with bat and sat.” – Saavn “Dug, jug, mug, rug, tug, bug and hug all rhyme!” – William “We used the magnetic letters to make…

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Winners of NSPCC Design a Christmas Jumper Competition

Last term to coincide with our ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ for the NSPCC we ran a competition to design a new Christmas jumper. There was a fantastic response with lots of different designs ranging from reindeers, Santa’s, puddings and even a Christmas dinosaur. It was great fun judging the winners along with the house captains Min,…

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Winter in Reception

Reception class have been learning about winter time. They have been discussing changes that occur in the winter, and talked about the weather, clothing, winter trees and the environment during the winter. “It is cold and icy during winter. We pretended to shiver for the photograph.” – Austin, Saavn and Isobel “We pretended to be…

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Year 1 Visit to Holly Lodge

On Wednesday 13th January, Year 1 enjoyed a chilly, but sunny morning exploring the nature trail at Holly Lodge. We were looking at trees and leaves, animal shelters and food for the birds who visit our gardens. These topics are all linked to our science curriculum in Year 1. The children enjoyed the hands-on activities…

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Year 5 – English Work

Year Five have been learning about balanced arguments within the topic of discussion texts. They have been exploring the use of connectives and presenting two opposing opinions to create strong arguments for and against The Study School getting a pet dog. An extract from Joshua Y: In my biased opinion, I think we shouldn’t have…

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Year Five Class Trip

The Living Rainforest   Year Five went to The Living Rainforest in Berkshire recently. It took much more than thirty minutes to get there but it was worth it. After we got there, we went straight into the forest, full of eccentric and amazing animals and plants. There were plants with “drip tips and gutter…

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Year Six Study Holes by Louis Sachar

Stanley Yelnats, a boy who has bad luck due to a curse placed on his great- great-grandfather, is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention camp, for a crime he did not commit. Stanley and the other boys at the camp are forced to dig large holes in the dirt every day. Stanley eventually…

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Reception’s Weather Pictures and Writing

Reception class have been learning about different types of weather. They have written about different weather conditions and done pastel drawings of rainbows. “There is a rhyme to remember the colours of the rainbow.” – Jude “There are seven colours in the rainbow.” – Avi “You might find treasure at the end of the rainbow.”…

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Penguins in Nursery 2

As part of our winter topic we learned about penguins this week.  The children enjoyed making penguins for our display and had a lot to say about them. “Penguins love snow and winter,” Maya.   “If penguins eat sand, they won’t like it,” Thomas P.   “Penguins can’t fly,” Saisha.  “….but they can swim,” Mia….

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