Ancient Greek Studies. Starting indoors we made Greek souvlaki and salad which we then cooked on the outdoor fire pit. We made Greek crowns to go with our own Greek outfits. In the afternoon we explored our orienteering course.
Autumn Term 2022 - Year 5 Muddy Puddle Day Part 2
In the afternoon we made Greek crowns to go with our own Greek outfits. We then explored our orienteering course.
Summer Term 2022 - Year 4I - Outdoor Maths
We took our maths lesson into the playground!!
Year 3 Muddy Puddle Day Summer 2
Time flies when your having fun! That happened on the morning of Year 3 Muddy Puddle day. We began by finding clocks that had been hidden around the school grounds and telling the time in analogue and digital. We then chalked our own clocks and found sticks to make the arms of the clocks. We told the time on each others chalked clocks.
In the afternoon, we were hoping the sun would shine to carry out investigations into shadows linked to our learning in science. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be so we made our own shadow puppets and took torches outside. We then made shadow puppet stories and investigated how the size of the shadow changes depending on how close an object is to the light source.
Summer Term 2022 - Year 5 Local Trip
We went on a trip to Esholt Woods and Nunroyd Park. Our aim was to enter the domain of the woodland animals we are about to write our 'Journey' Stories about. We are reading 'The Animals of Farthing Wood' for inspiration and are about to embark on a journey of our own with our own group of animal characters. We walked through the woods, alongside the river and smelt, listened and observed. We imagined the creatures living there and witnessed nature first hand. Whilst it was a wet start to the day it soon cleared up. We thought about the dangers that our characters would face and how our stories would end on a cliffhanger. We used our sketching skills to draw what we saw and how we imagined our stories playing out. Then, we went on a scavenger hunt as part of our Biodiversity topic (Eco-Schools) to find materials to build pollinator homes with later in term - small sticks and cones for pollinators like solitary bees to shelter in and lay their eggs. There was just time for a quick game of Crow's nest which involved the Crow spotting the other children hiding in the woodland space.
After a picnic lunch, we headed off to find another area of biodiversity - this time the man-made pond in Nunroyd park. Here, we sketched and drew and watched and listened to think how the biodiversity of this are was different to that of the Woodland from this morning. We were surprised to find baby frogs and to see fisherman fishing in the pond's water. A swan and several groups of ducks with ducklings and moorhens were also observed. We noticed the different variety of plants growing here - the marsh marigold, lilies and irises which thrive at the edges in the water. It was quite a contrast to the ferns and evergreen plants under the canopy of the thick woodland where pine trees thrived.
We are all set now to start to write our journey stories using our trip as the inspiration!
Summer Term 2022 - Year 4I - Litter Survey
As part of their Eco Schools topic Year 4I did a litter survey in the school grounds.
Summer Term 2022 - Year 4 - What Is Geography?
Summer Term 2022 - Year 6 - What Is Science?
To help answer the question: "What Is Science?" we have been learning the skills that scientists use. In this video we have been learning about classification.
Summer Term 2022 - Year 4 - Science At Nell Bank
Year 4 had a fabulous day at Nell Bank. They walked through The Bluebell Woods down to the river looking at geographical features, including tributaries and ground water. Once at the river played a game of Pooh Sticks, which showed the river speed around the meander. They then looked at the physical features of rocks and stones on the beach. The afternoon was filled with science activities including a habitat hunt and pond dipping, finally finished with a play on the wooden playground. The sun shone and it was a brilliant day!
Summer 1 Outdoor Learning Maths Year 3 Measuring Perimeter
Spring Term 2022 - Year 5 - The Battle of Hastings
Year 5 re-enacted The Battle of Hastings. (No pupils were blinded during the making of this video.)
Spring Term 2022 - Class 4I - Muddy Puddle Day
Class 4I used Muddy Puddle Day mainly to identify and build geometric shapes. They drew on ideas from Jordan Romero and mountain studies.
Spring Term 2022 - Class 6G - Muddy Puddle Day
We used our Muddy Puddle Day (no mud and no puddles this year!) to do some maths outside. This video shows what we were up to.
Spring Term 2022 - Year 6 - Muddy Puddle Day
We used our Muddy Puddle Day (no mud and no puddles this year!) to do some combined maths and art outside. This video shows what we were up to
Spring Term 2022 - Year 3 - Muddy Puddle Day
Year 3 spent time outside hunting for, and recording, 2- and 3- dimensional objects. They then made their own objects using both found materials and modelling straws.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 3 - Muddy Egyptians
As part of Muddy Puddle Day we hunted outside for a variety of natural materials and used them to create our names in hieroglyphs.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 3 - The Egyptians
We went outside and a great time recreating Egyptian Tug-O-War competitions.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 4 Science - The Digestive System
We learned about the digestive system using instructions from a BBC Bitesize project. The playground was the ideal place for this experiment!
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5A - Muddy Puddle Day
5A continued their study of the Greeks in the school grounds.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5H - Muddy Puddle Day
As part of Muddy Puddle Day 5H continued their study of the Greeks outside.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 5 - Groovy Greeks
We designed some Greek inspired pottery, then we prepared some Greek food and finally we went out to the fire pit where we cooked and ate the food.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 6 - World War II and Muddy Puddle Day Part 2
We also experienced other aspects of World War II. We looked at some precious and interesting mementos; we studied Morse code; we played wartime games; we designed propaganda posters and finally we toasted muffins.
Part 1Autumn Term 2021 - Year 6 - World War II and Muddy Puddle Day
We made our own version of an Anderson shelter and spent time experiencing a little of what it would have been like in there during an air raid.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 4 - Muddy Puddles
Year 4 merged their study of the Romans with their Muddy Puddles day. They took part in several different activities.
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 6 - How we see objects
We have been looking at how light travels to our eyes so we can see things. We made our own videos and here they are. (Sorry about the wind noise - hope you can still hear what we are saying.)
Autumn Term 2021 - Year 6 - Den Building
As part of their World War II topic Year 6 have been studying air-raid shelters. As part of this topic they have been evaluating different shelters and then building their own.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 5 - Eco-Schools - Biodiversity - Bug Hotels
We made bug hotels and placed them around the school grounds.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 4I Eco-Schools - Litter Picking
Continuing our litter topic we went litter collecting in Nunroyd Park.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 5 - Eco-Schools - Biodiversity
We spent a lovely sunny day hunting around the school grounds for living creatures.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 - Outdoor Maths
We had to hunt out analogue clock faces and then convert the analogue time into digital time.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 - On the Allotment
We tidied up our allotment, watered the plants, gathered some crops and ........ ate them!
Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 - Pond Dipping
We have revisited our pond to see what changes there have been since earlier this year.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 - Eco-Schools
As part of the Eco-Schools project we have been studying water. We made some basic filters and used them to clean some of our pond water.
Year 4 harvesting and tasting their produce from the garden.
Year 5 re-creating the Carnival atmosphere of the Brazil with a musical Samba in the sunshine!
The warm weather has really encouraged the Year 4 peas and rocket to rocket!
Year 3 lettuce is ready to harvest by the children.
Summer Term 2 Year four litter picking and locating key litter areas in our school.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 6 Adventure Writing
After reading Robinson Crusoe and Kenuke's Kingdom we have been designing our own desert islands.
Year 4 enjoying planting fruit and vegetables and looking for mini beasts in our pond.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 Stone Age Day
Year 3 spent a whole day studying Stone Age life. These 5 videos Show them experiencing foraging, weaving, cave painting shelter building and making fire. They had a great day.
Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 - Stone Age Day
Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 - Stone Age Day
Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 - Stone Age Day
Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 - Stone Age Day
Summer Term 2021 - Year 3 - Gardening
We have been planting sunflower seeds. We will be using them over the next few weeks to investigate what plants need to survive. Watch this space!
Summer Term 2021 - Class 6G - Classifying Living Things
Using the School Pond and School Grounds as a resource we collected a variety of living things and began to classify them.
Spring Term 2021 - Year 4 - Mayan Culture
We have been studying Mayan culture. This has involved outdoor learning, history, food technology and a lot of fun!
Spring Term 2021 - Year 4 - Gardening
We planted seeds in the vegetable garden and also had a look at the tadpoles collected from our pond.
Spring Term 2021 - Year 5 Visit The Pond
Our first trip to the pond this year. We observed what was going on. Then we did some pond-dipping and collected frog spawn and tadpoles.
Spring Term 2021 - Year 5 - Orienteering
Have you ever navigated an orienteering course whilst being chased by aliens? This was the challenge for Year 5 on a sunny March afternoon. Year 5 enjoyed following a route using their map skills whilst racing against their peers. However, they had to be careful of three pupils wearing alien hats. If they were caught, they would have to hand their map over and become an alien themselves! Much fun was had by all.
Spring Term 2 - Year 5 - The End of the Anglo-Saxons
We finished this topic re-enacting the defeat of the Anglo-Saxons by the Normans.
Spring Term 2021 - 6G - Gardening
6G are growing a herb garden.
Spring Term 2021 - 6G - Shading Techniques
6G are studying the work of Michelle Hughes, the Yorkshire lino print artist. Here is their introductory work.
Autumn 2020 - Year 6 - Learning French outside
Year 4 Roman army battle formations
Year 4 used the Roman shields they made to practise the different Roman army battle formations that they would have carried out in battle. We did this indoors because of the rain.
Year 5 - Orbiting the Sun in science.
Nov. 2020 Class 4I The Digestive System
Year 6 Designing and Building a Shelter
Year 6 - Light and Reflection
Year 5 - Planting daffodil bulbs.
Please visit the year 5 class page for photographs of our
Mini Greek Olympics. We had so much fun.
Year 5 - Measuring friction using different outdoor surfaces.
Year 5 - Map work using water colours in the September sunshine.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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