Sewing with Year R

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Throughout term 6, Year R have been working on their sewing project. The children have drawn and cut out felt animal shapes. These have been sewn on to a hessian background (applique) using the running stitch; they have also sewn buttons on to their work.


This project has: taught the…

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Year one fruit salad

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Over the last two weeks, Year one designed and made their own fruit salads. Yum!


The first step was to explore fruit by conducting a ’taste test’ and to decide which 4-5 fruits to add to their fruit salad; this was their design. Within week two, the children learnt all about hygiene and…

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Year 5 Pig Visit 3

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This morning, we were visited by 'Steve The Gardener' from The Pig for the third and final collaboration as part of this year's 'Adopt a School Programme'. Unlike previous visits where our children have attended The Pig and learnt about food seasonality in the beautiful gardens, this time Steve…

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Clockwork shadow puppets - Year 5

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Throughout last term, Year 5 studied ‘Clockwork’ by Philip Pullman. The children designed and made their own shadow-puppets inspired by the book; in groups they wrote a script and used them within a performance in front of the class. They explored the traditional shadow puppets from South East…

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Insect Gardens - Year R

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Over the last two weeks, Year R have continued to explore joining materials; they have considered space, shape, three-dimensional form and have been manipulating and sculpting with paper.


The children designed and made their own insect garden/playground; this links to the Year R term topic…

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Clay modelling - Year R

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Over the last two weeks, Year R have been learning how to model animals with clay. As a class, we began by discussing sculpture and three-dimensional art. The children then began to explore the clay with their hands; they squeezed the clay; rolled it into balls and then cylinders. They were shown…

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Year 5 Pig Visit 2

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Yesterday, both classes visited The Pig for our second visit as part of the Adopt a School programme. We began by looking at spring herbs and comparing these to the autumnal vegetables we saw on our last visit. The children were able to smell and taste them which resulted in some expressive…

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Marble runs - Year One

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This term, Year one pupils have designed and made their own marble runs.


Within morning/class work they explored existing products (plastic marble runs) and practised using tools and joining techniques. Within their DT lessons, the classes discussed slides in the playground; gravity; the…

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Ancient Roman bread - Birch class

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Ancient Roman bread.


This week, Birch class made their flavoured Roman bread. We began by giving the children their instructions using bossy verbs; we discussed the importance of hygiene and cleaning surfaces before beginning to prepare food. The children added their chosen flavours to the…

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Ancient Roman food

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Aiming for the complete immersion into the domestic life of an Ancient Roman, Year 4 have been exploring food and cooking of the period. The children started last week by making their own clay cooking/serving pots using the coil method (also used by the Ancient Romans).


This week they…

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Wheels and axles - Year R!

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Over the last two weeks, the children in Year R have been making their own vehicles from card. With the help of a drawn template and step by step instructions, they have been able to make their own cars that can be pushed along and include wheels and axles. Year R have used tools such as scissors…

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Year R - joining materials 2

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Throughout term 3, Year R practised joining materials together. The children have created large-scale collaged pictures inspired by fairy tales; made their own glue from flour and water; created lollipops and wands; learnt how to use tabs and PVA glue; practised wrapping pipe cleaners; used hole…

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