Easter Bonnet Parade

April 10th, 2017 by mrsoconnor

Wow! What a busy half term this has been.  To celebrate it coming to an end we had an Easter bonnet parade and played lots of egg themed games. The children and families made some truly outstanding bonnets making the judging of the competition very difficult for Mrs Bottomley.

Here are the winning bonnets.

Here are some of the other amazing bonnets.


In the morning we made egg sandwiches for the party in the afternoon.

We also made ‘Easter Nest’ buns.


We began the celebration in the afternoon with our Easter Parade.

Next we played some games outside.

Duck, Duck, Goose.

Egg and Spoon Race.

Egg hunt – (We hid name cards and the children needed to find them in exchange for chocolate bunny lollies)

We ended our celebration with our egg sandwiches and a drink in our classrooms.


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Egg Drop

March 28th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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Today we read ‘Egg Drop’ as a class during Shared Reading. We were so engaged. It made us eager to do our own experiment!

We worked together superbly, in pairs and threes, to design our own ‘Egg Drop’ device. We made them using recycled material following our ‘Earth Day’. We drew our design and wrote a list of the materials and resources we used.

We predicted whether our egg would then dropped and tested them, from a height, to see if the eggs were protected or if they had cracked!

To make the test fair we all tested the egg drop on the same wall.  We measured the height of the wall and discussed the position, distance and time it took to drop.


We had a ‘cracking’ time!!


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Earth Hour #MakeClimateMatter

March 27th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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Today,when we arrived at school, we found the playground littered with lots of rubbish.

It was our mission to come together to sort out the rubbish so it could be recycled and reused.


A special assembly took place where we learnt a lot more about recycling, reusing and climate change.



We then turned all the power off! Earth hour had started. We made it our job to check lights, computers and anything else that uses electricity.

We carried out lots of tasks after making a pledge as a class!


In Swifts, we made bee hotels, the Earth from space, nature wands and our pledges.


It’s been a busy but exiting morning.


To finish it off, here are pictures of our ‘Earth Hour’ lunch.



Thank you to everyone for their ongoing support.

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Growing Sunflowers!

March 20th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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We began by planting our own sunflower seeds. We used the internet to read and follow the instructions. We also read non-fiction books all about planting and flowers. We learned the different parts of a flower.


We have looked closely at sunflowers and have completed some observational drawings and paintings. We explored mixing colours with paint. In the creative area we made sunflowers using different materials. We manipulated scissors effectively to create a flower.

In ICT we used the computers to draw and label sunflowers.

We then wrote instructions for others to follow. We made a list of things you need. We then wrote step by step instructions.

We are selling sunflowers in our Garden Centre (Role Play Area). We are also observing our sunflowers as they grow. Some of us are really good at remembering to water them every day.

We are going to continue to observe our sunflowers and keep a sunflower diary. Very soon, we will be able to bring them home. We are going to have a competition to see whose sunflower grows the tallest.

See if you can answer these questions…

  • What does the seed need to make it grow?
  • What would happen if it had no soil or water?
  • How tall can a sunflower grow?
  • What are the different parts of a sunflower?

Maybe you could research online or write down your answers in a sentence and bring them to school!

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Blowing in the Wind

March 19th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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The children are really enjoying the topic ‘Blowing in the Wind’. This week we made the most of the windy weather and had a go at flying kites outside. We had to work as a team with friends, taking turns and also help each other to get the kite to take off. We had lots of fun!

In phonics we have been revising Phase 3 sounds (see attached link). T-L-016-Phase-3-Sound-Mat-C

We focused on the trigraph (3 letters making 1 sound) – igh. We wrote bright ideas on light bulbs and in the Creative Area, we explored using charcoal to draw windy night pictures.

Watch this space to see what else we get up to this half term!!

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Road Safety Assembly

March 19th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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On Friday we had a special assembly all about road safety. ​The children are all experts on road  now. We can talk about where is the safest place to cross and what we should do before stepping out onto the road. We learnt a song that can help us to remember the rules of crossing the road.

“Stop, Look, Listen…before you cross the street. Stop, Look, Listen…before you cross the street. Use your eyes, use your ears, before you use your feet.”

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Multi Skills

March 16th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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Today Swifts have been learning some football skills.  First we found out about how to find a space by moving around the hall in different ways making sure we were not touching anyone else.

Next we played a cup and saucer game where one team had to turn the cones over like a cup and the other team had to turn them back over like a saucer. This required the children to move quickly, change direction and spot the cones that were the wrong way.   After a minute we counted the cups and saucers to see who were the winners.

Finally we had a game of bench football.  The children were in teams and given a number.  When their number was called they had to try and kick the ball into the other teams benches to get them out.  It was very exiting and everyone had a great time.


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Helicopters and Hot Air Balloons

March 16th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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We have been busy finding out about and making helicopters and hot air balloons.  Here are some pictures.   Image result for helicopter clipartImage result for hot air balloon clipart

Once we had made our helicopters we took them outside to fly.

We have been singing a lovely song called Up, Up, Up!  Written and sung by Susan Reed.

This inspired us to find out more.  We found out that it is the hot air that lifts the balloons off the ground, and that a burner is used to heat the air. The fabric must be very strong and the fabric around the burner must be heat resistant.

We made our own hot air balloon using a plastic bag and hot air from a hairdryer.  We let it go in the school hall.

We made hot air balloon models.


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Pancake Day

February 28th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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We had lots of fun choosing various toppings for our pancakes.

We used real plates and real forks and knives too!

When we finished , we washed up and set the table for the next group.

What fabulous manners we have.

Swifts all enjoyed their pancakes and also learnt why we have Pancake Day.


We had a pancake tossing competition and all the children took part.  Here are some more photographs!  We counted all the way past 50!


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Hula Hooping!

February 11th, 2017 by mrsoconnor
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Today we had the chance to learn some hula-hooping skills with Sophia a hula-hooping expert.  It was great fun as these photographs show.

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