Stone Age Boy audiobooks
Having read and explored the book as part of their Stone Age Learning Quest, the children have been writing their own versions based in the same place. They have been developing their use of: adverbs; descriptions of setting, objects and people; short sentences for effect; and showing not telling the reader. Having written the stories the class chose to publish them as audiobooks.
Stone Age Learning Quest Celebration
The children from Tigers class produced a ‘pop up’ interactive museum for the other children and their families to visit. Visitors had a quiz to complete, learnt about the features of the different ages, develop their cave painting skills, learn how to make a stone age drawstring bag, view different models of Stonehenge and be taken on a cave tour!
Butser Farm trip
Tigers class really enjoyed their trip to Butser Farm to learn more about the Iron and Stone Ages. They enjoyed pretending to be archeologists, digging in the ground and finding: tin, copper, pottery and bones. Another popular activity was ‘clunch’, which was where the children crushed some chalk into a mix of straw, mud and water to make a ball of ‘clunch’. They then used it to finish a woven stick wall. One of the interesting things they learnt was that in the Stone Age they decorated their homes with pictures that told stories. They were also surprised to learn that Stone Age people had wooden boats.
When we were Turtles (Year 2)
Turtles class have been enjoying exploring a project called “Explorers”. From explorers in the past on ships to the modern day explorers in space. The project culminated in an Explorers Day, which included a scavenger hunt in the copse.
Portsmouth Dockyard trip
Turtles class thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Dockyards in Portsmouth to tour the HMS Victory and also see the Mary Rose as part of their “On the High Seas” project. They had the opportunity to dress up in historical costumes, practised tying knots, and learnt how sailors used to bash the bread on the side of the ship to make sure there were no weevils in the bread.
Lights Camel Action
Turtles, Leopards and Ocelots classes came together as a cast to perform a nativity show called “Light Camel Action”. It was themed like a Strictly dance show, with the characters explaining their part in the story but dancing for the judges (donkey, Innkeeper’s wife and Caesar). The children performed the humorous script very entertainingly, and sang and danced extremely well. A fun and creative way to think about the Christmas story.
Connect with the World
Turtles class have been enjoying their learning about the world and been taking advantage of technology to Skype other classes of children in other countries. They have also been finding out about famous landmarks from around the world and then used different media to create pictures of them.
When we were Dolphins (Year 1)
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens trip
Dolphins and Penguins classes thoroughly enjoyed exploring the gardens, learning about the trees and plants, spotting the range of different sculptures and pond dipping.
A Christmas Tale
Hedgehogs and Dolphins classes impressed their audiences with their performances of this Christmas story about Minty the Mouse finding out what the real tale of Christmas is. Great acting, lovely singing and stylish costumes.
As a culmination of their project on animals Dolphins class shared a zoo experience with members of their family. They performed poems before leading a tour of their model animals and work from this project. Some stunning work and confident tour guides were in evidence.
When we were Bumblebees (Year R)
The children are learning about many different special celebrations during this half-term. This week they have focused on Christenings. Members of the class have brought in Christening items to discuss and share. Reverend Philippa joined the class for one afternoon to lead the children through a re-enacted Christening service.
Children in Bumble Bees have been exploring in the woods.