Author Archives: Mr G Owen

Year 3 – Science – Soils

Year 3 – Science – Soils

In our science unit this term, children have been learning all about rocks, soils, and fossils. In today’s lesson, children focused on how rocks turn into soul. They focused on how weathering can quicken this procedure and learned how rocks can expand during the day and contract during the night, and how this process of temperature change can have an impact on the structural integrity of the rock. Cracks are then created that allow further weathering.
When does rock become soil?
Rock starts becoming soil the moment it is exposed to the environment. But it’s a long transformation process from exposed rock to a mature soil. Depending on the nature of the rock and other factors in its surroundings, that time period can range between tens to tens of thousands of years!

 

 

Year 3 – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Year 3 – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Well-being In class today, children looked at how our mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make healthy choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from our… Continue Reading

Year 2 – P.E.

Year 2 – P.E.

Year 2 had the chance to take part in a variety of different sporting activities in their P.E. lesson today. We focused on: throwing with accuracy at a distance; balancing tennis balls on a racket and moving at speed; football skills – going between cones using precision footwork; and competitive sprinting against one another.  … Continue Reading

Year 2 – R.E.

Year 2 – R.E.

In class, children reflected on what they have learned during our Pentecost topic. Children spoke about spreading the Gospel message through the gift of the Holy Spirit. We also discussed key learning focuses: Jesus is risen, Jesus promises to send the Holy Spirit, the Ascension, Pentecost day, Passing on the Good News, and Spreading the… Continue Reading

Year 2 – China

Year 2 – China

Year 2 children learned some interesting facts about China today as part of our school’s celebrations for International Week. Children also had the opportunity to try some Chinese food which had been lovingly prepared and delivered to school. Children looked at: Chinese culture, the Mandarin language, listened to traditional Chinese music, and sampled food such… Continue Reading

Year 2 – STEM Week

Year 2 – STEM Week

Year 2 have been busy designing and building a brilliant balloon powered vehicle for STEM week over the last few days. The goal was to engineer a balloon powered car from plastic waste – in this case, a used plastic bottle. The children have focused on the design process and considered different methods on how… Continue Reading

Year 2 – The Polar Express

Year 2 – The Polar Express

Year 2 children enjoyed the Polar Express in Year 2 this afternoon! Children had been given their train ticked yesterday but wisely decided to keep them in their school trays! They lined up outside of the Year 2 classroom after lunch and had their magical tickets punched before going in. We played the movie on… Continue Reading

Year 2 – Multi-skills

Year 2 – Multi-skills

Year 2 children enjoyed putting their skills to the test today by taking part in a carousel of fun activities for P.E.. Children took part in: competitive gaming by playing five-a-side football; bouncing a ball on the court using their dominant hand for basketball and then alternating between the two; practising their shooting skills by… Continue Reading