Understanding of the World

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 – 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

Earth Day in Year 1

Earth Day in Year 1

Year 1 learnt all about what happens to rubbish after it is thrown away. They were very interested in the process of recycling and were keen to share what they knew about this subject in a lively class discussion. The children then went out into Forst School and shared their views on our wonderful world… Continue Reading

International Week – Spain Y1

International Week – Spain Y1

Today Year  One have been learning to count to 10 in Spanish. They sang counting songs and did action games using numbers up to 10. The children then went on to learn the names of the colours and got really good at recognising the the colour words and saying them. Year One enjoyed watching the… Continue Reading

International Week in Y1- Europe

International Week in Y1- Europe

Today Year 1 were treated to a Spanish lesson from Ms. McLaughlin, the children really enjoyed it and learnt how to count to five, how to say some colours and the days of the week. They met two very funny puppets called Coco and Pepe who wanted to be their friends and enjoyed the story… Continue Reading