Understanding of the World

Nature Hunt

Nature Hunt

We have been learning about the names of different trees, how to recognise different leaves, seasonal change and about different birds like Starlings, Blue Tits, Robins and Sparrows. We also learnt about Badgers, moles, rabbits and mice. We went into Heaton Park in search of some of the things we have learnt about. It was great fun. We even played in a huge pile of leaves and climbed some low branches of trees.

Year 2 – Science

Year 2 – Science

Science – Biology – Living Things and their Habitats Children have now started a new science unit: living things and their habitats. In our first lesson, children learned all about living things and thought about and tried to answer the question: is it alive? Children learned about the seven life processes which indicate as to… Continue Reading

The ‘Big 3’

The ‘Big 3’

Our very own ‘Treaty of Versailles’ In the Forest School, Year 6 pupils enjoyed getting into character of the leaders of the ‘Big 3’ countries from the end of World War One- Great Britain, France and the United States of America. The countries came together to agree what would happen to Germany following the war,… Continue Reading

Year 2 – Judaism – Shabbat

Year 2 – Judaism – Shabbat

Year 2 enjoyed learning more about Shabbat this week and focused on the items used when setting the table. The table is traditionally covered with a white tablecloth and richly set with the fanciest tableware owned. Silver candle stick holders are placed upon the table; cutlery is cleaned and polished; two loaves of sweet bread… Continue Reading

Year 2 – Judaism

Year 2 – Judaism

Judaism In Year 2 today, children learned about the Jewish day of rest, Shabbat, and how a Jewish family do things differently to the six ordinary weekdays. Shabbat is the Hebrew word for Sabbath, which Jewish people mark from nightfall on Friday night until nightfall on Saturday. From this story comes the idea of a day… Continue Reading

Parental Information for Online Safety

Parental Information for Online Safety

Dear parents and carers, Whilst there are huge benefits to being online in order to stay connected to family and friends during this period, we recognise that many parents may feel concerned about the activities and content their children are accessing when online. The government has put together a great selection of guidance on this… Continue Reading

Year 2 and 4: Primary Engineering

Year 2 and 4: Primary Engineering

A fantastic session in class all linked to our primary engineering work. We had employees from Grundos come in and talk to children about the work that they do on hydraulic pumps and what it is like to be an engineer. Children had the chance to observe, interact and discuss examples of engineering and saw… Continue Reading

Year 2: The Last Supper

Year 2: The Last Supper

Year 2 children have now started their new R.E. topic: Eucharist-Relating: Thanksgiving. For our first session, children discussed and answered questions about being thankful. Children said they were thankful for their parents, teachers and school dinners! For our second learning focus, children read aloud the story of the Last Supper. Before hand, children discussed and… Continue Reading