Author Archives: Heather Smith

May the FORCE be with you!

Posted by Heather Smith in Otters

In Otter class over the last few weeks, we have been really busy learning how magnets work.

We now know that:

  • Magnets have two poles- North and South.
  • They work the same underwater as they do in air.
  • You cannot see a magnet working- it has an invisible force
  • Magnets attract and repel each other
  • Not all materials are magnetic- not even all coins are magnetic, even though they’re metal.
  • Magnets can work through materials, such as wood, plastic and paper –this means they don’t need to make contact with the magnetic material.

Punch and Judy

Posted by Heather Smith in ladybird

It has been a very exciting term.  As part of our Seaside topic we have recreated our own Punch and Judy shows.  In English the children have written their own scripts.  During DT they had great fun designing and making their puppets. The puppets are amazing!

We hope you enjoy the shows.      That’s the way to do it!

Video to follow

May the FORCE be with you!

Posted by Heather Smith in Koalas

In Koala class over the last few weeks, we have been really busy learning how magnets work.

We now know that:

  • Magnets have two poles- North and South.
  • They work the same underwater as they do in air.
  • You cannot see a magnet working- it has an invisible force
  • Magnets attract and repel each other
  • Not all materials are magnetic- not even all coins are magnetic, even though they’re metal.
  • Magnets can work through materials, such as wood, plastic and paper –this means they don’t need to make contact with the magnetic material.

Arts Week

Posted by Heather Smith in Otters

This week we finally completed sewing our bags for Design and Technology, where we used running stitch to attach two pieces of felt together. Then we added buttons to fasten the felt together and a handle. Some of us chose to add pockets or a design that related to Geography.

In addition to this we learnt about the skills that Graphic designers use to create, posters, leaflets, prospectuses and more. We did this, by using symbols from Anglo-Saxon jewellery and considered how to frame them, overlay them, create patterns and add colour for effect. We think we did rather well at this and all have future careers in the Arts.

We created some designs to see them click  here

Infant Sports Day

Posted by Heather Smith in Dragonfly, ladybird, Owls, woodpecker

A fantastic morning was had by all on Monday for our Infant Sports day.  The children really threw themselves into the activities!  Here’s a collage of each house doing some of their events.  Many thanks to our two great photographers for their hard work.  It was a tough job to select from over 500 photos!!

Erosion

Posted by Heather Smith in Owls

This week we’ve had a great time learning about erosion.  The children watched Mrs Butler simulate erosion over time with a sandcastle.  Have a look at the photos to see what happened.