PHASE BLOG SPRING 2 2017

Reception had a fabulous time pancake making on the 28th of February and then went on a wonderful Pirate Adventure in March.  They finished  the half term with a Nans and Grans morning

Of Easter crafts and activities. What a busy term they have had!

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All classes participated in the World Book Day challenge to “Do Something Booky”. Character hunts, bedtime stories and door decorating were just a few of the fun things going on in Key Stage One.

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1B’s BFG themed door was judged to be the winner in Key Stage One. As you can see there were lots of great entries!

Year One went to the Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood as part of their History topic on Old Toys. As you can see the museum offered them a great hands on experience!

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Year Two found out all about St Lucia and then went to Leigh on Sea to compare the two coastal areas. They finished their topic with a carnival which they performed to  Y1 and EYFS and then to all their parents

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All of the infant children participated in Bike it sessions in the week of 20th March. Fun and lessons on bikes and scooters for all the children!  Despite the changeable weather ALL the children got active on 2,3 or 4 wheels!

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Everyone in KS1 was very excited to have assembly outside on the new coloured steps and stage. We sat in our house groups and had our WOW assembly.

 

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Red nose day/Dress like a superhero was a HUGE success!

As you can see we had a school full of heroes ready to save us from all calamities!

 

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The final event of the term was the opening of the Engayne Art Gallery. All the children really enjoyed seeing their paintings framed and displayed as a work of art!

 

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We are looking forward to more fun and adventures in the Summer term.

March 2017

Y3

This term, Year 3 have been learning all about Patterns from a variety of cultures across the World. First, we created Rangoli, where we repeated the same design using rotational symmetry. Then, we imitated Aztec fabric patterns by repeating rows of brightly-coloured triangles and rhombuses. Finally, we produced Aboriginal art drawings on fabric, where we used repeating dots to form animals, but made sure to surround them with colours which reflected their habitat. We have found the similarities and differences between these art forms, from three very different cultures, very interesting.

Y4

In Year 4 this half term the children have learned about Europe, and in particular about the Canary Islands. The children used atlases to find the names of the different islands and to help them to label them on their own maps. In Maths the children worked on converting pounds to Euros and vice versa, so they should now be more aware of the cost of things if you are off on holiday into the Eurozone! The children made some ‘European’ dishes in Food Technology. They tried a range of different flavours of hummus, and were mostly very keen on the Risottos that they made. Last week we visited Bedford’s Park and had a fabulous day of outdoor activity. The children walked/ran for miles during the orienteering activity, got mucky and explored when pond dipping and worked brilliantly as teams when shelter buildings. Several children said it was “the best day ever!”