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Chaffinches go wild in the forest!

The children from Chaffinches went out into the forest to gather natural resources to create their own artwork of rainforest animals.  They created snakes, a sloth, a toucan, a butterfly and a jaguar, using twigs, branches, leaves and stones

.  Take a look at our creations.

Chaffinches want to help save our planet!

Chaffinches have had a fantastic week learning about Climate Change. They now realise the importance of recycling, re-using and not wasting things, and how this can make a difference to our planet. We made a video to highlight what we’ve learned and how we can help!

Chaffinches and Robins go wild at Woodside Wildlife Park!

What a fantastic time Robins and Chaffinches had at Woodside Wildlife Park.  We were able to see some amazing animals, some of which are usually found in the rainforest.  Children were able to see birds of prey, a tiger (rescued from a circus), bats, meerkats, lemurs and a sloth (Sid).  As you can see from the photos, children had the chance to handle or stroke some of the reptiles and they loved it! We learned a lot about these amazing animals and about the habitats that they usually live in and the food they eat.

 

‘Everyone’s a reader… some just haven’t found their favourite book yet’ – KS1 Book Club celebration

Over the last few months, several children from Year 1 and 2 have been taking part in a Book Club. They have enjoyed reading several books, have written detailed book reviews and have attended several meetings where they have discussed elements of the books and have shared their opinions on the various texts. This week, we ended Book Club with a celebration event.  We played games and shared our views on books and authors. There was also an opportunity to take part in a competition to design an alternative book cover with some super new books as prizes. Well done to all the participants, we have had lots of fun sharing our love of books together.

Leeds author of Piper’s Passport visits Chaffinches!

Last Monday, Chaffinches, Robins and Wrens were lucky to be visited by Yorkshire author, Eleanor McKone.  Eleanor read her book, ‘Piper’s Passport’ with the children, discussed what it was like being an author and what inspired her to write.  The children then did some follow-up activities based on the book.

 

What a great way to start the new term!

What a fantastic term of learning, about London and Italy, for Chaffinches!

Chaffinches began the term learning about Paddington in London. They loved learning about famous London landmarks such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace and Big Ben.  The children wrote postcards and narratives based on Paddington’s adventures.  We also learned through dance and drama about the Great Fire of London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning about Italy and its myths and famous landmarks was also a great success with the class.  Chaffinches were also able to cook various types of Italian dishes, such as lasagne, spaghetti bolognese and pizza.

 

Chaffinches had a great visit to Pizza Express and the Botanical Gardens in Sheffield. At Pizza Express the children go to learn about the history of pizza and were able to make their own pizza and eat it.  The visit was ‘the best visit’!

The children’s learning was culminated in our final event of our Italian Cafe.  Children made souvenirs to sell, entertained parents with dancing and singing and then served pizza, which they had made.

Another huge success which was enjoyed by all!

News Flash……… Wrens help out their local library!

Our local Librarian needed our help.

She wanted us to make some Christmas decorations, which would go on the front window of the library.

We were definitely keen to help her out.

Mrs Marriott went to have a look at the window once it had been decorated. It looks great, and we were happy to help out.

Chaffinches: enjoying their PE lessons!

Chaffinches have really enjoyed learning new skills in hockey and have used them to play games. They are also currently learning new skills in gymnastics with Mr Kay: they can’t wait for the next lesson.

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Robins and Chaffinches step back in time to visit Warwick Castle

What a super way to bring our learning to life! Robins and Chaffinches had an amazing day visiting Warwick Castle. We were met by a guide who took us to different parts of the castle and shared lots of information with us. The guides were amazed by how much knowledge the children had, they also commented on their super behaviour too. Whilst we were there we also watched a magnificent birds of prey display, climbed the original Motte to admire the views of the Warwickshire countryside and listened to an interesting talk by a skilful bowman. As always however, a popular part of the day was lunchtime!
The children were super ambassadors for our school throughout the whole day. Well done Robins and Chaffinches!

A long, long time ago…

Wow, wow, wow! What a great start to our new topic. Robins and Chaffinches launched their new topic by taking part in a fantastic day of activities, which were all linked to our learning about Castles and life in a castle.

The children made knight’s helmets for their role play areas, as well as torches to light up the classroom. They also decorated some goblets and enjoyed baking crown biscuits which were delicious. They even practised their archery skills outside and took part in drama activities, using their imagination to make up stories about princes, princesses, dragons and knights.

The children were fantastic, they gave 100% to each and every task and showed lots of enthusiasm for the topic. We are looking forward to learning lots more about life a long, long time ago.