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Time to reflect maths investigation

I hope you’re all well and staying safe.


Here’s a maths investigation to have a go at.

Time to reflect maths investigation

Try this fraction work. We spent a lot of time looking at fractions earlier this term, let’s see what you can remember.

Two truths and a lie

Follow this link to have a go at a verb and adverb game.

Verbs and adverbs


Before we finished, I had plans to do some art with natural/recycled resources. I took inspiration from the picture below. Why not have a go at recreating something similar at home? You can take a picture and stick it in your work book to show me when we are back at school.

Take care,

Mrs Bratt


Cosmic Kids Yoga

Hello all,

I hope that everyone is keeping well. If you’re already feeling a bit stressed and need some time to unwind then here is a 10 minute suggestion to keep the kids entertained. Cosmic Kids Yoga is on You Tube and there are loads of videos for children to follow. You can just search ‘Cosmic Kids Yoga’ on You Tube or I’ve attached the link below to one of the exercises.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Take care,

Mrs Bratt


Ospreys Maths Game

Endless Noughts and Crosses


Good morning, I hope you’re all well. I’m sharing a simple strategy game of noughts and crosses. It’s a bit more tricky than the normal game so why not see how many strings of noughts or crosses you can get up to? If you don’t have any squared paper then you can draw a large grid using paper, a pencil and a ruler.

Click on the link to look at the rules or copy and paste the website into a new tab.

Endless noughts and crosses

Take care,

Mrs Bratt

Greenlands Landfill

Merlins and Ospreys have dug their own landfill on school premises!

They filled the landfill with different types of rubbish such as, milk cartons, plastic bottles, cardboard, tins, fruit cores and egg shells. The children then predicted what would happen to the items in a ‘rot or not’ exercise.

We plan to dig up the landfill in a month to check the results.



What a waste!

What a waste!

By Jessica and Callum (Ospreys)


Pupils in Merlins and Ospreys collected plastic over a week and put all of their plastic together in the Ospreys reading corner. Once it had all been collected, there was a mountain of plastic. We were shocked at how much plastic is being thrown away each week. We found that the majority of plastic was from packaging.

Here are some interesting facts that we’ve been learning about;
As plastic takes a very long time to decompose it is a big problem for the environment.
Every single square mile of the ocean contains 46,000 pieces of plastic.
At least 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year. That’s similar to
emptying a garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute.
Each year an estimated 500 billion to 1 trillion plastic bags are used.

We need your help! Here are some ways that you can help;
Use re-usable bottles and lunchboxes.
Buy fruit and vegetables that are not packaged.
Have your milk delivered by a milk man in glass bottles.
Reuse plastic bags or use alternatives.


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Tickets for The Tempest

The Snowy Owls, Golden Eagles, Merlins and Ospreys have been putting the finishing touches to their production of The Tempest which will take place in Magna on Tuesday 9th July. Children and staff are getting very excited – it promises to be a spectacular event! There are 400 seats altogether at the venue so there should be room for everyone who would like to come.

If anyone has not yet purchased their tickets, they are available from:

Merlins and Ospreys are Choccywoccydoodah!

What a fantastic start to the term we’ve had in Merlins and Ospreys. It’s only the beginning of our topic and we’ve already tasted lots of chocolatey treats.


Last Monday was our WOW day. The children worked on a carousel of activities – these included making and tasting some authentic Mayan hot chocolate, designing and making some fantastic Aztec masks, a chocolate quiz with blind chocolate tasting and a science activity where the children looked at how chocolate could melt and solidify. The afternoon saw the children taste a cocoa bean – they were surprised by the bitter taste. A poem/music making activity followed this and no wow day would be complete without a choco-latte dance – ask your children for a demonstration! We finished the day with hot chocolate and a story.


Last Wednesday, we had our visit from Carl who works for The Ministry of Chocolate. We all had such a fantastic day and got to learn so much about where chocolate comes from, the farming process, fairtrade and chocolate tasting. The children ended with making their own chocolate. They worked incredibly hard to become level 10 chocolatologists. Keep an eye out for your invitations to our chocolate masterclass where you will get to learn how to gain the same accolade!

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Bugsy Malone

Congratulations to our amazing Key Stage 2 children on their fantastic production of Bugsy Malone. Singing, acting and dancing were all superb. We know that parents, carers, family and friends must be as proud as the adults in school. Well done!


Here are some of the other stunning entries to our ‘Decorate an Egg’ competition. As you can see, we have some highly creative children in our school  … and who doesn’t love a good egg pun?


As you can tell, our judges had an eggs-tremely difficult job, but here are some of our winners, along with their prizes:

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A truly ‘Out of this World’ experience for Ospreys and Merlins!

The children in Ospreys and Merlins were absolutely delighted with the visit by Kevin Read from the Yorkshire Planetarium, who brought his Stardome in to educate the children further about Earth and Space.  It was a truly ‘out of this world’ experience, but don’t just take my word for it, here is what the children from Ospreys have written (very eagerly) about the experience!

‘Merlins and Ospreys have been learning about the solar system, and on 8th of February the stardome came into school for our two classes to go inside and enjoy. Faith thought it was interesting and we all learned about space and she would like to become an astronomer  and study space, Holly thought it was AMAZING! Now she wants to be a scientist and an astrophysicist.  We would to see it again and learn even more about our galaxy, our solar system and our sun.

The planet Pluto was actually pink and blue. There is a suitable galaxy/planet that we could live on but unfortunately it would take you 100,000 years to get there, but we have no idea what this planet is called. In 15 years NASA is thinking of sending 10 people to Mars and if they survive, NASA will be sending thousands or more people but unfortunately  it would take 3 years to get there.’ FB and HW

‘Merlins and Ospreys have had a wonderful morning in an outstanding stardome, learning facts about space, galaxies, planets and stars. The children enjoyed every bit of it, saying it was amazing and it was great as it felt like they were actually moving in Space.
Charlie said he felt dizzy when the screen was moving. The class loved the video as it was amazing seeing all the planets orbit the sun and learning new facts.
They saw lots of planets like Venus, Saturn and Mercury and found out about lots of new galaxies.’  CA and OC

‘Ospreys and Merlins are learning about space and Kevin came with a Stardome and all of us enjoyed  it. A Stardome is a big inflatable balloon that has projections of the solar system and constellations in it, so it’s 3D.  When we were in the Stardome it felt like we were travelling through space, it was so cool. Kevin knows everything about space, it was amazing.’   EM and FH

‘Inside the Stardome it looked like we were in space.  Ospreys have lots of questions for Kevin and have emailed him with them. Kevin knows everything about space, he is a space wizard. This is a fact that Kevin told all the Ospreys,  ‘if you look straight at the sun from a telescope or directly at it for 3 seconds,  you will be blind,  so I would not look at the sun directly.’OB and FH

‘We learnt that there are lots of galaxies. Did you know the sun is white, but it’s a yellow dwarf star?’ RC and DS



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