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Author Archives: nstringer

Minibeast Medley

Class Two have worked really hard recently learning all the songs for their performance of Minibeast Medley. The children are very proud of their achievements and would like to say thank you to everyone that came to watch and support.  

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RHS Rosemoor Gardens

Today the sun shone on our class trip to Rosemoor to study minibeasts. We started the day with an introduction to minibeasts and ones we may find in both a woodland habitat and a pond habitat. We then went to explore the woodland area for minibeasts and used magnifiers to look at them closely.   … Continue reading »

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Digital Print Making

Earlier this week Class two were visited by Tanya Morel who is from the Daisi art project. She came in to work with us to create our own digital print based on our topic of Minibeasts. To start with the children had to hand draw a minibeast of their choice, they got very creative, thinking outside … Continue reading »

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Making Moving Toys

The children have learnt about mechanisms, made prototypes and planned/designed their own moving toy. In today’s lesson the children were able to make their moving toy based on their plans. They had a range of resources that they could choose from and tools to help secure and adapt. The children worked really hard in this … Continue reading »

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Mechanisms

As part of our design and technology this term we are looking at a range of mechanisms, such as CAMs, pulleys and cranks, in order to make our own moving toy. Before the children can begin making their own designs we need to learn about the different mechanisms. In today’s lesson we looked further into … Continue reading »

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We the Curious

This week class 2 visited We the Curious in Bristol to learn more about our topic of Mighty Metals. We started the day with a workshop about forces and magnets with Eddie. We learned about friction, gravity and contact and non-contact forces. We conducted our own experiment about friction where we let a car roll … Continue reading »

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Soil Investigations

This afternoon for science we studied a range of soils and whether they were acid, alkali or neutral. We started by talking about where soil comes from and learnt that it comes from rocks, but can have other things in such as sand and animals, both alive and dead. We then put on some protective … Continue reading »

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Miniature Photography

In computing we are learning about photography. We looked at the work of Audrey Heller, who does miniature photography. Most of this work is little figures taking on activities or tasks within our environment. Here are some examples of her work: We looked closely at these and studied how uses her camera. We used a … Continue reading »

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Igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic

We explored different rocks to determine whether they were igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. We used starburst sweets to explore the rock cycle, and how the rocks can change between the three types. We were shown how an igneous rock is formed by the cooling of magma, but then we all created our own sedimentary rocks … Continue reading »

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Arlington Court

We took a school trip to Arlington court to explore the grounds using maps, compasses and GPS systems. We developed our map reading skills by finding letters that were hidden around the grounds, using a map of Arlington court as a guide. Once we had collected those letters it made the word volcano for a … Continue reading »

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