Treasure Maps!

Today we spent the day making treasure maps and hunting for Easter eggs. The children worked in two mixed age groups and worked together to design a treasure map of our school. They had to plan it, design their map, write out a series of instructions and finally hide the treasure! (an Easter egg). The groups then swapped treasure maps and had a go at solving the other teams hidden treasure puzzles. We found the eggs in the end- and finished the day off by sharing the chocolate!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Today, the children in KS1 have been doing all of their learning around the book ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. In our Maths learning we have been looking at the value of different coins. The children used the coins to make different total amounts and turn them into caterpillars!

We then did some writing about what we we would eat if we were the Hungry Caterpillar. We had a discussion about which foods we like and what we like to eat as a treat! The children then described their ideal week of food!

Finally, the children created butterflies for our giant piece of artwork. We talked about symmetry and we looked at how to create different patterns using paint and folding paper in different ways. The end result was fantastic!

Home Learning:

Why don’t you have a think about what you would like to eat if you were the Hungry Caterpillar! You could draw a picture or even write your own version of the story.

Maybe you could try to paint some symmetrical butterflies like we did today and create your own giant art piece!

Mrs Smith

The Smartest Giant in Town

Today we have based our learning and activities on this book. This morning we discussed if a giant was the tallest thing there is. We measured objects to see which were taller and shorter than one metre. We found out that Mount Everest is 8,848 metre sticks tall! We watched a short video about the tallest buildings that have been built over time – it blew our minds!

Later, we talked about the story, particularly the character of the Giant. The best bit though was making our own crowns. We had to measure the length of the card we would need, cut out the shape, create and…ta da!!!!!!!!

Fun in the sun

This afternoon all the children have been playing team games including dodgeball and kick rounders. Even though the children were keeping their distance this didn’t stop them from having fun. Afterwards, all the children used powder paints to paint rainbows on the playground. It was really nice to see the older children working with the younger ones to make their masterpieces. All the children enjoyed being creative and some even managed to paint themselves! Have a look below to see what we have been up to.

A fun morning

This morning, the children of year 1 and 2 were making things to put in a time capsule. First the wrote letters to their future selves about what is happening at the moment. We then looked through newspapers to find important stories that will remind us what happened and we’ve taken photos of what we have been up to. Have a look below to see what we have been up to.

Creative play

This week, Mr Grace has made us a chalk board for the KS1 playground. During playtimes, the children have been allowed to get creative. Have a look below to see what they have been up to.

Daffodils

Back in the Autumn, Years 1, 2 and 3  went down to Kexborough Rec to plant daffodil bulbs with the Barnsley Council North Area Team. Now it is the Spring. the daffodils have grown and we can now see them in full bloom. Have a look below to see them.

World Book Day!

The children in Year 2 have been extremely busy celebrating World Book Day today!

Children have worked really well in pairs to complete a book scavenger hunt. They really enjoyed looking at a wide range of new books to find different characters and story plots.

Year 2 then completed their entries for the ‘Design a book token’ competition. Children created some fantastic designs from Esio Trot to Oi Frog!

Following this, we took a look at one of Mrs Smith’s favourite books ‘Once Upon an Alphabet’. Children came up with their own ideas for items that began with the first letter of their name. They created short stories about these items. The creativity and imagination that the children showed in today’s lesson was exceptional! Here are some of their stories…

Ollie octopus was having an operation one afternoon. He got his orange tie, his orange shoes, his black suit and his orange hat. He got in his dark orange car and drove past Open Avenue. He got out of his car and walked to the open doors. He got into his operation bed where they put a needle in his tentacle. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! – Ollie

Alicia sells alarm clocks but she can’t tell the time. How alarming! – Aimee

Jack was a jolly boy. One day he went to the jungle. He jumped in and saw a giant jelly monster! Jack ate the jelly monster and gently jogged home. – Jake E

Superman went to the city of London where someone stole his car. Superman got ran over by that car – Sad! – Seth

Willy Wellington wanted to see the world, but he was too big for Wolly Well’s foot! – William

Once there was a snake called Steve and he was going to school. He got lost and ended up in the sea. He was never seen again! – Sophie

Great Fire of London collages

In our topic lesson we have been learning all about The Great Fire of London. To link together this and our Art topic of collage, we have spent the afternoon creating post-fire layered collages. The children chose appropriate colours to layer for their background and studied images of the great fire to plan the foreground of their picture.

Here are some that really stood out, well done!

Children in Need

BBC Children in Need exists to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. Their vision is that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood and the chance to reach their potential.

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting over 2,800 projects in communities across the UK that are helping children and young people facing a range of disadvantages such as living in poverty, being disabled or ill, or experiencing distress, neglect or trauma. In the last grant year alone, support has helped change the lives of over 589,000 disadvantaged children and young people, right here in the UK.

Today, our children dressed up and brought in a voluntary contribution which will all be set off to Pudsey and his team. We raised a fantastic £202.10 so thank you to everybody that contributed.