We’ve been learning to play the guitar!

This year in Year 4 we have had the opportunity for the children to take part in whole class guitar lessons. The children have really enjoyed learning to play the guitar and learn about some of the terminology used in music.

Here are some pictures of The University of York taking their first lesson.

We look forward to reading the comments from the children about what they have learnt so far.

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Year 4 visit The Chocolate Museum.

As part of their chocolate topic learning Year 4 visited the Chocolate Museum in Brixton. As you can see from the pictures they had a very exciting and informative day! They had the opportunity to taste a piece of cacao bean and also taste some different chocolate varieties, which produced some interesting facial expressions as you an see. I wonder if any of our visitors can guess the flavour of the chocolate that produced these wonderful expressions?

They learnt about how the cacao beans were farmed and readied to be shipped to the chocolate factories. They then had the opportunity to make some chocolate of their own, which was great fun and very messy. The children (and the adults) really enjoyed their day at the Chocolate Museum and consuming the chocolate after school.

A question for University of York and Bath to answer … can you remember which country is the largest consumer of chocolate and approximately how much of a percentage they consumed?

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Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 page!

We hope that you have enjoyed your first few weeks back at school.  There have been lots of changes in Year 3 so far this year.  It is the first year of Key Stage 2 and everyone has been settling in to their new classrooms (and playground) very well.  There are so many new things to learn and everyone has loved our new topic, ‘Under the Canopy,’ which is about rainforests across the world.

We hope you have a fantastic year and make the most of our year group’s blog page. Remember to keep checking the blog every week for home-learning, competitions and challenges.

What has been your favourite part of joining Year 3 so far?

 

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Poetry in Year 5

This half term, Year 5 have been studying the works of Lewis Carroll. We read his well known poem, ‘The Walrus and the Carpenter’, before writing and performing our own versions. Click here to have a read of the children’s poetry.

 

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Greek day in Year 5!

As our exit point, to end our topic ‘Groovy Greeks’, Year 5 enjoyed a day of Greek themed activities. The children came to school dressed in traditional Ancient Greek dress or in blue and white – the colours of the Greek Flag. Read the comments below to see what the children thought of the day!

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Year 5’s Ancient Greek Olympics

In topic lessons this half term, Year 5 have been learning about the ‘Groovy Greeks’. Last Friday, the children organised their own Ancient Olympic Games! With sports such as javelin, discus, shot put, sprinting and long jump, the afternoon was a true festival of sport. All children took part in the events and also had the opportunity to coach their peers.  Below are some pictures from the afternoon.

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Year 5 trip to Pizza Express

To aid their science and DT learning, Year 5 visited Pizza Express in Wallington. The children learnt about food hygiene, the origin of ingredients and reversible and irreversible changes. They even got the chance to make their own pizza! Read the comments below to hear about the children’s experiences.

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Year 1 trip to Battersea Park Zoo!

The children had a fantastic day out at the zoo. We saw many different animals including coatis, maras, wallabies, love birds, emus and meerkats! We found out lots of information about the different animals. Our guide told us about where the animals come from, what they like to eat and where they sleep. The children enjoyed eating their lunch in their own cabins and then had some time in the playground. We had a fabulous time but came back exhausted!

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Safer Internet week!

Over the week of the 8th – 12th February Culvers House will be taking part in Safer Internet Week – a nationwide initiative to promote the importance of online safety. Leave a comment below with your top tips for how to stay safe online!

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Art in Year 5!

Over the past couple of days, Year 5 have been learning about print making techniques with Mrs Churchyard. The children designed and printed their own Anglo Saxon coins. Below are some pictures of the Year 5 artists in action!

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