The UK and Far Away… England and India

This week, we have been focusing on the British Royal Family. We watched the Queen’s coronation and compared it to Elsa’s from Frozen! We then thought about and used ICT resources to find the answers to our questions about the Royal Family. We have also been using atlases to map the 4 countries of the UK.

This afternoon we focused on India. We talked about the difference between English and Indian weddings, with one of our class telling us all about an Indian wedding they went to. We also looked at the Taj Mahal, the different religions in India, where India is in the world and how much bigger it is than England. We then worked in talk partners to draw the Indian flag and write 3 interesting facts we had learnt over the afternoon. We then had a go at making our very own vegetable samosas and also tried poppadoms!


Watoto Choir Performance

Today at Marlfields we were extremely lucky to be visited by the Watoto Choir. We were entertained, we sang and we danced enjoying every minute – even Miss Booth and Mrs Radcliffe performed on stage.

Year 5 had a party lunch with them and the took the out to play. In the afternoon, we made kites and tested them out. Mrs Isherwood sang “Let’s go fly a kite.” for most of the day!

We had a wonderful and are so fortunate that we spent it with the Watoto Choir.



Celebration Week In Nursery

This week Nursery have looked at all the celebrations that have happened throughout the week.

We firstly made pancakes on Tuesday and talked about how pancakes cook. We all had a go of shaking the pancake mix so that it was ready to cook.

We then picked our own healthy toppings for our pancakes.

Today we have looked at Valentines day. We made our own love heart biscuits where we all had a go of stirring the mixture and using the heart cutter to make our biscuits.


Jodrell Bank

Last week we went to Jodrell Bank as part of our topic Space. We researched information about the planets in our solar system and other galaxies. The Lovell Telescope is used to search galaxies for other life forms. It is not a telescope that you look through because it uses radio waves. We took part in workshop about keeping healthy in space as well as trying out equipment the astronauts use on the space station.  Next we learnt how rockets are propelled in to space using fuel.  Our second workshop was about the Mars Rover mission. We worked in teams to make a Mars Rover landing craft. It had to protect its cargo when landing on Mars. To do this our cargo was an EGG. Several of the craft didn’t protect the egg enough and so there was plenty of yolk! However, one team was successful. Maybe these will be spacecraft engineers in the future.


Volcanic Eruptions in Year 3

This afternoon we took our volcanoes outside and simulated an eruption.

First of all we tried 2 tbs or bicarbonate of soda, 1 tbs of washing up liquid and 30ml of vinegar. This wasn’t very successful and Miss Booth’s Volcano didn’t erupt. We then thought about how we could cause a bigger reaction and came up with out own quantities.








Here are some of the results.


We then had a go using coke and mentos. The reaction wasn’t quite as fierce as we had expected. I wonder what we could have differently?



Welly Walk Wednesday!

This week we went out and about in the very cold frosty weather.

We went to find a bridge to act out the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff going over a bridge.

Whilst we were out and about we practiced our number recognition skills from our Maths work.

We looked for numbers on the houses and number plates.

Bridge Building Skills

This week we have improved our bridge building skills following on from our STEM activity last week.

Our next step to develop our construction skills was to understand what a bridge is and how a bridge works.

We looked at pictures of bridges and understood that water can go under the bridge and people or transport over the bridge.

We made a large river across the classroom floor and the children had to make a bridge that went over the water using lego.

Harry Potter Day!

Year 4 enjoyed dressing up as part of the School Council run day.

Watch out for Year 4’s Dragons!

Coming soon for Chinese New Year……

They’re starting to look good. What do you think we should call them?

Careful he doesn’t snack on you!  Red is a lucky colour.

Road Safety Week

This week Nursery have been looking at road safety and how to stay safe on the roads.

The children have learnt that green means go, yellow means slow and red means stop.

We have also worked on our physical development by making traffic light jelly! We used our pouring and stirring skills whilst talking about how the jelly melted.

We also made our very own traffic lights where the children told us what each colour meant.