PE at Home!

Ministry of Sport (Nathan and his team) have created home PE workouts on their website for you to enjoy at home.

The aim of these videos is to keep children active whilst at home and giving them simple plans and videos to follow that can easily be done at home either inside or in the garden. All sessions include a warm up, a short workout and some technical practices that only require basic equipment that can be easily replaced with household items if necessary (use your imagination).

They will keep updating their web page with new sessions, videos and challenges. They have split the sessions up in to different categories from Fizzytotz (Early Years Programme), to different sports. These plans will need to be accessed via a laptop or computer to view the videos, otherwise the invididual vidoes have been put under each specific session plan.

Have a go at all the sessions and see how you get on! We would love to see how everyone is going on with these sessions so please send us your videos or photos using Class Dojo.

If you would like to join in with these Home PE workouts follow the link below:

Username: m4s-home-pe
Password: ministry4

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Science week Market Place

Yesterday to celebrate our Science week we invited parents in for our ‘Science Market Place’ so that we could share all of the work we have completed throughout the week. It was a great opportunity for the children to showcase their work and set up stalls with investigations for everybody to enjoy. There was even a competition between Year 5 and Year 6 on the go as they had designed and made a brand new chocolate bar for Cadbury’s World. Parents had the opportunity to vote on the appearance, texture and taste. It was a tough choice as they were both delicious but Honeycomb Heaven won meaning Year 5 took the overall prize!! Well done to both classes for their entries.

The children have had a brilliant week and learnt lots along the way. Thank you to everybody for making Science Week a huge success.

There has been a poster and habitat competition on the go and we have had lots of fantastic entries, the winners will be revealed next week.

Early Years Fun at Gruff Learning

Today Reception and Nursery had a great time at Gruff Learning. The children enjoyed a themed day around the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We started the day with the story.

Then we went to feed the chickens, sheep and the goats. We also met The Alpacas.

We then made crafts based around the story – The Three Billy Goats Gruff. A Goat Puppet, A Clay Troll and An Alpaca.

After our lunch we went to the outdoor area for outdoor learning.

Then it was time for home after a very busy fun day!

Science Week in Year 1

This week we have been very busy looking at all things to do with Science. On Monday we got to program all different types of robots and experimented with how to move them and use them. Miss Langford then gave us instructions that we had to follow and we pretended to be a robot ourselves!

This afternoon we have been busy looking at how the state of chocolate can be changed by heating it and how to plan a fair test. We made a list of what we needed to melt the chocolate and what would happen to it. Many of the children predicted that the chocolate would melt when it is over heat! We then put our chocolate into the fridge to see if it would return back to the original state. Whilst waiting for the chocolate to cool down we completed another experiment involving us melting chocolate in our hands! We timed the experiment and measured the chocolate pieces against one another so that the test would be fair. We then had great discussion on which chocolate we thought melted the quickest- milk or white chocolate.

How strong is chocolate?

In year 3 this afternoon we have tested how strong different chocolate bars are using a variety of investigations. We dropped the chocolate, snapped the chocolate, out weights on the chocolate and then finally hit it with a hammer. We found that the dairy milk was the strongest. Unfortunately we were unable to eat the chocolate – we were not impressed!

Reception Robots

The children shared the story of Harry and The Robots.

The children then played a game – they pretended to be Robots and Miss Barber gave them instructions using her controller.

Then the children thought about the different ways to control or program a robot. The children explored how to program Beebot robots and then how to program our new robots.

Robot workshop

To kickstart our super science week we had a robot workshop this morning. It was great fun but also quite tricky. We worked in groups of 3 to build a robot that would be able to move when programmed. We were given a box per group and had to use problem solving skills to find the best way to build it.

Cadbury’s World

We had an amazing time at Cadbury’s World yesterday. We learnt about where chocolate originates from – the Aztecs and Mayans first discovered cocoa beans and made them into a drink.

Then we learnt about the history of Cadbury’s. The company built a whole village for their workers including a school.

We learnt about the Cadbury’s brand and how every milk chocolate bar has the colour purple on it. One section of the tour was all about advertising and the characters they have used. We recognised many of them, which shows how powerful advertising is.

One of the highlights of the day was tasting the melted chocolate! Writing our names in chocolate was trickier then we thought.

Our final activity at Cadbury’s World was the 4D experience where we went on a chocolate roller coaster ride. It felt so real and we even put our hands in the air went we went hurtling down a dip.


World Book Day in EYFS

Today Nursery and Reception celebrated World Book Day with a themed day around the story of Supertato.

We began the day with Supertato story and story sack.  The children could remember what the evil pea had done to the other foods in the supermarket.

Then we enjoyed a PE session about Superheroes and the evil pea from the story.

This afternoon, we enjoyed art activities based around Supertato.  The children tried to catch the evil peas and made their own models of supertato.

To finish the day the children all had a World Book Day Token to take home and spend at WHSmith.

Magnets in Year 1

Yesterday, Year 1 have been busy looking at magnets. We discussed which materials are magnetic and how not every metal is! We then went on a search around the classroom to find which items are magnetic we found lots of things including the table and scissors. Then we had to complete a test to find out how we can get the paperclip out of the cup without getting the magnet wet, this encouraged lots of scientific language in our classroom.