EARTHQUAKE DAY - Monday 27th March 2017
Today we had fun finding out all about earthquakes. We used atlases to find the location of major earthquakes. Then we researched a major earthquake using the internet. After lunch we looked at the Mercalli scale, then we used marshmallows and cocktail sticks to design and make a multilevel building that would withstand an earthquake (a jelly wobble).
Oliver and the Seawigs - Monday 20th March 2017
We made a 'freeze frame' of the point in the story where Iris is singing in the Mermaid choir.
Can you spot Iris, the Merman conductor and the bewildered mermaids in each photograph?
Andy Warhol Volcano Art
We created our own volcanoes in the style of the pop artist Andy Warhol.
We think they are fabulous!
Tuesday 14th March
We did a conscience alley to help Cliff decide whether to stay and settle, or follow his friends and confront the Thurlstone.
World Book Day 02/03/17
The children enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day. Can you identify which book characters they came to school as.
Internet Safety Day
On Internet Safety Day, we discussed how to be safe online. We designed SMART posters that gave safety advice.
30th January 2017
In our learning about volcanoes, we looked at how to be save in the event of a volcanic eruption. We designed survival posters.
Science Day Years 1 & 4 Friday 10th February 2017
The children in years one and four rotated round 4 different science activities. In Kingfisher Class we investigated the best liquid for cleaning copper coins. The children took photos of their results. What liquid do you think worked the best?
As part of our learning in RE the children have visited three local churches to find out how they are the same and their differences.
They visited: St. John's Church, Thursday 19th January; St. Austin & St. Gregory, Thursday 2nd February and :Margate Baptist Church, Thursday 9th February.
Here are some photographs of our visit.
Thursday 12th January
Trip to Canterbury to the Heritage Centre and The Roman Museum
Today we travelled to Canterbury to complete our learning on the Romans.
We fired catapults, ground wheat and pressed our own coins. Then we crossed Canterbury and descended underground to become archaeologists and to investigate live in a Roman town. We saw a real Roman house complete with original mosaics and central heating system.
Thursday 15th December 2016
This week the children discussed what they had learned from the previous week - knowing what each part of the Christingle represents.
The children then made their own Christingles and took part in a worship with Years 3 and 4 to light their candles to symbolise that the light of the world is Jesus.
This term we have based our English around the book 'The Promise' by Nichola Davies and Laura Carlin.
We published our favourite pieces of writing in our own 'before and after' city images.
Thursday 1st December
In history we have been looking at Roman artefacts and thought about what we can learn about the past from them. In art we created some of these artefacts from clay
Wednesday 23rd November
Roman Mosaic Day
We have been studying Romans this term.
Today we have looked at the Ancient Art of Mosaic making.
We studied the mosaics outside our school gates, then created our own mosaics.
Monday 21st November
In English we wrote alliterative phrases (with prepositions) based on the text 'THE PROMISE'. We put them together to form poems.
Thursday 17th November
Here are the amazing projects that Kingfisher class produced about the Romans.
In science we have been learning about electricity.
We used our knowledge to design and make a quiz board with a switch.
In English we have been studying the Iron Man by Ted Hughes, illustrated by Laura Carlin.