Year Group Blog

Brilliant Books

It has been a pleasure to focus on and develop the children’s love of books this week.  We have shared wonderful books with each other, with children in Oak class and in Acorns (Reception).  We have made book recommendations for …

“Fossils are a bit like natural mummies…”

Super thinking from Thames class this week; making connections between natural scientific processes and the intricacies of embalming and mummification.  The children have worked extremely hard to write useful(!) guides to the mummification process, and enjoyed practising mummy-wrapping techniques using …

Egyptology all the way

Highlight of our week was our superb trip to The Fitzwilliam Museum.   The children thoroughly enjoyed painting on papyrus and made a fabulous job of following detailed instructions with care and creativity.  The beautiful results will be displayed in the …

Investigation and inspiration

This week has been filled with investigations into ancient Egypt, the properties of rocks, treasure hunts and mathematical problems.  Thames class were also freshly inspired in their LAMDA session and are working on their diction through speedy delivery of tongue …

Getting Started

A week of firsts:  Our first LAMDA session, first ‘Silvers’ and ‘Golds’ and our first topic sessions focusing on Ancient Egypt to name but a few.

We have been settling into our learning and reinforcing the routines we practised last …

Getting to Know You

The children came bouncing into school on Tuesday full of excitement and anticipation for the term ahead   They helped me begin to learn their names, their interests and their characters through games and shared conversations.  Dr Biddulph shared with the …