Science Day!, by Miss Hughes
Date: 25th May 2023 @ 5:11pm
Science Day was a roaring success! We loved seeing your incredible projects; it is clear you worked very hard on them and the gallery looked great, this afternoon! Thank you to all parents who joined us to look at your children's books, join in with lessons and experiments together, in the afternoon, too.
Chicks!, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 23rd May 2023 @ 4:49pm
Class One have been learning all about the life cycles of different animals. This week, we have been very lucky to observe some little eggs in a special incubator. We were very excited to learn that some of the eggs hatched over the weekend.
Visit to Church, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 23rd May 2023 @ 4:45pm
Well we had a lovely walk to St Oswalds church. We have been learning all about the features of a church, so we went on an ispy feature hunt. We found a font, stained glass windows, pulpit, altar and even an organ!
Class 2 Textiles work, by Miss Hughes
Date: 23rd May 2023 @ 4:13pm
Class 2 have been working hard for the last couple of weeks on their latest 'Kapow' DT project. They designed a hand-puppet based on a Traditional Tale character, then learnt how to join fabrics by glueing, stitching, pinning and stapling. They used a template to cut out the felt in the right shape, then designed and cut out the pieces needed to embellish their design. The children worked hard at sewing, or stapling, the felt together before using a glue gun to secure their embellishments. Don't they look great, now they are finished? We ended our unit of work by evaluating our finished products. The children made lovely comments about each others' work and were able to say how they could improve their own. Well done, Class 2!
Sun Safety, by Miss Hughes
Date: 22nd May 2023 @ 5:01pm
Class 1 and 2 were visited today by Charlotte, from Cancer Research North West, who came to teach us all about the importance of staying safe in the sun. She (and Hope Bear!) told us about sensible clothing choices, staying hydrated and using high factor, 5-star suncream. We learnt that it is important to keep re-applying cream throughout the day and to wear hats and sunglasses to protect our sensitive skin and eyes. After Charlotte's session with us, we dressed Hope Bear for her holidays and made postcards home from her.
Scarecrow Building in Class 2, by Miss Hughes
Date: 22nd May 2023 @ 4:58pm
Last Wednesday, five local residents came to work with Class 2, to build enormous scarecrows that will be displayed in some of the Warton gardens that will be open to the public next month! We had a fantastic time working with the team (superbly organised by Claire) who taught us all about using natural materials, and reusing man-made materials, to avoid waste and protect the environment. We created some fantastic scarecrows - look how big they are! We worked collaboratively in teams, fastening and attaching the different materials. We tied lots of knots! Some of us even made crow headbands, to test out whether or not the scarecrows would 'scare' us away!
Thank you to the 'Garden Gang' for coming in to give us this wonderful opportunity. We can't wait to take a walk around the village to see them all 'in situ'. Perhaps you will go to see them, yourselves, too? They have very kindly gifted tickets for the children of Class 2 +1 adult to access the local gardens for free. Any refreshments purchased while visiting will help to contribute to a number of worthwhile charities.
Science Week Kicks Off, by Mr Pugh
Date: 22nd May 2023 @ 2:56pm
Science Week has started with a visit from Charlotte who works for North West Cancer Research. EYFS and Class 2 learnt about Sun Safety. Class 3 looked at poo and looking after our gut. Class 4 discovered the link between cancer and DNA and extracted the DNA from strawberries and Bananas. We look forward to the rest of the week.
Class 3 work for the environment, by Mrs Gavriluk
Date: 19th May 2023 @ 2:52pm
Class 3 have been working with Latksfoot and Arnside and Silverdale AOB about the decline of moths in the local area. The children have learnt all about the Garden Tiger Moth whose numbers have declined by 89% in the last 4 years. The children made badges,paintings and cloth moths using natural materials and the hapa some technique! They have all written letters to send to the local parish council to invest in wildlife friendly street lighting.
Class 3 Lego Electricity workshop, by Mrs Gavriluk
Date: 19th May 2023 @ 2:47pm
On Wednesday, Class 3 started their electricity topic with a Lego workshop. They made a city out of Lego and lite up the buildings by making a circuit. They even made an electric tram to go through their cities.
Class One learning, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 15th May 2023 @ 4:06pm
Class One have been very busy this week! In DT, we have been looking at boats. We tested waterproof materials and objects that could float and sink. We then designed, made and tested our own boats. In Maths, we have been learning about addition. We had a go at adding two numbers, using the language first, then and now. In our continuous provision, we had a go at drawing our plants and labelling them.
Class 3 Field Trip up Warton Crag, by Mrs Gavriluk
Date: 11th May 2023 @ 3:03pm
Today, Class 3 went to the limestone pavements on Warton Crag to look at how they are made. They looked at the clints and grikes in the rocks and measured how deep the deep fissures in the rocks were. They also looked at different types of soil and what rare plants grow there. They also learnt how important the cattle are at maintaining the flora and fauna growth in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Coronation Celebrations for King Charles III, by Mr Pugh
Date: 9th May 2023 @ 2:21pm
What a great day we had making crowns, painting pebbles, baking biscuits and being arty to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.
Numicon number crowns, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 5th May 2023 @ 3:58pm
In Class One we have been learning all about King Charles and his coronation. We had a go at designing our own numicon crowns. We talked about the numbers we had used, the shape of them and if we could see any doubles or odd and even numbers. Some of us even made a repeating pattern!
Greenlands farm, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 4th May 2023 @ 7:03pm
Well what a fabulous time we had at Greenlands Farm. First, we went on a tour of the farm and found out about lots of animals. We asked some really good questions to help us find out more information and even got to handle some of the animals. After this, we had a play in the play barn and planted some cress seeds. We talked about what plants need to grow. Finally, we had lots of fun on the outdoor air pillow!
Cricket Taster Session, by Miss Hughes
Date: 28th Apr 2023 @ 7:53am
Classes 2 and 3 were treated to a cricket taster session with an instructor from the local cricket club, Warton All Stars. They learnt to hold and control the bat, to swing and hit a ball, as well as team work, turn taking and persevering with a new skill. The children loved the session! Information on joining All Stars club will be sent home shortly, for those that are interested in playing more cricket outside of school. Well done, everyone!
Sensory journey, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 26th Apr 2023 @ 2:26pm
In class one, we have been learning all about the story 'farmer duck'. We have been learning to describe the setting in the story. We found out that the duck had gone missing and we had to go on a sensory journey to find him. We repeated the phrase "we're going on a duck hunt, we're going to find a big one, what a beautiful day, we're not scared". We found a cold, wet pond, a swishy, swishy field and a dirty, muddy pig sty.
Pupil Parliament, by Miss Hughes
Date: 25th Apr 2023 @ 5:00pm
Four pupils from Year 5 accompanied Miss Hughes to Lancaster and Morecambe College today, to take part in the local 'Pupil Parliament' event.
The focus at Pupil Parliament this year is equality, diversity and combatting discrimination. The children learnt about the nine 'Protected Characteristics' of the Equality Act 2010 and how these are attributes that are protected by law; today's focus was racial equality. They learnt about a time in history when this wasn't always the case, and about a little girl called Ruby Bridges, who contributed to the resegregation of American schools. The children talked about how even the smallest of people can make the biggest difference, by standing up for what is right. They discussed the importance of tolerance, respect and fairness, as well as standing up for others and using their voices to speak out when they see injustice. They practised debating and speaking persuasively to a large audience of around 100 other children and almost 30 adults!
The children were a credit to the school and their families and came back informed and enthused, to educate their peers, speak up and make change. They are keen to share what they learnt in an assembly, help to make a display representing the protected characteristics and get involved in inviting visiting speakers to the school to widen our perspectives and teach us about other races, ethnicities and cultures. We are very proud of our representatives - well done!
It's a Material World, by Miss Hughes
Date: 25th Apr 2023 @ 4:51pm
Class 2 started their new topic this week, learning all about materials. We kicked off our Science by exploring lots of different objects and discussing what they were made from. We were able to identify a lot of common household materials and sort objects by material. We even spotted that some objects are made of more than one material! Can you see which ones?
Springtime visit, by Miss Hughes
Date: 19th Apr 2023 @ 9:36pm
On the last day of term, Archie's mum visited some classes in school with a new-born lamb from the family farm. This was a wonderful experience for the children and a fantastic opportunity to learn about the lambing season and how to treat a living thing with gentleness, kindness and respect.
Class 4’s Spaghetti Truss Bridges, by Mr McGurk
Date: 19th Apr 2023 @ 5:45pm
As part of our Design Technology lessons, Class 4 have been exploring how bridges work and the structures that are used to make them stronger. Using spaghetti, we constructed our bridges from scratch and were surprised quite how strong some of them turned out to be. Some held almost 10kgs in weight!
Super Science, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 15th Apr 2023 @ 8:15pm
Well, what a lovely last day we had before Easter. After our Easter break, our new topic is going to be all about life "on the farm". Archie's mummy brought a lovely, little spring surprise into school for us. We asked lots of good questions and even got a little cuddle.
After this, we made the most of our new school pond. On our last visit we noticed frog spawn and tadpoles so we decided to have a go and pond dipping and look at them more closely.
Class One Crag Trip, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 30th Mar 2023 @ 3:53pm
Class one had a lovely (but wet) time up the Crag. We met B , the park ranger and found some quiet, damp places to look for some bugs. Some of us had a go at making bug houses and some outdoor art.
Art, by Mrs Barclay
Date: 30th Mar 2023 @ 3:48pm
Class One have been learning all about Eric Carle. We made a range of prints by using marble inks, monoprint, brusho strokes, Lego prints and finger prints.
we then used our prints to create our own very hungry caterpillars.
Painting Plants in Class 2, by Miss Hughes
Date: 29th Mar 2023 @ 5:22pm
Class 2 have been learning about an artist called Ruth Daniels, whose art is inspired by nature and tropical rainforests. We have looked at her artwork and created an 'artist study' page in our sketchbooks, before having a go at colour mixing, practising different brushstrokes and learning to use watercolours effectively. We then took sections of her paintings, to each focus on one small part, developing the 'observational drawing' skills we learnt earlier in the year. We practised them in our sketchbooks, with pencils, to focus on shape, space and colour, before recreating them to scale with paints. We hope when we put them back together, they look like Ruth Daniels's artwork! On Friday, we will have a go at creating our very own nature-inspired paintings.
Plants in Class 2, by Miss Hughes
Date: 17th Mar 2023 @ 9:23am
Look! Our sunflowers have sprouted! We are very excited to see if the rest have germinated too. We'll transplant them into larger pots soon, but it is still too cold to plant them outside. Perhaps we could do this at home over the holidays?