Winter Weather

The weather took a turn for the frosty and cold this week, however this didn't put middle school off playing and exploring nature during their playtime. The children were fascinated by how the frost had covered everything! They carefully looked at ice crystals on leaves and grass and noticed how…

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Indus Valley Craftspeople

The children got creative in their history lesson this week and created their own jewellery inspired by the Indus Valley Civilisation. 
We began the lesson by looking at some of the archaeological findings from the area. We considered what materials they had available and how they might have gone…

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Archaeological investigation

In history, middle school have been learning about the Indus River Valley Civilisation - one of the first civilisations! 
This week they put their historical knowledge to the test by investigating an archaeological find - the skeleton of an Indus Valley person. Children used facts from the…

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Middle School Children In Need

Middle School children stepped up this morning and ran around the school track in order to raise money for children in need. 
Children brought either their bike, a scooter or even ran around the running track as many times as they could, raising money for every lap they completed. 
We are…

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Choosing a chocolate...

To support out DT work with designing our own chocolate bar, we have been considering flavours we could use. In order to be able to market our bars effectively, we tasted the different kinds of chocolate as well as some fillings. We commented on the flavour and texture of each ingredient and…

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Classifying animals

Middle school have started a new topic in science - living things. 
We have begun by looking at different living things and considering how we could classify them. We learned that there are lots of ways we could classify living thigs. Here are a few the children came up with:
Legs or no legs.

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Middle School Councillors

A fantastic well done to the three candidates who put themselves forward to be councillors and represent Middle school. 
Emily, Florence and Evie all prepared speeches outlining what their aims were as councillors and why they would be a good fit for the role. 
The three girls were all overjoyed…

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Times Tables

In middle school we are focusing on the importance of times tables at the moment. 
We have spent a lesson on each times table, learning tricks and tips to help us work them out and use them in our learning. 
The children have done incredibly well using them so far and are really working hard!

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Ukulele Lesson!

Middle school have had an exciting music lesson this week - unveiling the shiny new ukuleles and having the first try with them!
This lesson we learned how to hold a ukulele, how to strum a ukulele and how to tune a ukulele. 
We tested out listening to some of the sounds our instruments could…

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Dino Day!

The children had a very different day than usual on Thursday this week... They stepped back in time and enjoyed a dinosaur themed day!
We begun the day with a dinosaur maths themed treasure hunt using our outdoor spaces. The teams of children raced around to discover clues and solve the maths…

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Rainforest Posters

To round up our topic on the rainforest, middle school have combined their knowledge of facts about the rainforest with some advice on saving the rainforest from it's current deforestation and habitat loss issues to create a poster. 
Middle school hope that their posters will reach people and…

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Syllable search

In middle school we love getting inspiration from the wonderful nature and outdoor areas we are blessed with at our school! 
This week, children have begun exploring syllabic poetry, focusing firstly on haikus. 
We knew that to write a haiku, we would need to focus on how many syllables we used…

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