Football at Garstang Academy

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Well done to our middle school team who played football at Garstang Academy on Wednesday evening. We worked amazingly as a team! Well done team!

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Problem Solving Maths

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Middle school have been looking at word problems that use addition and subtraction. Children were paired up and given challenges to solve together, including shape problems, word problems and abstract thinking problems.

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Henri Rousseau Inspired Art

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As part of our topic on the rainforest, we looked at some art by Henri Rousseau, who painted lots of vibrant and detailed pictures of the jungle. We aimed to use this to inspire some of our own work.

each child was given a snippet of the famous ‘tiger in a tropical storm’ painting, where they…

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Plant-astic investigation

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For our science topic, we are investigating the question ‘How do plants grow?’ 
Before this week, we had finished preparing our knowledge, we had planned our investigation and we had assured that we would be making this a fair test. Now we were ready to find out for ourselves.

five pots were…

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Stop the Destruction of the Rainforest!

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As part of our topic for the rainforest, Middle school are preparing to write letters to companies to persuade them to stop using unsustainable palm oil in their products. We have researched and learned a lot about how palm oil production leads to the destruction of the rainforests in Indonesia.…

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Let’s Go Sing

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Middle school children were very excited to take part in let’s go sing again this year! For some children, it was their very first experience! We learned four new songs alongside some sign language to accompany one of the songs.

We can’t wait to learn more and sing more…

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Mindful Moments

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Our topic in DT this half term is mindful moments timer. 

The children have been tasked with creating a timer to help when having quiet, mindful time to yourself. This week, we started by exploring what mindfulness is. 

Children were introduced to mindful colouring. We experimented with…

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What Makes a Good Friend?

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Our PSHE topic this half term is what makes a good friend.

For our first lesson, the children thought about the values that they look for in a friend. They used their whiteboards to draw a picture of their friend and they wrote characteristics they would like their friend to have.
Some things…

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Using an atlas

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Our topic in geography this half term is the rainforest. Children put their geography knowledge to the test and identified and named countries with rainforests!

Children did really well working in pairs and using an atlas!

Super job everyone!

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Balancing Sequences

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One of our PE topics this half term is balancing in gymnastics. 
We begun this week by exploring points of balance and how to make our balances as varied and interesting as possible! 

The children worked with a partner to create a sequence of balances with two points, three points and then one…

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This is me!

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Middle School have decided to work together to create a lovely whole-class display of our faces! 
We started this off my using mirrors to look at our own reflections and trying to accurately copy our facial features. We sketched them lightly in pencil before using paint to add wonderful bright…

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First Maths Lessons

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We have started this year by looking at Place Value in our maths lessons. The children are already off to a wonderful start and are showing off their knowledge about place value with base 10 and part whole models.
We have shown fantastic team work in pairs and small groups! 
Off to a flying…

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