Outdoor Gymnastics

Everyone had great fun today learning different gymnastics positions and moves including the dish, pike, bunny hop, shoulder stand and bridge. The children were able to demonstrate good poise and buddy strength to hold these positions. I think there may be a few Olympic gymnasts in Starfish a Class!

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Mini-Beast Hunting

This afternoon the children were excellent detectives, hunting out an array of different insects that live in the school grounds. Once they had found an interesting collection, they then had the opportunity to carefully study them using the magnifying glasses.

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Capacity

This week in maths, the children have been very busy investigating capacity. They have had to make predictions on which containers would have the biggest capacity and then measure them accurately by reading the scales on measuring jugs. A few of the scales proofed a little tricky but everyone was fantastic at persevering.

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Internet Research

In English we have been learning all about non-chronological reports. So now the children are preparing to write their own report on an animal of their choice. In doing so they have been using the laptops to research their chosen animal and find interesting facts about them. It has been a great opportunity for children to work collaboratively together to share the facts that they have found.

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Whole School Run

What a beautiful morning for a run! The sunshine certainly helped cheer everyone along as the whole school took part in a mile run. It was lovely to see the excitement during the build up to it and the perseverance that the children demonstrated throughout. Well done everyone!

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Author Visit

Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Briony Dixon, a children’s author. She shared one of her books with us before we took part in an exciting spy themed workshop. The children thoroughly enjoyed trying on a range of interesting disguises and then became very imaginative designing the contents of their very own spy suitcases.

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Skittles Fractions

To help the children further their understanding of fractions, today they were excited to use Skittles as a way to find a fraction of an amount. This was a great way to ensure that all parts of the fractions were equal as the children were very careful to make sure that everyone got the same amount!

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Easter Egg Fun

Despite the slightly damp conditions, Starfish class thoroughly enjoyed their Easter egg hunt this afternoon. Their was a huge amount of determination and perseverance required and it was lovely to see so much team work too.

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Which Way?

As part of our ‘sunny Seabrook’ topic learning, this afternoon the children used compasses within our local area to learn about the directions north, south, east and west. After some investigation on how to use a compass, the children were then able to locate human and physical features in a given direction.

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Sport Relief

Today we took part in our first sporting activity as part of Sport Relief – a Joe Wicks workout. The different activities really worked our bodies hard and we certainly built up a sweat.

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