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Year 2 visit Yorkshire Wildlife Park

As part of our topic on Africa Year 2 went to learn about and visit the wild animals at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. First, we had a lesson with Lucy, who was very knowledgable and informative. Did you know that an ostrich egg is the same as 26 chicken eggs? Or can you find out the difference between “poisonous” and “venomous”? After the lesson, we went to look at the animals. The weather was fine so we had our picnic outside and then on to see some more creatures. What a memorable day!

 

 

 

 

 

WORLD BOOK DAY !!!

At St. Pauls’s we celebrated World Book Day by everyone coming to school in their pyjamas or onesies. You also needed your favourite bedtime book and a cuddly toy. The response was brilliant. At the end of the day, which had focussed on reading and reading skills, we had a whole school assembly. Mrs. Smith read us a story and everyone had a part to play, from Reception class up to Year 6. Thank you to everyone for sharing your “love of reading”.

 

Spring Term in Year 1!

On the Ning Nang Nong

This half term year five are studying nonsense poetry in English. This week they have been learning the poem ‘On the Ning Nang Nong’ by Spike Milligan which goes like this:

On the Ning Nang Nong

Where the Cows go Bong!

and the monkeys all say BOO!

There’s a Nong Nang Ning

Where the trees go Ping!

And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.

On the Nong Ning Nang

All the mice go Clang

And you just can’t catch ’em when they do!

So its Ning Nang Nong

Cows go Bong!

Nong Nang Ning

Trees go ping

Nong Ning Nang

The mice go Clang

What a noisy place to belong

is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

 

Here are some pictures of the children performing the poem:

Mr Platt 🙂 

Year 4 Highlights

 

Last week, Year 4 had a good mix of hard work and fun in class.                                            Here are some of the highlights of our week:

  • We started our topic of global food by learning where some food come from, having a little tasting session and learning about food groups.
  • We learnt  Pie Corbett’s instructions called “How to Trap a Dragon” and performed it in pairs or in small groups.
  • We played some Maths games on Place value.
  • We did some research on Roald Dahl and learnt how to copy and paste images in ICT

Well done Year 4! Keep up the good work!

Mrs Hallworth, Mrs Broadbent and Miss Yaqoob

Making Matzoh in Year 4

Today Year 4 made some Matzoh bread in RE as they were learning about the Jewish festival called Passover or Pesach. This festival commemorates the Exodus (Moses leading the Jewish people out of Egypt).
The ingredients needed to make this flat, unleavened bread are olive oil, flour, water and salt.
The children enjoyed making and eating this bread with Mrs Rashid.
Well done to everyone involved.

Mrs Hallworth

Year 2 Class Assembly

Year 6 Autumn 2

This term we are learning:

  • Maths – Division, multiplication, algebra, mental strategies, geometry
  • English – Cinderella and diaries
  • Topic – Monarchs
  • Art – Portraits and Picasso
  • Science – Electricity
  • PE (Tuesday am)  – Dance
  • ICT – Internet / Search engines
  • PSHE: Money, compassion, business

Dates to note:

  • Tuesday mornings- PE every week
  • Friday 1st December – Christmas Fair
  • Friday 15th December – Last day of term

Miss C 🙂

Fun in Year Four!

Here are some photos of Year 4 working hard and having fun at the same time!

They did a couple of experiments in Science to find out if the bubbles in fizzy drinks are weightless or not, and to work out how long it takes for chocolate to melt at different temperatures. They then made their own lollies since it would have been a shame to waste all that lovely chocolate!

They designed a chocolate bar label and wrapper in Art/DT lessons.

In English they worked in groups to write and perform a TV advert to sell a fizzy drink , a chocolate bar or a packet of crisps.

No need to say we have been feeling very hungry all week!!

Well done, Year 4!

Mrs Hallworth, Mr Collier, Mr Daynes and Mrs Rashid.

 

Florence Nightingale visits Year 2

Year 2 have been finding out about significant people from the past. As part of their research, they have been looking at Florence Nightingale. Luckily, she was able to visit us in school and share her achievements and what life was really like during her lifetime.

 

Florence brought in some items for us to touch and see. There was also some smells so that we could really imagine what it was like at the hospital in Scutari.

We also did some drama. The children could choose whether to be porters or nurses.

They had to:

  • Travel to Scutari on a boat for 2 weeks
  • Clean the hospital at Scutari
  • Remove all dirty bandages and bedding
  • Use clean clothes and clean sheets
  • Get rid of all the rats
  • Make sure that any injured soldiers had clean bandages
  • Give the soldiers healthy food to eat
  • Empty bed pans!!!

 

Florence Nightingale was significant because she changed how people were looked after when they were ill. Her changes to nursing are still used today. She was known as the “Lady of the Lamp” because at night time she would go and check on the soldiers with a small lamp in her hand.

Year 2 really enjoyed their visit from Florence Nightingale.

Mrs T Smith