Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Year Two & Three Class

This week, we have been visited by an Artist who helped us produce artwork that represents our school values. We produced a bird for every value. For example, the owls represent respect and tolerance. They are now flying down the main corridor in the middle of the school.

Year 2 cooked some ‘Dragon Flapjack’ for the dragon in the legend of ‘George and the Dragon’. The children were even able to weigh out all of their own ingredients. Hopefully this will stop him from destroying our classroom again! After this, the children did some drama based activities to act out each part of the story.

This week we went for our first Welly Walk in the beautiful sunshine. We have also had an Art Day to help immerse ourselves in our topic, Rainforests. Some of the children in Year 2 attended a Multi-Skills Festival. They were amazing and represented the school brilliantly.

In Year 2, the children met a very special person who needed some help this week; The Iron Man. He needed putting back together after having an unfortunate fall. Luckily, Year 2s are experts on writing instructions so this was no problem for them!

In Science, Year 2 and 3 took the iPads outside and used them to look closely at the features of trees.

They also used technology in Maths, where they used the laptops to consolidate their understanding of place value. Year 2, also went outside and created their own hop-scotch games with different number patterns.

 

We have had a very busy week in Year 2 and 3 this week. Whilst looking at instructions, Year 2 made pizzas. However, what made this task tricky was that our Literacy mascot, Winston the Owl, tore our instructions up. They had to put all the pieces back together again in order to make the pizzas correctly. Miss Latham had accidently left the numbers off each step, which made it even harder.

Meanwhile, Year 3 have been exploring rainforest stories with Mrs Kelly, using a variety of drama techniques. One of the class’ favourite was hot seating.

The class have had their first session of Zumba. They thoroughly enjoyed it…especially the Chihuahua song!

 

This week, Year 2 and 3 have been very busy. In Science, they explored their first topic and dissected plants. Next, they were surprised with a flight to the Amazon Rainforest. Once they had gone through passport control, found their seats on the plane and went through flight safety procedures, they explored the Amazon. This was through the use of drama, art and the outdoors.

 

 

In year 1 and 2 this afternoon, we have challenged ourselves to recreate the Taj Mahal in 3D using just card, scissors and glue!

We had to work really hard to investigate, problem solve and learn from each other’s successes and setbacks. When we discussed our progress, we all agreed that the biggest difficulty was making the model stand unaided and replicating some of the shapes that we could see within the building’s design.

I think you’ll agree that our efforts were incredible and we were all very proud of the results.

We had an amazing time on our trip to the Sno Zone! We climbed a mountain, pitched a tent, learnt first aid and then had hot chocolate and cookies. After lunch, we went sledging and the children loved it – it was our favourite part!

 

We had such a lovely afternoon at our picnic! The children demonstrated our new value of ‘Responsibility’ by making their own cake and preparing their own sandwiches. We can not wait for our next welly walk in the sunshine.

We have loved having some very special friends at Pineham Barns this week! On Monday we got chick eggs and  after watching the first one hatch, we now have 9 fluffy chicks! We loved holding them today and learning how to look after them!

A great start to a term of Aspiration! This week we have been discussing our goals and how we are going to achieve them. In art, we were ‘reaching for the stars’ and made stain glass stars and the children made their own clay. Some of our parents came in to learn about our new value and to help the children with their star art – thank you for your support!

 

As a reward for earning our Determination gems last term, we had a Winter Picnic on our Welly Walk. We played games, enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows and biscuits. It was a lovely celebration and the children have already been working hard to show this terms value, Perseverance.

 

What a fantastic day to end our Topic! During Australia Day, we made boomerangs, baked Lamington Cake and shared our learning with the parents through a brilliant assembly. Thank you to all the parents that came along and we hope you enjoyed the cake!

We have had a busy week in Year One and Two! We have been writing letters to Stick Lady Love in literacy, learning how to sew tropical fish in Design and Technology and in Welly Walk, we learnt how to to cross the road safely. We then went to Upton Country Park to get muddy!

Year One and Two have been learning about the Great Barrier Reef and have created a ‘Save the Reef’ campaign. As part of their learning, in Design and Technology, they have made their own coral reef out of different materials!

Welcome to the Year One and Two Page. We are very much looking forward to you starting Pineham Barns Primary School and we have many exciting learning opportunities planned to start our first term. Our daily maths and literacy lessons, will be fun and exciting where we will explore mathematical concepts, books and different styles of writing. Our curriculum lessons will be based around our first topic, Australia! We will regularly be exploring the outdoors and our local area to support our learning. Please keep checking this page for photos of our learning and adventures.

 We look forward to working with you.

 The Year One and Two Team

Miss Lecky, Mrs Leeson and Mrs Mayes.

Welly Work Painting

For Welly Work this week, we went out into our local area and used water colours to paint the landscape. The children really enjoyed this peaceful art lesson where they mixed colours and painted exactly what they could see! It was a lovely afternoon.

Year One & Two working with Lapwings Forest School

The children in Year One & Two had a wonderful time celebrating the official opening of the school with their families. All of the workshops the children participated in were centred around the much loved story of ‘The Gruffalo’ and as you can see from the photos below, they clearly had lots of fun!

Our First Welly Walk!

Year One and Two put their wellies on this afternoon to go on their first Welly Walk and explore our local area. We went on a wonderful walk and enjoyed ourselves despite a spot of rain!

We have had a wonderful first week making new friends and exploring our brand new school!