Posted on May 19, 2015 | By smoorewoolsery
We had an enjoyable day at Ashcroft Farm; many thanks to Mr Pennington, Gita, Jackie, and Bob and Vicky Meeson. After a snack in the barn, we learnt about how one day old chicks are reared to become fully grown hens. Crossing the fields, we found one of the sources of the River Torridge and […]
Posted on May 6, 2015 | By smoorewoolsery
We investigated how much weight round based, square based and triangular based cylinders could hold before collapsing. We recorded the total weights then converted the units of measurement.
Posted on May 6, 2015 | By smoorewoolsery
Today Jack and Harrison brought in their giant land snail, Garfield, to show us. We saw his breathing hole and found out that Garfield can’t hear anything but can feel vibrations. Garfield’s favourite food is cucumber and he also enjoys eating dandelion leaves.
Posted on April 15, 2015 | By smoorewoolsery
The older children were very good at reading stories to the younger members of our family group.
Posted on March 12, 2015 | By smoorewoolsery
Alminstone are learning about forces. We made spinners and timed how long they took to fall. Then we made changes, trying hard to test fairly by only changing one thing at a time. We found the mean average.
Posted on March 12, 2015 | By smoorewoolsery | 2 responses
Posted on January 13, 2015 | By smoorewoolsery | 4 responses
Today in Forest School we made dream catchers. The web will catch all the dreams floating around whilst we are asleep. The bad dreams will be trapped and destroyed, wheras the good dreams will flow through to our heads. Please could you leave a comment to tell us what dreams you have. Sweet dreams everyone! […]
Posted on December 18, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 4 responses
Alminstone class had fun making paper hats this afternoon. Which would you choose as a winner?
Posted on November 20, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery
The children enjoyed using animal print designs to make their own collages.
Posted on November 19, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery
The Year 4 children worked hard at drawing and painting figures in the style of Lowry whilst Year 5 children worked together in scienceto separate solids.
Posted on November 19, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 1 response
The children enjoyed sharing stories.
Posted on November 12, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery
Year 4 children tried to identify a range of solids which were mixed together. They then had to separate them. Noone succeeded in separating the sugar from the tea leaves!
Posted on November 7, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 3 responses
The Yakis designed animal face pizzas which looked- and hopefully tasted- delicious. A new idea was born: add sweets!
Posted on October 24, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery
There is now a greater range of ‘goodies’ to choose from, proving popular with the children. The next Tuck Shop will at break time on Wednesday 5th November.
Posted on October 23, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 1 response
Class Alminstone really enjoyed their day out yesterday and we used these photographs to talk about what we found out.
Posted on October 14, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 1 response
Some children carried out science investigations whilst others used oil pastels to create railway posters.
Posted on October 9, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 3 responses
Today the children continued their pastel drawings of endangered animals and researched information to make a fortune teller.
Posted on October 8, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 2 responses
Following on from sorting and describing the properties of materials, the children thought about what they might like to investigate next. Ideas ranged from finding out which type of sugar dissolved first to seeing how many grains of salt were in a teaspoon! Various mixtures and solutions have been left on the window sill for […]
Posted on September 25, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 1 response
To help us learn about endangered animals, we played Bingo. This was followed by designing a wordsearch.
Posted on September 23, 2014 | By smoorewoolsery | 2 responses
We took our learning outside this afternoon and sorted a range of materials, giving reasons for putting various items into groups. We considered the properties of a range of materials and began to think about what makes something a solid, liquid or gas.