LKS2 Atmospheric Perspective

LKS2 have been exploring atmospheric perspective in Art this half-term. We learned about the background, middle ground and foreground of landscape paintings and discovered how the light hits each part differently to produce a sense of perspective. This made us think about the science of light, and how we see, in order to try and […]

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Classification Keys in LKS2

Years 3 & 4 have been learning about how scientists use classification keys to identify living things, based on their observable characteristics (the things that you can see). We used keys to sort different pond animals, in order to identify them, then made our own keys in order to identify a different set of animals. […]

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Geography fieldwork in LKS2

Years 3 & 4 have visited Manor House Gardens this week in order to observe the Quaggy River as part of our Geography learning for this half-term. We used 4-digit references to locate Manor House Gardens before we left and also looked at satellite and pictorial maps of the area. When we arrived at the […]

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Vortex data in Year 4

Year 4 combined Athletics and Maths on Monday afternoon. We practised throwing the vortex and then recorded our data before using the Numbers app on our iPads to put this information into a table and a chart. We’ll be using this to track our progress during the term.

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Years 3& 4 visit the Tate Modern

We had a fantastic trip to the Tate Modern today. The children were so excited to see the Gerard Richter, Bridget Riley and Jackson Pollock artworks that we’ve been discussing in class and had some fantastic discussions about nature of art and our differing experiences of, and reactions to it.

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St. Margaret’s Science Fair

Monday’s Science Fair was St. Margaret’s at its finest – staff and children alike showing off what creative, confident, knowledgeable learners we are and what brilliant communication skills the children have. The playground and hall were a hotbed of activity, from Year 5’s mouldy bread (and very testing classification quiz) to Year 1’s sorting animals. […]

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