Position and Direction board games

We’ve been using a map-style board game to practise our work on position and direction. We have a town plan and a series of challenges: placing things on the map; locating different landmarks; using points of the compass to describe location and describing quarter, half, three-quarter and full turns to navigate from place to place.

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Window artwork

I’m a bit behind with sharing Year 3’s wonderful artwork. As well as writing poetry inspired by Jeannie Baker’s Window, we used collage to create a view that we would like to see from our window, were we one of the characters in the book. Interestingly, there wasn’t a car, lorry or building site to […]

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Brazilian Art

Not everyone had the chance to see our fantastic International Day Art based on the pop art picture ‘Children of the World’ by Brazilian artist Romero Britto, so here is another chance. The children made brilliant use of pattern and colour and the results are fantastic.

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International Day Art

This Friday is International Day at St Margaret’s! Year 5 have learnt a little about Russia and have created their own versions of St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow. I have been so impressed by their collaboration in particular!

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Mini meteorologists in Year 3

As part of our Rainforests topic, we have been studying climate and weather and learning the difference between them. We then split into pairs to research the weather in tropical areas of the world. Each pair was given a city or area which they had to find on a map of the world. We then […]

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Deptford Creek adventure

As part of their rivers study, Year 5 visited Creekside education centre. We learned all about the different features of a river and looked at different maps and time lapse video to get more of an understanding of how our local rivers connect and change with the tide. We did some labelled observational sketches of […]

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Year 2 Maps

In Geography yesterday we identified different areas in the school grounds and in our local area. We used google maps to have a bird’s eye view of the school and made our very own maps of our local area using a key!

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