Having explored and identified the big trees in our playground (silver birch, black locust and lime), Y1 set off for Manor House Gardens to identify two more tree species (London Plane and Horse Chestnut). We took maps of the park and used a key to record where we saw each type of tree. It was […]
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Year 1 and 2 have been very busy this half term, learning lots of new skills. Year 1 have been looking at the artist Kenojuak Ashevak. Using inspiration from her artwork and models Year 1 have been practising their mark making- like stippling. Being inspired by The Big Fish- a 3D sculpture by John Kindness […]
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This half term we have been preparing for sports day. Today I had a lot of fun teaching PE, I certainly hope the children had as much fun as I did!
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Everyone has had a great term of learning in RE so far with a wide range of faiths and practices being explored. Reception have been learning about Islam, in particular the holy month of Ramadan and the Eid al -Fitr celebrations which mark the end of Ramadan. The children were lucky enough to have a […]
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As the weather improves, across the school we are taking an opportunity to get outside and explore in our geography units. Every year group is getting to grips with mapping and fieldwork! From exploring storybook maps in year 1, to using OS maps in Year 3, to using 4 and 6 figure grid references & […]
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Over the last few weeks everyone has been exploring the meaning of Easter for Christians. The children have built upon their existing knowledge, made new connections, learned lots of new vocabulary and gained a deeper understanding of the Easter story. Reception have been learning about springtime and how Easter is a time to think about […]
Read More Exploring Easter at St. Margaret’s.
This half term has been all about HISTORY! Every class has been thinking hard about things that happened in the past and becoming proper historians; considering significance, evidence and impact. Year 1 Having studied the life of the incredible Mary Anning and the importance she had in the world of fossils, year 1 have moved […]
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It’s a busy half-term, as usual, for our St. Margaret’s scientists.👨🏾🔬🧑🏽🔬 Reception continue to explore the world around them, and with the garden bursting into life as Spring finally seems to be on the way, there are new things to discover every day. KS1 are learning about materials and their properties. They’ve been doing lots […]
Read More Coming up in Spring 2 Science
We are travelling back in time this half term at St Margaret’s, as (nearly) every class is studying an in depth history topic. Year 1 are learning all about significant people from the past, and have already dug deep into the life of fossil collector Mary Anning. They’ll also study the legendary David Attenborough and […]
Read More What’s happening in History this half term?