Monday, 13 May 2019

Classifying vertebrates

We have been learning about vertebrates today in Science. A vertebrate is an animal that has a spine. We learned that vertebrates can be divided into five group: Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish.

We then classified them by asking questions about them.

Stained Glass Windows

As part of our RE last term, we thought about why Jesus is inspiring to some people. After we visited the West Orchard United Reformed Church, we created stained glass windows with images of why Jesus was inspiring to so many people.

Here are just a few:

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Church Visit

Yesterday, we visited West Orchard United Reformed Church as part of our RE learning.

We had a great time learning all about inspirational people and thinking about why Jesus is important to some people.

We also heard a story called 'You are special' which gave us lots to think about in terms of the way we think about ourselves and how we treat others.

Monday, 1 April 2019


We are currently learning about electricity in Science.

We have been learning about circuits and how they work. We tested different circuits to see if the bulb would light up, and then observed what happened if we added another battery or light bulb.

Today, we investigated whether different materials were conductors or insulators of electricity.
A conductor is something that allows the electric current to travel through it. An insulator does not allow the current to flow through it.

We tested these materials:
  • wood
  • plastic
  • metal
  • aluminium foil
  • natural blue stone

Which material(s) do you think are conductors of electricity?

Mother's Day Cards

We made Mother's Day cards last Friday. Because it was such a lovely day, we went outside searching for twigs and branches to use.
We then turned these into our own bunches of flowers.

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Dragon Week Clue Hunt

We went outside to investigate some strange items that had shown up at Howes. We used magnifying glasses to explore the strange things in more detail.

We found dragon eggs, footprints, eyes, some treasure and a giant bone! We're not sure if the bone belongs to a dragon or something that it ate, but it did provide us with a good discussion point back in class.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

Poetry homework video

To help you with your homework, here is a video of a trip through woods. If you choose to do this activity, you can use this video for inspiration. There is even a river shown in the video to link in with Topic learning.

A Walk in the Woods