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Heart-smart - Brilliant me!

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 This morning in our heart-smart session we identified our strengths and achievements.  When someone had hold of the ball, they got to share their ideas with the class.  Here are some examples I noted down from the leopards… - The best thing about me is that I like helping people  -One word to describe me is unique - I am good at learning Spanish - I am great at learning new things  - I am great at being me  -The best thing about me is that I have so many good friends  - One word to describe me is caring  -I am great at driving my tractor 

Scientific enquiry

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We wanted to find out about louder and quieter sounds, so we set up a fair test to see what happened to the level of sound when we dropped an object.

Juniors Assembly!

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On Monday the juniors performed their Island Assembly! From the facts and information we have been learning, to the island fashion show, I think we can all agree they did really well and the effort and hard-work they had put into their assembly and their learning really did show! I’m super proud of them all ☺️ Well done juniors! 

Tuesday’s special guests!🎵

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 Yesterday afternoon, the Benedetti Foundations came to our school and spent the afternoon delivering a music workshop to the juniors.  The juniors got to take part in exploring ways they could make their own music. 

A recipe for a healthy family!

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 In our Heartsmart lesson today we read the story of Boris the Robot who was built from old gears and cogs and other bits and bobs. He loved living in his home with Amber and Josh and the way they made him feel like family. We discussed what qualities make a healthy family life and added them to our mixture and served up a healthy family recipe!

Fabrics from different islands

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In topic this week we have been looking at fabrics that come from different islands. We have looked at Batik from Bali, Calico from Jamaica, Tartan from Scotland, Lamba from Madagascar and Cowichan  Tribe Knitting.  We have had a close look at each of the fabrics in detail and focussed on some of the patterns. Today we got to choose our favourite design and produce our own version on our own piece of fabric!

Investigating melting points

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  Leopards continued their work on states of matter. We wanted to find out if solids melt at the same temperature. To do this, we set up a fair test with 4 different solids; chocolate, margarine, lard and wax.  We had to measure the temperature really carefully, reading the scale accurately. We increased the temperature by 5 degrees each time, from 20 degrees up to 55 degrees. We found out that the chocolate and margarine melted first. Even though we increased the temperature to 55 degrees, the candle wax didn't melt.   For a further test, we would like to find out what temperature the wax melts at. The next day, we looked at the way the state of matter had changed again. The chocolate had changed back to a solid, although it was a different shape from when we started! 

Computing skills - Vector Drawings

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 During our computer topic we have been learning how to produce vector drawings. We have been able to recognise that vector drawings consist of layers of objects and that we can edit the order of the layers to create an image. The children have been exploring their own ideas creating their own images. 

Harvest festival

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  Our harvest festival took place in Church on Wednesday this week and was well- attended by parents, carers and friends. We were also thrilled that  The Reverend  Adele  Barker, who is the new Priest in Charge at Taddington was able to join us..  Giraffes led the service and they all read beautifully.  Our theme was  how those of us with plenty should help those in need. In the Bible story, Boaz had a plentiful harvest so he was able to give some to those in need. Doing the same today, our infants made up harvest food boxes and delivered them to people in the village.  Leopards Harvest poem was read very confidently and clearly and infants and juniors all contributed to the prayers.