Rio de Vida

Although the mornings and evenings are dark, it has been a very colourful and creative start to the term in Class 2 as we have started to learn about Brazil. We have found out where in the world Brazil is and we have discovered a lot about the landmarks of the country. We have been particularly captivated by the Amazon rainforest and all the amazing animals and wildlife that can be found there. A rainforest has grown in the classroom and we have been busy creating animal pictures such as howler monkeys and macaws to add to it. Perhaps our favourite activity so far has been to design and make animal masks in preparation for our classroom carnival. They are wonderfully vibrant and we have used

Class 3 Visit to Creswell Crags

On Thursday the children in Years 3 & 4 visited Creswell Crags, travelling back to the stone age, hunting wild bison and finding ancient cave art. Here they will tell you the sights and wonders that can be explored should you decide to visit yourselves. Creswell Crags Creswell Crags is a fun, historical, interactive museum about the Palaeolithic times. Creswell Crags sits on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and is one of the first English Ice Age caves. Have you been yet? Ice Age Cave You will experience a historical dark, wet, cold, terrifying cave that you can see. AND you will feel a spirit follow you in the cave. In the dark cave you will find skulls, bones (Hyena and Lions)


Welcome back. We hope that you had a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year. This term the children have started their new topics in style. A forest is growing in Class 2, Class 3 have turned all Stone Age and are busy preparing for their visit to Cresswell Crags next week. In Class 4 time turned back 4000 years to the ancient Egyptians and the act of mummification. Sadly with no human to remove the internal organs from, an alternative had to be found. Fresh from the fish counter came Seti the Sea Bass. Beforewe did anything with the corpse we weighed him, as part of our work is to investigate the effects of natron on organic matter. The children learned how to make natron, the subst

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