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UCLAN Young Scientist Training (Electricity)

Date: 30th Sep 2022 @ 2:38pm

In Year 6, we visited UCLAN to learn more about electricity as young scientists. We learned how electricity worked, how to create functioning circuits and how they are written down universally. We also solved problems which demonstrated our understanding of electricity - as well as having some fun with static electricity and a Van der Graff generator!

Year 5 Science Trip to Uclan

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 5:04pm

Today 5D went to UCLAN and visited the Young Science Centre to take part in some "Electrifying Experiments". We had great fun and learnt all about where our electricity comes from, how to build different circuits ad how the voltage can affect different components. We took part in some team challenges and even made people's hair stand on end!

DT

Date: 22nd Jul 2022 @ 11:04am

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EYFS Observational drawing

Date: 22nd Jul 2022 @ 10:45am

Foundation looked closely at the shapes and details they could see to draw their flowers. They experimented with H and 2B sketching pencils and selected their own colours to complete their drawings.  

British Science Week EYFS

Date: 22nd Jul 2022 @ 10:45am

EYFS ART

Date: 29th Jun 2022 @ 3:23pm

   

EYFS Space Art

Foundation have enjoyed learning about Peter Thrope and have use multi-media to create their our space inspired art work. Over a number of weeks the children explored using different mark making media including oil pastels, crayons, chalks and paint. They practiced drawing rockets, noticing the smaller shapes they could see to build it up to a rocket and then created a space themed background with bold colours, inspired by Peter Thorpe.

 

 

 

 

Gypsy Traveller Month

Date: 24th Jun 2022 @ 2:47pm

To celebrate Gypsy Traveller Month, some visitors came into school and taught us how to make carnation flowers out of toilet paper and paint. Carnations are symbolic to Gypsy Travellers and the flowers looked beautiful!

EA Flooding Presentation

Date: 24th Jun 2022 @ 2:44pm

The Environmental Agency visited Year 4 and told us all about flooding in Preston. We learnt about how flooding is caused, how to prevent flooding and what to do in the event of a flood. It was great fun!

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022

Date: 27th May 2022 @ 3:53pm

We had a fantastic afternoon celebrating the Queen's platinum jubilee. We had a picnic on the field, performed dances, sang some wonderful songs, watched EYFS act out the Queen's procession and played some party games. What a brilliant afternoon!

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Date: 27th May 2022 @ 3:45pm

Cricket

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 4:34pm

Preston Cricket Club have been coming into school every week to teach cricket to Lower Key Stage 2 classes. The children have really enjoyed it and learnt lots of new skills.

Mosque visit

Date: 16th May 2022 @ 4:32pm

Lower Key Stage 2 classes had a wonderful time visiting the local Mosque. This links in with our recent celebration of Eid and the children are studying Islam in RE this half term.

Eid Enrichment Day

Date: 15th May 2022 @ 5:49pm

On Thursday 5th May, the whole school celebrated Eid by taking part in different activities. Mr Timol presented a talk to classes in Lower Key Stage 2 classes and we learnt about why Muslims fast during Ramadan. Mrs Tagari allowed us to try some traditional food such as dates and bread to dip in sauces. We also made prayer mats using a weaving technique.

Brockholes - Year 4

Date: 22nd Apr 2022 @ 3:32pm

Year 4 went on a trip to Brockholes as part of our rivers unit in Geography and our living things and their habitats unit in Science. We had a great time, we did a minibeast hunt, we created minibeasts with natural resources, we explored parts of the River Ribble and spent some time bird watching.

Comic Relief

Date: 24th Mar 2022 @ 11:19am

For Comic Relief, we had a non-uniform day for a donation of 50p and Year 1/2 completed and egg and spoon race. It was SO much fun!

British Science Week

Date: 19th Mar 2022 @ 3:24pm

For British Science Week, Year 4 had a fascinating talk from Dr Wilbraham who is a nuclear engineer/scientist and we made Bug Hotels which is also part of our DT project of making shelters.

Comic Relief

Date: 19th Mar 2022 @ 3:20pm

For Comic Relief, we had a non-uniform day for a donation of 50p and Year 4 had a crazy hair day. Look at some of these fabulous hair styles!

Lower KS2 Gurdwara Trip

Date: 19th Mar 2022 @ 3:17pm

Year 3, Year 3/4 and Year 4 have been learning about Sikhism in RE. To consolidate our learning, we went on a trip to the Gurdwara on Bow Lane. We learnt lots about the Five K's, the Gurdwara, the Guru Granth Sahib and Guru Nanak. 

Foundation Explorers British Science Week

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 4:14pm

This week Explorers turned into Scientists for the day and we had lots of fun! We completed a variety of experiments and made predictions of what might happen. 

British Science Week

Date: 15th Mar 2022 @ 11:30am

In British Science Week, we looked at growth and changes within our environment. We went into our school Environmental area to find signs of Spring and new life. We planted some herbs in our garden and made some beauiful bird tables out of wood.

We also had a very exciting talk with Dr Sue Greenhalgh OBE about Anatomy! She even brought in Fred the skeleton.

Fairtrade fortnight

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 2:37pm

Year 6  took part in Fairtrade fortnight last week. We looked at what "Fairtrade" meant  and decided it helped people in poorer countries get " Fair pay for a fair days work". We learnt about child labour and poor working conditions. We looked at who was involved in the process of food being in our cupboards from farmers and pickers to supermarket owners and delivery firms. We also looked at food miles and talked about trying to buy produce which is made locally or in the UK to cut petrol use and  help the enviroment.

We took part in a live learning session will Eden in Cornwall and looked at the cocoa plant and followed its journey from plant to chocolate bar. 

Mrs wright set us a challenge to make something out of two tubs of Fairtrade hot chocolate powder. We did some research and made our own mini chocolate bars. Our ingrediants were fairtrade hot chocolate powder, local butter and icing sugar. We wrapped our mini chocolate bars and made fairtrade labels for them we called them "Fair bites". 

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World Book Day 2022

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 1:50pm

We celebrated World book day last week. Every class took part in different acivities and Year 6 designed and made thier own bookmarks as part of the day. We also had a quiz to see if we could recognised which of our teachers was reading just from hearing thier voices.

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Art- Impressionist inspiration

Date: 9th Mar 2022 @ 12:02pm

Our Art topic last half term was The Impressionists. We looked at various Artist including Berthe Morisot, Claude Monet and Mary Cassat and the tecniques they used to produce their work. Using different mediums, chalk and oil pastels and watercolour paints, we tried to replicate their brush strokes to show movement and light in water and our landscapes. We experimented with cold and warm colours and looked at refections on water.

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Brass and Music recitals

Date: 9th Mar 2022 @ 11:42am

During our recent music lessons we have been learning how to play brass instruments and chimes bars.

We worked really hard over 12 weeks to learn the notes,  and tunes and played at the Christmas fair and put together a short recital for our parents. 

We hope you enjoyed it 

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Martial Arts

Date: 8th Mar 2022 @ 3:12pm

Year 6 took part in a morning session of martial arts. 

We were ale to try out basic moves and learn how to throw and fall safely.

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