Walk around Knighton

Jack (the beanstalk) wanted us to find out about Knighton for him, as he is thinking about moving to Knighton in order to escape the giant.

We enjoyed walking around Knighton and identifying the human and physical features of the town.

Andy Goldsworthy Art

Today, we have been inspired by the work of Andy Goldsworthy.  Andy takes his inspiration from the world around him and uses natural materials for his pieces.

Here are some of our Andy Goldsworthy inspired pieces.

Which material would make the strongest house?

We were challenged to build three houses for the Three Little Pigs using editable building materials.

After discussing the properties of each material, we predicted which house would stay standing if the wolf blew it down.

We discussed things that we would keep the same during our experiment.

We built our houses in small groups and thought about how we were going to construct each house to ensure it stayed standing.

Unfortunately, once we had built the houses the big bad wolf was nowhere to be seen, so we used a hairdryer instead to attempt blow down the houses!

Foundation Phase Disco!

Many thanks to the Friends of the School for organising a fabulous end of half term disco for us.  A lovely time was had by all!

Pupil Voice

As part of our topic on ‘Fantasy and Fairy tales’, we were pleased that Jack (Jack and the Beanstalk) visited us last week to inspire us with our ‘Mantle of the Expert’ planning for the next half term.

He needs our help as he is fed up of living so close to the giant and he want to move house to a nicer area.  We have suggested that he and his mother move to Knighton.  Over the next few weeks we will be finding out information about the local area and reporting back to him.

Foundation Phase Party!

Children in the Foundation Phase all enjoyed a fabulous party which they had organised on Friday 25th October.  The children had been working very hard planning the party entertainment, fancy dress theme, and the advertising of the party.  I’m sure you’ll agree that they did a fantastic job and looked amazing in their costumes.  Well done!

Science STEM!

We have had a fantastic morning working outdoors.  We have been investigating the mini-beasts that live in the school grounds.  We started off the morning going on a mini-beast hunt, then we constructed a bar graph to show the different mini-beasts that live in the school grounds.

We then discussed the habitats that different mini-beast live and decided to construct a bug hotel!  We thought carefully about the natural materials that we would need to collect, and in groups we constructed our hotels.

Literacy Enrichment Day!

As part of our Literacy Enrichment Day on Wednesday, we looked at the story Handa’s Surprise.

We enjoyed a range of activities including data handling on HWB, drama and role play and creative art.  Each of the activities had a oracy theme.