Colchester Zoo Trip

This week, Year 6 visited Colchester Zoo. It was a fantastic experience as we saw so many different types of animals. We learnt about how the zoo rescued animals and all the brilliant conservation work they do. As well as this, we got to ride the train and walk with the lemurs and feed the Continue reading

Year 1’s Plant Pots

Over the past few weeks in DT, Owls have been planning, sculpting and decorating their own plant pots. First they used a computer program to digitally plan their plant pot design and then had a go at planning it using pastels. Following that they began sculpting their clay into a plant pot by rolling it Continue reading

Year 1 Flowers

In Science we went for a walk to the pond to hunt for flowers. On our way we could see flowers all throughout the Bayle! The children used a flower identification sheet to find out the names of some of the flowers they came across. Afterwards, they picked their five favourite flowers and designed their Continue reading

Leaf Detectives

Today in Science the children became leaf detectives and had to identify the names of six leaves. They used magnifying glasses to examine the shape, colour, texture and size of each leaf to see if it matched the leaf they were looking for. In the end, the children managed to identify the leaves of holly, Continue reading

Stems and Roots!

In Science we have been learning all about the importance of stems and roots. The children washed away soil to reveal lots of wiggly, thin roots and then thought of different adjectives to describe the roots. After that they began an experiment with carnations, they cut the stems at an angle and immersed them into Continue reading

Beanstalk in a Bag

In Science Owls learnt all about the lifecycle of a seed. They learnt a special word, germinate and now know that seeds need water and sun to germinate. Owls used their knowledge of seeds to plant beans in a bag. After listening carefully to instructions, Owls created the perfect environment to grow their beans by Continue reading

Cloud Hunters

On Monday Owls made their own cloud spotters using recycled card. They followed the instructions carefully to create a view hole and added in the relevant information. Today we took a short walk down to the Bayle pond and became cloud hunters. We found cumulus clouds in the sky. Cumulus clouds are fluffy clouds, low Continue reading

Ducklings Dinosaur Picnic

Today the Ducklings prepared a Dinosaur Picnic. We read the story titled ‘How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food’ then enjoyed a selection of activities preparing our own food. Taking care before we began to wash our hands then move around the class to create fruit kebabs, sandwiches and chocolate crispy cakes. We discussed how we Continue reading

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