A Day in Shrewsbury

We have had a wonderful day today (Monday 10th June 2024) in Shrewsbury. This morning we spent the day at the Museum with Mrs Akers, exploring the world of Peter Rabbit. The experience was fantastic, we explored old photos reinforcing our understanding of the past, we played games, sang songs, played the claves, got creative making gardens and generally had a great time at the Peter Rabbit exhibition.

We were lucky enough to have our picnic in the Quarry Park and explore the Dingle garden. We explored the garden, trying to find where we were on an ariel photo of the garden and spent a lot of time looking at the ponds, we liked watching the ducks and the fish. We admired the new sculpture in the Quarry and talked about what we thought it was made from.

Science Week – A fantastic science school by Xplore Science

KS1 thoroughly enjoyed the science show delivered by Xplore Science. We saw rockets fly across the hall, created a whoosh bottle with flames and saw heat through a thermal imaging camera. We learnt about how the structure of a bridge makes it strong, that two forces work in an opposite direction and Mrs Freeman even sat on a seat of nails!

 

Recommended reading

Have you ever wondered what our teachers favourite books are? 

Have you ever asked them?
If you pop down to the KS1 library you will see their latest recommendations on the new display board. There are also book reviews written by our pupils who attend our lunchtime book club, these are there to give people a helping hand when choosing a next book.

Remember to share your recommendations, you might just inspire someone…

Happy reading everyone.

The ENORMOUS Turnip!

The Hodnet fairies kindly sent us some seeds to grow in our garden. We planted some turnip seeds and they magically grew into an ENORMOUS turnip. We all tried to pull and pull the turnip but it would not budge!

We have read different versions of the turnip story and we have retold the story in lots of different ways. Some children enjoyed creating an animation of the story and some children painted very careful pictures of the turnip.

Science week – making elderflower cordial

We picked the elderflowers from our school grounds and then Mrs Freeman made the sugar solution to pour over the flowers. We learnt about dissolving.

Science week – bubble investigations

We tried to blow large bubbles and also investigated what would happen to the shape of the bubble when the bubble blowers were different shapes.

A Victorian classroom experience

 

On Tuesday 7th May we went back in time and experienced school in the Victorian times. Mrs Noden took on the role of the strict Victorian teacher and rang the bell for us all to come into school. We dressed up and had our class photo taken. The boys and the girls were separated in the classroom and we sat at desks. We learnt about the classroom rules and how children would have been disciplined then. It was tricky to write on slate as they would have done in school during the Victorian era.

By break time we were feeling very lucky that we go to school in 2024! IMG_0623

Our First School trip

In April we had a great day on our first school trip. We visited Shrewsbury Museum in the morning, after lunch we walked around Shrewsbury. By the end of the day we were experts at spotting Tudor buildings!

Science Gadget Shop

Next week is our school Science Enrichment week. We are running the science gadget shop again this year as it has proved highly successful in previous years. Children can bring a small amount of money to purchase science related toys and games. Most items are between 50p and £2.50. Miss Evans, our science coordinator, will run it during lunchtime on Wednesday and Thursday. 

Parents are asked to send a small amount of money in with their child, in a named envelope, to enable them to visit the shop. All profits from the gadget shop will go towards new school science equipment.