Thursday, 15 December 2016

Year 4 Bug Hotel

Year 4 have been busy this term with our topic on Animal Planet. We have done lots of animal focused art, including modelling and painting our own clay animals.

We enjoyed a trip to Woburn Safari Park (check out the other blog post) and we have concluded the topic by building our very own school Bug Hotel, which is in the Nature Area.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Christmas family craft day AM 2016

We started the session with an exciting and loud game of group bingo. Christmas crafts were then shared with family and friends. A lovely sparkling morning.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Year 4 trip to Woburn Safari Park

All of Year 4 visited Woburn Safari Park to help with their topic on 'Animal Planet'. Everyone really enjoyed the guided coach tour in to the herbivore, carnivore and omnivore enclosures.

I think it is fair to say, the favourite part of the day for everyone was when the monkeys clambered on to the coach.

Unfortunately we didn't get the chance to see the meerkats because they were on a 'time out' after trying to escape!

Here is a small selection of the beautiful animals we did get to see.

Monday, 21 November 2016

Year 2 Pumpkin Investigation

Year 2 asked questions about pumpkins and used their observational skills to look inside and explore them. They learnt many facts such as: pumpkins first are green when they are growing, then they turn yellow and eventually orange. We had a great (albeit slightly messy!) time.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

Once Upon a Time

Year 2 had an exciting start to their Once Upon a Time topic by learning, acting out and completing activities around 4 traditional tales. Here they are re-enacting the Gingerbread Man story by decorating, acting and then eating the Gingerbread Man!

It tasted yummy apparently! 

Year 2 walk around Shortstown

Year 2 went on a walk around Shortstown to study the human and physical features of Shortstown. We then compared these to regions in the Arctic and found out how vastly different they are!

Year 2's Unexpected Visitor!

A few weeks ago Year 2 were astonished to find that we had a "break in" from an unknown animal. The  children were very excited. Through some detective work we found out it was a penguin, and we wrote some lovely pieces of creative writing from the perspective of the penguin. 

Friday, 21 October 2016

The Big Draw Festival 2016

All week, Shortstown children have been busy taking part in the Big Draw Festival. The theme this year has been STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics). Children did lots of wonderful work through the week, based around 'cells'. Local artist Anne-Marie Stijelja worked with KS2, whilst KS1 created their very own master pieces! Their final piece was put together in a exhibition and parents were invited to come and see the cell. Lots of fun was had by all!