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Author visit Ken Metcalfe

 

Yesterday, KS2 children had the privilege of meeting and speaking with Author Ken Metcalfe who recently published a new children’s book called 'The Magical of Kernow.' Please click on the link to see the trailer for this fantastic, mysterious book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3XnB9FMCMw. Children who purchased his book got to meet Ken on a 1-1 and had their book signed. The children were very inspired by Ken and are looking forward to doing some creative writing. 

 


Grammar time!

We've been learning all about contractions this week! We went on a contraction hunt and discussed how to use the apostrophe to shorten words like 'should not' to 'shouldn't' and 'I will' to 'I'll'. We're looking forward to trying to use these in our writing.

We've also been enjoying singing our grammar song. Have you heard it? If you've not ask your child and they might sing it to you! It's all about nouns, adjectives, adverbs and verbs. They sing it beautifully!

 


Vincent Van Gogh

To start off our new topic, 'How does your garden grow?', we read a story called Camille and the Sunflowers. The story was all about a little boy who had the most wonderful time watching and admiring an artist named Vincent. Together, we did a little research about Vincent and found out that he is a very famous artist! 


Polar Regions Topic

Year 1 are so sad to come to the end of their topic; Polar Regions. What a wonderful time we have had learning about the Arctic and Antarctica! During this half term, we have learnt about the extreme weather in the polar regions, the people and animals who live there, how they survive and what we can do to help to keep their home in the Polar Regions. 


Creature Creations!

What fun Year 4 had creating some newly discovered creatures!  After learning about unexplained creatures, such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Yeti, we decided to create our own mysterious animals.  Ranging from fish to reptiles, some even a mixture of two animal types, Year 4 designed their models and planned how to make them.  They then spent a whole morning cutting, sticking and painting them.  Here are some of the results!  It was a great end to our "It's A Mystery" topic - fantastic work which was enjoyed by everyone!  Mrs Blomeley


Little Red Riding Hood

Our Nursery's new theme is The Little Red Riding Hood. Children have a cottage as a role play area and they enjoy pretending to be Little Red Riding Hood.


Chinese New Year

We had a fantastic time celebrating Chinese New Year! We had a banquet in our Chinese Restaurant and made some wonderful Chinese dragons.


Ice Investigation

Following an urgent letter from Queen Elsa we immediately started discussing the best way to release the characters from the ice. The children had lots of different ideas. We decided to put one in a warm room, one in warm water, one in cold water and one wrapped in a warm cardigan. We watched and waited to see which one melted first.


Spy Day!

We are having a Top Secret time in Year 5!  Today is Spy Day and every child has come dressed as a spy! We are so proud of the children, as they have spent lots of time planning and designing their Gadgets and this morning have enjoyed actually making them!  Thanks to all the grown-ups at home for joining in with the fun and helping to find some of the resources, ready for today, we really appreciate it and your children have had a great time making their fantastic Gadgets!


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