Swallows

Experiment

July 15th, 2019

We found out what happened when we planted seeds in different things such as cotton wool, pebbles, paper sand and soil. We watered them all and look what happened!

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Butterflies 

July 15th, 2019

Our caterpillars transformed into cocoons and  then emerged as butterflies. 

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Potatoes

July 15th, 2019

Look at our amazing potatoes. We have enjoyed planting, growing and eating our potatoes in Swallows class.

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Healthy me

July 15th, 2019

Swallows class have  been finding out all about being healthy. We have looked at how to keep our bodies healthy with exercise and good food. The children have explored lots of different ways of exercising and designed their own exercise course. The Swallows were experts when our puppet visitor brought an unhealthy packed lunch to school.

By the time sports day had arrived we all felt very confident about what we had to do to keep ourselves fit and healthy.
We have also been thinking about changes this term and we had some special visitors of all different ages who shared their exeperiences which gave us lot a to think about. 

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Test

July 15th, 2019
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Handas surprise

May 23rd, 2019

We have enjoyed reading Handas surprise in Swallow’s class and have especially enjoyed tasting the delicious fruits from the story. We have started to see our runner beans develop inside their bags and the children gave checked on them each day to spot any changes.

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Fairies, Trolls and story maps

May 23rd, 2019

The children have been inspired to write stories about trolls and fairies following our visit to Furzey Gardens. We have had  lovely week finishing our story maps and story writing. 

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Impressionist Art

May 17th, 2019

This half term, as part of our focus on changes that are occurring in the garden. We have been looking at the work of impressionist painters especially Claude Monet. This also links closely with our learning value of Spirituality. We are being like Barry Butterfly responding to something wonderful.


Monet in his garden.

We have been using powder paints and mixing the colours we need just using the primary colours and white. We have applied them just by dabbing as we are learning that we are just trying to create an impression of the plants and flowers.

We think our paintings are looking fabulous.


Some of them we have put beside original paintings or photo images so you can see where our inspiration has come from.

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Special Things

May 15th, 2019

Today, as part of our RE learning we have been investigating items that are special to Jews. We looked closely at the Torah scrolls and the Yad (hand) that is used when reading the Torah. We have learnt that the Torah scrolls are so special that the text must not be touched with fingers and the silver Yad pointer is used instead. The  children suggested that if you were touch it you might make it dirty or because it is made of paper it might tear.

We have learnt that the Torah is written and read in Hebrew and contain rules that were given to Jews and that they should follow.

We had a go at making our own Torah scrolls and trying to write Hebrew letters. We also made our own Yads.


Some of the children wrote their own rules on their Torah scrolls.


The children said it s important to have a Yad, the Torah is very old and must be kept clean.

The writing is small and tricky to write, you would need to be very careful when you write theTorah.

It is so Precious; we have the Bible.

We can t read it but others can.

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School Trip

May 10th, 2019

We had a fabulous trip to Furzey Gardens this week. The Swallows class were able to experience the beauty and wonder of this very special place.

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