Ice skating!

Key Stage One have just got back from a fabulous ice-tastic trip to Planet Ice in Milton Keynes.  Great courage and resilience was shown by all of the children and staff as they all mastered staying upright and skating around the ice.  All children enjoyed using the penguins to help them learn to skate.

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Explorer Richard

Yesterday we had a very special visitor come to see us. His name was Richard and he has been to the North Pole and the South Pole. He told us all about his adventures and even dressed up Miss Bass in his explorer clothes. He told us some very interesting facts for example did you know that the sledge he carried his kit on isn’t called a sledge it’s called a pulk?

Richard even showed us how hard it was to pull the pulk across the snow. Dorian was very strong and was able to pull two children in it and he even pulled Mrs Eager across the classroom. It was very funny.

Thank you very much for coming to visit us Richard. We can’t wait to hear about your next adventure!

Scientific investigations

Year two scientists having been investigating how they can keep an ice troll alive. They needed to keep the ice trolls as cold as possible for a trip from the Arctic to the Uk or else they would melt. The children conducted an experiment to see which materials would be the best insulators by wrapping them around an ice pole for 20 minutes. We discovered that cotton wool was the best insulator because it is full of holes that trap the cold air. Here are a few pictures of us enjoying our experiment.

World Book Day.

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Thursday 1st March 2018 was World Book Day and we braved the snow to come to school in our pyjamas to celebrate the day. Bedtime Stories was our theme because it’s one of the best times to curl up with a book and read or be read to!

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We shared lots of our favourite books and enjoyed hearing stories told by different teachers. David Attenborough class even played a trick on Mr Arnell when he read us the ‘boring, sensible’ ‘Book with No Pictures’ by B.J.Novak – it made him say some really silly things!!!!!

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We love reading at St Andrews and there are lots of ways to join in.

Make sure to read every day, and write it in your reading record.

Don’t forget to bring in your reading book when you’ve finished it.

You can also read on Bug Club, answering questions to collect coins and play games!

Talk to your grown ups and ask them what their favourite book was when they were your age, do they still have it? You’re never too old for a bedtime story!

Dr Seuss oh the places you will go

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Wonderful worms

Year two scientists have been exploring the mighty earthworm today. We have learnt how it is suited to its environment, its body parts and created our very own wormery. Please quiz us about the marvellous facts we know.

P p p p pick up a penguin.

Key stage one have just returned from yet another fantastic school trip. Today we went all the way to Bourton on the Water to visit Birdland. Our focus was to meet to the penguins which was amazing. We got so close to them that we could actually smell them. They really are very smelly!

We learnt all about the penguin species from Alistair the penguin keeper. We even got to meet a famous penguin called Spike who was in a Batman film. Here here is below.

Guess what? There are lots and lots of exciting birds at Birdland and even a few animals that you wouldn’t expect to meet. Here are a few more pictures of us enjoying our trip. See if you can spot the animals that aren’t birds.

East Carlton park

We went to the woods again to see how it had changed from the last time we visited in Autumn. We noticed that all the leaves that were on the ground had magically disappeared! We then discovered that leaves rot and go back into the ground. Did you know that they feed lots of bugs that live in the woods? We took some equipment with us and had lots of fun discovering which bugs live there. We even discovered one that Mrs Eager had never seen before! Take a look at the photo’s to see how much fun we had.

Look Who’s Talking!

This week we have been practicing our speaking and listening skills in preparation for our ‘Look Who’s Talking’ competition!

Everyone in the school took part, from Nursery, all the way up to Year 6.

We had to learn a poem, do a presentation on something we like, AND answer questions about it – PHEW!

We also had to show the value of courage, because standing up in front of our class was really scary!

After battling it out in our classes, the winners from each class were chosen and performed in front of the whole of KS1. Key Stage 1 voted, and it was decided that the winner from David Attenborough class was the overall winner of the contest for KS1, and he would be performing in front of the whole school, and in front of parents.

Well done to everyone that took part in the competition, and thank you for teaching us about new and interesting things like water, famous Youtubers, stars, dance, football, Disney films and all of your other amazing interests!

The big reveal!

No one knows what this terms topic is… here we are finding out.There are clues hidden in the ice. We have got to become scientists to get to the number in the ice and get our clue.

What will make the ice melt quickest?

The clues revealed that we will be learning about life in the freezer!

This half term will focus on the Antarctic and next half term we will look at the Arctic 🙂

We can’t wait to learn about the continents and their inhabitants.