St Barnabas CE First and Middle School

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Big Freeze - Topic

Reception class has started a new topic called 'The Big Freeze'. We have been learning all about penguins and Antarctica. We have enjoyed learning about the life cycle of penguins and talking about what we can notice. In literacy we have been making puppets in groups to help us act out the story of 'Lost and Found'. Lots of us have been explorers visiting Antarctica to see what animals we can find in our role play. We have also used our creative skills to make some penguins hats as part of our role play resources. Some of us have been using the small world animals to tell stories about Antarctica and building shelters for the penguins to live in. We are looking forward to learning about the differences between Antarctica and the Arctic.



Pop-up Gallery

Today 7BL have experienced a 'Pop-up Gallery', where they have been sharing their amazing research skills. Year 7's DT challenge this half term relates to the built environment, so they have been studying various architects and their creative structures! Next week pupils will be using their own design skills, which will lead to them constructing a crazy golf village.

Friday, 30 November 2018

This week in Forest School

We have been learning to use tools safely in Forest School this week. We have been digging and finding worms. We even visited the Moon and with our tools and found space rocks!


Monday, 12 November 2018

The Ancient Mayans - WOW Day

Year 5 have had a fabulously fun WOW day today to start their new History theme, The Ancient Mayans.

We’ve created and performed Mayan dances, researched and designed masks and also put our culinary skills to use by preparing some authentic Mayan food. The guacamole was definitely the most popular dip, followed closely by the tomato salsa. Some children were also brave enough to try the chilli chocolate elixir drink! It was great to see so many children trying new foods and even coming back for seconds...and thirds....and fourths in some cases - fantastic!


Friday, 19 October 2018

The Story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears

In year 1, we have been looking at the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We tasted porridge this week with different flavours. We tried golden syrup, sugar and plain and we then created a chart to show what our favourite flavour was. We really enjoyed tasting the porridge and even had seconds!! The most popular flavour was golden syrup, it was so yummy!!




Famous artists and more!

In Year 2 we have been looking at famous artists. We have learnt about Steven Brown, Wassily Kandinsky and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

This week we have been doing lots of non-fiction writing about owls using all the information we have researched.


Changes in Autumn

In Reception this week we have been learning about the changes that happen during autumn. We have been experimenting using conkers to paint pictures and patterns. We have created pictures using natural resources from forest school and we have been enjoying looking for signs of autumn during our forest school lesson. We have enjoyed getting very muddy!!