St Barnabas CE First and Middle School

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!!



Friday, 12 October 2018

Making Fossils

In our Art lessons, we have been experimenting with leaf rubbings and imprinting patterns in Play-Doh. This week, we made our our printing blocks and we're also going to make fossils using Plaster of Paris.


Stones And Bones Topic

This week Year 3 have been continuing with their Stones And Bones topic. In science we tested different soils to determine which soil soaked up the most water. We learned that without soil there would be no life on Earth at all. After finding out that a handful of soil contains as many micro-organisms as there are people on the planet, we made sure we washed our hands thoroughly!!
Using plaster, we have created our own fossils and produced paintings with natural objects like leaves. We will be sharing our science and topic work in a Stones and Bones exhibition in the last week of this half term so Year 3 grown ups watch out for an invite.





Friday, 5 October 2018

Poetry Day

Year five enjoyed composing their own poetry during Poetry Day on Thursday. Change was the theme of the day so they had a go at writing haikus about creatures that go through metamorphosis. Some children will be reading out their poems in assembly on Monday.

Here is Harriet's poem:
I'm spiky and green,
Munch my way through leaves all day,
Pointy but fluffy.

I grow and extend,
squirm inside my chrysalis,
Come out blue and red.

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Year 6: WOW Day & Poems

Year 6 ‘Water Wow Day’
On Monday 10th September, Year 6 took part in a Water Wow Day to launch their ‘River’ topic. The morning consisted of water based experiments and capacity investigations. Year 6 also had a special visitor from Severn Trent Water. He gave a very interesting talk and presentation to the students about the water cycle, sewage, water recycling and how to conserve water. During the afternoon, Year 6 had fun competing in water games (and got very wet in the process)!

Spy Poems
Year 6 writing this term is based on an action/spy novel called ‘Stormbreaker’. To build up their vocabulary and language choices, the children wrote poems inspired by spies and secret agents. Some children used the idea of their pet being a top secret spy!

Well done to James, Kayla, Oratile, Millie and Thomas for achieving the Head Teacher’s Award for your spy poems.