St Barnabas CE First and Middle School

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!!



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.