Month: June 2019
Edible mud pies with Superworm!
Our fun Friday activity was making edible mud pies. The children worked as a team to measure out some milk and whisk in some chocolate angel delight until it turned gloopy. After spooning some into a cup we added crumbled up some chocolate to add ‘dirt’ and a Superworm. Yum!
EYFS Sports Day
Early Years had a fantastic afternoon trying out new activities for our Sports Day. We moved round the carousel of activities including welly throwing, the egg and spoon race as well as balancing a bean bag on our heads. The afternoon ended with much anticipated Mums and Dads running race.
Thank you to everyone who came to cheer us on!
Nursery had a fantastic time on their trip to Hatton Country World Farm. They saw lots of different farm animals and even had a ride on a tractor. They all behaved exceptionally well, even Scott our tour guide said how amazing they all were! Thank you to our parent helpers who helped look after our children, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Going on a Tree Hunt
1KG had fun this week developing their map reading skills as they set off to find different trees around the school. Once found they needed to find out the tree’s name and sketch one of its leaves. We are lucky to have a lot of different trees at Lickey Hills!
Separating a Mess
What a mess! Coloured sand and pebbles, small bits of plastic and paperclips, not to mention some salt, had some how got all mixed together in the art cupboard. Could 5AB use their science knowledge and skills to solve this separation problem? Of course they could! Using magnets, sieves, filters, water and a bit of evaporation, all five materials were soon separated much to the relief of our school budget.
The Great Plant Hunt
Is our school field just grass with the occasional daisy? Far from it as LB2 found out when they took plant identification charts outside and found a large range of wild flowers lurking between the tufts of grass.
Andy Goldsworthy inspired Art
We have had such a wonderful afternoon creating our own pieces of art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Look how well we did…
Year 4 set out to find and identify invertebrates in the wildlife garden and pond this week. We very excited to find a dragonfly larva – a good sign of water quality and we can’t wait to see the dragonflies flying around hunting.
Nursery loved having their family members join us for a sweet treat and a play. Thank you for everyone who came, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Mixing and Dissolving
The lesson began as we carefully watched some drops of hot water cool and evaporate… slowly, crystals of salt appeared. It hadn’t just been water after all!
Year 5 have been learning about dissolving materials but not all materials dissolve. We made predictions about seven common materials and set about testing to see whether they dissolved in water, only mixed with it or perhaps did a bit of both. Some of the materials came as a surprise – our hot chocolate very slowly settled to the bottom of the water!