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Archive for November, 2011

More Sensational Science in HG!

In HG this week, we made a Bubbling Wizard’s Brew! We half filled a glass jar with clear vinegar. We added several drops of green food dye and a little glitter for effect! We added a good squeeze of washing-up liquid to the jar and gave it a gentle stir. Then for the exciting bit […]

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Our Sporting Stars

This week, we are congratulating two sporting stars in HG. Tommy has won 2 trophies for his motor cross racing. He finished a race in a top position and won a very tall, heavy, shiney trophy! He was also awarded a large shield for best effort.   Leo took part in a Karate competition and […]

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This week’s makaton signs

Our makaton signs this week continue to be relevant to our ‘Special Celebration’ at Winchester Cathedral. They are ‘Reindeer’ and ‘Jesus’. Please click on the links below for a short demonstration video. Reindeer Jesus

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This weeks Makaton signs

Our makaton signs this week are relevant to our ‘Special Celebration’ at Winchester Cathedral. They are ‘sing’ and ‘wheelchair’. Please click on the links below for a short demonstration video. sing wheelchair

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Bobbing bouncing raisins and layered liquids

In HG this week we conducted some science experiments to test the properties of water.  The children gave the following accounts of the experiments. Bobbing Bouncing Raisins We put lemonade in the cups and we dropped raisins in it. Some of the raisins rose up to the top. Because the bubbles of gas stuck to the […]

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HG ‘Shape up’ in maths cont…

In maths this week, we have begun to look at 2d and 3d shapes. We have named them and looked at their properties. We have identified the following shapes; square/circle/semi-circle/rectangle/triangle/pentagon/hexagon and cube/cuboids/sphere/cone/cylinder/pyramid/triangular prisms. Leo D, Eddie, Ben S and Brandon have used the ipod touches to record a ‘shape’ hunt around our school. Look at […]

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HG ‘Shape up’ in maths!

In maths this week, we have begun to look at 2d and 3d shapes. We have named them and looked at their properties. We have identified the following shapes; square/circle/semi-circle/rectangle/triangle/pentagon/hexagon and cube/cuboids/sphere/cone/cylinder/pyramid/triangular prisms. Some of us have used the ipod touches to record a ‘shape’ hunt around our school. Look at what we found. Mary’s […]

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This week’s makaton

Our makaton signs this week, are following our ‘colours’ theme. The signs are ‘brown’ and ‘black’. Please click on the links below to see demonstration video clips. brown black

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French Cafe

In the Lower school this week, we have held a French Cafe. The children had the opportunity of being waiters/waitresses and looked after our guests. The children had to ask the guests in French, what they would like to eat and drink. They then performed some French songs. Here are our waiter and waitress!

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Theseus and the Minotaur

As part of our learning about Ancient Greece, we have looked at the Greek legend of ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. Fenn and Leanne made up a dance in response to Theseus challenging the Minotaur. Click on the link below to watch the dance. Thesues and the minotaur  

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