Northleach C of E Primary School


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  • Sunday 19 November 2023 Indian Food Tasting We have started a new topic this half term, learning all about India. We began by tasting some delicious Indian food: samosas, poppadoms, nan, bhajis and mango chutney. Some foods were better received than others as you can see from the facial expressions!
  • Thursday 16 November 2023 Author Visit This morning the children in Alder Class were treated to a talk from Howard Watkin-Jones, a local author. He spoke about his recently published book: The Legend of the Green Wolf Rider. The children learned about his inspiration for the book, about his writing process as well as the enchanting illustrations with hidden faces! The children asked some insightful questions and many of them are now desperate to read the book.
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023 Hockey Session This term in PE the children are developing their hockey skills and have been practising their ball control in pairs as well as playing small 2-sided games.
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023 Bubble Homework We really enjoyed sharing our Volcanoes and Earthquakes Bubble Homework last term, here is just a small selection of the amazing creations that the children produced!
  • Wednesday 15 November 2023 Odd Socks Day To recognise the start of Anti-Bullying week Alder Class wore odd socks as a way of celebrating what makes us all unique.
  • Monday 13 November 2023 Maple Odd Socks Day To mark the beginning of Anti-bullying Week we took part in Odd Socks Day. We wore odd socks to celebrate what makes us all unique!
  • Monday 13 November 2023 Odd Socks Day 2023 Monday 13th November is Odd Socks Day - a day where we celebrate everybody and all the ways we are all different and unique.
  • Monday 13 November 2023 Which is the Odd One Out? We had a very busy afternoon sorting different objects. We looked carefully at their properties and used these to group the objects into sets. Then we played 'Odd One Out.' We looked at sets of objects and discussed in small groups which we thought was the odd one out. We explained our reasons using the our knowledge of the different properties and soon realised there were several possible answers.
  • Friday 10 November 2023 Tasting Indian food Our topic this term is 'India' so we spent yesterday afternoon tasting different foods from India. We tried poppadoms, mango chutney, nan bread, samosas and bhajis. We thought about how each food looked, how it tasted and whether we enjoyed it. It was quite a feast and we had a lovely time!
  • Thursday 9 November 2023 Turtle Race Games Maple have really enjoyed learning how to programme using 2Code. They combined all their learning, including how to create and use variables, to design and make 'Turtle Race' games.
  • Wednesday 1 November 2023 Sandwiches for Paddington Oak Class decided that it wasn't very healthy for Paddington to be eating marmalade sandwiches all the time and that we should try and design a much healthier sandwich for him. We tasted various healthy fillings, and then designed a sandwich following the criteria that it should be healthy and contain at least two different fillings. The children were great at independently buttering their bread, preparing their fillings and then building their sandwich. The bit they enjoyed most was tasting them! I wonder which one Paddington will like most?
  • Friday 20 October 2023 The Visible Spectrum of Light This term, in science, Alder class are learning all about light. They know that light travels in straight lines and how we use light to see objects. This week we explored the different colours that make up light and discovered that it is made up of many colours - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet - the rainbow! We created our own "prisms" with bubbles! By shining a torch through our bubbles, the light refracted and the different colours seemingly split as each colour has a different wavelength.
  • Wednesday 18 October 2023 Our Local Area In Geography (for Year One) and Understanding the World (for Reception), we have been thinking about where we live. We know that the United Kingdom is made up of four countries and that we live in England. We found Northleach on Google Earth. Reception are busy recreating important places in Northleach and Year One spent time looking at Northleach and listing the human and physical features we could see.
  • Wednesday 18 October 2023 In The Garden Our new starter Reception children loved exploring our school garden, ably led and helped by Year One. We found the hedgehog house and enjoyed twirling sycamore keys and finding interesting leaves.
  • Sunday 15 October 2023 Life Education On Wednesday 4th October, Willow Class learnt all about the body during our yearly Life Education visit.
  • Wednesday 11 October 2023 Harvest Festival 2023 Year 3 shone in their Harvest festival. They projected their voices beautifully. They shared some wonderful facts about Harvest, art work, an acrostic poem, gave thanks and sang enthusiastically. Everyone had a speaking part, I was incredibly proud!
  • Monday 9 October 2023 Maple Roman Numerals In Maths this week we are learning to read and write Roman numerals. Today we practised making Roman numerals to 20 using lolly sticks.
  • Wednesday 4 October 2023 Alder Residential - Culmington Manor On Monday 25th September, Alder Class set off to Manor Adventure in Shropshire for their 4-night residential. During the week the children took part in a variety of activities from climbing to canoeing and archery to zip-lining. All the children represented our school brilliantly and we are incredibly proud of the determination and perseverance they demonstrated during the challenges they faced - well done Alder Class!
  • Wednesday 4 October 2023 Chestnut Class Harvest Assembly Chestnut class are very excited to be leading the first Church assembly of the year. They have been working hard on pieces of work to show and learning all about Harvest festival - they are excited and ready to share their knowledge!
  • Friday 15 September 2023 Maple Shared Art In Art, we have been looking at different types of paintbrushes and exploring the effects we can create using brushes of different shapes and sizes. After making predictions of what we thought each brush might be good for, we worked together to create large pieces of art. We focused solely on practising mark making and exploring the textural effects that each brush could make.
  • Wednesday 6 September 2023 Maple Teamwork! Look at the fantastic spider's web we made. Working together and listening carefully to instructions, we were also able to lift it up and down! Great teamwork!

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