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  • Sunday 14 April 2024 Maple at Jonathan's Jungle Roadshow What a treat we had this morning! Jonathan brought some amazing creatures to show us and shared with us lots of fascinating facts about them. We were able to hold a giant millipede, saw a huge katydid and a baby blue tarantula, had a little peak at crested gecko (who was just starting to shed his skin) and even got kissed on the nose or the hand by a snake!
  • Friday 12 April 2024 Jungle Jonathan - School Treat We had the most amazing afternoon this week. Jonathan brought some fascinating creatures to show us. We were able to hold a giant millipede, saw a huge katydid, saw a baby blue tarantula and her bigger orange sister and even got kissed on the nose or the hand by a snake!
  • Wednesday 10 April 2024 Oak Class at Jonathan's Jungle Roadshow We had the most amazing afternoon yesterday. Jonathan brought some fascinating creatures to show us. We were able to hold a giant millipede, saw a huge katydid, saw a baby blue tarantula and her bigger orange sister and even got kissed on the nose or the hand by a snake!
  • Wednesday 20 March 2024 British Science Week The theme of this year's Science Week was time. Oak Class created pictures using time and light which they were very impressed by. They made their pictures using card shapes and double-sided sticky tape and we left the sunlight to do the work (not that we've had much sunshine recently!) We discovered that the black sugar paper left no imprint behind, but the other colours worked well.
  • Friday 15 March 2024 World Book Day This year, to celebrate World Book Day, we thought about the fantastic vocabulary that can be found in books. The children were set the challenge to dress up as a word of their choice. They had to think carefully about how their clothing represented their word. We had a huge range of words including: creative, vibrant and analytical. Can you spot them?
  • Wednesday 13 March 2024 Maple British Science Week Maple celebrated British Science Week with a day of activities based on the theme 'Time'. We had lots of fun investigating reaction times and making 1 minute water timers!
  • Monday 11 March 2024 Maple celebrate World Book Day To celebrate World Book Day, we came to school dressed as a word. We were very impressed by the creativity shown and the words chosen!
  • Friday 8 March 2024 3D shapes
  • Thursday 7 March 2024 Oak World Book Day Today was World Book Day. The children were asked to come dressed as a word to help broaden their vocabulary and they did an amazing job! We had a 'constellation' and a 'pollinator,' we had 'powerful,' 'creative' and 'fragile' and many fabulous words besides. The children also had the chance to take part in a book swap where they could choose donated pre-loved books to take home and keep.
  • Tuesday 5 March 2024 Fun with Circuits In Maple class we have been exploring electrical circuits. Using our new electricity kit, we have made simple circuits, made predictions about whether circuits will work or not and learned the difference between complete and incomplete circuits.
  • Wednesday 28 February 2024 Electricity Year 3
  • Friday 23 February 2024 Victorian Silhouettes As part of our 150 Year Anniversary topic, in art the children were learning about the historical context behind Victorian portraits and silhouettes. They created their own silhouettes and in small groups worked together to try and guess who each one was. Some were more easy to guess than others..!
  • Thursday 8 February 2024 Maple trumpet lessons We have been thoroughly enjoying our trumpet lessons with Mr Storer this term; we have learnt so much! We love playing his fun warm-ups to get us ready and focused for playing our instruments. So far, we have learnt how to hold a trumpet, how to make a noise with the mouthpiece and how to play notes C, D and E. We're even learning about the names of different musical notes and how many beats they are worth. We make a fantastic brass band!
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024 Oak Class Fire Engine Visit We had a really exciting afternoon. Firefighters Steve and Neil brought the Northleach fire engine round to school today. They showed us the equipment, we were able to climb up into the back of the truck and the best bit was using the hose to spray water all over the school field. One of the children said afterwards that it was 'the best day ever!' Many thanks to Steve and Neil for their time.
  • Wednesday 7 February 2024 Fire Engine visit We had a lovely afternoon today- the local fire engine came to visit! We had great fun squirting water and exploring all the equipment. It was interesting to see the different features and compare them to those available in the Great Fire of London.
  • Monday 5 February 2024 Maple Investigating Sound In Science this term we have been investigating how sound is made and how we hear sounds. Today we went outside to investigate how the distance from a sound source affects the volume of the sound. Then we used string telephones to investigate how sound travels through different mediums.
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024 Oak Class Aboard the Digibus Oak Class had the most amazing time last Thursday when they had the opportunity to experience Digibus. The children were able to program robots, create their own cafe website and even went on a virtual roller coaster ride around a dinosaur theme park. They had an incredible time.
  • Friday 26 January 2024 Maple Digibus This week we were visited by the Digibus, a Cheltenham-based charity bringing digital education, help, and experiences to local communities within Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties. In small groups we took part in 4 main activities: a VR experience, programming Marty Robots using iPads, programming a Picoh Robot using Scratch and website design.
  • Friday 26 January 2024 Digibus This week, Northleach School has been visited by the Digibus, which is a Cheltenham- based charity bringing digital education, help, and experiences to local communities within Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties.
  • Wednesday 24 January 2024 The Police Visit Oak Class On Monday afternoon, Oak Class had a visit from the police. Officers Kim and John came to school and talked about how we can stay safe. They showed us their uniforms and what they carry with them. We even got to try on their vests - they're very heavy! We then went outside to look at a police vehicle and got to climb inside. The sirens were very loud!
  • Tuesday 23 January 2024 Digibus Fun This week, Northleach School has been visited by the Digibus, which is a Cheltenham based charity bringing digital education, help, and experiences to local communities within Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties.
  • Monday 22 January 2024 Maple Investigating Sound We have been investigating how sound is made. We found out that sound is made when an object vibrates. We explored how small vibrations produce quiet sounds and big vibrations produce loud sounds.
  • Tuesday 16 January 2024 Year 2 Ukelele This term, Year 2 are learning how to play the ukelele. Mr Milsom, who also teaches guitar, introduced the children to the instrument and showed the different parts and their proper names.
  • Thursday 21 December 2023 Christmas Fair The children had such a lovely time shopping for gifts for their family, there were a lot of very full bags!
  • Tuesday 19 December 2023 Measuring paper chains This term, Year 1 and 2 have been learning about length and height. We have compared the length of different objects and started measuring in centimetres.
  • Thursday 14 December 2023 Paisley Patterns On Christmas Jumper Day we continued our theme of patterns and India to create our own Paisley patterns. The children began with a simple teardrop shape which they carefully elaborated, adding their own patterns. They loved the activity and you can just see their concentration and focus in these photos.
  • Thursday 14 December 2023 Christmas Crafts This morning we had a fabulous time making different Christmas crafts. It was a lovely thing to do so a huge 'THANK YOU' to all the volunteers who made it possible!
  • Thursday 14 December 2023 Christmas Jumper Day We wore our Christmas Jumpers in aid of 'Save the Children' and our local food bank.
  • Wednesday 13 December 2023 All things year 3 It has been a busy half term! Panto, Christmas jumper day, trip to the Corinium and a class debate on which trip was better.
  • Wednesday 13 December 2023 Maple Trinity Sculptures Look at the fantastic sculptures Maple have made in R.E. to explain the Trinity.
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