Kingfishers have been learning and making a Stone Age house using clay and materials gathered. They designed their own Stone Age fire as part of our history and art morning.
Kingfishers and some very helpful Coots had their history lesson outdoors. The children are learning about the Stone Age and why its architecture has helped us today. The children gathered Stone Age materials ready to make a Stone Age village.
Bitterns have been very busy throughout December with our Christmas play, Christmas lunch and Christmas party. A huge thanks to all our parents for providing costumes for our Disco Stars and their generosity to the staff these last few days. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Miss Layton and Mrs Fawkes
We also owe another big thank you to Miss Stevens for helping the children with their learning about the Gunpowder plot and how to stay safe at this time of the year. They created firework pictures and were VERY excited about making chocolate apples!
Bitterns class have also been thinking about Remembrance Day. We observed a two minute silence on the 11th November at 11 o’clock and were very lucky that one of our pupils shared some of their brilliant poppy creations with us that they had made. We then all made our own poppies in a frame and discussed the significance of the day and what the poppy represents.
We have also been watching how our seeds have grown and bloomed and thinking about what conditions have contributed to this. We have also shown lots of perseverance during our PE lesson, even when it got a bit cold, and in our maths lessons by thinking about ordinal numbers and racing our cars to see what position each one finished in.
On Wednesday November 13th, Salhouse participated in the North Norfolk Girls’ Football Tournament held at North Walsham Town FC. After losing the first two games, the team rallied, defending really well and not conceding another goal. We will aim to build on this in the Spring tournament in 2020! Full results were as follows:
0-1 Millfield (Loss)
0-2 Rackheath A (Loss)
2-0 Rackheath B (Win)
0-0 Tunstead A (Draw)
0-0 Tunstead B (Draw)
0-0 Colby (Draw)
We have been busy in English lessons developing our knowledge of how to persuade readers with rhetorical questions, emotive imagery and the use of imperatives. Take a look at our leaflets advertising Virgin Galactic space flights which show off our impressive IT publishing skills whilst trying to persuade you to part with £200,00 for a flight. (It is a bargain as you get a £1million view in space!)
In science, we have successfully worked in groups to accurately produce scale models of the solar system using our math’s measuring skills. Look how big the Sun is yet Earth is only 3 mm on this scale!
In Forest School, we have been experimenting with tarpaulins: building our team work and communication skills as we carry each other and also using the tarps as parachutes to consider how space ships might use them to return to land. We have found out about forces and air resistance.
Continuing the space theme in Art, we have experimented with paint to create constellations and galaxies using bubbles!
We are currently composing planetary music in response to Holst’s Planet suite.. .How would Neptune sound to you? We are using keyboards to create texture, ostinatos and crescendos. The finished pieces and accompanying explanations will be uploaded soon.
16/10/19 – Brilliant work at the Cluster football tournament – 2nd place for Salhouse! There were three penalty shoot-outs in the knock-out stages, showing how close the competition was. Well done to everyone in the team, they did us all proud with their effort, skill and sportsmanship. Well done to our sister school Neatishead too!
The dentist came to visit us today. We all had a turn at brushing teeth making little circles, and we learnt that we should clean out teeth twice every day. Did you know we have 20 baby teeth?