This term our topic is called ‘Enchanted Woodland’. This term, we will be observing wildlife, collecting natural objects and taking beautiful pictures of the things we see. We will be writing about our experiences and learn all about trees. We’ll use information books to investigate woodland creatures and make mini-books of our own. Throughout the project, we will find out how to recognise different plants and animals and create detailed, observational drawings of them. The tales of Hansel and Gretel and the Three Little Pigs will inspire us to write our own stories with a woodland theme. We’ll build miniature dens, create woodland works of art and construct mini-woodlands from twigs, sticks, pine cones and leaves.
We have a class ‘Padlet’ topic page and the link is:
Please do post any questions, pictures or facts about our topic work.
Mrs Sibson - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Mrs Brady - Thursday
Mrs Whyte - Monday - Wednesday
Mrs Mudge - Thursday & Friday
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Please click on the document below to find out what else we will be up to this term.
Outdoor learning 11.5.18
Class one had another excellent day with Mr Russell outdoors. During the morning everyone became a tree detective and collected leaves, bark rubbings and used an identification sheet to work out what types of different trees we have around the school grounds. We also counted them and can you believe there are approximately 80!
After lunch Mr Russell helped everyone to make a fire so some s’mores could be made. Everyone helped to make a tinder bundle using cotton wool and small twigs and Harry helped to light the fire with a flint. The s’mores were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Well done to Class One for some excellent work, great listening and fantastic teamwork!
It was also our last day with Mrs Mudge, a huge thank you to her for all her help and good luck in her new job.
Abbey Home Farm Visit
A couple of weeks ago Class 1 were lucky enough to take a trip to Abbey Home Farm. We were shown around by the very knowledgeable Maya and had a chance to see all parts of a working farm. We visited the poly tunnels and tasted some freshly picked spinach, which wasn’t to everyone’s liking! We also had a chance to meet the dairy cows and their calves and even got to pet the calves, although we had to be very quiet and still so we didn’t frighten them. There were also some adorable piglets that were being hand reared, and we found out that pigs are actually one of the cleanest animals.
A great day was had by all!
Our Stratton key values are: Friendship, Respect, Responsibility, Peace and Truthfulness. Out of the many Christian values these were selected by the children, staff, parents and governors as our key values for school life.
Our home school value this term is TRUST. Click on the link below to find out more.
It is important that our Christian Values are evident and encouraged in our daily lives within our school community. In recognition of children who show responsibility, respect, friendship, who are at peace or truthful, we now have a "values tree" where their photo will be placed. The tree, in the school hall, has colour coded leaves representing our chosen key Christian Values. When a child is spotted by a member of our school community to be demonstrating one of the Values, their photo will go on the appropriate colour leaf in celebration.