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  • Welcome back to ...Mess!

    Published 12/01/19, by Sara Lindley

    To start off our new topic  - Muck Mess and Mixtures........ the children went wild!

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  • Artistic Science

    Published 10/01/19, by Sara Lindley

    We often combine art and science lessons in our Magpie class!

    This week we are learning about the artist Carl Warner who is famous for creating "Foodscapes"

    Whilst being inspired by his strange works of art we will also be investigating how food feels and smells and how its texture can be changed. We will also be learning about a healthy plate of food and the different food groups that we need to include in our diet.

    Watch the video below to learn all about Carl Warner. How he became a "Foodscape" artist and how he plans and creates his amazing sculptures.




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  • Fire! Green Watch to the Rescue!

    Published 10/12/18, by Sara Lindley

    As part of our topic about the Bright Lights, Big City the children have been finding out about The Great Fire of London. Green Watch from West Bridgford Fire Station brought their Fire Engine in and presented a powerpoint about the famous fire in 1666.

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  • The Nativity Story.

    Published 06/12/18, by Sara Lindley

    For a couple of weeks now we have been talking about the Nativity Story and reminding ourselves about the first Christmas story.

    We made our very own stained glass window for the church telling the Nativity story a little at a time.

    Richard and Diana made us very welcome at the church and helped to put up our display for all to see.

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  • A Magpie says Merry Christmas!

    Published 30/11/18, by Sara Lindley

    Just a little bit of fun! Every day in the Magpie class we watch Newsround. This item caught our eye so we thought we would share it with you.

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  • Magpies Morning Routine

    Published 18/11/18, by Sara Lindley

    The year started with a change of routine for the children coming into school.

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  • Magpies?, ducklings!

    Published 09/11/18, by Admin

    A massive thank you to Mr Davenport for bringing in his 9 day old ducklings.

    As you can imagine this caused wild excitement in the Magpie classroom.

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  • Pudding Lane Fire!

    Published 08/11/18, by Admin

    To get our class ready for their new topic of Bright Lights, Big city during the holiday we challenged them to make Thomas Farriner's  Tudor house . This was the place where the 'Great Fire of London' started.

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  • Sunny Keyworth Meadow

    Published 25/10/18, by Admin

    What a lovely day to learn all about our local Nature Reserve.

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  • Scientific Flower Fairies

    Published 19/10/18, by Admin

    Who knew Science could be so artistic!

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  • Little Twitchers! (Bird Watchers)

    Published 05/10/18, by Admin

    Yesterday in the lovely October sunshine we had an outdoor science lesson. Our objective was to try and identify birds that live in our locality. We watched a video first and found out that the Sparrow is the most common bird in our English gardens.

    Armed with a bird identification sheet we spent 10 minutes recording the birds we saw.

    Funnily enough, we saw no sparrows! Pigeons were the most common birds in our playground. The children were very excited though .....the magpie class actually saw a magpie!

    We also discussed how binoculars help us to see the birds from a long distance. The children decided that binoculars help you see the details on the birds and also mean that you can be far enough away so that the birds don't hear you and fly away.

    Finally we returned to the classroom and watched a video that showed a bird hatching from its egg and growing into an adult. The children were all able to then complete an activity about a bird's lifecycle using the words egg, hatchling, nestling and adult..

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  • Environmental Art

    Published 02/10/18, by Admin

    As part of our "Enchanted Woodland" topic we having been learning about a famous artist called Andy Goldsworthy. He uses natural objects from the environment and even makes his sculptures or installations outside. Watch the video below to find out a little more about him.

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