Wow, what a wonderful afternoon! For the first time since the summer of 2019, the children were able to take part in Sports Day! They made the most of every moment and had a great time!
We were very excited to go on our residential trip to Rand Farm during the summer term. It was jam-packed with activities and we loved being able to feed and look after the various animals on the farm.
Whilst there, the children learned about bees, enjoyed a tractor and trailer ride and a lovely walk in the nearby woods. They also proved what brilliant chefs they are by making an amazing pavlova for dessert on the Thursday and Friday's pizza lunch from scratch!
We all had a BRILLIANT time and I would like to give huge thanks to Mrs Bell and Mrs Clark who accompanied the children with me and everyone at Rand Farm for making us feel so welcome.
Mini Commonwealth Games
Yoga With Kelsey
We have been very lucky to work with Inspire+ coach Kelsey for Yoga during the Spring term. The children have loved the sessions. We have helped our bodies and our minds, whilst having a great time too!
During the spring term, we have been studying the works of Italian artist, Giuseppe Arcimboldo. He was best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made entirely of objects such as fruits, vegetables, flowers, fish and books. The children really enjoyed creating their own versions of his work.
The Easter Story - Church of the Ascension
We loved our visit to the Church of Ascension on Harrowby Lane for an Easter Experience. We were made very welcome, took part in several activities and learnt about the story of Easter.
In the spring term we have particularly enjoyed our DT food learning! We were excited when chefs Gavin and Mark from Chartwells returned to Belmont to teach us how to make Buritos! After learning about the ingredients we were able to make our own, yum! We have also had the opportunity to practice our cutting skills and tasted and evaluated a selection of Mexican dips, carefully considering the ingredients used in them. We loved designing and making our own dips. Some were delicious and some a little less so!
We have really enjoyed learning about the Maya, asking lots of questions and talking about how Mayan people lived. We also made great Mayan masks!
Learning About Vegetables!
As part of our Food Technology learning, we were excited to take part in a workshop led by Gavin, an Executive Chef from Chartwells who are our hot meals providers. It gave the children a wonderful opportunity to learn about vegetables and how they help keep us healthy. At the send of the session we were able to taste a hearty vegetable soup with bread. It was delicious!
Following our electricity learning in science, we have investigated, designed, made and evaluated torches for our DT learning journey. We loved it and our torches actually worked! Please enjoy having a look at our results.
The Indian Experience With Sunita
Impala and Barasingha classes have had an amazing Indian experience with Sunita. We learnt about India, and the Hindu festivals of Diwali and Holi. Sunita taught us about some of her Hindu beliefs. Also we thought about some similarities and differences between England and India, as well as breaking some stereotypes!
We loved learning some Indian dances and creating Rangoli patterns too! It was a fantastic day!
Extending our learning on sound, the children worked really well together to use data loggers to record sound levels in various parts of the school.
The children have loved their first science topic of the year - investigating sound. We began by thinking about what we knew already about sound and then found out how the ear works and how the ear and nose are connected. The children went on to draw some fantastic diagrams as well as experiment with different sorts of sounds.