Wildlife Explorers!

Two of the children in our school go to the RSPB ‘Wildlife Explorers’ club at RSPB Old Moor.  They have been persuaded to take up blogging after their monthly meetings and their blogs tell us all about what they did at a particular meeting.

Their most recent blog was published about a week ago and you can find it here. 

As per usual, the Old Moor blog was posted on their social media channels and very excitingly, BBC Springwatch saw it and gave our two young bloggers this fantastic feedback. One of the Springwatch presenters, Chris Packham, also left them some great feedback of ‘Top work!’ As you can imagine, they were over the moon and we are all very proud of them. Do have a look at their blog, it’s a great read!

 

Fabulous Friday Afternoon!

Last Friday afternoon, Year 3 had a special visit from  professional artist Rob. Rob’s daughter is in Year 3 and he helped the class with various art techniques and ideas as they started to prepare an Egyptian collage. We all had a wonderful afternoon and would like to thank Rob very much.

Rob has also very generously donated one of his paintings to school. At the moment it’s in the Year 3 classroom but at some point will be hung up in school.

Nabb Tiger Band!

This week saw the start of something very new and exciting for a few musicians from Year 5. They started their own band – electric guitar, drum kit (not on the photo), saxophone, two cornets and two keyboards.

They are learning how to play together without music and also how to create their own music. The first band session was hugely enjoyable so watch this space for more news about the ‘Nabb Tigers!’

Nursery Sports Day

Yesterday afternoon we held the Nursery Sports Day in our field. What a fantastic afternoon it was too with plenty of effort, smiles and sunshine! Thanks to all of the parents who came to watch and well done indeed to all the children in Nursery. A special mention and thanks also goes to those children from Year 6 who made it all run very smoothly. Here are a few photos for you to enjoy.

An Upsidedown Rainbow?

Children in Year 3 were having a late playtime today and they spotted an ‘upsidedown’ rainbow! It looked like a big smiley face in the sky and Years 4 and 5 also managed to get to see it.

It’s actually called a ‘circumzenithal arc’ and the Met Office page about them tells us that it isn’t actually a rainbow. Instead, it’s a kind of halo and here’s a quote about them from metoffice.gov.uk webpage.

‘They are formed when sunlight refracts through horizontal ice crystals at such an angle that the light enters the crystal through its flat top face and exits through a side prism face causing the distinctive upside-down rainbow effect.  They are commonly associated with cirrus clouds where ice crystals readily form.’

Amazing!

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More Fabulous Computer Art from Year 3!

Year 3 have been continuing their learning about how to edit and alter photos in the programme ‘Paint.Net.’ They have created some stunning work!

From Archie (and much better than the original we all agreed), a purple shieldbug!

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And from Jude and Rosie, a wonderful creation from the original photo of a green sawfly. We loved the colours, the patterns and the graininess.

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From Maisie, a dragonfly with a difference!

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Lovely Visit to RSPB Old Moor by Year 3

This week Year 3 went on a trip to RSPB Old Moor near Barnsley. They had a fabulous day and were a real credit to the school with their wonderful listening, respect and enthusiasm! They learned more about pollination as well as searching for bugs in different habitats and pond dipping. Well done everyone!

Here are a few photos of them on the trip and also a few wonderful bugs that they found, including one that was a first for Old Moor!

Photo Editing in Year 3

This afternoon in Year 3, the class have started to learn how to edit photos. They used some recent photos of their learning about shadows in science. It was great fun to see the photos change so much from the originals!

Here are a few of them.

Exploring Shadows

In their science lesson this morning, Year 3 went out into the sunshine to explore their shadows. They learned that they were the opaque objects that blocked the light source and hence created their shadows. They also found out that they could lose their shadows by running into the shade…

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Present Perfect Tense!

Year 3 have started to learn how to use the present perfect tense. They really enjoyed eating grapes and strawberries to help them do this. Lots of excellent talking in the present, and then the present perfect tense could be heard.

“I am eating a strawberry.”  And then – “I have eaten a strawberry.”

They could also speak in the third person with the correct tense.

“She is eating a strawberry.” And then – “She has eaten a strawberry.”

There was also quite a bit of juice running down chins! 🙂

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