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17 01, 2020

What’s that material?

By |2020-01-17T14:54:36+00:00January 17th, 2020|Science, Year 1 2019-20|

This week in Science we have been exploring different materials and their properties. We wanted to find the best material to protect Lila’s roof from the rain, so we designed an experiment to see which materials were waterproof. We worked in small groups to conduct our experiment and record our findings. […]

19 12, 2019

Save the Orangutans!

By |2019-12-19T15:02:23+00:00December 19th, 2019|Year 1 2019-20|

In Literacy we have been reading ‘There’s an Rang-Tan in my bedroom’, a story that explores the effects of deforestation on Orangutan habitats. One of the characters in the story takes action on this issue by writing a letter to the boss of a ‘chocolate company’, to use palm oil in a sustainable way. Year […]

16 12, 2019

Yrs 1& 2 Magical Traditions around the World

By |2019-12-18T15:16:19+00:00December 16th, 2019|Miscellaneous, Music, Year 1 2019-20, Year 2 2019-20|

Years 1&2 kick started our Magical Traditions with a song about different Father Christmas’ across the world followed by songs from Australia, Ukraine and Columbia. Our Year 2’s sang in Spanish for the first time and did a fantastic job of it too.

It was great to see their learning come alive on stage!

8 11, 2019

Bringing stories to life…

By |2019-11-22T14:18:59+00:00November 8th, 2019|Year 1 2019-20|

This week we have been reading, ‘Augustus and his smile’, by Catherine Rayner. We have been exploring this text through drama, discussions, writing and illustrations. Today we worked creatively in small groups to design a story box that depicts a scene from the narrative. The children worked eagerly on this project and were very proud […]

17 10, 2019

Little Red Author Visit – Bethan Woollvin

By |2019-11-22T14:19:01+00:00October 17th, 2019|Language, Oracy & Literacy Blog, Nursery 2019-20, Reception 2019-20, Year 1 2019-20, Year 2 2019-20, Year 3 2019-20, Year 4 2019-20, Year 4 updates, Year 5 2019-20, Year 5 updates, Year 6 2019-20, Year 6 updates|

Today we were very excited to welcome Bethan Woollvin to Heathbrook. After three weeks of studying her traditional tale twist Little Red, we were ecstatic to be able to have Bethan visit us and share her journey into writing and illustration with us. We were very lucky to have workshops, assemblies and a book signing […]