Cheltenham Literature Festival

We had a fascinating morning listening to author Jennifer Killick (Crater Lake – our class story) share her creative ideas and love of writing. Lots of good tips and inspiration to help our budding authors with their own stories…

Rocket Launch

We spent last week building our vinegar and soda rockets culminating in launch day on Friday. Below is the (tidy) pre-launch photo. Some fizzed out; others soared! The video will premiere in our class assembly on Wednesday, but we’ll post on here afterwards.

Forest School

Some more pictures from Forest School last week; we took on a very green wildlife area, completing the insect hotels and harvesting some willow. Xander is in there somewhere…

Paired Reading

Every week Goshawks spend around 20 minutes with Peregrines Class reading together – here are a few pictures from the first session…

Forest School

Here are a few pictures from our first Forest School session. We spent last week constructing an apple press using a car jack, building a log store and decorating our base area. We also had a timely visitor to the classroom just before heading out; the Goshawks grasshopper was collected and re-homed in the wildlife area (thanks Wren!)

The Solar system

We kicked off our space topic with some plasticine scale modelling of the solar system and some fractions work; the results are apparently an accurate match for the real thing, with some of the smaller planets pretty challenging to get right!

Welcome back

A warm welcome back to all our new pupils in Goshawks this term – you’ve all made a great start to the new term and we have lots to look forward to. Come and visit the blog over the coming year for a flavour of what we get up to…