Exploring the weather

Exploring the weather

It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing – nursery are making the most of it.  We explored moving in the rain and snow and quickly discovered that it was harder to do, learning that it was slippery on the ground so we needed to be careful.  We have been...
Geography in Year 3 – mapping our school

Geography in Year 3 – mapping our school

In geography this term we have been focusing on map work.  To begin with, we looked at maps of Dunston with our partners and tried to find places we knew. We used locational language of north, east, south and west to play ‘Where’s Wally?’ Is he east...
Fun at Forest School

Fun at Forest School

Reception had a great time exploring our Environmental Area. With beaming smiles upon their faces, the children enjoyed finding insects and worms in the habitats they had learned about during Science Week. Some children decided to climb in the trees whilst others were...
Exploring the Freeze in Nursery

Exploring the Freeze in Nursery

We were fascinated by the icy conditions in our outdoor area.  We learned that the weather had turned many things into ice and frost, and of course that we had to take extra care when we moved in the outdoor area.  Our teachers gave us the challenge of trying to...
Arctic Explorers!

Arctic Explorers!

In Year 2, we have been exploring the Polar Region of the Arctic – which we know is a region that includes parts of countries like Alaska. First of all, we looked at where the Equator is and how it can help us to locate hot and cold countries. Next, we looked at...
Marvellous Map Reading

Marvellous Map Reading

Y6 have been developing their map-reading skills. They have recapped the purpose of symbols and scale used in Ordinance Survey Maps then learnt how to read 4 as well as 6 figure grid references using Eastings and Northings on a map of our local area. Good work...