Primary School

Beowulf inference artwork

This week, we finished our West Stow brochures (these have been photocopied and will be coming home this week). Some are also being sent over to West Stow - hopefully we'll hear back shortly.

We looked at the story of Beowulf in a reading skills lesson and focused particularly on inference. We then created our own artwork using charcoal. We used our detective skills to infer what Beowulf may have looked like. Here's our artwork:














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West Stow

It's been a week since our trip to West Stow and the children are still talking about the Anglo Saxon excrement that was found during an archaeological dig! 

It was a fantastic trip where the children learnt a lot about the houses Anglo Saxons lived in, as well as how they made their clothes, what they ate and the crafts they produced.

Since returning from the trip, the children have been hard at work to create a factfile for other school children visiting West Stow. These are now almost finished and will be sent off early next week. I have been very impressed with how much Hippos have remembered and how they have managed to record these facts.

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Published authors and illustrators

It's been a busy 4 day week in the Hippos' classroom. Hard work, determination and perseverance have paid off as the children have now finished their Viking adventure stories and have shared these with Crocodiles. The front covers of these stories are particularly effective as the children were able to experiment with Brusho for the first time. A messy medium, but the end result is beautifully vibrant colours.

Here are some photographs of the children sharing their stories with the Year 1s, who listened so well and loved the stories. 

Sadly, this week brings up to the end of our Viking adventure, however the Anglo-Saxons will prove to be just as exciting, especially as we start next week off with our trip to West Stow. Please remember, the children will need to be in school by 8.15am as the coach will be leaving no later than 8.30am. The children will need to bring a packed lunch (unless you ordered one on the permission slip), as well as a drink. They can wear non-uniform for the day, but their clothing MUST be warm and suitable for wet, cold weather, as the majority of the day will be spent outside. We highly recommend that the children wear wellies and a warm coat. We're very much looking forward to the trip and I'm sure the children will come home on Monday, ready to share lots of stories!

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The authors of the Hippo class

Over the past few weeks, the children have been developing their story writing skills. They have all written an exciting adventure story about Hiccup, and next week will illustrate these and make them into a book. They will then be shared with KS1. Watch this space for photos!

We have also started a new topic in science: states of matter. Hippos learnt about how particles are arranged in solids, liquids and gases. Can you guess which state the children are acting out below? 


The children then created Cheerio art to show how these particles are arranged. They have all been photographed and stuck into the Science books to avoid a sticky, mouldy mess later in the year...

Here's Charlie working on his:

We are starting to use DB Primary for lessons within school, as well as for homework. For homework, the children will be set tasks and the feedback will then be sent to me so I can check how they got on with each activity. The children can also message through DB Primary if they are unsure of anything. 

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We've had a brilliant start in Hippos!

Well what a wonderful first 6 weeks at Beckers Green I have had! Although the children didn't have to move classrooms from last year, they've had a new layout and have had to learn where everything lives all over again! 

We've made a great start to our Vikings topic where the children have used websites to find out about the this period of history, we've also created timelines and created some wonderful dragon and longboat this space for the finished pieces (we'll be adding the final touches before half term).

In Science, we have explored sound and have been carrying out some very thought-provoking investigations. Here are some photographs of Hippos investigating whether ear cones amplify sound.

Breaking news this week...a dragon (perhaps a Deadly Nadder, or maybe a Stormcutter) has been caught on CCTV at the front of the school. The children are in the process of investigating this and have put their journalistic hats on so that they can report this news with you. Please don't panic, the children are very knowledgeable about these species of dragons and we believe there is a dragon tamer employed to prevent any further damage by the dragon.

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