Mexico comes to Reception at Bierton Road!

The children in Reception at Bierton Road had a fantastic day learning all about life in Mexico! There was lots of excitement as the children showcased their colourful clothes during a fashion show. During the day the children had the opportunity to take part in lots of Mexican themed activities. This included making hats and flags, dancing to Mexican music in the garden and making their own guacamole to eat!

Take a look at some of the fun we had below!

 

We are artists!

We are artists!

For the past 2 weeks we have been artists! This year for art fortnight year one have studied and take inspiration from Bridget Riley. Bridget Riley is an English artist who creates optical illusions and artwork using tessellation. In the first week we researched, experimented with different mediums and created a piece of 2D artwork in the style of Bridget Riley. This week we have focused on 3D art and used clay to produce 3D artwork again which was inspired by Bridget Riley.

WEEK 1 – Using paints to create our Bridget Riley inspired  piece of art.

WEEK 1 – Using oil pastels to create our Bridget Riley inspired piece of art.

 

WEEK 2 – Creating our 3D artwork.

 

During the course of the fortnight we have learnt lots of new skills and fun facts about Bridget Riley, but the best thing of all we had lots of fun doing it! Year one have created some fantastic pieces of art – well done!

Rocket Radio – Year 5 – Mystical Myths and Marvellous Mexico Show – LIVE

Rocket Radio – Year 5 – Mystical Myths and Marvellous Mexico Show – LIVE

Year 5 classes from Starbank and Bierton Road both joined forces to deliver this fantastic show. You’ll hear about magical mythical excitement, and marvellous Mexican style! Tune in for brilliant music, features, and fabulous presenters talking about Beowulf and Grendel, Deadly 60 Reports, Dia De Los Muertos, Mexican life, food and culture! There will be another Year 5 show coming up later this term so stay ready. Enjoy listening!

We are instruction writers!

We are instruction writers!

This week in English year one have been looking at verbal and written instructions. We have followed instructions and written our own on ‘How to Make a Windpipe’.

How to Make a Windpipe

You will need:

  • 5 Plastic straws
  • A pair of scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • A pencil
  1. First, carefully cut the straws to different lengths so they create a different sound.

2. Then accurately sequence the straws from shortest to longest.

3. After, carefully cut a piece of sticky tape the same length as your pencil so you have enough to fit around all 5 straws.

4. Next, lay the tape on the table with the sticky side up and precisely stick the straws onto the tape with the top of straws in a straight line.

5. Finally fasten the straws securely with sticky tape.

Now enjoy the sweet, soft sound of the windpipes!

We thoroughly enjoyed making the windpipes and playing them too! Well done year one you did a fabulous job. If you would like to practise your instruction writing skills or develop your sequencing skills head over to Moodle where there is an exciting, interactive activity!

 

Rocket Radio – Nursery – Farm Animals & Favourite Things Show

Rocket Radio – Nursery – Farm Animals & Favourite Things Show

The Nursery children delivered an action packed show today with the Little Red Hen story, talk about their favourite things, a Sound Quiz, Nursery Rhymes, and some brilliant presenting and party music! Nursery started off their Starbank radio journey with total style and energy! Parents visited both Bierton Road and Starbank Road sites today to listen to the shows with their children. Tune in for the best nursery show you’ve heard yet!


Phonics Screening Workshop at Bierton Road

Phonics Screening Workshop at Bierton Road

A big thank you to all of the parents who came to the Phonics Screening workshop at Bierton Road this morning. I hope you found the information useful and reassuring.

If you were unable to attend the workshop, you can view the presentation by clicking on the link here.

Below are a list of the useful websites we discussed this morning.

http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/InteractiveResources.htm

http://www.oxfordphonicschecksupport.co.uk/

You can also watch the video below to hear the articulation of the pure sounds we teach at school.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Reed

 

RP visit the Eco Park

RP visit the Eco Park

Last week RP went to the Eco Park. It was our third visit of the year, so we have been able to monitor the changes over the seasons. Today’s activity was making ‘journey sticks’. Guy explained that the children in ‘The Bush’ in Australia create journey sticks to stop them from getting lost as they travel across the bush to visit their friends in other villages. We imaged we were going on a long journey and needed to create journey sticks to stop us getting lost during our journey across the he Eco Park. We travelled around the Eco Park, collecting coloured pipe cleaners to represent different parts of the Eco Park. We tied these pipe cleaners onto sticks and were able to re-tell our journey using the colours to help us remember where we had been.

 

RA’s Journey Around the Eco Park!

RA’s Journey Around the Eco Park!

RA had a fantastic time visiting the Eco Park this morning! Guy talked to us about how people in Australia use sticks and coloured string to help them navigate through the bush. We then had the chance to create our own journey sticks as we visited the different parts of the Eco Park. The children finished off with some free play time in the dragon – Mrs Yeasmin even ended up on the ground! We had such a fun-packed morning!

A big thank you to our fantastic parent helpers who enabled the visit to go ahead.