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Author Archives: Mrs G. Villalobos

Toasting marshmallows


In our last forest school session for the year, Year 5 Nurture Group brought together many of the skills they have been learning this year: whittling skills, campfire building and campfire lighting. The children are now so skilled that they needed minimal input from Mrs. Villalobos and they independently built a campfire, correctly layering the kindling and dry sticks. They used the fire steels to create a spark and light the campfire. The children safely used sheath knives to whittle their marshmallow sticks to a point. Finally, after all the hard team work, they toasted their marshmallows. Happy times!

French Lessons

For the last 3 years, our Key Stage pupils have been having a 45 minute French lesson every week. In these lessons, they learn the vocabulary, grammar and phonics of French. They are highly interactive lessons, with each lesson involving some speaking, some listening, some reading and some writing. The progress the children are making… Continue Reading

Published French Writer!

A huge well done to Shyheim in Year 5, whose French work was chosen to be published in the magazine Write Away! This magazine celebrates primary children’s writing in foreign languages. Shyheim wrote about his home, after learning the necessary vocabulary and grammar in his weekly Key Stage 2 French lesson. Shyheim’s work was chosen… Continue Reading

Nurture Group Navigation

In Nurture Group this half term we are learning about maps. So far we have been looking at different types of maps, including Ordnance Survey maps and atlases. We have been drawing our own maps of the school grounds and hiding treasure for other teams to find. Today we started to learn how to use… Continue Reading