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World Book Day in Reception

WORLD BOOK DAY! In Reception, we have been celebrating World Book Day. We love to talk about our favourite characters and the area was full of excitement as we shared our favourite books with each other. Sharing a good story is where friendship begins… Creating pasta necklaces for our princess characters.                 Exploring pirate ships.             Exploring settings.                Tracing our favourite characters.   ” Zog is a book I love reading, what’s yours?”... read more

French Fantastic

In Reception, we have been exploring French through language and culture. For our medieval topic we compared the different styles of British and French castles. We found out about the different 3D shapes that were used and the features of castles. As an enterprise (den) project we created our very own castles using our enterprise skills of : Communication Teamwork Problem solving Creativity Here are some of the fantastic castles that we have made: Reception Castles... read more

Guided Draw – Castle Watercolours

To launch the den making project, we started with a guided draw. The children each had a piece of paper and were giving simple line instructions, copying the lines that were drawn on the board. Step by step we discussed each line using good maths vocabulary of position, direction and the shape that it created. As the lines progressed on the pages children started to guess what our new project was: Castles! The children compared their creations with their friends, looking at the differences and uniqueness of their castle. We then worked with the medium of watercolours to infill the castles. This task helped to look at scale as well as design. Here are some of the watercolour castle masterpieces: Watercolour castles... read more

Global Awareness – Project Cecil: Saving Endangered Animals

Project Cecil The whole school has taken part in a project to research endangered animals as part of a whole school homework.  The homework was completed by everyone and included some wonderful pieces of research and art, in the form of T-shirt designs. Project Cecil is a charity to promote understanding and the protection of endangered animals world wide and was started by Lorna Good (a teacher in Ohio, Columbus,USA.) Her children have been involved in some wonderful enterprise work including campaign adverts, rock painting and creating t-shirts for sale across the world.  At St Andrew’s School, we understand our responsibilities as global citizens to look after the world that God has loaned to us. We have joined forces with the Project Cecil Network and are looking forward to entering some of our t shirt designs into the competition, the winners of which will be made into T shirts. We have displayed a selection of outstanding work in the Lower School Hall. The runners up for each phase are: Phase 1 – Thomas Burton (Nursery) Sam Ulyatt (Year 1) Phase 2 – Harley Hobson (Year 2) Super Research by Alfie Brown. Year 3 Phase 3 – Jay Johnson (Year 5) Kieran Hildyard (Year 6) The Winners of the T Shirt Design Competition are: Phase 1 – Fletcher Nolan (Reception) Phase 2 – Holly Fieldsend (Year 3) Phase 3 – Oliver Barrass (Year 4)   Well done for the wonderful creations and research which really showed off the quality of our cross curricular skills. The RE and Geography Team will be working on this project further and will keep you... read more

Science Career Day

Our children had a fantastic time on Science Day, finding out about different science careers. Our aim was to promote STEM subjects in primary school.

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Friday 9th March 2018 Reception French Assembly

Today a selection of children from Reception presented what they have been learning about France this term. They told the rest of the school several French facts including the capital city, French food, traditions and greetings. They then showed off the chateau’s they have made as part of our Traditional Tales topic and sang the days of the week in... read more

Chinese New Year Friday 16th February

Today to celebrate Chinese New Year the children enjoyed a special lunch of Noodles and Chinese curry. Throughout the day each class enjoyed a range of activities including dragon dancing, counting in Mandarin to 10, learning basic greetings, making paper lanterns and decorations.... read more

Computing Day!

Across the school, classes have been developing and improving their computing skills through the various activities going on during our computing day.

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Reception Gold Problem Solving

Children in Reception have been keen to show off their problem solving skills October: Problem Solving at the Fair Children considered volume and the size of the container to make an estimate of how many balls the jar contained. They wrote their guess on the clipboard along with their names. At the end of the week we counted the actual amount and compared the estimates to find the closest value. We used lots of comparative language and terms ‘fewer’ and... read more

French Lunch Day Friday 17th October 2017

Today the canteen was turned into a French Cafe. The children all enjoyed practising their French greetings and sampling French food. ” I like the French desserts the best” Reception Child   ” Its been fun to try food we haven’t had before and to see the Dinner Ladies dressed up” Year 2... read more

MFL Day Friday 27th October 2017

Year 6 Tongan poster Every year group has been challenged to research a different country from around the world and learn how to sing happy birthday in their country’s national language. The children then presented their findings to Mr Huckstep and the MFL team. All of the year groups have found out some fantastic facts including names of capital cities, points of interest and solving problems such as the cheapest method of travel to that country. The children in Year 6 decided to write a letter to the Tongan embassy to find out more information. They have since received a letter and book from the embassy in return. Several year groups have also made links to schools in their chosen country. Each class has now been given the challenge to develop more links with schools  across the... read more

Reception French Club 21.11.17

In French club we located France on a map and coloured in a picture of the French flag. We then discussed what we know about France including what food they eat and what words and phrases we have learnt since starting school.  We then practised basic greetings in french and  learnt the words to the French version of the nursery rhyme head, shoulders, knees and toes.   French Dictionary hello- bonjour my name is – je m’appelle goodbye – au revoir head – tête shoulders – épaules knees- genoux feet- pieds eyes– deuz yeux ears-deux oreilles mouth- une bouche nose- nez... read more

Year 4s disembarking at Gold

The Year 4 children have had a busy time locating and studying different settlements in Britain. They then expanded on this by using their computing skills to research the physical features in the area and how they impacted on the lives of the settlers. Well done Year... read more

Landing at Gold with Shakespeare.

During their topic of Shakespeare, Year 5 have researched and located the counties and rivers surrounding Shakespeare’s place of birth. They have then provided a map and the grid reference of key places in Shakespeare’s life. So if you’re interested in visiting Stratford-Upon-Avon it is worth checking with the Year 5. They know where to go! Joined up learning included geography, history, English and maths. Brilliant work Year... read more

Year 1 Arriving at Gold

Another Gold standard example of work from Year 1. The children have been expanding their knowledge of the British Isles and developing their higher level skills by locating all 4 countries, seas and also the capital cities. Brillaint work Year 1. read more

Destination: Gold

Here is an awesome and informative example of working towards gold from the Year 6s. This research topic is all about North America, our theme for the Geography Focus Day. Just like a professional travel brochure, it contains both human features (Disney Land) and physical features (The Rocky Mountains) that people may want to visit. There is also clearly labelled maps to show us where we can find North America. Brilliant research Year... read more

Learning Maths through PE

The children in Year one have been developing their Maths skills through PE.  The children had to count how many times their friend could bounce and catch a ball, hop, skip and jump. They then recorded their... read more

PE Day

The children In Year 5 designed and made their own sports games. They used a range of skills such as problem solving, teamwork, negotiating and creative thinking. The children in Year 1 completed Mini Olympic activities. This is a photograph of them trying out the shot put. The Children in Year 3 worked with our school’s sports coach completing a range of sporting activities. They linked in Maths to count their heart rate.   The Reception Children worked with our Dance coach, copying simple dance... read more

Problem Solving with History

Children took part in a fun problem solving treasure hunt linked to learning about Roman numerals in an outdoor maths lesson. They worked in teams to find as many answers as they could to the problems... read more

Gymnastics in Year 1

The children in Year 1 have been having lots of fun, learning how to balance using different body parts. They have used a variety of skills such as problem solving, self evaluation and... read more

Art Day ( 21/9/17)

Art Day The pupils throughout the school took part in a wide selection of Art activities. These included painting, collage, pastels, sketching and computing. Many activities were cross curricular and some had a defined skill based objective for example infilling, sketching and printing. Both outdoor and indoor areas were used as well as our new Art and Design room (The Creative Corner). Year 3 Pastel Art Year 3 Pastel Art Year 2 English and Art Year 5 Sketching Year 5 Sketching Year 1 Collage Computer... read more

Family Challenge DT Homework

Family Challenge (DT Homework) As always the DT Family Challenge homework was a huge success. The challenge was for each family to build a boat. The boat had to be able to float. The challenge also linked to Hull’s City of Culture celebrations. Each family used a range of DT/Science skills such as planning, measuring, calculating, testing and evaluating. Every child had the opportunity to float the boat that they had... read more

Magnificent Music Notation!

  As part of our exciting, music curriculum, the children have been exploring music notation. There have been an array of activities: the children in Year 5 and 6 participated in a Music Notation challenge and using the internet, completed their own research; Year 4 explored the notes G,A and B on the treble clef and displayed this on the stave accurately; Year 3 explored the duration of notes and Year 1/2 explored pulse and rhythm through different nursery rhymes. Year 5/6 Music Notation Challenge Poster Example Year 5/6 Music Notation Challenge Poster Example Year 6 Created their own composition Year 4 Looked at note values on the stave. Year 3 identified the duration of notes. Year 2 distinguished between pulse and... read more

Harvest Festival

At harvest time we are thankful for the gifts that we have been given and donate generously to charities who support those who are needy in our community. Our parents have once again been so very generous on our behalf with a wonderful selection of harvest gifts.

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Science Trips

Children across the school were involved in planning their own school trips linked to our Book Of Numbers Enterprise Project. This involved using skills to research possible locations, planning the journey, financial management (including value for money, costing up different options etc), debate and voting on their choice.

Nursery and Reception visited Piglet Farm

Year 1 and Year 4 visited Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Year 2 visited The Deep aquarium

Year 3 visited Tropical World

Year 6 visited Scarborough Sealife Centre and the beach

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Harvest Festival

The Harvest Festival Display this year again showed the brilliant support from our fantastic parents and families. The “Family of St. Andrew’s ” shone through. We celebrated with a Year 6 class worship and the pupils learnt about why this festival is important. These gifts were distributed to local, regional an international... read more

Year 2 Cookery

Cooking is an integral part of the DT curriculum. In Year 2, the pupils have been learning how to prepare fruit and vegetables. The have learnt how to chop, slice, grate and peel. These are very important basic skills that need to be mastered before moving to the next... read more

Computing with Problem Solving

In year 2, the children have been using the bee-bots and ‘fake-bots’. They have been using the bee-bots to help with their problem solving and critical thinking skills. Through various challenges the children have been learning how to direct the bee-bots around a variety of routes, helping them to develop an understanding of the programming language. The children have then had to use their problem solving skills when making mistakes to debug their route and correct... read more

Problem Solving In Science

As well as developing our science skills we try to enhance our problem solving abilities too. Here Year 6 are using circuits to solve problems such as how can you make a motor spin more slowly? Can you make a buzzer louder?   Year 5 pupils were set the challenge of separating a mixture of water, sand, a marble and a paper clip. They were given a selection of equipment and had to work out for themselves how it could be done.... read more

Strawberry Milkshakes – Enterprise

After harvesting the strawberries from our school allotment, the children in Year 6 decided to make strawberry milkshakes. They washed and blended the strawberries, created an advertising leaflet and worked out their costings. The milkshakes were sold on the playground at home time and proved to be very popular. We then linked this to our science work by carrying out an investigation to find out how to preserve... read more

Going for Gold In Football

KS2 children in Football have been developing their technical, social, physical and psychological skills. They have also been learning rules and different roles in football such as linesmen and... read more

Easter Eggs!

A collection of photos from our Easter Egg display! The work the children have produced is ‘egg-ceptional’!!! A big thank you to all the help from home the children received. Easter is a special time in our school calendar and seeing this work has shown that our children understand the importance of this Holy... read more

Space Day

One of our science days was linked to space, to tie in with the British astronaut’s (Tim Peake) mission to the International Space Station.

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