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Desert Island Postcards

Thank you for all the postcards including those physically handed in as well as those posted on Seesaw which you have written. These postcards, addressed to members of staff, describe a place and activities which children have enjoyed…

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Dentist Scrub Bags

The children of keyworkers who are currently attending school have been busy creating scrub bags for a local dentist practice. These were well received by the dentists who said they are 'truly amazing and brought a tear to our eye'. You…

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10 ideas for ‘hunts’ during lockdown.

All of these activities are best enjoyed when adults and children do them together. They can work with younger and older children and children enjoy both the solving and the setting of them. These activities can be repeated and tweaked…

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10 ideas for creative writing.

These are some creative writing ideas you can do at home with older children in KS2 (years 3, 4, 5 and 6) although some can also be done with younger children in year 2. All you need is a pen or pencil and some paper. You could even…

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‘Leaves’ – a collection of photos by children at our school.

What a creative collection of leaves of all shades, shapes and sizes. I am particularly impressed in how you have used the Spring sunshine to show off the vivid colours.

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Mr MacKinnon’s Photo Competition

This week, I am creating a photo challenge which all children in our school can take part in. The rules of the challenge are.... The title of the photo is 'Light'. Photos are not to include people. One photo entry per child…

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10 ideas for problem solving activities.

When children start school in Reception they are given lots of opportunity to work together to solve problems; to find out that being stuck is good, because when they become unstuck, that’s where learning happens. At Willow Lane…

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Orange Class Assembly

Linked to their topic Hot or Not?', Orange Class treated us to a fact filled and engaging assembly linking all the different aspects of their learning. They demonstrated the art skills they have developed in mixing colours and sketching…

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Story Stones

How creative and artistic you are! Challenged with producing a story stone linked to a well known book character, we were impressed by the quality that the children produced. There were characters from books aimed at the younger and…

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Star Wars Soundscapes

Here are some blog photos of Indigo Class performing their soundscapes for Star Wars. They had six scenes from the film without dialogue and had to create their own sound effects using a range of dynamics, tempo, duration and melody.…

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