• Our New Animal Friends In Basecamp

    Thursday, October 19th, 2017, 1:38 PM

    We were very excited today In Basecamp to have 4 boxes delivered to our classroom. The boxes were labelled ‘FRAGILE’ and we had no idea what was inside. We had a few guesses….then we opened them. We found 4 new animal toys and their babies! What a great way to reinforce our Inquiry learning this…

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  • Fun at Arion Farm

    Friday, October 6th, 2017, 2:18 PM

    Wow – we had a wonderful day out at Arion Farm at the end of last term. We had a long bus journey then arrived at the farm park. Basecamp loved seeing all the farmyard animals, finding out new facts, stroking and feeding some of the animals. It was great to be able to go…

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  • Science Experiments – Group 3

    Tuesday, September 12th, 2017, 9:30 PM

    We had our final round of science experiments today.  We have loved all the fizzing, bubbling, mixing, changing, exploding, moving … that has been happening each week.  What’s also been great is that all of these experiments have been produced using everyday items from home – so it has been easy for the children to…

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  • Solids and Liquids

    Friday, September 8th, 2017, 12:46 PM

    We have been having lots of fun in Basecamp learning all about different materials and states of matter. We have talked about solids, liquids and gasses and have been experimenting with different ways that we can change matter. We experimented with dissolving solids in liquids, melting chocolate so that it turned from a solid to…

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  • Science Experiments – Group 2

    Wednesday, September 6th, 2017, 9:23 PM

    On Tuesday we had our second session of science experiments.  Our scientists were very enthusiastic and knowledgeable and we all learned a lot!                   …

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  • Science Experiments – Group 1

    Wednesday, August 30th, 2017, 8:37 AM

    What a great start to our science experiments!  We had so many interesting experiments and the children explained them so clearly and confidently.  A number had already had a trial run at home, just to check their experiment was working as it should!  Lots of the children were keen to try out the experiments at…

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  • Creative Clay

    Saturday, August 26th, 2017, 8:56 PM

    Cecilia from Creative Clay visited us during Inquiry time.  Cecilia is a potter and she ran two clay workshops during the morning. Cecilia explained what clay is and demonstrated lots of different things that you can do with it.  Then all Basecampers had a chance to work with the clay and make a beautiful clay…

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  • Playdough Creations

    Thursday, August 24th, 2017, 10:24 PM

    Last week we made playdough during our Inquiry session.  There was lots of  rich science language used – hot, cold, boil, steam, solid, liquid, dissolve,  …  Every Basecamper took home a ball of the playdough to create something amazing. On Tuesday fabulous creations arrived in Basecamp.  Wow!  We have so many creative students!  The children presented…

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  • We love Fun Friday

    Friday, August 11th, 2017, 2:20 PM

    We have had a busy Friday during our Inquiry time. We have been learning all about different types of  materials and their textures. We made texture hands and found different textures to stick on each finger – it was wonderful to hear all of the descriptive language being used! We had a great afternoon during…

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  • How Does it Feel?

    Thursday, August 10th, 2017, 12:15 PM

    As part of our Inquiry, we invited all the children to bring along a piece of material to show and tell us about.  We had a great response!  We saw sewing fabric, carpet and lots of items made of fabric (toys, bedding, clothing etc).  The children used lots of ‘Wow Words’ (adjectives) to describe the…

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