P1 have made a puppet theatre!

P1 are learning about the content and structure of traditional fairy tales to help with their own writing.   They have made their own puppet theatre to help with the re-telling of fairy tales.  Today we started with “The Gruffalo,” which although not a fairy tale, is a popular story that they could all tell.

We will have lots of fun times using our new theatre!

P1 and P2 had a dragon come to visit!

After lunch, we found footprints in our classroom! We found a letter from a friendly dragon who wants our help to re-build Fairyland.  We are going to read more fairy tales and learn about how to write our own.  The children came up with lots of fantastic ideas about how to help the dragon. Look at the photos…the dragon was sitting on the desk in our classroom!


Superstar Songwriters in P6/7

Over the last 3 weeks P6/7 have been very lucky to create their own  song with Alan Penman, a local songwriter and producer. The pupils were involved in the main theme, all of the lyrics for the song and creating the melody. We now have a finished, recorded song and are deciding as a class what to do with it. We are all really proud of it!

Here is a sneak peak of us recording the lyrics – watch this space for more information soon!

Celebrating Shrove Tuesday at New Winton Woods

P4 followed a pancake recipe by listening to verbal instructions.

The children used digital and analogue scales and measuring jugs to make the perfect batter.

They worked extremely well together in groups.

The pancakes were cooked over a fire.Spot the expert Pancake Flipper!

See the tasty results!

Learning about measure in P1

P1 have been learning about measuring.  They have been putting things in order of size from smallest to tallest,  talking about different ways of measuring things and using cubes to measure objects in the classroom.  Recently we had fun in the playground when we measured out the actual size a blue whale – it is about 30m long! We had fun finding objects in the playground that were about 1m!

Aiming high at Macmerry!