SKIPTON CASTLE: Herons and Beavers classes enjoyed a great trip to Skipton Castle as part of our Kings and Queens through the ages topic. The children explored all parts of the castle including the great hall, the kitchens, fireplaces, the towers, the dungeons and even the privies! Lots of walking and learning thanks to our wonderful tour guide, Gary. We even managed to celebrate a birthday whilst we were there.
HAPPY NEW YEAR: A new year and another birthday to celebrate.
ONE LAST BIRTHDAY: Despite all the Christmas events we found time to celebrate one last birthday in 2018.
CHRISTMAS PARTY: Herons dressed up in their party clothes, put on their party hats and then partied with the rest of Upper School.
CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Herons joined the rest of the school in celebrating Christmas with a special lunch. Thank you to our wonderful kitchen staff.
CLASS CHRISTMAS DECORATING: The children helped decorate their classroom this week.
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT: Some children from Herons, Owls and Eagles enjoyed a special music and movement lesson led by two dance students.
TOWNELEY PARK PLAYGROUND: Followed by a great time in the playground in the winter's sun. Super climbing and balancing skills shown by the children.
TOWNELEY PARK OLD STABLES CAFE: After a hard week of learning, a well deserved morning snack time of teacakes, toast and crumpets in the lovely Old Stables Cafe at Towneley Park.
THIRD HERONS CLASS BIRTHDAY THIS MONTH: Congratulations to yet another 10 year old.
WORKING AT THE CAR WASH YEAH: Herons worked so hard washing cars to raise money for Children in Need. So proud of them all.
ANOTHER BIRTHDAY: Another Heron celebrating double figures. Happy 10th birthday.
INDOOR ATHLETICS: Some children from Herons and Owls classes took part in an Indoor Athletics competition against other local schools. They all enjoyed participating and represented Pendle View very well.
REMEMBRANCE: Herons visited Asda and, after a relaxing drink, donated some money and wore our poppies.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS: Celebrating a certain young man's 10th birthday.
VIVA LA FRANCE: What a great way to end the first half-term. We had a school wide French Language Day. Herons learnt about different fruits in French, made (and ate) crepes and complete some number and colour games all in French.
AND FINALLY THE LAUGHING ASTRONAUT!
AND YET MORE
MORE SPACEWALKING VIDEO FOOTAGE
SPACEWALK VIDEO: We've just received this video footage from NASA showing the amazing spacewalks undertaken by Herons on their mission to boldly go.....
SPACEWALK: We dressed up as astronauts and completed some spacewalks to help inspire us to write our Space Adventure stories.
THE ALIENS ARE COMING! : Herons created their own aliens characters which they then described in written form. They will use these characters in a story next week.
SPACE ODYSSEY 2018: Herons Class helped build a rocket and then completed some spacewalks - "look no gravity, I'm floating!"
CAPACITY CALCULATORS: In Maths Herons learnt about capacity by measuring containers using cups, litre bottles and measuring cylinders. Super working together in their groups by the children.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: The first 10th birthday celebration in Herons this year. We snacked, sang, enjoyed the cake and played lots of traditional party games including pass the parcel and musical chairs. Great fun and super way to end the week.
ANGLO-SAXON BEADS: We learnt that the Anglo-Saxon women and men wore beads made of gold, other metals and precious stones. We made our own Anglo-Saxon bead chains.
ANGLO-SAXON CLOTHES: In history we explored historical clothing and identified the similarities and differences between historical and modern clothes. We then looked at what the Anglo-Saxon's wore.
MORE SOLAR SYSTEM SCIENCE: Following on from last week, Herons were challenged to recreate our Solar System using balls to represent the sun and planets and wool to show their orbits. They labelled the planets and placed them in the correct order moving away from the sun.
ROCKET TO THE MOON: As part of our English lessons Herons built a rocket and role played counting down and flying to the moon. Next week we will write instructions texts on how to launch a rocket based on this.
Welcome to Herons Class
SMOOTHIE MAKING: In English Herons made fruit smoothies and then learnt how to write instruction texts on how to make a smoothie.
SOLAR SYSTEM SCIENTISTS: Herons class learnt about our Solar System by each child representing a planet, the sun or our moon. The children walked around the sun in chalked out circles to represent planets orbiting the sun whilst the moon orbited the Earth. This helped the children to understand how planets move in relation to the sun and each other.
...and UP AND CYCLING: We finished an amazing first week with a cycling session. Possible Tour de France winners here.
UP AND RUNNING: Herons children launched straight into their learning this week, creating story sentences in English, measuring and comparing lengths in maths and investigating timelines in history. They have worked so hard - what a great start.