Tuesday, 30 March 2021

Gardening

Mrs Acock and some of Ocelot class have been working hard in the school garden! They have been turning over the soil, planting new seeds and watering them! 




Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Science Competition Winners!

Here is some exciting news from Year 2, regarding the Oxford Brookes University Science Bazaar Competition. Swallowgales (Yr2 lockdown bubble) have won a virtual tour of Brookes Science labs and certificates to put in the classroom

Martha, in Year 2,  also won a separate prize for her work at home. 

Here she is explaining what she has included in her model of our solar system. She spent many weeks investigating at home developing her model and sharing her project ideas in our home learning meetings. She contributed her knowledge and interest, inspiring others to also investigate planets, as well as listening to others thoughtfully. We are very proud of her achievement and thrilled Martha has won a virtual tour of one of the science labs which she is delighted about.




This is Jupiter! Why does it spin the fastest out of the planets, and not the slowest?



And, did you know a day on Jupiter is TEN HOURS!



This is Uranus! Why does it spin on a different axis to all the other planets?

WHY DOES IT SPIN ON ITS SIDE?




Here is a link to a video of Martha explaining her work.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rxa6TkTqx8wvpOa0lRE3TBL3Sd35vnNX/view?usp=sharing

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Marble Run

As part of our DT learning this term, Year 5/6 have been busy designing and making their very own marble run! The children had to pitch their design to a group and use positive communication to decide on a final group design. They then used materials to create their marble run. During the making process, the children identified that they needed to make their joins smooth and secure so that the marble stayed within the run... this was tricky! Their next steps are to evaluate their product and identify where changes could be made to improve their product. 



Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Tag Rugby

 The children in Ocelot class have been building on their tag rugby skills from last week. They have been applying their passing skills in small game activities and have been improving their communication skills by coming up with their own constraints to improve their team performance!









Monday, 15 March 2021

Swallows are better together!

 This is Swallows' work this week based on the wonderful book 'We Are Together'. It is all about how we are better when we are together and has lots of examples about why this is true. It also uses beautiful illustrations of animals in groups to show how they work better as a team. The Swallows created their 'flock' by designing and then printing their birds using polystyrene and printing inks. In the clouds they wrote their own ideas about why we are better together.






Wednesday, 10 March 2021

Ocelot Class Tag Rugby

 Ocelot class had great fun in PE today playing Tagmania, Tag Rugby! It might have been a bit cold and windy but it was fantastic to hear the children saying ‘That was so much fun!’ What a great way to socialise, develop skills and build resilience. 







Friday, 5 March 2021

World Book Day

Message from Mrs Nash:

We have had another amazing Word Book Day this year, albeit a slightly different one from the norm!  The range of book character costumes were impressive (at home and at school) and the enthusiasm shown by all children involved really encompassed what Cholsey School is all about!!  The potato head characters and booky bakes were inspired and some of the extreme reading that was going on was daring!  What an amazing fun packed day.

Here's a few photos taken from the 5/6 Google Classrooms:










And a few more from Nightingales :