Friday, 24 October 2014

Pumpkin Party Horrors

A school full of little horrors - that is the sight that greeted anyone brave enough to come along to the annual PTA Pumpkin Party. Once again the PTA had pulled out all the stops to put on a frightfully good do!
 he costumes and make up this year were amazing. We also had a pumpkin carving competition and Superworm providing the terrifying tunes.

 Thank you to everyone who came along and helped make the event such a success. It was great to see so many people having a great time.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

An Autumn Adventure by Class One

Class One had an autumn adventure when they went for a walk in the woods last week.
We talked about how we could share our adventure with lots of people and decided to do a blog.

This is Class One’s first ever blog. All the children contributed by choosing the photographs and thinking carefully about what they wanted to say.
We have been learning about storytelling so Scarlett thought it would be a good idea to tell a story about our adventure. Some of the children chose to report their contribution on the iPad and some used the digital voice recorder. All of them had a go at writing part, or all of what they wanted to say.

This is the story we wrote, along with the pictures we chose.
Once upon a time Class One went for a walk in the woods.

The children ran around finding leaves and put them in bags to take back to school. They also took photographs of each other and the things they saw around them.

Lots of them were very excited to help pull Freddie’s cart. The cart was also very useful for carrying leaves.
On the way back to school they found a mysterious tunnel with a bridge over the top. They thought about who might live in the tunnel under the bridge.
At the end of the walk they found a log and tree branches. They all found a space and had their photograph taken. It was fun!
When they got back to school they looked at all the beautiful leaves they had found. They thought about the colours and saved part of the leaves so they could mix their own colours and make leaf prints.
They also shared the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff (because they thought maybe a Troll had lived under the bridge they crossed on the walk) and they used puppets to retell the story.

Class One had a fantastic time investigating all the autumn things they found on their walk and the things they have brought from home for the investigation table.

The end.
We hope you enjoyed our story.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Scarecrow Festival ~ Class 2

Class 2 have been thinking about how important scarecrows can be to the harvest. We have been reading stories about scarecrows and drawing pictures of scarecrows in our work on symmetry in maths. As we were all so interested in scarecrows we decided to have a go at making our own!
Here are some pictures showing how we made them.


 We made their heads out of an old sack and we had to stuff the clothes full of hay.


He is looking good Leo!

We had to work hard and solve lots of problems along the way but I am sure you will agree that..

...they look brilliant!

Well done Class 2, you did a great job.

Thursday, 9 October 2014

The Great Harvest Bake Off

Never mind Nancy and her fancy windmill - here at Harewood we really know how to bake!
 During the week everyone had been bringing in their contribution for our ingredients - that meant we had more than enough to bake with today. Mrs.Wraighte worked with our willing parents to help everyone in school bake something to share at our Harvest celebration.
 The children really enjoyed preparing for the celebration. Our service will start at 2.30pm on Friday - so if you want to sample our handiwork make sure you come along ......
 ...although we can't guarantee there'll be any left!!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Where does our food come from? ~ Class 2

This morning Class 2 set off from school and walked down to the walled garden on the Harewood Estate. It was quite a long way, especially for little legs, but everyone was very excited so we kept up a good pace.
We had time to stop for a playtime near the trees.

Mr Nicholson told us how important plants are. We found out that nearly everything we eat comes from plants including bread, chocolate, vanilla and rice. Even the milk we drink relies on plants because even though it come from a cow, the cows need to eat grass which is a type of plant!

We looked at vegetables that grow under the ground like this beetroot, where as the name suggests we eat the root of the plant.
We looked at vegetables that grow above the ground like these sprouts. We found out that some people love to eat sprouts and some people hate them!
While we were there a lady called Jane was busy harvesting some potatoes.

We thought about all the different ways we like to eat potatoes. The most popular suggestions were roasted, mash and chips and crisps!

We saw some runner beans that looked delicious and Mr Nicholson opened them up so we could see inside.

We saw a special bed that showed how vegetables would have been grown in gardens during the war when food was  rationed.

The walled garden would have provided lots of local people with fresh fruit and vegetables during the war years.

We saw some unusual vegetables, these are different varieties of butternut squach.

Mr Nicholson showed us some corn that was purple and he told us that he had some creamy mashed potatoes for his dinner that were blue!
Our favourite part of the visit was looking at the pumpkin beds.

Some of the pumpkins were massive!

We had to look quite carefully to see them hidden under all the leaves.

We saw these lovely scarecrows that reminded us of the scarecrows we read about in our story this week. Betty O'Barley and Harry O'Hay in the "Scarecrows' Wedding"!