Monthly Archives: October 2016

Decimal Place Values and Time

We held two competitions this term in Darwin Class, one to find the decimal place values using clues provided (matching up), the other was to find the correct times using digital clock clues. Both competitions were very closely run with less than a second between 1st and 2nd places. This has become a competition carried out at...
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King Henry VIII

The children have been studying the Tudor Times and particularly Henry VIII. The children made drawings to showcase what they had learnt about the Tudors over this term, the four posters on display show the children's images Henry....
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Tudor Times

As part of our Tudor work, the children were given the chance to design and recreate their own battle shield which their own family could use had they been alive in Tudor Times. The Shields all had to contain the Tudor Rose somewhere, as you will see some students had the rose as a centre point,...
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World War 2 – Propaganda

In Heath class this term we have been studying World War 2. The children looked at propaganda posters that were used and the influence they had. Through this the children created their own posters using brightly coloured pastels which currently on display in the school hall....
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Mini Youth Games – Tag Rugby

During the last week of term in October, Miss French took ten children to take part in the Mini Youth Games Tag Rugby Tournament in Rochester - teams from Primary Schools throughout Medway compete against one another over the course of a day. Fifty two teams competed and  we are really pleased that Meredale came 22nd in...
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A letter from Queen Elizabeth II

Last summer the children made a card and sent it to the Queen to celebrate her 90th Birthday. Each child at Meredale contributed words and a picture to the card - pictures included crowns, birthday cakes and the number 90. We received a letter and card from Her Majesty this week as a thank you for their...
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Making our own Owl Babies

During Literacy we have been exploring the Owl Babies story.  The children had great fun creating their own owl pictures based on the book. We used various coloured paints, lots of glue and fluffy feathers so it was a messy afternoon but all good fun with lots of lovely pictures to display in our classroom. Read more

Sounds Write

The children have been building words as well as practising their reading and writing their names in the classroom.  The children enjoyed seeing how familiar words they often say were formed in front of their very eyes! Earlier this week we took the classroom outside and the children wrote their names with chalk and magic paint...
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Repeating Patterns

So far this Term our Reception children have done lots of work and activities on repeated patterns. This included the very popular Tasty Maths activity, musical patterns and making and continuing pattern towers. As you can see by the photographs the children enjoyed making their fruit kebabs (and eating them!) and some of their towers were very...
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Science – Lung Capacity

Boleyn Class have carried out various scientific investigations this week including one to see if we all have the same lung capacity.
We have been looking at how our lungs work, and why our muscles need oxygen.
We found out that we all have a different lung capacity.
By using our muscles to do press ups we also...
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