I am extremely proud to share the findings from our Ofsted Short Inspection on 15 March which concludes Garlinge Primary School and Nursery continues to be a 'GOOD' school and 'pupils are nurtured at the school and thrive in the calm, orderly environment.
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I hope you enjoy reading the report as much as I did.
To celebrate World Ocean day on Tuesday 9th June 2020 the children in 1D painted their own ocean canvas using different shades of blue and then added their chosen sea creatures and undersea plants. The children discussed the importance of protecting our oceans and the sea creatures as well as the different things we can do to accomplish this.
Year one have been lucky enough to attend forest school again this year at Quex Park. We are going to be going for a total of six weeks and during our time there we will be learning through nature and engaging in practical activities to build on our teamwork skills. So far we have been making scrambled eggs on an open fire, going on bug hunts, making houses for animals and feeding the animals on the farm; including the ducks that were hatched in the reception classes last year!
In Term 1 Year 1 were really busy getting ready for their Harvest Assembly. They had a wonderful time learning the story of The Little Red Hen. The children also learned to sing Oats and Beans and Barley Grow and I Can See Conkers. The children also had great fun baking bread. The children made some fantastic hats to wear for their performance. It was wonderful to see so many parents and family members come to watch the children perform. Thank you.
The children in Year 2 are currently discovering facts about the life of the famous author Julia Donaldson. They are enjoying exploring a range of texts written by Julia Donaldson and have been keen to express their opinions about the different characters within the texts.
How Wonderful are our Paintings!
We have also been painting our favourite characters found within different texts written by Julia Donaldson.
Year 1 have been carrying out various experiments to test materials this term. We have been testing the effect of salt on ice. The children used frozen ice balloons and placed salt and food colouring on to track where the ice had melted and its impact. We tested which material would be the strongest for the 3 little pigs to keep the big bad wolf out! The children tried to blow down each house and found that the brick house was the strongest. We have also been testing which material would make the best armour to protect Humpty Dumpty. We tested 3 materials to see which one would protect him when he fell off the wall.