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- Peregrines had an exciting day out this week at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. Pupils started the day with a pond dipping investigation to see the large variety of creatures that made the pond environment their habitat: beetles, snails, fish, tadpoles, larvae, skaters and lots of others were fished from the pond with nets. After […]
- In their Science lesson with Miss Turberville this week, Peregrines went out around the school grounds investigating habitats for small creatures and insects. We found woodlice, beetles, bees, worms and many other bugs making their homes in different places.
- Peregrines had a wonderful day out in the woods at Copsegrove Farm today. We searched for animal skulls and animals with awesome powers. We made tree trolls from clay and dens for our cuddly friends, as well as tasty wraps and marshmallows toastedon the campfire. Thankyou to Kate at Copsegrove for all the really interesting […]
- What are the best materials for constructing a house? This was the question that Peregrines investigated with Miss Turberville, in the final session of their current Science topic about materials. Children were presented with different materials with which to build a house: paper straws; duplo bricks; wooden blocks; sheets of paper; playdo. Each material had […]
- For our time capsule project this week, Peregrines have been imagining what life will be like in the year 2050, when the current children will all be in their mid-thirties, with their own families and careers. We discussed how family groups can be very different and varied, before children each drew a picture of what […]
- Following on from our art lessons on the work of Vincent Van Gogh, Peregrines this week have been studying landscape paintings, and looking at the way that Van Gogh created textures and movement in his landscapes. We looked at the swirly sky in ‘Starry Night’, and chose a Van Gogh composition of a moonlit hayfield […]
- Last Friday, children at Gastrells supported a sponsored wear your pyjamas to school day, in a national event organised to raise money for the Book Trust. Don’t the Peregrines all look splendid in pyjamas!
- Peregrines had a special visit today from local Police Community Support Officer, Amy Webb. PCSO Amy told us all about different people that work to help us, and Peregrines discussed who they could contact in an emergency. Peregrines were very interested to learn about the many different ways in which the police help the local […]
- In PE lessons this term, Peregrines will be developing their skills with athletics events. We have been practicing running, jumping and throwing activities, looking to improve on personal bests by developing techniques each week. We have been doing running and standing long jump, triple jump, sprint races, hurdles, relay races, power walking, egg and spoon […]
- Peregrines have been looking at the work of Vincent Van Gogh this term in art, and created our own sunflowers paintings, using some of his colours and techniques. We used a palette of bright colours and painted with a dry brush, using lots of paint on the brush to make splodgy strokes. To paint the […]