KS 1 – Identifying and using different materials for different purposes to make a shelter.

Mrs Macleod gave us some different materials and working in our cooperative groups we were challenged to make a shelter. The shelter had to fit all of our team in, be freestanding, shelter and hide us. We used different materials to enhance our shelters.

What materials are different objects made out of in your back garden?

Gardening at Lever House Allotment

We are working on developing our allotment area here at Lever House. Thank you to some families at Lever House including Mr Morley who has organized the flower beds this year.

With help from some Key Stage 1 pupils, Mr Morley has planted potatoes, onions, chives and stawberry plants.

Over the next few months we are going to look after the plants.

What this space to see our harvest!

Thank you Mr Morley and all our other parent helpers who make outdoor learning at Lever House so enjoyable and beneficial!

EYFS make talking dinosaurs

At forest school we collected lots of different natural objects like twigs, pine cones, leaves, grass, bark and mud. We talked about what we would see on a dinosaurs face. We then tried to make some scary faces using the natural objects. we took a photograph of them and used an application called morpho to make it look like our dinosaurs were talking.

Take a look at our dinosaurs…

Do you like our dinosaur names?

Year 1 , 1/2 and Y2 using positional and directional language

Ahead of some map work we will be undertaking soon, Key Stage 1 have been practising using directional and positional language e.g forward, stop, step over, quarter turn the right/left. We also learnt about compass directions and followed a night line. We had to talk to our partner to keep them safe and give them directions.

See what we did…

Are you able to give directions when traveling to school?

KS 1 undertake the Big Bird Watch 2017

Some groups set up bird hides, other groups walked around the school grounds, as we undertook the RSPB’s bird watch 2017. We are learning to make tally charts, draw graphs and ask/answer questions about data, whilst collecting information about birds on our school grounds.

We saw lots of seagulls, wood pigeons and some blackbirds. We also saw a few blue tits, house sparrows and a robin. There are also some birds of prey that fly high above the M6 – could be kestrels or buzzards, which have been seen locally at Brockholes Nature Reserve.

Take a look …

What can you spot in your back garden or local park?