During STEAM week we had a Meccanoid robot from UTC come to visit us. The robot copied what we said, shook our hand and was able to give us a high five! We were able to control the robot to move around the classroom as well as flossing altogether. We had a great time and really enjoyed dancing together!
We used the Osmo’s and really enjoyed drawing a picture and it appearing onto the screen of our Ipads.
In Maths we have been looking at 2 digit numbers and identifying how many sets of ten and how many ones make up the number. We have used this knowledge to compare numbers to see which is the greatest and smallest.
For our Learning Journey project the children needed to choose one of the following options:
research recyclable materials
make something out of recyclable materials
create posters about recycling.
In Oak class we read Oscar’s Starry Night. We discussed the story then designed a teddy for Oscar. The children carefully sewed the felt together, filled it with stuffing and sewed across the bottom to close it. Then they used their designs to add the finishing touches. They look amazing!
We read the story of ‘The three little pigs.’ The children were told they would be authors and they planned their own version of the story. When the plan was finished they wrote the story as a book, with a beginning, middle and end. Finally they were illustrators and added beautiful pictures to the story pages and front cover. This is Joey’s fantastic work.
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Friday 8th February
Year 1 went to visit Year 2 to hear the stories that they had written about mythical creatures. The afternoon was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
Wednesday 6th February
29th January 2019
In Year One we followed instructions to make fat balls to feed the birds.
We then hung them outside for the birds to eat. We are looking forward to seeing which birds will come and eat the bird food.
24th January 2019
Elm class had an amazing time looking at different creatures that we might find in the woodlands and learning about their features. We were super brave and open-minded when touching animals we were scared of!
10th January 2019
Elm class went out into the the woods – they had great fun looking at microhabitats to search for minibeasts and enjoyed using magnifying glasses to look at the creatures in petri dishes.
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Wednesday 12th December
Year 1 have been making repeating patterns in Maths – ensuring the pattern is finished; there are photos of a car race we had in the classroom which enabled us to learn ordinal numbers and draw conclusions about the participants; there are 2 photos of the children using Modroc on a stick to learn about how a broken limb could be plastered; and finally some of the children wearing crowns they made after learning about Queen Victoria and Elizabeth.
Both Elm and Oak worked together to dig a trench. We found it really tricky and messy but we learnt lots about how the men from WW1 must have felt.
In Year One we had a visit from Florence Nightingale. We learnt all about her family and childhood. We had to learn a dance.
Florence told us about how dirty hospitals were and we imagined we were in hospital.
We were asked to travel to Scutari to help Florence look after the wounded soldiers. The journey took two weeks and we had to travel by train, boat and horse and cart. When we arrived in Scutari the hospital was filthy so we had to clean the hospital and look after the wounded soldiers.
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The behaviour of pupils is outstanding…Pupils are proud to belong to the community of Hartley Primary Academy…Pupils’ conduct in lessons is exemplary.
Ofsted, March 2016
The standards at Hartley Primary Academy are exceptional. They have been consistently above average over time.
Ofsted, March 2016
The school provides a caring and supportive environment to children and there is a clear emphasis on enabling children to be the best they can be — both academically and as “people”.
A quotation from a member of staff, Ofsted Report, March 2016
I feel really safe at Hartley Primary Academy…all the teachers and my friends are all around me.Y4