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Welcome to Staplehurst School Home Learning blog, here you will see some shared home learning activities from children across the school while we are closed.

Saturday, 18 July 2020 09:23

Year 2 - Lifecycle of a Butterfly

As one of her PRIDE challenges, Eloise made this fantastic video about the lifecycle of a butterfly.
Saturday, 18 July 2020 09:15

Year 2 - Poetry

Year 2 have explored the wonderful poetry of Michael Rosen. We have listened, discussed and expressed our views on a wide variety of his poems and would like to share the performance of some of our favourites. By performing poetry aloud…
Saturday, 18 July 2020 09:05

Year 6 - News Report 2

As part of their learning about the Maya, Year 6 wrote and recorded news reports announcing the discovery of a new Mayan temple. they then wrote letters to the British Prime Minister informing him of the find, and completed diary…
Saturday, 18 July 2020 08:25

Year 6 - News Report 1

As part of their learning about the Maya, Year 6 wrote and recorded news reports announcing the discovery of a new Mayan temple. they then wrote letters to the British Prime Minister informing him of the find, and completed diary…
Saturday, 18 July 2020 07:48

Year 4 - Geography

Year 4 completed a geography lesson about weather and climate. They were tasked with creating a poster to tell us about how the weather and climate changes in different places across the world. In the gallery are just a few…
Saturday, 18 July 2020 07:31

Year 2 - Geography

Year 2 have been comparing the villages of Staplehurst, England with Ikutha, Kenya. First they considered the physical geography of each location, then they compared the human features. The children enjoyed using google maps to explore each location. In the gallery are some…
Saturday, 18 July 2020 07:23

Year 5 - Literacy

Year 5 have been learning about personification, metaphors and similes.  The children have been writing their own poems about a storm sea.  In the gallery are a few examples of their work.
Friday, 03 July 2020 04:17

Year 4 - Non Chronological Reports

Last week, Year 4 used the National Oaks Academy lessons to create some non-chronological reports. They were encouraged to create their own creature, following an example of the sneagleonkey which is part snake, eagle and monkey. Once they had planned…
Friday, 03 July 2020 03:57

Year 2 - Literacy

Year 2 have enjoyed exploring 'Handa's Surprise as our text this week. We read the story together then re-told the story using a story map. We concentrated on using interesting adjectives to describe the fruit in Handa's basket and the…
Friday, 03 July 2020 03:53

Year 2 - Art

Year 2 are learning about the wonderful art of Henri Rousseau. He was inspired by the jungle but never visited!   Lilly has taken inspiration from his wonderful art to create her own fantas​tic tiger leaping from the forest floor. 
Friday, 03 July 2020 03:50

Year 2 - Science

'The great Bean Experiment!'  Each child in Year 2 received a broad bean seed in the post at half term. We followed the instructions carefully and germinated our seeds in damp cotton wool and a plastic bag in our windows. We…
Friday, 03 July 2020 03:36

Year 6 - Maths

Zac and Emilia have been working hard in maths this week, making models and drawing diagrams to help them find solutions ​geometry problems.
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:00

Year 4 - Topic

Diya has been learning all about the water cycle. She has made her own model so that she can see the cycle in action. She also made a super information sheet to explain what she has found out, taking her…
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:52

Year 4 - Literacy

Year 4 have been using the wordless picture book 'The Journey' by Aaron Becker in their literacy home learning. This has lead to them using their inference skills to infer the meaning of each picture. The children then investigated the…
Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:24

Year 6 Topic

Year 6 pupils have been busy researching the Maya as part of ther new topic. They've also made Guatemalan Worry Dolls and Mayan masks. We love the firey colours Annabel has chosen to really make hers catch the eye! Felix…
Thursday, 04 June 2020 08:23

Year 5 - Term 6 - PRIDE Challenges

Holly R has completed one of the Year 5 pride challenges and made a bird house out of recycling materials. She used a juice box, straw, and tissue paper. After making it, she added sunflower seeds in the feeding trays and is now…
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 13:10

Year 5 - Floodland

Year 5 has started the new term with a new book – Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick. Today the children were asked to read the opening of the book: Zoe ran. Harder than she had ever run in her life. Her…
Thursday, 21 May 2020 13:06

Year 5 - Spanish Armada

Year 5 have been producing outstanding pieces of writing about the Spanish Armada this week.  They have been taking on the role of reporters, to write a newspaper article about the events.
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 14:44

More Great Work from Year 6

Felix has been learning about the human digestive system and has produced this amazing diagram filled with all the wonderful information that he found.  Isla has enjoyed reading our class text, Holes by Louis Sacher. She's written a poem about…
Monday, 18 May 2020 13:57

Year 4 - Pandora's Box

The children in Year 4 have recently been learning about the story of Pandora's Box. We started by reading and understanding and then re-told the story in our own words. Some of the children also challenged themselves to think about the…
Sunday, 17 May 2020 15:10

Year 5 - Globe Theatre Work

Year 5 have been enjoying learning about William Shakespeare and The Globe Theatre.  They have produced some great pieces of work showing their learning.
Sunday, 17 May 2020 14:30

More from Early Years

This week in exploring time Berties and his mum made a brick house, out of cake. Together, they measured the icing to make sure it would fit and Bertie wrote the label with an edible icing pen. they talked about…
Friday, 15 May 2020 09:28

Year 4 - Poetry

Last week, Year 4 learned all about poetry using the National Oaks Academy videos. They learned about the different techniques we can include to make our poems engaging as well as looking into new vocabulary.  The learning was centered around…
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 13:47

Year 3 - VE Day Bunting

Lauren W and her Grandmother have made some VE day bunting. Very colourful! 
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 12:56

Year 4 - VE Day Bunting

Year 4 have been busy making their bunting for the village VE day celebrations on Friday. Erin and her sister had fun creating theirs, whilst Amelie and Ruby got busy sewing and ironing 18.5 m to decorate their house! 
Monday, 04 May 2020 13:34

Great learning in Year 4

There has already been lots of fantastic learning going on with Year 4 this term. We have had lots of children posting pictures of their PRIDE challenges as well as work they are completing for their topic. Arthur and Evelyn have…
Monday, 04 May 2020 11:27

More from Early Years

Bertie has drawn a story map of Little Red Riding Hood and loved our space topic so much, he wanted to continue learning about Space and created his own Solar System in his bedroom! Freddie has been busy creating some…
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 13:07

More from Early Years

Willow has painted a basket of muffins for Red Riding Hood to take to Granny. Mia has built a fantastic puppet show to retell the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Cora completed a White Rose maths challenge: can…
On St George's Day, Evie Belle clapped for the key workers at 8pm - well done for showing Respect which counts towards the Year 3 PRIDE point challenge this term! Tallulah has made a cardboard loom. It's proving to be…
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 11:21

Great Work from Year 1

Jasmine made chocolate brownies and then as part of our Maths work, cut them into quarters. She did a great job of ​trying to make them of equal size. Amy has been exploring capacity with different sized containers as one of…
Wednesday, 29 April 2020 11:10

Great Work from Year 6

In the gallery are mini display posters of World War II from 6L and 6T which shows off the hard they did during term 3 before lockdown. Year 6 have been looking at 1960 American pop art. Annabel had a go…
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 16:15

Year 4 - Science

This term, Year 4 are learning about Sound in Science. They are being challenged to find out how sound is created as well as learning how to change things like the pitch and volume of the sound made. ​It is great…
Tuesday, 28 April 2020 11:03

Year 4 Topic - Eureka!

As part of the optional topic learning, the children can find out all about Salvador Dali, the surrealist painter. Diya's family have been so inspired by his work, they have created this fabulous gallery of his paintings and jotted down…
Year 5 have embarked on their new topic - The Tudors - and have been learning all about The Battle of Bosworth and exploring the art of Giuseppe Arcimbold. He was an Italian painter best known for creating imaginative portrait heads…
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 16:05

Busy Early Years

Look what our busy Early Years children have been getting up to this week: Story maps and role play of Goldilocks and The Three Bears Phonics and maths learning by counting money at the shops! Learning about shapes Writing in…
Tuesday, 21 April 2020 15:27

Year 4 - Geography

On Monday, Year 4 were challenged to order some distances between London and various countries across the world. Some of the children were also interested in the geography involved and learned about where these places were. If anyone else would…
Monday, 20 April 2020 14:05

Busy Year 1s

Look what some of our busy Year 1 children have been getting up to this week: True or false challenge: Are big items always heavier than small items? Water capacity: How much water can different sized containers hold? Turrets and…

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