Please note that World Book Day will be on Thursday 2nd March 2017. Part of the celebrations this year will involve the children dressing as their favourite book character. We're looking forward to an exciting day! Thank you for your continued support.
30.11.16 - Bugtopia!
What a fantastic, educational visit years one and two enjoyed from Bugtopia. Ben arrived with a selection of intriguing tanks and cases, and set up in our hall ready for a day of excited HCPS pupils!
Ben explained to us about the meaning of some tricky scientific words, such as invertebrates, arachnids and exoskeleton. The first creature we were introduced to was a Madagascan Hissing Cockroach. We discovered that the cockroach only hisses when it is frightened to try and trick its predators that it is a snake!
The second creature we met was a Giant African Millipede. Strangely, it wasn’t waiting in one of the cages, but keeping warm in Ben’s pocket! Ben told us that the name means 1000 (milli) feet (pede), but that they don’t really have 1000 feet, the maximum they have is about 700 but most have about 250.
We then had the opportunity to meet a scorpion. We discovered that scorpions with larger pincers and thinner tails use their pincers to attack, and scorpions with thinner pincers and larger tails use their tails to attack. Fortunately, we met a friendly scorpion today!
Finally, the part we had all been waiting for…the tarantula! Lots of the children, and even some of the staff, were brave enough to handle it. We learnt how different spiders catch and kill their prey in different ways.
We hope that the children have come home as excited and full of stories as the staff all have. Thank you for supporting this special day for them.
What a fantastic start to our new school year! The children have settled in to their new classes quickly and are all working hard.
We started our new topic with a fascinating hook day, looking at our school and some of our favourite places to visit in Hornsea. Thank you for the super homework which was collected/put together over the holidays, it really helps bring our topic to life and the children love to share their experiences. As part of our topic, we have been practising our map skills using maps of the school and the local area. During the first week we enjoyed our first maths mission day of the year focusing on position and direction: we practised whole, half and quarter turns; used maps to find clues around our playground; programmed BeeBots to move around an area; and gave each other directions using the terms 'clockwise' and 'anticlockwise'.
During our half term's topic we will be thinking about a different part of Hornsea each week, including Bettison's Folly, The Mere, the beach, the park and Hornsea Freeport. We will also be going for a walk around Hornsea to look at all the places we have been learning about.
Where possible, our English lessons will be linked to our topic. However, these will also include all the skills we need to learn to develop our writing.
Please do let us know if you think you can help at all with our topic in some way, or if you have any comments or concerns about any other aspect of school life. Thank you.
1KL India Day 28th June
Mehndi is a traditional art of decorating hands and feet with henna. We found out it is very popular in India.