Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

Discovering Together

Darling

Summer Term begins...

We are very excited to welcome everyone back after the Easter holidays and have had a wonderful first week.

Mrs Breen, Miss Rimmer and Mrs Major

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  • Woodland adventures

    Published 17/03/21

    Reconnecting with each other and nature has been an important part of our school life these past few weeks.

      

     

     

     

    And would you believe... we even found more dinosaur bones!!!

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  • Maths is Fun!

    Published 11/03/21

    Asked what they love about maths, here were some of the children's responses:

    "It is fun!"

    "We get to play games and it's really exciting."

    "We do maths outside."

    "It's like we're learning but we're playing too."

    So we thought we would share some of the fun that we have been having doing our maths with you.

     "I found five, 5 and 5 is 10."

    "I can put 2 here, then that makes 10 and I get the boat!"

     

     

     

     

     "My shopping list. I need 35 things altogether, that is a lot."

    Great fun was had playing the track game in teams and avoiding the icebergs.

     

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  • Chinese New Year

    Published 22/02/21

    The last week of term was an exciting one, for those at home and in school, as we learned all about Chinese New Year, how it came about and how it is celebrated.

    We had great fun creating Chinese New Year fireworks pictures - outside and...

     

     

    ... on the computer!

      

    We hunted for money and compared the amounts.

     

     

     We made Chinese New Year banners and wrote captions for them.

    Finally, to celebrate the Year of the Ox we created this wonderful artwork from natural materials.

     

     

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  • Taking Time Out To Just Be

    Published 03/02/21

    With so much going on around us in the world, sometimes we can forget to just stop and be.

    This week is Children's Mental Health Week and one of the activities we have enjoyed most is 'cloud gazing'.

    We shared the story 'Hi Clouds' in the class and with the children who are learning remotely and then went to see for ourselves what appeared in the sky.

     

    These are some of the things that we spotted: "sheep, lots of lying down sheep", "a hot chocolate with cream on the top", "Santa's beard", "a bunny with bunny ears", "wheels" , "a buffalo" and we all saw this one....

    a dragon!!!

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  • Making the most of the rain

    Published 20/01/21

    Not ones to let the rain stop us, when the rain flooded our playground, it was the perfect opportunity to sail some boats and explore how we could make them sink.

    We predicted how many cubes we thought it would take to sink our boats and then took to the water to see if we were correct!

    We loved adding the cubes and watched in nervous anticipation! Unfortunately, our paper boats didn't last too long and thinking about it we decided that this might be because paper isn't waterproof. Something for us to investigate another day!

     

    So, spying the plastic boats in the water area we decided to see if we could sink those! We thought that the bigger boats would need many more cubes because they are heavier (we checked this on the scales) and there is more space to put more cubes.

     

    Our prediction was definitely correct - there was ALOT of counting to do!!

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  • Dinosaur visits Darling Class!!

    Published 16/01/21

    This week has been incredibly exciting for us in school and those at home, who have shared the experience every step of the way.

    On Monday morning we came in expecting nothing out of the ordinary, but we we wrong!

    Our classroom had been turned upside down and and on the floor were giant............

    .....footprints!

    And not only that but laying underneath one of the tables were two dinosaur eggs!!

    Well, we just didn't know what to think or what to do!

    We examined the footprints and because of their shape and the size (we looked it up) we deduced that the dinosaur that visited us was a Tyranasaurus Rex!

     

    Would she come back we wondered - well yes, she would need to get her eggs we thought.

    We knew that the eggs needed to be kept somewhere warm and safe so we went to the shed and collected the baby's crib and blankets and took turns looking after the egg, which was at times a littles scary as we could hear the dinosaurs inside and we didn't know when they were going to hatch!

    Some of us were a little perturbed that the dinosaur had left the room in such a mess, so after tidying up, it was decided that traps were needed to catch the dinosaur! While these were laid, no entry signs were made and messages to the dinosaur were written. Then we waited ....

     

    The next morning, while the traps hadn't caught the dinosaur, they had been disturbed and a message for us had been left! The dinosaur hadn't meant to make such a mess (its tail kept knocking things over!) and it was desperately looking for a suitable habitat to hatch its eggs.

    We set to work investigating what a suitable habitat would be...

     

    We realised that our school pond offered all the things that the dinosaur would need - shelter, water, food, and so we took the eggs and made a wonderful nest for them.

     

    It must have been perfect, because two days later.... THE EGGS HATCHED!!!!!!!!

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