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The first few days…

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Welcome to North America’s first class blog of the new academic year! In every entry, we will do a whistle-stop tour of what the class has been up to and what we have been learning. In these first few awesome days of school, we have learnt about the Learning Pit – the pit being a metaphor for challenge. Sometimes, we can just jump over the pit.  However, at other times we fall in and need … [Read more...]

Trip to the Hawthorns Centre

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Today was really exciting as we went to the amazing Hawthorns Center. We learnt all about amphibians and their life cycles from our guide Ian. We looked at the different types of habitat on the common - there are eight in total. Can you answer the following questions (for answers ask a member of Year 5/6): * What is the difference between being amphibious and being an amphibian? *Is a slow … [Read more...]

Bug Hotels

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This week we are having great fun providing homes for the insects of Highfield Primary’s grounds! As part of our science and literacy topic on insects we have been recycling materials into bug hotels. The playground and field now have four areas which will provide a safe haven for bugs from thundering feet! This has complemented our science topic on the life cycle of insects and has also … [Read more...]

Mexican Day in North America

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It was Mexic0 all the way on Friday March 10th! Throughout the morning, the children sharpened their culinary skills in the kitchen, helping to prepare such Mexican delicacies as guacamole, sour cream, tortillas, salsa and limeade. They had to wait until after lunchtime, to sample their hard work. In North America, Sour Cream was the favoured dip! The children continued with the Mexican … [Read more...]