Sutton Valence Primary School,
North St, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3HT

01622 842188

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Sutton Valence Primary School

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Our mission is to ensure we all participate in the constant quest of knowledge, learning and adventure so that each individual can build upon their core strengths to aspire to make a real difference.

Forest Blog

8th March, Year 6 Forest School

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First of all, we had a 'Lost At Sea' challenge! Water was coming into the yacht and the group needed to be rescued as soon as possible. Our aim was to order 15 items, considering their importance. We learned how different equipment will help us and how we can use things like mirrors (to reflect sunlight and, hopefully bring help) and plastic sheeting (to collect rainwater and to protect and shelter us). We worked well as a team, discussing each picture/image.

Outside we were using a bow saw to saw wooden discs to make plant labels for our allotment. Some people were working in teams to make rope swings.

by Lacie Rae Jones and Lauren Sturgeon


Wednesday 18th Jan

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Storytelling stones and a stone age shelter

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Friday 13th Jan 2017

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Extreme weather fun!

Jackson Pollock style on a giant canvas of snow surrounded by snow sculptures


Friday 2nd December

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We learned how to make a bird feeder and also learned what different birds eat and what they sound like.

We also learned that birds don’t really get any water because the water freezes over in winter.

They migrate and go south because it is warmer down there and there is also more water because it isn’t frozen over.

We made them bird feeders. The animal fat worked as a sort of glue to hold the seeds, meal worm and millet together.

Priscilla, Year 5

 

“We were digging today and found lots of worms. They live between 4 and 5 years. They have segments and a pink saddle. This helps them to move. They don’t have lungs and breathe out of their skin. They eat a lot and turn it into compost, so we collected some to put in our new compost area.”

Oliver N and CJ, Year 5

 


Wednesday, 30th November

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Year 2 are learning about birds as well and were supported in different activities by five pupils from Sutton Valence Independent School.

Will, Sam, Naomi, Lara and Till support the children’s learning every Wednesday afternoon.

Today’s activities included: finding a sit spot; identifying birds; making cone feeders using lard and bird food and playing games on the RSPB web site to help extend and consolidate their knowledge.

They also supported us with making crafts, Christmas cards and food to sell in our school shop.


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