Sep 25 2016

Gliddon and Squire Cross Country

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It was a fantastic start to the cross country season by the Goodleigh School runners. We had lots of competitors in the girls’ and the boys’ races. Everyone did really well. Next race is in two weeks!

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Sep 19 2016

The Stonemason’s Yard

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In art, we have been exploring a ‘Take One Picture’ from The National Gallery called
‘The Stonemason’s Yard.’

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It is a beautiful oil painting by Canaletto and was painted in the early 1700s. The painting is a view of Venice and is brought to life by the people in the square.

We explored the details of the painting by using IPads to zoom into the painting, we found lots of interesting people hidden in the many windows.

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Next, we worked as a class to recreate the painting. We each had a section of the painting to draw and decided which medium to use to add colour and detail. After putting all the pieces together, this was our brilliant final piece:



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Sep 16 2016

Rocks and Volcanoes

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In science we are looking at the different types of rocks and how they form. The pupils made their own sedimentary rocks using a little bit of plaster of paris to cement the sediment together. We also found some rocks on the Willow Bank behind the school and we looked that the particles under a microscope.

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We watched a video about volcanoes and how igneous rocks form. We reacted vinegar and baking powder together to make our own volcanoes.

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Sep 08 2016

Arlington Court!

Today we had a fantastic day visiting Arlington court! We took part in different geography activities including geocaching, map and compass reading! The children had a fantastic time, here are some photos of our day:

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Sep 06 2016

Incredible Italy!

Our new topic this half-term is called ‘Incredible Italy’. We will be learning about mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes! During our first week, we will be visiting Arlington court to take part in lots of different geography activities including geocaching and map reading!


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Jul 14 2016

A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

Congratulations and well done to class three and four for their amazing performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream. You were all fantastic! Here are some of photos…

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Jun 26 2016

Arlington Court Cross Country!

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This week, key stage 2 competed in the cross country at Arlington Court alongside other small schools.

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It was a fantastic, sunny day and the children competed brilliantly! Well done Goodleigh!

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Jun 21 2016

William Shakespeare

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As part of our topic this half term, we have been learning lots about William Shakespeare and his amazing plays.

We used books, computers and videos to learn more about Shakespeare’s life and worked creativity to create a fantastic timeline!









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Jun 13 2016


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In science this week we have been learning about magnets. The pupils found that only iron and steel seemed to be attracted to magnets. Other metals like aluminium are not magnetic. We investigated how the ends of magnets behave – the pupils found out that magnets have two ends, north and south. North repels north and south repels south. But north and south are attracted to each other. We listened to this crazy science song:

The pupils built some amazing structure that hung one magnet upon another magnet. They made sure that the magnets were repelling. This made the magnet on the string swing around in an amazing way.

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Jun 11 2016

Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday!

This week we have been celebrating Queen Elizabeth II 90th birthday. We created pop-up books inspired by her majesty and had a fantastic garden party!


First, we explored different pop up books and shared our likes and dislikes.

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Next, we looked closely at how each pop-up worked and explored making our own prototypes. This helped us practice and learn from mistakes.


We thought carefully about our designs and how to create our pages.

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In the afternoon, we enjoyed a garden party, sang happy birthday to the Queen and enjoyed cucumber sandwiches and birthday cake.

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