The Holiday Ahead!

Congratulations! We made it! Well done for all your hard work this year ........

Ants glorious ants...

We had so many stories about ants last week that I thought we could focus a little on ants this week… did you know there are over 50 species of ant in the UK? This week I have some Ant projects for you… Go on an ant hunt… Flying ant day… yes, it is a thing! see more info below. Build your own ant farm… 10 Cool Ant Facts ANTS ARE GREAT! why... Improving air and drainage - We talked about how good earthworms are for the soil, but in fact, ants do a better job of improving soil structure than worms do. As ants build nests and construct tunnels in the ground, they improve the soil. They move nutrients around as they move soil particles from place to place, and the holes created by their tunnels

Last Week!

I hope everyone has had a good weekend. We are in the last week of the term and I wanted to say thank you to all...

OP at Home - Bonus Play Along!

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra have produced a series of short videos featuring different instruments and themes as well as encouraging lots of interactivity. They explore many different topics such as creating sound effects with the objects around you, call and response rhythm and pitch, ensemble playing and lots more. In the last of the series, you can join Brian Boru's Harp jam session with Sally - grab an instrument and join in with this lively Irish folk tune. Sheet music: https://drive.google.com/dri...

Last Week of the Year

It is the final week of the year and what an unusual term it has been! It will certainly be a summer term to remember for so many...

Charming Stories by Beatrix Potter

This is the last week of term 6. It has been an interesting term! Challenges has been set and met, with gold stars for all. We will be....

The Week Ahead

The final week of the Victorians and what a lovely way to finish with Beatrix Potter. We had a great artistic week last week as we...

Quadkids Superstars

Congratulations to the Year 1 team and the Year 6 team who took part in the South Oxfordshire Quadkids competition. Quadkids comprises four athletics events (two track and two field). Children were able to practise each event in our PE lessons. The events are: a standing long jump a vortex throw a sprint a middle distance run Both year groups had sessions practising technique and then they competed in isolation. We measured their throws and jumps and timed their sprints and distance runs. It was unusual to be competing without seeing the opposition. Because of this we had no idea how they had done compared to all the other children taking part. The results came through yesterday and wer

Make a Wormery!

Worms, Glorious worms… People often think worms are just slimy things but they are actually one of the most important organisms in the world. If you have lots of earthworms it is a sign that your garden is very healthy. The week I have a few things for you to have a go at... Making a wormery Go on a worm hunt Keep an eye out for things that eat worms Be a worm champion - protect our worms! WORMS ARE ENGINEERS In the UK we have over 29 species of Earthworms… they are important for mixing up the soil and letting air and nutrients in which helps the plants to grow. They eat things too, and what they poo out (yes worms do poo!), is incredibly good for our fruit and veg plants. Different species

OP at Home - Call and Response

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra have produced a series of short videos featuring different instruments and themes as well as encouraging lots of interactivity. They explore many different topics such as creating sound effects with the objects around you, call and response rhythm and pitch, ensemble playing and lots more. Basia shows us how improvise to a backing track using simple call and response. She plays her violin but you can choose to sing or play. Free Download - Backing track included so you can practice improvising whenever you like: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LMSW...

OP at Home - The Harp

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra have produced a series of short videos featuring different instruments and themes as well as encouraging lots of interactivity. They explore many different topics such as creating sound effects with the objects around you, call and response rhythm and pitch, ensemble playing and lots more. Sally shows us two different types of harp and explains how they work. Harp colouring in sheet: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d6Qb... Learn some interesting harp facts: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wo8u...

Sports Day 2020

The results are in for our Victorian Style Sports Day! 1st - Apollo with 5309 points 2nd - Hestia with 3930 points 3rd - Demeter with 2171 points 4th - Poseidon with 1737 points Well done to all!

End of Year Reports

We are in the process of writing end of year reports. The following letter outlines the process. We will be emailing this letter with the first stage of your child’s report later today. Letter from Mrs Greenwood

Herbal Remedies

As we have been looking at Mary Seacole this week I thought it would be a great idea to see if we can make some herbal potions that are inspired by her healing remedies from 200 years ago. Here are 5 ingredients that you may have at home or growing in the garden, along with some of their health benefits and their uses in the home: Ginger has been used in China for over 2000 years (Mary Seacole lived about 200 years ago). It is used to treat many things and these days we are finding out more about what ginger can do for us — it is what we now call a ‘super food’ Mary used it in the war to treat diarrhoea but we know now that this is because it is great for cleaning our digestive systems. It

OP at Home - Sound Effects

Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra have produced a series of short videos featuring different instruments and themes as well as encouraging lots of interactivity. They explore many different topics such as creating sound effects with the objects around you, call and response rhythm and pitch, ensemble playing and lots more. Bryony uses all sorts of everyday objects to create sound effects. The objects range from her beautiful viola through to a brown paper bag! Sound effects worksheet: A guide to collecting and using your sound effects https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zNKe...

 REACH UP, REACH OUT

Nettlebed Community School

High Street

Nettlebed

Henley On Thames

Oxon

RG9 5DA

Office contact: Mrs Tracy Sedwell

Tel: 01491 641328

Email: office.2504@nettlebed.oxon.sch.uk

  • Twitter