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  • Ancient Egypt lessons inspire brick laying skills Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 - Excelsior Academy’s Rainbird  pupils learned the skills needed by Egyptian craftsmen to build the foundations of the world famous pyramids by working closely with Excelsior College students. The Year 4 pupils are learning all about ancient Egypt – and decided they would like to know how they could build a pyramid, similar to how craftsmen... Read more »
  • Bedtime! Thursday, April 6th, 2017 - After a busy evening of being ‘Super Survivors’ Year 2 are tucked up in bed.
  • Survival Sleepover Thursday, April 6th, 2017 - The hot chocolate has been served and year 2 are climbing into their sleeping bags to end their night of survival!
  • Year 1 Sock Monsters Friday, March 24th, 2017 - Last half term Year 1 learnt all about Monsters. As part of their learning on monsters, Year 1 and Year 7 Hadrian pupils teamed up to take part in a D.T project. The project was called ‘Sock Monsters’ and the children had to design and create their very own monster using a sock. The Year... Read more »
  • Early Years Blog Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 - The children have come back to school with renewed energy now that the sun is shining a bit more. We enjoyed looking at different stories for World Book Day, where the children dressed up as their favourite story book character. Little Red Riding Hood brought goodies in for all her friends. As a unit we... Read more »
  • Year 5 Blog Friday, February 17th, 2017 - As part of our Going for Goals unit in PSHE, Year 5 were given the opportunity to become teachers. To encourage them to think more deeply about what makes a good learner and what makes a good teacher the children had to teach a classmate a new skill. The learning opportunities on the menu included:... Read more »
  • Year 4 Blog Thursday, February 9th, 2017 - Towards the end of last term, Year 4 were chosen to take part in Forest Schools sessions with Miss Williamson and 2017 started with one last trip into the forest for Group 1 with a very special visitor, Miss Cowburn! The children had an excellent day out and Miss Cowburn experienced a totally different way... Read more »
  • Mayans – Year 3 Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 - Year 3 have been working extremely hard this half term and have been learning lots of new exciting information all about the ‘Mayans’. In English we have been using laptops to plan and research facts about the Mayans. From this information we then wrote an exciting non-chronological report. In topic, we have learnt the code... Read more »
  • Xin nian hao (Happy New Year) Monday, February 6th, 2017 - Year 2 have been hard at work preparing for our class assembly on Chinese New Year. We have been developing our drama skills by practising our lines, projecting our voices and staying in character. In topic we have been learning all about Chinese New Year and we have even become fluent in Chinese by learning... Read more »
  • Kids V Nature Friday, February 3rd, 2017 - Excelsior pupils were at one with nature today as they went down to the woods and learnt some skills for the great outdoors. Read about their exploits here: Today we got ready and wrapped up. We headed off to the Dene slowly dragging an enormous trolley of stuff behind us. First we made a den... Read more »