Digimaps For Schools

Hello Geographers,

You can now access digital Ordnance Survey maps in the comfort of your own home!

Below are the details for the website Digimaps For Schools.

Click on the link, enter the username and password and you’re ready to go! You can use these maps to find out more about the geography of your area. You can plot routes, find the area of a location, find aerial photos … you can even see what the map looked like in 1950 and 1890! Did your street exist in 1890? Use Digimaps to find out!

https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk

Username: SE145LY

Password: ebmnize4

Happy mapping!

The Grand Opening of Reception’s Minibeast Hotel!

This half-term we have been learning all about the things that share our home – Mother Earth.  We have been finding out lots of facts about minibeasts, including where they live and what they eat.  We decided to build our own minibeast hotel.  We thought about the materials we would need, and then worked together to build each layer of the hotel.  We hope our hotel will help to keep the minibeasts at Edmund Waller warm and safe!

Take a look at some photos from our Grand Opening:

What materials did we use? Which minibeasts do you think would like to live in our hotel? What minibeast facts do you know?

      

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers for donating fantastic materials and coming along to our Grand Opening!

 

Hunting for Minibeasts at Horton Kirby

On Friday Reception M went on an educational visit to Horton Kirby.  To get there we had to get on a coach and travel to the countryside.

When we arrived we met our teacher for the day Hannah who took us to our new classroom. First of all we went outside to look for minibeasts. We searched under logs, in bushes, under bricks and carefully collected what we found using a paintbrush and spoon. We put them in a special pot that had a magnifying glass in the lid. After that we took our minibeasts inside to look at.

When we got inside we drew a picture of our favourite minibeast that we had found and used our sounds to write about them. Then it was time for lunch and a quick play.

In the afternoon we smelt some smelly plants (herbs – lemongrass, oregano, mint, sage, rosemary) and collected interesting natural materials. We used these later when we made clay models of our minibeasts.

We had a great time at Horton Kirby. Thanks again to all our adult helpers.

Reception’s Memorable Event! Superhero Day!

Today is Superhero Day!

First we introduced ourselves as superheroes and told each other what our super powers were.

Then we received a letter from Spiderman which had been written in invisible ink! It read…. Today we are going on a rocket to the Planet Pea to get the superheroes their powers back!

First we ate some super food (raisins).

Then we had to line up with our passports (you can’t get into Planet Pea without one!)

After that we sang the song ‘Let’s Go Superheroes’!

We had to show our passports and get them stamped before we entered the Planet Pea!

Next we moved around space slowly in, on, under and over the apparatus.

Then we collected a special stone that helped us breathe in space and then we  entered the rocket.

We counted down 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 …Blast off!

We zoomed into space and swapped our special stone for a pea blaster (bean bag)!

Then we blasted Evil Pea and he was defeated!

We entered a dark tent so we could use the special light to get back our superpowers!

Finally, we all came back to Planet Earth!

What a fun adventure we had!

Do you think Evil Pea was really evil? Why? Why not?

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