September 30, 2016
Year 3 had their first swimming session this week! They clearly enjoyed themselves in the water and are very much looking forward to having weekly swimming sessions for the year. We also had our first ‘Graffiti Maths’ session where the children had the opportunity to explore number using different resources. It was great fun! Finally, we have been looking at plants in Science – we dissected a lily and revised the names of each part of the plant.
(Miss Pearmain/Miss Mrozinski)
Over the past couple of weeks in maths we have been learning to convert between measures. We have had great fun measuring the hall, playground and classroom using the trundle wheel. We have converted cm to m and km to m. We have used place value whiteboards to help us multiply and divide by 100/1000. We have also worked really hard on rounding to the nearest 10 and 100.
In English & Topic, we have been focusing on India. We used the iPads and Netbooks to research Diwali. We used our research to write poems about Diwali. In Geography we located lots of places in India using the Atlas and Google maps.
(Mrs Mars/Mr McKenna)
All of our Year 5 children recently enjoyed an afternoon of nature watch around our school grounds as we hunted for evidence of butterfly activity. We were lucky enough to see a small selection of different butterflies as we identified the places to see them. This was all part of a new year-long topic in Science. It was back to swimming for us all this week too and it was great to see such fantastic water confidence across both classes.
(Mr Geraghty/Mrs Peach)
I’d just like to share with Kennedy’s teachers and Mr Campbell how proud I am of Kennedy.
Two years ago her great grandad was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. Last weekend she took part in the Alzheimer’s society memory walk in Southsea. She completed the long route 10km (6 miles approx) in 1hr and 45 mins. Even though I could tell it was hard for her she didn’t once complain of being tired (even with the wind blowing us about a bit). She has managed to raise a total of £247.00 for the charity and I’m ever so proud of all she has achieved.
I am pleased to introduce to you our new Sports Ambassadors for this year. Devon and Ben (Year 5) and Bella and Ben (Year 6) will be attending a training session at Droxford Junior School next week to help them understand the role they will be undertaking this year. Furthermore, they will be promoting PE and sport across the school, writing sports reports for the school blog as well as updating the sports board and helping to organise sports events at school. Well done to all four of them for being nominated and selected for this role.
September 29, 2016
Year Six travelled to the Living Rainforest near Newbury yesterday to support our learning in geography (the rainforest) and science (evolution and adaptation). We were able to explore the rainforest area, including the newly-opened ‘small islands’ greenhouse, and we enjoyed a tour focused on the ‘edible forest’. We learned about how different animals and plants find their food in the rainforest, and which parts of the rainforest are used by humans for food.
We will be using what we learned at the Living Rainforest to prepare for our own Rainforest Cafe later in the term…
September 28, 2016
Pupils at BWJS are making the most of the late September sunshine. Always lots to keep them occupied at break times!
Children at Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, who have joined this terms Dance buster’s Club, are really enjoying the challenge of learning a new dance. They will be refining, learning and improving this dance over the next few months before performing to family and friends.
Keep up the good work – have fun.
September 27, 2016
Art club is up and running once more. Pupils of different year groups work together to explore the ideas of different artistic genres and artists. This week they have been discovering the immediacy and power of charcoal to create these wonderfully expressive still lifes.
Pupils were able to arrange their compositions from a super collection of Autumn fruits, flowers and vegetables, very kindly donated by a parent. Thank you!