We were joined in assembly by Mr Smith, today – one of our parents, and a member of the local fire brigade. Mr Smith came in to school to warn us about the importance of staying safe during firework season. If your child was in assembly today, do find time to talk this through with them before taking part in any events involving fireworks!
Our budding artists are working very hard at colour-mixing to recreate hues seen in their still-life compositions. Most of the flowers and fruits are complete. There is still lots to do and we are very much looking forward to some great results!
Parents, please feel free to send an ‘art shirt’ in for your child to use on Mondays.
Today, Year 3 had a whole day of Art! The children were learning about different sketching techniques including hatching, cross-hatching and stippling. They learnt how to use these techniques to build up different tones and shades. They applied these sketching techniques to sketch and shade a range of autumn leaves. The children will be continuing to use these techniques to look at hot and cold pictures, culminating in a study of the work of Georgia O’Keeffe.
Children within the school are currently taking part in an exciting science competition. Over the course of the next two weeks, all children within the school will be completing the competition within class. Winners from each year group will be announced on Friday 4th November in celebration assembly.
The children have to identify the object from a magnified picture and are having great fun trying to guess what each picture shows.
This week, Year 3 have been learning how to write a non-chronological report. They took on the role of ‘Unicorn Reporters’ to ask a ‘Unicorn Expert’ interesting questions to help structure their report. They are now using this structure to help them write a whole class non-chronological report about squirrels. In History, the children have been watching short video clips and using information books to help them compare life during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. They will be transferring this information onto a poster, written in the style of a Stone Age child.
Finally, in PE, the children took part in a netball tournament! They were able to independently pick their teams, decide on a team name and team captain and they then played 3 matches of netball during the afternoon. The children showed sportsmanship, collaboration and a positive attitude whilst playing these matches. Well done!
This afternoon, Year 3 took part in a year group netball tournament. They put into practise the skills they have been learning over the past few weeks and really showed their competitive edge! The children showed some of school values whilst playing including collaboration, a positive attitude and kindness towards their team mates and opponents. Well done, Year 3!
As preparation for our forthcoming Rainforest Cafe, Year 6 enjoyed sampling a range of rainforest-based foods this afternoon: coconut, pineapple, avocado, passion fruit, pomegranate, banana, mango and chocolate. We also smelled vanilla, cinnamon and ginger. We will soon be developing these ingredients into recipes we can create for the cafe – keep watch for further details on this!
Pupils, who attend Tuesday morning cross country club, were put through their paces this morning with a leg sapping interval session. 15 minutes of 80m sprints followed by an active recovery walk back between reps was enough to get the heart rate pounding. Pupils were shown how to transfer power from their arms/shoulders to help generate pace and the importance of a high knee lift.
The interval sessions have been included to help pupils run at speed whilst also building up their endurance and fitness levels.
Cross Country Club is open to all pupils and takes place every Tuesday morning from 8am. New members welcome.
Recently, Fern M (Y6)submitted a poem to be considered for a Young Writers’ Summertime Rhymes collection. Young Writers, aged 5-18 years old were encouraged to write an original poem inspired by summer.
Fern was incredibly proud to hear that her poem ‘Summer is Here’ has been chosen for publication in a book showcasing young writers’work called Summertime Rhymes – Fun In The Sun. The poems have been selected based on the individual’s expression of imagination, perception, use of language and creativity.
Fern was presented with a certificate and a limited edition bookmark and we look forward to seeing her poem appear in the upcoming publication.
Summer Is Here:
Summer, summer, it’s here
Look up in the sky
It’s very clear
Let’s give summer a cheer
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
As I put on my sun lotion
I think of making a flower potion
Of crushed petals in pinks and blues
Then I can have a well earned snooze
At the beach to which we’d gone
Beaming down the sun shone
My cheeky brother and me
Went playing in the cold sea
When it’s the end of the day
I can’t get to sleep straight away
The sunlight comes through the window, past the blind
making pictures in my mind.
Fern (Aged 10)