Year 5 spent their afternoon amongst the highest of aristocracy at the Savoy Hotel. Virtually anyway! To launch their next English book; Kasper, Prince of Cats by Micheal Morpurgo, they began their lesson by going on a virtual trip through the streets of London, being stunned by the architecture of buildings whilst walking down the Strand. Once they arrived at the Savoy Hotel, a scrumptious Afternoon Tea was awaiting them inside the world-famous Thames Foyer. Children both at home and at school enjoyed delicious scones, cakes, sandwiches and a spot of tea whilst listening to the first chapter. Many brothers, sisters and parents were able to come along for our afternoon at the timeless hotel too!
Dear Year 2
We hope very much that you are all safe and well. We want to thank you all again for your ongoing support. We feel incredibly lucky to be working with you all during such a challenging time. We are missing seeing you all face to face – it’s just not the same. However, we are glad to have Google Classroom to keep in touch with you all. Thank you for your patience while we are getting to grips with how it works. Your feedback is most welcomed and will help us to make improvements. You will have noticed that we have been experimenting with new ways of using Google Classroom!
One thing we are currently trialling is opening up the comments on the “Stream” for a live registration each morning until about 9.30am. Please note this is not compulsory. We know that this time will not be convenient to all of you so there is absolutely no pressure to join in. If you are able to join it would be lovely to “see” you in the comments. It’s a great way to start the day and a good opportunity for us all to say hello to each other, just as we would at school. Please be aware that any comments posted on the stream will be visible to all (unlike those comments you make when you submit assignments which are only visible to teachers). This feature will be monitored closely by the teacher in charge of Google Classroom. We hope to see you there soon!
With very best wishes from Miss Howarth, Miss Corden and Mrs Stoppani.
Year 3 have enjoyed a really successful term and we are now able to celebrate some of the successes. Several children have already gained their 1st Silver Awards, as a result of their super behaviour in school and their efforts at home in completing reading to an adult at least 3 times, completing at least 30 minutes Maths Whizz and their homework. Now we have some children who have gained their Pen Licences as they have worked really hard to develop neat and increasingly joined handwriting. Congratulations to everyone and thank you to all of you parents and carers for your support too. If we do not see you, have a lovely restful Christmas, stay safe, take care and thank you for everything,
Miss West & Mrs McCaig
There was a volcanic eruption in Year 3 today! We have been learning about volcanoes as part of our work in Geography and so we simulated an eruption for the children to see.If you would like to have a go at home it is not very complicated and the instructions are part of our Year 3 Google Classroom. If you do have a go we would love to see any photos or videos. Good Luck!
On Monday Year 3 became Stone Age people for the day and took part in some activities to uncover how the Stone Age tribes used to live. The children enjoyed making shelters with some stone age and some modern equipment. We discussed why shelters and dens were so important and how these would have evolved through the Stone Age periods of time. The children ‘gathered and hunted’ pictures of stone age food and tried to make a menu for their tribe. I think the children were surprised by how much effort that took!!
Indoors the children made archeological poo and dissected it to find out what the Stone Age tribes might have eaten. We did some cave painting on paper on the walls ( some wonderful designs with our fingers as the paintbrush!) We took part in an archaeological dig and uncovered some arrowheads and made some close observational drawings of these. The children then were given their own circular loom to attempt some weaving.
The children loved their day and even though we have missed out on the Gressenhall trip this year it was great to bring the Stone Age to life for the children.
A wonderful day was had by all.
The children in Year 3 have today been preparing for Armistice Day tomorrow by making poppy wreaths which Mrs McCaig and Miss West proudly placed onto the Town War Memorial this evening. We wanted to mark the occasion in a special way this year as many of us would usually have taken part in the annual Remembrance Parade on Remembrance Sunday, as members of Guiding and Scouting, but were unable to do so this year. If you get a chance when taking a walk, please do go and have a look at them.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
When you go home, tell them of us and say,
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.
This term, year 5 have been studying ‘Women in Mathematics and Science’ by Rachel Ignotofsky. Miss Murray contacted the author and illustrator to share some of the year groups work …. check out her response!!