Friday, 20 September 2019

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are presented with the E for Effort cup during our whole school assembly.

Congratulations to all the wonderful children who made an extra effort this week.

Year 6 French: En Ville

Year 6 were put their French language into action in our mock-up of a French town. The children not only learnt how to give directions in French but also how to link them using the appropriate conjunctions. Time was then spent perfecting their pronunciation before they were able to demonstrate French language skills to ask for and give directions from one site to another. Year 6's progress was fantastique!

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Year 5 History: Trench Digging

Year 5 have been learning about the hardships of life as a soldier in World War 1. To help bring history to life, the children worked with spades and buckets to dig a trench, like British troops over 100 years ago. The ground was very hard, but Year 5 kept their spirits high by working as a team and sharing a laugh to distract themselves from the back-breaking work. Their completed trench will be used in more History lessons to help our pupils gain a greater appreciation of the difficulties faced by soldiers in World War 1.

Friday, 13 September 2019

New House Captains

Congratulations to all the children in Year 6 who stood in elections for the prestigious honour of leading their houses. Speeches worthy of a presidential race were delivered during Thursday's House Meetings, making voting a tough decision for the remaining KS2 children. The votes have now been counted and we are delighted to introduce you to this year's newly elected House Captains and Vice House Captains.

Year 6: Spitfire Art

To begin their research into World War 2, Year 6 followed a step-by-step tutorial to learn how to sketch a Spitfire. At first, the children were daunted by the task ahead as they thought it would be very difficult to draw the iconic flying machine. However, the amazing artists were delighted that, by following clear instructions, they managed to produce pictures of which they could be proud. Next week, Year 6 will be adding backgrounds to their budding masterpieces.

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are awarded the E for Effort cup in front of the whole school during our Friday morning assembly.

To celebrate the excellent behaviour and attitude of our pupils as they settled into their new year groups, many teachers presented the cup to their entire class. Representatives from these classes, together with individual winners, appear in the photo below.

Congratulations to all of our wonderful pupils for such a great start to the new school year.

Year 4 Science: Digestion

Year 4 were introduced to their first Science topic of the year, Digestion. They were shown the parts of the digestive system and had to label the internal organs involved. Then, they worked in groups to build plans of the human body with all of the organs in the correct place. After feedback, the children are now able to recognise and name the key parts of the digestive system and show where they are found in the human body.