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  • 07
    Jul

    Swimming Schedule for next week

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    I apologise for the higuldy-piguldy swimming schedule over the past few weeks; things keep cropping up! Just to confirm; Year Four will be swimming their BSQ2BSQ laps on Monday 9th July and will be participating in the Gala with Year Three on Tuesday 10th July. Apologies once again!
  • 07
    Jul

    African Mask Project has FINALLY begun!

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    After much anticipation, and with a very busy schedule; we have finally begun working on our African Masks. The children - using the grape punnets which were brought in - shaped a face using clay and put on their first layer of paper mache. We will have to squeeze in another session to add on a second layer before we paint them. All I can say though is that I was incredibly impressed by their enthusiasm and eagerness with the project. All of the class remained focused even when we played The Greatest Showman soundtrack. I think these are going to look amazing!
  • 07
    Jul

    Spelling Knockout

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    It has become habit on a Friday, in my year three and four literacy group, to play 'Spelling Knockout'. It's a game, but it is a chance for them to practise those tricky spellings. The quickest child is able to stay up and compete again and again until they are knocked out by someone else... It's a great game and one that the children are evermore looking forward too.
  • 07
    Jul

    Coding

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    With the world being a highly technological place it is important that the children learn the how to use laptops and computers sufficiently. Coding is one skill which is highly sought after and a skill which few can do. So Year Four this week had a go. Coding is basically telling a programme how to function - all apps and programmes use codes to function. We had a go at making objects move in certain ways by using codes for the objects. It required a bit of trial and error for the children to understand how to write the codes, but I was blown away by their eagerness and the ease with which many found it.
  • 07
    Jul

    Costume Alert

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Please can all parents start thinking about bringing in costumes for the children for our production on the 19th. Please can costumes come into school in a named bag with names on the costumes too to ensure they aren't worn by others. If the children have any items which they believe will also be useful then please can you also bring those in. Many Thanks :)
  • 04
    Jul

    The Three Little Pigs

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    In my literacy group the year threes and fours are currently looking into The Three Little Pigs from a range of viewpoints. We are beginning to write our own versions this week! Last week, whilst getting to know both versions we had an improvised version from Roo, Henry, Annabel and Eddie. Interesting is one word to describe it... if you're wondering the purpose of the bin, I believe it was Henry's house.
  • 04
    Jul

    Parabolic Reflectors

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    This term in Science with Mr Williamson the children are creating parabolic reflectors. This requires a lot of structural thinking as what they are trying to create is a device which collects light and sound - to name a few. The children are having to use team-work to get the shapes right and they are having to be very patient as they are not easy to make. They are looking great and I cannot wait to see the continued progress every week.
  • 02
    Jul

    Swimming Rota Changes

    Posted by Mr C Clarke
    Dear Parents/Carers, Due to the Swimming Gala we have made some changes to the usual rota: Tuesday- Year 3 and Reception Wednesday- Year 4 Thursday- Year 1 and Year 2 (Gala) Friday- Year 6
  • 02
    Jul

    Swimming w/c 9th July

    Posted by Miss A Robbins
    Children will need their swim kit for the following days next week. Please note slight change to the timetable on the sponsor forms for BSQ2BSQ Monday 09th July: YR4 Tuesday 10th July: REC (Plus, KS2 gala) Wednesday 11th July: YR1 & YR2 Thursday 12th July: YR5 Friday 13th July: YR6 & Y3
  • 28
    Jun

    Swimming Reminder

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    Just to let you all know, hopefully the message was relayed by the kids, tomorrow we have swimming after lunch. Please provide kit as usual and snacks for afterwards. It is also essential that the children have suntan lotion for them to apply before they go in the pool. The glare from the water means they are more likely to get burnt from the sun, this is something we want to avoid. Any child without suntan lotion will, I'm afraid, have to miss out on swimming. Please, please, please provide some lotion so that this doesn't happen. Many thanks!