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  • 14
    Dec

    African Letters

    Posted by Miss E Fitzgerald
    I'm sure you have all heard by now that we finally received our letters from Africa - part of me had begun to think we were never going to get a reply. After back and forth communication between the school and myself on Monday a parcel arrived, and I was so happy it was like Christmas had come early. When Esiteti wrote to us there were only 13 children in the entire school so that meant not everyone received a personal letter back, but the children were more than happy to share their letters and the excitement was fantastic. I am so proud of their patience and I am so happy with their response and eagerness. I have said to the children that if they want to write a reply then I am more than happy to send their letters on, and I've informed them that they may have to wait another 6 months or so before they get something back - as it turns out our letters had to go via America as the woman I was talking said there was a greater chance of them getting to us from there as the postal system in Kenya isn't the same.
  • 14
    Dec

    Mini Marines

    Posted by Mr A Hart
    Today, Tyndale have had the opportunity to train with the mini marines. The children were given a range of activities and put through their paces from real life Marines! Congratulations to Tyndale for being this terms housepoint winners! Great effort.
  • 05
    Dec

    Poetry performances

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Year 5 have been focusing on learning poems to memory so they can perform a recital with better volume and tone in their voice. The method we chose to help with this was creating a story map of a poem which allowed the children to learn the poem from pictures instead of words. After some practice readings, the groups were ready to perform their poems and everyone showed great consideration to their delivery and the audience.
  • 30
    Nov

    Homework

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Reminder about My Maths homework that needs to be completed weekly via the website. All children were given their log on details previously in the year, if these have been lost/forgotten, they can be given out again in school.
  • 27
    Nov

    Working Scientifically

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Mr Williamson has been doing some science with year 5 and their focus has been on working scientifically. This week, they looked at a special kind of paper aeroplane, and in particular what variables will affect how well they fly. They were required to draw a design of their plane and then build it using card and straw. Some test flights made easy work of the space available in the classroom and needed to be tested on the larger air strip in the hallway.
  • 22
    Nov

    Parkour!

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    We started a new topic last week on Parkour in PE. This involves moving from one place to another in the quickest way possible. It often involves travelling over and around obstacles. This week, class five were focusing on leaps of faith which required them to travel over small obstacles in the easiest and fastest way for them. The children are really enjoying this topic and all are trying new methods of moving around. It incorporates so many key parts of PE such as balance, coordination, strength and agility to name a few.
  • 20
    Nov

    Maths

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    This week, Class five were learning all about squared and cubed numbers. They spent some time showing some of these numbers representing them with multi link cubes before putting pencil to paper and using their new skills to answer some challenging questions. This will be very useful when we move into area and perimeter where the children will be required to build a structure using spaghetti. Well done class five for working hard on this difficult topic!
  • 15
    Nov

    Random Acts of Kindness

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Miss Lanceley led an anti bullying assembly this week and highlighted how important kindness is in everyday life. She set a challenge for every child to complete random acts of kindness (RAC), not just for one day, week or month, but whenever you see the chance! A list of 30 random acts of kindness was given to all the children to bear in mind. These ranged from holding a door open for someone to doing the washing up at home. It goes without saying that if every one in the world strives to complete these acts of kindness, we would all be much better off. The list can be found on the class website under Autumn 2018 on the school website.
  • 14
    Nov

    Maths Problems

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Lots of discussion and problem solving today in Maths. Mrs Williams set out a carousel of challenges for the children to complete in groups which everyone was keen to get involved in.
  • 14
    Nov

    Type Onesie Day!

    Posted by Mr J Chaffey
    Children and staff enjoyed 'lounging' around in their onesies/pjs all day! Hopefully we all helped raise funds for a diabetes charity. If anyone forgot their pound, there is still time to bring it in to the office.