The children in year 5/6 have really enjoyed the chance to warm up their writing skills and channel their creativity through writing a range of poems for our poetry slam!
They were then faced with the tricky task of memorising and reciting their poem from memory as they performed it to their classmates.
We were extremely proud of how many children overcame their nerves and performed for their peers, well done year 5/6!
Here’s Enes with his winning performance as voted for by his classmates…
KS1 had a very active Friday morning this week!
We kick started our session with a warm up with Joe Wicks:
Then we had a dance fitness session with Mrs Graves:
And finally we had a meditation session to bring our heart rates back down:
Thank you Mrs Graves!
Wow! What a fantastic day we had visiting Vistory Leisure Caravan factories!
Some of our year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a fantastic real-life learning experience and had the opportunity to witness first-hand how some of the most luxurious caravans in the UK are made! Not only that, but various members of staff were more than happy to share their expertise and chat with the children about their route into this line of work and tips on the children could follow in their footsteps.
It was amazing to step foot inside the huge factory and see how much team work is involved in assembling the caravans
We were particularly amazed by the workmen’s vending machine…No chocolates and drinks in here – just tools and equipment to be dispensed!
It was great to chat to the lead graphic designer whilst he showed the children his high-tech software!
Mary was also keen to chat to the children about her job as an interior designer and how she furnishes and decorates the inside of the caravans.
And finally, the children completed a caravan designing task and shared their plans. The winning group were pleased with their prizes of giant chocolate bars!
Year 6 are continuing to enjoy their journey exploring crime and punishment through the ages and this week it was the turn of the Tudors!
We studied lots of punishment devices and came up with some very interesting predictions about what they would have been used for.
Kristian and Courtney studying the sources of evidence carefully to inform their predictions
The boys were pleased that many of their predictions turned out to be correct
However, none of the year 6s predicted that this item, ‘The Brank’, would be attached to women’s heads as a punishment for gossiping! The sharp metal insert would cause pain inside their mouths if they attempted to speak. Safe to say, our year 6 girls were happy not to have been born in the tudor time period!
In PSHCE today, Y4J have been exploring the concept of bravery for Child Mental Health Week. We shared our opinions of what bravery is considered to be, as well as some of our own stories and experiences of being brave in certain situations. We also explored the bravery of the character ‘Plop’ from Miss Stewart’s favourite book ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’ and how he himself built up the courage and determination to develop his own bravery.
The children in the Hub have been demonstrating excellent use of fine motor skills this week for our Chinese New Year celebrations.
We enjoyed our food tasting session with noodles, spring rolls and rice crackers on the menu. We used chopsticks to eat our noodles with and Raphael was crowned King of the Chopsticks.
The children displayed safe use of scissors and excellent cutting skills making their lanterns.
Good speaking and listening skills were also displayed during our story of the day ‘Cleversticks’, beautifully read by Stephanie.
Thank you to our Foundation Stage 2 parents for attending our Read, Write Inc meeting this week. If you missed the meeting or would like to find out more information about how to help your child learn to read, see the attached leaflet below:
As part of our Wow Day to launch the topic, ‘Who first lived in Britain?’, Year 3 designed and made Stone Age replica necklaces. First of all we looked at some photographs of Stone Age necklaces and discussed the materials that these were made from. Using these ideas as a prompt, we designed our own.
We then made our necklaces using clay. We had to make sure there were no cracks in any our pieces.
A few days later, we painted our necklaces and threaded them onto string.
Wow! We can’t believe how beautiful they look!