Saturday, 21 October 2017

World Book Day at the Infants!

Yesterday afternoon, 5D and 6C visited Year 1 and 2 at the infants to share their own stories. Both Year 5 and 6 have been working so hard to draft, edit and publish their stories and both staff/pupils were extremely impressed with their final product! Well done to both classes who read with a great deal of expression and then asked the children some interesting questions about their characters. A big thank you to the infant school for allowing us to come down. You all loooked amazing dressed up as your favourite book characters!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

A Spectacular Science Lesson

6P's Class Assembly

Well done to 6P, who today put on a fantastic class assembly performance, teaching the whole school all about forces. During the assembly, the children showed off what they had been learning in their science lessons this half term as well as completing some practical demonstrations: children stood on chairs to show gravity; showed forces by taking part in a tug of war and demonstrated pushes and pulls using chewing gum! As you can see they have learnt a lot this term!

To end the assembly, they sung the song which they have been learning in their music lessons - I'll be there by the Jackson 5. Even though it has been a challenging song to learn, all the children performed to the best! 

Since this is their last class assembly at the Junior School, they are now looking forward to the year 6 production at the end of the year.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Quicksticks Hockey Tournament

Today, Alderwood Junior School played 3 matches against local schools. Although the competition is for years 5 and 6, Miss Cooke has recognised many talented players from year 4 as well, with half of the team from year 4! We won 2 of our matches because we played well as a team. It was lovely to see such great sportsmanship which is a real strength of our school. We drew the other match but we almost won! Unfortunately, Guillemont scored in the last minute. We loved playing in our brand new kit; everyone was extremely smart. Thanks again to parents for waiting around in the cold and cheering the children on.

Miss Cooke