Wednesday, 30 September 2015

4J's amazing class assembly!

Yesterday, 4J sung their hearts out as well as putting on a fantastic show! The school learnt a lot of facts about forests as well as listening to some performance poetry which the children practiced by themselves, even writing their own final verses for 'Night Mail'. Miss Cooke was extremely proud of 4J and all their efforts, well done!

Friday, 25 September 2015

Magnificent Maths in Year 3

In Maths this term we have been learning all about the place value of digits, ordering and rounding numbers, and calculating mentally (+, -). Over the next few weeks we will be reviewing and learning new written methods for addition and subtraction.  

Spend sometime over the next few days asking your child to show you their favourite method for addition! 

Here's a challenge to try at home:  

In this maze there are numbers in each of the cells. You go through adding all the numbers that you pass. You may not go through any cell more than once.

Can you find a way through in which the numbers add to exactly 100?
What is the lowest number you can make going through the maze?


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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Alice Holt

Last week, year four visited Alice Holt where they were greeted by the forest rangers (Jane and Jackie). They began the day exploring evidence of habitats in the forest inside the classroom. Then they went out into the forest to explore. The children loved going on a mini-beast hunt and identifying what they had caught! They thoroughly enjoyed finding out about the animals living in the forest. One of their favourite facts was that woodpeckers have long tongues that unravel. The spikes on the end of their tongue find the bugs living inside the trees. Then their tongue rolls back up again so that they can eat the food they have caught. Did you also know that moles have a tail that has hairs on the end which allows them to sense where worms are because they cannot see very well? When they catch a worm, their teeth bite into it paralysing the animal. This means they can store food and it stays fresh because the worm is still alive. 

Everyone learnt a lot from the day (including the teachers) and we are now really excited to learn more about forests. 

Miss Cooke and Ms. Cooper were extremely impressed with the children's behaviour which was impeccable!

Have a look at some of our pictures to show how much fun we had:

Friday, 18 September 2015

Year 6 Chessington

Wednesday was a very thrilling day for Year 6 when we went to CHESSINGTON : WORLD OF ADVENTURES. Despite the bad weather,we persevered throughout the day and made the most out of the trip!  After each group went on a few rides, we had  the workshop, in which we learnt about the different forces. We were intruiged to learn about which forces act on the rides. We carried out several investigations to see how forces act on different objects and then had a quiz, which we were quite successful at!Soon after, we had time to see the sea life animals and to experience the other rides  - we particularly liked the Vampire! What a brilliant trip!

Monday, 14 September 2015

Be the Best Day Year 5

On Monday 7th September, Year 5, along with the rest of the school, had the fantastic opportunity to meet and work with two of Great Britain's most promising athletes - Decathlete Mark Cryer and GB Sprinter Kieran Showler Davis. We enjoyed learning about their hard work and achievements in assembly. We were also privileged to have a taster of their training programme in an extra special PE lesson.

Here are some photos and videos of our exciting experience!