Class Activity

All Classes Activity Flow

Anti-bullying week work

This afternoon, the ‘Super Safeguarding Squad’ organised activities for Class 2 to raise awareness for anti-bullying week. The children watched a short film and discussed what bullying was and how to get help.  They completed a range of activities, from word searches to designing posters for  a whole school competition. We had a super afternoon. Thank you to the Safeguarding Squad!

 

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Class 4’s Reading Competition

In Class 4 this term we have been taking part in a reading competition – the children versus Miss Parsons and Mrs Leon! The children have loved challenging us and so far they are winning by miles. After reading a book, the children are encouraged to write a short review about it – rating it and telling us what they liked or didn’t like. We hope the reading bug continues

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Maths homework 16.11.18

In class we have been learning to add, subtract and multiply fractions. Can you make me a poster to show me your understanding of these process that could be put up in display in the classroom to help others.

Remember:

  •  2/ 8 + 3/ 8  = 5/8   not 5/16
  • when + or – you need to use your equivalent fraction knowledge to make the denominator the same, or use your x knowledge to find the common denominator.
  • When you x fractions the answer is smaller!

Bike ability

The year 6 children have taken part in bike ability this week. The children have really enjoyed this and many children have achieved level 1, or level 2 in road safety on a bike. The instructors have commented on their hard work and super manners- well done year 6!

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Celebrating 100 years since the end of world war 1

In class 5 we have spent the week learning about and commemorating World War 1.

In literacy we have been developing our understand of cinquain poems. These are syllabic poems, designed by an American poet 100 years ago, which traditionally follow the structure of: 5 lines, 2 syllables, 4, syllables, 6, syllables, 8 syllables, 2 syllables. We read and analysed the poem ‘Flanders field’ by John McCrae. and used figurative language to create an image cinqauin poem. We followed this up by reading the poem, ‘Where the Poppies Now Grow,’ by Hillary Robinson and creating a story cinquain poem that told a story.

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In history, we developed our historical enquiry skills by identifying names of fallen soldiers from Waters Upton. We then carried out research to find information about the soldiers. During ICT lessons we learnt how to use publisher to create an information sheet. Here are a few examples of our work.

 

In maths, we applied our logic problem solving skills to identify missing numbers of the fallen soldiers.

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Exciting email!

Recently Class 3 wrote letters to Liz Bonnin and her team, who produced a documentary on BBC called ‘Drowning in Plastic’. After having seen parts of it in class and discussing what they had seen, Class 3 decided to write letters to tell Liz their opinions on what has been happening regarding plastic in the ocean and the dangers to animals, and sent it to the producers offices in London.

Yesterday the school received an email from Tom-Watt Smith (Executive producer) with a fantastic response:

Dear Miss Howell,

This morning, I opened the most wonderful package of letters from your year 3/4 class. I can’t describe how touched we are that your students wrote to us to tell us how you felt about the film.

In the letters,  Alex wrote “when I saw a river covered in plastic I was shocked” and Izzy mentioned “When I heard the baby seal had died I felt so sad”. We felt the same shock and sadness at the scenes we were filming in Indonesia and America. At times it felt helpless seeing “the fish getting poorly from the plastic” (Issac) but we were very keen to share what we saw with as many people as possible. We hoped that the film might make a small difference so when we read your thoughtful and intelligent letters,  it makes it feel like a really worthwhile project.

I agree with Rosie that “it was amazing that a 25 year old Indonesian invented edible packaging” and we also felt happy that “scientists are using a sea wheel to collect plastic from rivers” ( Lilly Mae). The future of life in our Oceans depends on brilliant brains around the world so, William, we are very pleased when you said “I have always wanted to be a scientist so I can help the world”. It is up to all of us to make changes to the way we use and dispose of plastic and think of clever solutions to solve the plastic crisis. The future of life in our Oceans really is in our hands –  and Alfie, we haven’t yet seen the Prime Minister but we will be sure to tell her to “put bins in Indonesia because it is drowning in Plastic”

Thank you for this wonderful and inspiring collection of letters. I have circulated them around our offices in London and they are bringing a smile to the faces of all who read them.

All the best,

Tom

Tom Watt-Smith

Executive Producer (RAW TV)