As part of their Art and DT topic, children in class 3 could choose their own biome community of plants and animals and think about the common characteristics of the environment they exist in. They made their biomes from cardboard boxes and painted the inside as a backdrop and attached to it wooden rods which they could move back and worth to show living creatures/animals that they drew. They all enjoyed the activity and came up with a good variety of different biomes.
Class One had a busy time learning about and celebrating St George’s Day on Monday. They acted out the story of brave St George defeating the dragon and sequenced the story . Then some of the children decided to make shields of their own with a St George’s cross on the front. Other children decided to make English flags and Henry even got busy with the Tap Tap Boards and made a picture of the story.
Class 3 had some challenging Maths puzzles today with Mr Lucas, a visitor from Exmouth Community College. He taught us how to easily multiply large numbers by 11 and to divide them by 5. We then practised showing all of our working out to solve some tricky problems. Thank you Mr Lucas; it was great fun!
On Friday, Classes 2 and 3 enjoyed a wonderful morning of classical music in Exeter University’s Great Hall, with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. The theme was ‘Secrets and Codes’ and the children listened, sang and body-popped their way through a fantastic programme of music, including Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter and the Imperial March from Star Wars. What an inspiration to everyone – adults and children alike!
The year 5 children have been developing their Geometry knowledge over the last couple of weeks and today they were measuring angles directly on the table! They have been working really hard using the protractors and measuring different types of angles.
Devon – “drawing on the tables was really fun! I liked measuring the angles too.”
JJ – “I became more confident measuring angles in today’s lesson!”
Year 5 got stuck into midget gem maths this week, making 3D shapes from sweets and washing up liquid. They were able to examine faces, edges and corners of a whole range of shapes, even a very large and sticky cuboid! Marvellous maths Year 5 – Well done!
We’ve had to cancel World Book Day today, but recognise that many of the children, and staff, were excited about wearing their costumes. Therefore we are planning to reschedule World Book Day to 8th March and we would like to invite you, once again, to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion.
World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day token that can either be exchanged for one of the 10 special £1 books or used to get £1 off any book. You can find out more about the books at worldbookday.com/books
School and libraries across the UK celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of events and activities. Here are a few things that we will be doing for World Book Day.
Dress Up! Children are invited to dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday 1st March.
Extreme reading! Bring in a photograph of yourself reading in the most extreme poses, conditions or places that you can think of. These will be displayed in the library.
Schools Library Visit! Carolyn Kennedy from the Schools Library Service will be visiting classes on Wednesday 28th February to talk about the author David Walliams and to share some of his stories. She will also have lots of quizzes and books with her for the children to enjoy.
‘Awful Auntie’ at the Northcott Theatre! Class 2 and 3 will be visiting the theatre to watch a production of David Walliams, ‘Awful Auntie’ on Thursday 15th March – further details to follow.
Various other book-based activities will be run by teachers throughout the day too.
You can join us in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly and joining your local library if you are not yet members. For more information about World Book Day and ideas on sharing books at home, visit worldbookday.com
Children are never too young to start their journey with books and the benefits of reading are enormous – so we hope, like us, you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.
This week, Class One have started their work on learning about old toys. They have been enjoying playing with some of toys that Mrs Tweedy used to play with when she was a child.
The children in Class 2 have been creating information posters about life in a Victorian school. They have researched the lives of children during the Victorian era and then set up a Victorian classroom for the day in order to bring their learning alive. Thankfully no child needed the cane, but a few had to wear the dunce cap! Their Victorian work culminated in producing information posters on school life in Victorian Britain.
Safer Internet Day will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 6th February 2018 with the slogan “Create, Connect and Share Respect: A better internet starts with you”. With mobile technology is expanding so quickly, keeping safe online is a key area for everyone. The main messages for the children are:
- Support others
- Be kind and respectful
- Check before you share
- Share positively
- Ask for help
It is also another useful opportunity review our Acceptable User Agreements which outline the strategies we use to keep safe online at school:
- I will ask a teacher or suitable adult if I want to use the computers/ipads
- I will only use activities that a teacher or suitable adult has told or allowed me to use
- I will take care of the computer and other equipment
- I will ask for help from a teacher or suitable adult if I am not sure what to do or if I think I have done something wrong
- I will tell a teacher or suitable adult if I see something that upsets me on the screen
- I know that if I break the rules I might not be allowed to use a computer
Looking for further information? Why not visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk to find a range of information about keeping yourself or a child you know safe from child sexual exploitation.