Author Archives: Maddy Ingram

Shared Writing Week

This week we have enjoyed Shared Writing Week across school. In every class we have explored the book by Kobi Yamada called ‘WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA?’. The writing that we completed this week was shared across the whole school!

The book follows a young boy who suddenly gets an idea! It shows us his journey of feelings as he hides, grows and shares his idea.

Class Stream wrote Acrostic poems about ideas.

Class River wrote instructions about looking after a precious idea.

Class Estuary wrote newspaper reports about a world changing idea.

Class Ocean wrote 2 contrasting diary entries from the perspective of the little boy.

On Friday we gathered in house groups and shared our excellent writing. Teachers and children were wowed by neat handwriting, original ideas, descriptions, genre features, emotions and clear, loud reading. It was a very inspiring sharing time!

It was fantastic to see so many confident and proud writers.

We are already looking forward to the next Shared Writing Week!

Please come and see some samples of our work displayed in the school hall.

 

SchoolBeat Officer PC Greg Steer visited us this morning to teach us about staying safe online. We learnt about; age ratings on games, which personal information is safe to share, privacy settings, stranger awareness, posting photographs, location tagging and our personal online experiences so far. If we decide to create social media accounts and post… Continue Reading

Year 5 and 6 have been collecting data for a National tree survey in our local woodland behind school. We used our tree identification information and flow charts to pick our study trees; either Ash, Oak or Chestnut. During the survey we explored the tree’s habitat, size (taking different measures), canopy, colour and leaves. The… Continue Reading

Today Years 5 & 6 walked to our local garden centre to learn about asexual reproduction in plants. We were greeted by Jonathan and Ann who led a very interesting and interactive talk about tubers, bulbs, runners and taking cuttings. A huge thank you to Leaf Creative, especially Jonathan and Ann, for making us so… Continue Reading

Congratulations! Year 6 have completed their level 2 bike ability course this week. Their training involved bike safety checks, being pedal ready, road riding, signaling and road marking and sign awareness. At the start of the training we had some nervous riders but by the end we had a group of confident road users that… Continue Reading

We have enjoyed a really fun and challenging day today – learning all about resilience and pushing ourselves to overcome tricky situations. We have worked as teams to complete challenges and solved the mystery of the naughty teacher! We were visited by the Puzzle Company who brought some games to challenge us and we even… Continue Reading

We have really enjoyed our swimming lessons this term. We have grown in confidence and have learnt so many new skills. A big thank you to all of our volunteer coaches and helpers. Continue Reading

We really enjoyed our trip to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm. We saw so many different animals and got very close to some of them! We learnt about habitats and adaptation in our class workshop and some of us were even brave enough to touch a snake and a cockroach! Mrs Hulse and Mrs Harvey were… Continue Reading

We have been practising our cooking skills making Spanish Tapas and Paella this week. We prepared, cooked, and tasted some traditional dishes and had great fun. Continue Reading