whole_schoolWe currently run four classes, but sometimes we work together as a whole school, or in our house groups, Dahl, Inkpen, McKee and Rowling.

Children can earn house gems for their house, by working hard, good manners and for demonstrating our school values. Each week we award the House cup to the house earning the most gems that week.

Whole School Blog

Shared Writing Week

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.

 

Internet Safety – PC Steer Visit

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 when we are old enough, we will know how to keep ourselves safe and be kind online.

Thank you PC Steer for a very important and interesting lesson.

Science Tree Survey

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 second part of our investigations involved looking for specific types of pests and viruses.

If you wish to take part in another survey click here    Take a Survey

 

 

 

Leaf Creative science visit

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 welcome and making plants so fun! We will enjoy our growing challenges and keep you updated with our progress. Thank you for our goodie bags to get us started.

A special visit!

Today we had a very special visitor! The Easter Bunny!!!!!! The Easter Bunny was a little bit naughty and set off the fire alarm, we all had to go out in the cold & rain but very quickly cheered up when the Easter Bunny waved at us from the door. It was very exciting indeed… Continue Reading

Break the Rules for Comic Relief!

Before Comic Relief day we brought in lots of ‘copper’ coins so that we could make a ‘red nose’. We brought in so many coins that we were allowed to ‘break the rules’ on Comic Relief day. The rules we could break were- having crazy hair, wearing face paint, not wearing school trousers or skirt,… Continue Reading

Remembrance Day

We learnt about why we have remembrance day, why we wear poppies and about the end of world war one a hundred years ago. Class Stream made a poppy wreath. Here it is next to the sheep visiting us from the diocese as part of the ‘ Good Shepherd Project’.             … Continue Reading

Gymnastics Competition

Twelve fantastic gymnasts represented the school at the county’s largest school’s competition – The Forest Area Gymnastics Competition. They sent last Saturday at Five Acres Sports Centre and they all were AMAZING!!!   Continue Reading