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A busy Enrichment week!

This week has been so busy and the children have really coped well with different things happening every day, out of normal routine.Unfortunately Sports Day was cancelled because of rain and thunder but it didn’t matter because we had so much else to do on the other days of the week. Plus, on the final day of term we had Superhero dressing up day and a party with lots of delicious party food and dancing!On Monday we had Circus skills and we learnt so much!

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Juggling with scarves

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Plate spinning!

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Balancing skills

On Wednesday it was wheelie day, which was great fun! We had to follow a challenge course drawn out on the infant playground.JpegJpeg
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All kitted up!

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Following the trail

The last day of term was almost too exciting…! We all came dressed as Superheroes for our end of topic celebration party. In the morning we learnt how to use bows and arrows in a mini archery tournament. It was quite tricky to learn how to hold the bow, load up the arrow and aim at the target but some of us displayed some very good Robin Hood skills, such as Shyne, who got a bullseye!JpegJpeg
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Spiderman can also shoot arrows

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Sonic takes aim

Eventually, we had our party, after an exhausting but brilliantly fun week!
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Musical statues

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Great dancing Batgirl!

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Yummy party food

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Superhero refuelling table

Have a lovely, restful half term everybody and come back ready for a new term and a new topic!Mrs Armstrong, Mrs Davies and Miss Newbould 

Enrichment Week Fun!!!

South CerneyWe really enjoyed our day at South Cerney. When we were sailing some of us went overboard! Oh no! However lots of us had perfect moving and parking skills!enrichment week 135 enrichment week 137enrichment week 112 Greek Mythical Moving MonstersWe loved being creative but it was hard work trying to make our pneumatic systems work!IMG_0166 IMG_0167 IMG_0168IMG_0173IMG_0170 IMG_0171 IMG_0172 Scooter Day!We enjoyed scooting and using our wheelies round the track and over the wooden plank!IMG_0103 IMG_0032 IMG_0063 Team Building Activities We all managed to sit on each others laps and … not collapse! Unlike the first time!IMG_0159 IMG_0138 Maths Problem Solving We worked together to solve 4 different maths problems. We thought the hardest was pacmaze because we had to do lots of multiplication and division!IMG_0161 IMG_0162 IMG_0163     

Team Building Enrichment Week

Blowing enormous bubbles

Blowing enormous bubbles

This report, about our fantastic enrichment week, was written by Dylan Berry. Do you want to find out about our fantastic enrichment week? If so, read on.On Monday, Kai came into the hall. Kai, who is a circus expert, showed us how to do tricks with scarves, sticks, diablos and feathers. Tayla found that she could actually ride a unicycle.
Tayla on unicycle

Tayla on unicycle

On Tuesday, we spent the whole morning making a team tessellation picture. We each had a tile to design and colour. There were two different shapes.  We coloured them using oil pastels. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do sports day but we did Science instead so it didn’t matter that much.On Wednesday, it was the best day; wheelie day. We set up a track out of cones and chalk and we had lots of fun on our scooters and roller shoes.
Archie on wheels

Archie on wheels

Today, we did archery, trying to be like Robin Hood.  It was great fun!
Thomas was a great shot!

Thomas was a great shot!

 

Team Building Week

Year 5 have had a busy week full of lots of different types of activities.

We have worked in lots of different teams to complete drama activities and performance poetry, inspired by Michael Rosen. After watching some of his performances, we discussed the techniques he used to make his performances so special before trying it out for ourselves! The children did a great job of going over the top to make the most of their performances.

Unfortunately, our Sports day was cancelled due to the weather. Despite this, Year 5 still managed to get outside to create games in team for the Year 2 children. The Year 2 children were very excited and really enjoyed trying out our games. Some even said it was some of the best games they had ever played! Well done Year 5s!

The highlight of the week for many was our trip to South Cerney on Wednesday. The children had the opportunity to try out kayaking, canoeing, sailing, wind surfing and stand up paddling! Despite being a little cold, the children threw themselves in (sometimes literally!) and had a great time. It was lovely to see them grow in confidence and skill throughout the day.

Year 4 8th May

We have had another busy week in Year 4. Tuesday we had our second session of DT at Archway.  In cooking we made Mexican fajitas.  They were really yummy!  The woodwork group continued working on their coat hangers. In PE this week we played our first Rounders match.  Some of us had an idea of the rules from attending Rounders club, but others of us were playing for the first time.  We played well and started to learn that we have to work as a team in order to be successful when fielding! This Week’s Results:Certificate: Haydon.Last week’s certificate: Jack C.Individual House Points: Ella-Mae and Emily – 8 each.Team House Points: All 4 houses drew on 30 house points each!

La tete, shoulders, knees and toes!

In Hazel class our Science this term is all about comparing animals and humans. This week we have labelled parts of the body and even learned a well known song in French.IMG_0050 

La bouche (mouth)

IMG_0049 les yeux (eyes)IMG_0048 les pieds (feet… our toes in this case!)IMG_0047 les genoux (knees)IMG_0046 la tete  (head)Do you recognise the song yet?IMG_0051  We have tried to add a short video of our terpsichorian escapades. Do let us know how successful it was!!Have fun with the workout! 

Woodland Works of art.

We’ve been working so hard in the mornings with our little tests, which has meant our afternoons have been a little more relaxing. We have been creating a woodland area in the classroom. After learning how to draw an owl, we painted them carefully. We have also been learning about the Russian artist Kandinsky and have used his paintings to inspire our trees.Our star of the week this week was Riley Molloy who received his certificate for working hard to become a more independent learner.owls 2 owls art

SATS TESTS NEXT WEEK!!!

Next week the Year 6 children will be sitting their Ks2 SATs tests. They have been preparing for their tests since February. They have all worked incredibly hard, and with impressive maturity and independence, during their ‘booster’ revision programme.The children will be coming in early each morning to enjoy a ‘SATs breakfast’ provided by the governors before sitting the allocated test. The rest of each day will be devoted to art/Design Technology work and brief, fun revision games and activities.We wish them all the best of luck in their tests and would just like to remind them to get to bed on time each evening! 2014-ks2-reading-paper The School would also like to thank parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles (and even big brothers!) for all their help and support with the preparation process. Good luck Year 6

Read all about it!

Read this blog because you will find out all about what Year 3 have been doing this week… This week we have started a new unit about adverts and have enjoyed role playing our own! Also we had great fun tasting Greek yogurts and trying to persuade others to eat them too! These are some of our power words about the yogurts … Honey Paradise, Thick and creamy it’ll make your dreams come true, Honeycomb Heaven, Lovely Lemon, Fabulous Lemon Delight and Luscious Lemon Delight! On Tuesday, in the morning, we had our class photographs. In the afternoon, we went to the church and sketched symbolic objects. We all took turns to read in the lectern, pulpit and altar! Our Science this week measured the length of shadows at different times in the day! We found out that a shadow is shortest at midday! We can’t wait for Paddington Bear later to top off our week! Certificate of Achievement – “I had no idea that it was coming! It was scary being called first!” – Ellie

Reception Election. Results just in!

On Thursday in Rowan class we had an election. Every child had a ballot paper with all the teams on and their colours and were shown how to make a X in the box next to the team they wanted to win. We changed the superhero den into a POLLING STATION and Miss Newbould and Miss Davies made sure every child voted and put their vote in the BALLOT BOX.

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Who shall I vote for?

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Casting our vote in the polling booth

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How to fill in a ballot paper

Once everyone had voted, three children sorted and counted them all and reported back at the end of the day. The results were clear, the red team had won! But just by one vote.
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Counting the ballot papers

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The returning officers declare the final results

K’Nex Challenge

Last week, Aaron and Fin went to represent St Matthews at the K’Nex County Finals. They competed against many schools to complete a model for a certain purpose. They worked well as a team and represented the school brilliantly. Well done Aaron and Fin!42 IMG_6478