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!On Wednesday it was wheelie day, which was great fun! We had to follow a challenge course drawn out on the infant playground.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!Eventually, we had our party, after an exhausting but brilliantly fun week! 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
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! Greek Mythical Moving MonstersWe loved being creative but it was hard work trying to make our pneumatic systems work! Scooter Day!We enjoyed scooting and using our wheelies round the track and over the wooden plank! Team Building Activities We all managed to sit on each others laps and … not collapse! Unlike the first time! 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!
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.
newsletter 32 21.05.15Have a read – it’s the last one for this term. Have a lovely break!
newsletter 31 15.05.15Updates about Enrichment Week. the June Jolly and the Car Boot Sale. Please read!
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!
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les yeux (eyes) les pieds (feet… our toes in this case!) les genoux (knees) 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!
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.
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! 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 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
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.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.
newsletter 30 08.05.15Exciting news about Enrichment Week!! Read up on the PTA June Jolly.
newsletter 29 01.05.15Important info about school photographs and ‘stranger danger’, have a good read!