We had another incredible day on Wednesday when Olympic, World and European athlete Emily Diamond visited school.She came for the afternoon and we got the chance to do some exercises with her. The exercises were star jumps, spotty dogs, press ups and leg drives. These are exercises that she uses to help her stay fit and healthy. After we had all had a go, she then led an assembly to tell us all about her journey to success, which was really inspirational. We found out that she was born in Bristol and used to run for Bristol and West Athletics Club. Her hardest running drill that she has to do is press ups with a clap in the middle! Wow!Here are some action shots of us with her:
We’re going on a Dino Hunt! We’re going to catch a big one! What a beautiful Autumn day! We’re not scared!On Thursday, Mrs Armstrong and Miss Davies discovered that the very big dinosaur, who lives in dinosaur land, had gone missing! They thought he had escaped. So we put on our wellies and went on a dinosaur hunt! We ended up in Forest School and looked everywhere for the naughty, missing dinosaur. We even thought we heard him Raaaaaahhhhh! like Harry and his dinosaurs in the story we have read.Once we found him, some of us decided to build him a proper den so that he could have a nice home.After a while we needed a break. So we had our snack outside! We sat in base camp and passed the bananas and milk around. We made sure we put all of our rubbish in a bag.Once we had finished our snack, we all had a play and lots of us had a go on the rope swing! We learnt how to take turns, get out of the way when the rope was swinging and some proper British queuing.Some of us played Hide and Seek, some of us made some bark rubbings on the larger trees and some of us made a pretend camp fire.We put the dinosaur into his new den home and we hope he will be happier there! Have a good weekend and a restful half term. Mrs Armstrong and the Rowan team.
This week we have had another incredibly busy week! Today we finished our Science and DT work on healthy eating by making our own sandwiches. Lots of us then enjoyed eating them for our lunches. We had a few unusual combinations but we all seemed to enjoy them regardless! Have a look at our pictures of us, as we made our sandwiches.
First a few pictures from Copesgrove farm last week… This week we have been having a go at + and – number sentences. We started by doing some practical Maths to help us understand that + means more and – means less. We looked at the story … ‘Jesus loves the children’ and used freeze frames to show the key scenes. Firstly, Jesus and his disciples are talking, then the children come along but the disciples tell them to go away. Unfortunately, the children become upset and Jesus tells off his disciples. Finally, Jesus shows he loves the children and they are now happy!
In English this week we have been learning all about how to write clear instructions. We made chocolate Rice Krispie cakes and then wrote instructions so that other people could do it. We also watched a clip from the film Toy Story and we wrote instructions to explain how to mend a Woody doll. Our instructions are clear and easy to understand!In Maths we have been learning to divide using cups and cubes and we had our second problem solving Friday – we are beginning to enjoy the challenge and are becoming more resilient in our learning!On Wednesday, we were excited to welcome Olympic athlete Emily Diamond to our school. We loved working with her!
This week was incredibly exciting because we had a very special visitor. On Wednesday, the Olympic 400 metre runner, Emily Diamond came to visit us for a sports afternoon. It was very inspirational to hear all about her hard work and training which has got her to where she is and we were all keen to get stuck in. To raise money for the school, charity and to help Emily get to Rio, we completed a sports event which involved everybody (even Miss Szarko!) doing star jumps, spotty dogs, leg drive and press ups all for a minute each. We all found the legs drives and press up the hardest. We have hopefully raised lots of money but also had a fabulous time getting inspired by sport.
We are all enjoying our local history topic. For the last few weeks we have been researching the Severn Railway Bridge Disaster and are in the process of writing our own newspaper reports about the day when this terrible accident took place. We have discovered that children travelled to school on the train all the way to Lydney from Sharpness before the railway bridge was destroyed.We have researched about life as a child working in a mill in the local area and are looking forward to a whole day of activities linked to our work on the mills.Our designs for stained glass windows have been completed and they are currently on display in our classroom. It is great to see the fruition of all our planning and sketching. We hope William Morris would be pleased with our designs!It was great to see our Olympic Athlete in school and Year 4 were thrilled to join in all the sporting activities during the afternoon. Emily’s message of dedication and following your dreams was truly inspirational.Have a great half term break!
newsletter 7 16.10.15Final one of this term! Here are some things you don’t know….
The term is almost at an end I can’t believe how quick it has gone.Thank you to all the parents who came to parents evening this week, it was great to meet so many of you. If you have any issues please do not hesitate to come and speak to me.Over the past two weeks Beech class have been studying angles and measuring. The children have calculated the perimeter of the class room and found all the different angles around the school. I hope they will be able to point out as many angles to you over the half term.We are now coming to the end of the suspense stories that we have being writing. The children have invented many amazing tales that have taken place on board the Titanic; I look forward to seeing the published results.The class have enjoyed the Titanic theme so much I am pleased to be continuing with it next term. We will be looking at the sinking and the impact it had.On Monday the children will be making their Titanic dioramas so watch out for some amazing creations coming soon!Enjoy the half term break. Mr Halliwell.
newsletter 6 09.10.15Please read the important information about school lunches, new clubs starting and dates for your diary!