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Merry Christmas from Year 3!

On Wednesday evening we had our first Junior Carol Concert.  It was a lovely evening and it was great to see the church so full!  We sang really well and read a poem too.  Here are some pictures of us with our props!

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 On Thursday morning, we finally put our Roman shields to the test and had our Roman battle!  Year 3 were the fearless and well defended Roman’s and Year 6’s came out to be our enemy, the Celt’s.  We both fought fearlessly, luckily our shields survived the test, and the Roman’s clearly won the battle overall!IMG_3991 IMG_3994 IMG_3998 IMG_4002 IMG_4017 IMG_4018 IMG_4019 IMG_4020 IMG_4047 IMG_4051 IMG_4052 IMG_4063 After a ferocious battle, we then enjoyed a well deserved Christmas lunch! Merry Christmas everybody, we hope you all have a relaxing and restful Christmas holidays (with no homework!) and come back refreshed and ready to start again in January!Love Miss Beebee and Mrs Strachan  

Last week of Advent Term

Year 5’s last week of Advent term. This week was an amazing week because we had a lot of fun and because it was the last week.On Wednesday some of the pupils from y5, y6 and y4 went to the Sports hall athletics competition they all did brilliantly and over all they came 3rd. The thing we came 1st at by miles is cheering on which is great and luckily we didn’t lose any voices. On Wednesday we had our carol service in church and we all did great especially because we sang a song without a teacher by the side of us. Everyone really enjoyed it and the people who were watching them looked like the enjoyed it as well. In maths we have been looking at shapes and we had to draw a shape poster and then Mr Baird would judge. In the end the winner was Martha, in 2nd place was Amy and in 3rd place was Noah. Also in maths we made shape and everyone’s turned out great. In PE we were doing Rowing, Football and Dodge ball. Everyone was doing really well until it started raining which meant we couldn’t do the outdoor games luckily we could still do rowing. So while we were waiting to do rowing we did a sports and Christmas quiz. On Thursday and Friday we had a great time watching movies and playing our Titanic board games and our Titanic quizzes. Everyone had great fun and show our Titanic Knowledge.  The movies we watched were Hugo which was about a boy who lives his life fixing clocks. The other one we watched was Arthur Christmas which was really funny and entertaining. That’s all from Year 5 for this year but for now Merry Christmas and a happy new year!!! By Emily Kovac Year 5  

Christmas!

Well, we have been working hard – even though it is nearly Christmas and we are all quite tired! Our play, Hey Ewe, was really good fun to perform!  We hope that you liked it.In PE this week we have been enjoying using some of our new equipment. We did circuit training. By the end of it, we had red cheeks and were exhaustedIMG_3973[1]IMG_3975[1]In Science lessons, we continued looking at properties of materials. We concentrated on water and investigated freezing and melting using ice balloons. It was great fun.IMG_3984[1] IMG_3986[1] IMG_3982[1] On Thursday, we joined our Infant friends in the hall for a wonderfully festive Christmas Lunch. It was really tasty.IMG_0348IMG_0334Happy Christmas Everyone!

Happy Christmas

 We all enjoyed making William Morris themed Christmas cards with Miss Oxford. Hope you enjoy them! Everybody loved the Christmas meal and enjoyed talking all about their Christmas holidays. Year four had a great time learning their Christmas song for the Carol Service and thought the singing of all the juniors was terrific! In our final assembly, the lovely teaching assistants sang and danced to “Put a little love in your heart”. It was brilliant!See you in 2016!

Advent activities! The build up to Christmas continues…..

What a week!We have been carefully making our Christmas cards these past few weeks and on Monday and Tuesday we wrote out messages in them to our family. On Wednesday we learnt all about how to post them by taking a trip to the postbox on Church Road. We all placed a Christmas stamp in the right hand corner of our envelope (this is new word!) and posted them in the postbox!

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Stamps on our envelopes with our cards inside

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Walking to the postbox, holding our cards

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It is very high up

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Some of us got a lift up to post our card!

On Thursday we had our end of term party. We had earned 37 marbles in our jar for great class behaviour and team effort. Mrs A added 3 more and that made 40! 40  mins of party time! (We actually had a bit more….)We had a game of musical statues and general funky dancing time to Christmas music.
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Elsa and the elf

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Only 5 left for musical statues! Who is going to win?

We had snacks and then………………Father Christmas visited and gave everyone a box of chocolates! This was very exciting. We all shook his hand.JpegJpegAll of this was after we had a fabulous Christmas lunch in the hall, with music and singing. Everyone had a cracker and read their jokes to each other. The Y1s and teachers helped us.
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A hall full of jolly eaters

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This crown is a bit big

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Miss Ward reads my joke

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Yum yum!

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Great Christmas jumpers!

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We sat with our friends and listened to the Christmas music

The children have made a happy and confident start to their school life. New friends have been made and new skills have been learnt. Have a happy and restful Christmas break (and look out for homework activities in their bookbags!)Thanks for all your support this term and enjoy the holidays, from the Rowan Class team.Mrs Armstrong, Miss Davies, Mrs Morris, Mr Szkrybieniec and Mrs Burrows

Acebook year 6

 Rylee-Jai has included amazing language, similes and metaphors – all by himself! A wonderful piece of writing.IMG_0673

Acebook year 5

  You can see how much care and thought Charlie Boulton has used making his newspaper. He has created extra detail such as the price and advertisements in the paper. It also has a great headline and choice of photograph, as well as being an excellent article.  IMG_0669

Acebook year 4

Poppy Davis enjoyed making the Christmas card, although she found some of the folding difficult she persevered and felt very proud of the end result. Well done Poppy.IMG_0668

Acebook Year 2

Caitlyn Oates used her great imagination and vocabulary to innovatea report.  She wrote a fantastic report about unicorns.IMG_0665

Acebook Year 1

Sophia Marshall worked exceptionally hard innovating our original poem to make it her own.  This is her published version.  She loved to read her poem using the actions.IMG_0662

Acebook year 3

Ellie chose to perform a song to the class following her violin lesson. She played Jingle Bells as a solo on her violin. She inspired the class with her talents.IMG_0676

Welsh Indoor Rowing Championships

Welsh Indoor Rowing ChampionshipsThirteen members of our indoor rowing club, including children from Whiteshill and Longney, attended this national event held in Cardiff last Saturday.Our rowers performed very well and returned with a clutch of medals, including Fin Hill – gold, Daniel Ponting  – silver, Ruby Brook – silver and Katie Pritchard – bronze, in the two minute individual rows.  The excitement of the event also led to new personal bests for Fin, Daniel, Ella-Mae Ahmed and Martha Mason.Our relay teams also performed very well achieving silver and bronze places.  The crowd and other competitors were very supportive and were amazed at the competitiveness of our children, despite their age.The children will now be fine tuning their technique and developing their strength, prior to our biggest event of the year on the 31st January – the English Indoor Rowing Championships.y5 team relay wirc 2015relay wirc 2015 boys wirc 2015 girls wirc2015

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas is coming round quickly and the children are nearly as excited as the teachers!This last two weeks have been great fun; the children are well on their way to becoming journalists, as they write their articles on the Titanic. Watch out Stroud News and Journal you are getting some serious competition! Ask them to give you a headline – you will be amazed.In numeracy the children have been looking at square and cube numbers and trying to understand number patterns.  We are also just starting fractions so if you have any cake at home ask your child to divide it equally into halves or quarters!It was great to see so many children and parents at the Goodwill evening in Stroud, I have to say that the children from St Matthew’s out did themselves and the lanterns looked incredible.Below are a couple of photos from our Festomane workshop; we have started to build and control a fairground attraction using computers.  The children will continue to develop them until next February half term, when our work will be going on show at the leisure centre in Stratford Park.011010012

Whizzy Wednesday

Our first Whizzy Wednesday went very well! Our next one will be the first Wednesday in January- due to the Nativity show and end of term Christmas activities.

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We had to negotiate obstacles

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Some of us were learning to pedal

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Some of us can ride 2 wheelers

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We all wore helmets

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We had lots of space to whizz

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boys and their bikes and scooters

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We had to steer well to avoid others

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Round the cones

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Year 3’s Roman Shields

Mrs Strachan is back on Monday!  She has been in at the end of this week to see us and see how much we have learnt.Last week our second piece of topic homework was due in.  We had to make Roman shields.Here are the pictures of our finished armour.  I’m sure you will agree we tried really hard and the finished products are amazing; well worthy of a class certificate! 

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4th December

On Monday, we learnt all about Edward Jenner. He was born in Berkeley, Gloucestershire in 1749. He was the first doctor to vaccinate people against smallpox. Today, we are safe from smallpox, thanks to Edward Jenner!Today we worked in house teams to make bread rolls. We had to follow the recipe carefully and use our measuring skills.100_2308 100_2309 100_2310 100_2311 100_2320 100_2321 100_2322 100_2323 We now have an amazing homework display. Here is it at the moment …100_2307 Certificate of Achievement – Jamie   

4th December

As it is the first week in Advent, Year 6 have been busy getting ready for some of future Christmas events. We have made some beautiful stockings to decorate a Christmas Tree as part of our Christmas Tree Hunt. This will be hidden around the Cainscross area next weekend. We also been hard at work learning our carol for the Junior Carol Service in 2 weeks time. Miss Szarko has been very impressed with how quickly we are learning it! This week was the final few days of our Bikeability course so we were able to take home certificates and badges to show how good we are at cycling.