This morning the whole school took part in our annual Harvest Festival and Welcome Service. A special mention goes to Fred, who introduced the service and linked all of the elements together. After listening to Louis Armstrong’s ‘Our Wonderful World’, we thought about the idea of diversity. We understand that all of us are unique and this is what makes us special. We enjoyed putting together a film of us interviewing Oak Class children about what they’d like to be when they’re older.
Friday afternoon was the third and final trip of the week, this time to Marlborough Literature Festival. We were invited to the author talk by Abi Elphinstone. http://www.abielphinstone.com All of us were mesmerised by her adventurous tales of wild cats, golden eagles and deep cave diving! We picked up lots of tips for writing stories, including how to get your main character to break a rule early on in your story! We hope to give this a go when we write our first lot of fictional texts.
Yesterday, we all went to gangsta granny, it was a lot of fun. Everyone loved it, from oak class to willow class. I think that the best part was when Ben and granny pretended to be part of the cling film appreciation society.
Today in PE we were improving our netball skills. We focused on passing, footwork and some of us tried out defending! It got harder when we added in defenders because they tried to intercept the ball! Here we are in action…
There was much excitement in Willow Class this afternoon when the first 3 Pen Licenses were awarded. Those children have shown that they can consistently maintain a joined handwriting style in all of their written work – a brilliant achievement! They will start to use their new fountain pens from tomorrow…
See what Mrs Brewis has to say about the news here:
In English today we became news reporters, reporting on the breaking news from the case of missing Hiccup! We had to write a news update which contained all the key facts and would not last longer than 30 seconds! Some of us even used green screen technology to present them…
After reminding ourselves yesterday about formal written methods of addition, today we applied these skills to missing box questions. We still worked from the ones column upwards, but had to be very careful when carrying had taken place. These sums really got us thinking…
Today, after lunch we did some times tables practice. We went on the IPads on the app called Times Tables because we are trying to improve our quick recall of facts. We will do this every afternoon in the hope of getting our next multiplocation awards at the end of term.
Here is a useful link to some of the local Secondary School Open Days: https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/central-wiltshire/in-the-know/secondary-school-open-mornings-and-evenings-in-Wiltshire
As well as this, the closing date for secondary school admissions is looming – 31st October 2016. Follow this link to the online application process:https://admissions.wiltshire.gov.uk/prefs.php