On the 1st of July Tubbenden took part in a triathlon at Warren Road school.
A triathlon has a swim,a cycle and a run which was quite tiring but it was still really fun. Our superstar runners did really well,they came 1st in most of the challenging races. In one race there was 3-4 people in every race,we swam 40 meters of a pool,600 meters cycling and 600 meters running. But overall it was a great time to be there.
On Friday the 30th of June, an unusual event took place in the junior hall; a professional excavator performed an amazing assembly about dinosaurs. He focused on one particular dinosaur: the T- Rex. During the assembly, he presented to the school a three-week-old T-Rex, a footprint of a fully grown T-Rex and finally a giant 7 year old T-Rex. This was epic as they brought an actual 7-year-old T-Rex int the hall. The hall went wild with excitement as the dinosaur wondered around the hall. Year 4 got pictures with this beast as this was their topic. Thanks to Mr Adams for organising this event.
On the afternoon of Friday 31st March, Year 4 presented their Genius Hour Tudor projects to their parents in the Junior Hall. It was very successful with items such as Tudor houses, castles, weapons, clothing, food….
On Thursday this week, Year 6 and Year 4 participated in an inter-house cross country. Everyone did amazingly well: Mrs Brash reported how incredible our behaviour, attitude and support to others was. This was linked to the cross country run at Crystal Palace to help those competing to train. We wish those runners good luck this weekend!
Yesterday year 4 ventured back in time with a performance that intrigued all students. With many riddles and puzzles to solve, year 4 learnt many things about how Tudor people lived their lives. It was a highly entertaining and very amusing workshop, causing regular giggles amongst the Year 4’s.
Alyssa, Ella & Sonya
On the 15th of December, the whole school experienced an exceptional pantomime, named Cinderella; although it did not include all of the characters, the school enjoyed it greatly. The panto was jam-packed with songs, dancing and exhilaration. The children adored how astoundingly amazing the flawless actors were and how professionally they performed the outstanding act. The entire play was completed with only 4 actors and a group of volunteering children, who each debuted in certain scenes. The play encouraged the students to dance and sing along. We gave a huge thank you to the actors and the school for arranging the occasion and allowing us to watch this stunning spectacle.
By Josh and Ekansh
This term Year 4 have been creating some fabulous displays based on both their ‘Narnia’ project and ‘All About Africa’ topic. Overall we think the children (with the help of their teachers) have produced some excellent work on their topics and we wanted to share some brilliant examples of their creative learning . We hope that they continue next term to produce great high quality learning.
By Sonya, Alyssa and Ella
Last week Miss Wollaston led a special assembly all about times tables. Before we went into assembly, everyone was given a number on paper – it caused much excitement! There were even some special ones with secret squares and triangles drawn on them.
As we were arriving, there were times tables questions with numbers missing, up on the big screen for us to solve. Our job was to figure out what numbers were missing, and then tell Miss Wollaston what we thought they were by showing our number cards.
After that, she picked all the children, who had the secret squares and triangles on their pieces of paper, to come up to the front. It was a mini competition: triangles against the squares. They were tasked to answer some tricky multiplication questions and fight for points!
Once the quiz was over, Miss Wollaston explained that everyone has the chance to earn rewards for knowing their times tables – bronze, silver, gold, platinum levels and finally, if you’re a complete master, diamond status! Once you have achieved your status for the year your task is to get quicker, increasing your speed of recall.
Miss Wollaston has signed our school up to ‘Times Table Rockstars’ which is a great fun way to practise. https://ttrockstars.com/login Remember to get your log in from your teachers to enable you to play at home. Try and improve your rockstar status – good luck!
Alex, Freddie and George
On 8th November, Year 4 had the fabulous opportunity of working with some professional actors from the West End production of ‘The Lion King’. The children really enjoyed the workshop and were engrossed in their roles. First of all, they began to warm-up as actors do, then they had the chance to act as various characters from the show. Next they received original scripts, were put into groups to select their roles and began to eagerly practice their upcoming piece.
Soon the children had perfected their characters and were ready to perform. Each group were fantastic, their acting had gone from reading without expression to ‘stage perfection!’
Here are some of the children’s comments that we collected during their interview:
Jack Meaden: ‘It was very exciting because it was a different experience.’
Lea Ehui-Manalang: ‘Really entertaining.’
Ruth Yates: ‘Very fun!’
Jayden Dowley: ‘Makes you imagine!’
Overall the children really enjoyed the acting experience and the chance to express their creative mind. This has definitely been a highlight of Year 4 so far!
Alyssa Ehui-Manalang, Sonya Ovcharenko and Ella Atkins.
Today we were lucky enough to welcome a representative from Google into Tubbenden to work with our Junior children.With the use of virtual reality cardboard headsets and devices loaded with the ‘Google Expeditions’ app, the children explored places beyond reach of our classrooms and local area. The Google Expeditions provide collections of virtual reality panoramas – 360° photo spheres and 3D images.
The children have travelled all over the world today. We have been to Egypt to see the Pyramids, to Africa to witness the Great Migration, to Mount Everest and it’s base camp, we discovered the 7 New Wonders of the World, some children dived with enormous sharks, whilst some ventured into space where they could explore the Moon, the planet Mars and even go aboard the international space station. To believe we did all this from the comfort of our school is incredible! It was a truly amazing day. The children were in awe of every place they explored, and it definitely provoked plenty of ‘oohs’ and ‘aahhs.’
The ‘Google Expeditions’ app is available for you to download on iOS and Android. Cardboard headsets can be purchased easily from Amazon; after today I think they may end up on a few Christmas lists!