We have been celebrating World Book Week along with the rest of the school and enjoyed a visit from SPORTacus who came and got us all moving with a football lesson.
Last week, 24 budding young scientists in Year 5 and 6 got the opportunity to go to a science lecture at the Royal Institute of Science. This was a great experience as we managed to see lots of ways that engineering has influenced our lives as we know it.
From talking about the powder that makes nappies so absorbent, to discussions about freezing ourselves so we can live throughout different generations – we saw it all!
The best experiment was when the presenter used the Liquid Nitrogen to cook an egg at absolute freezing temperatures. It really looked like it was cooking the egg. It was sizzling! However the reaction was reversible and went back to normal when it gradually heated up to room temperature.
We also learnt about ultrasounds and were able to see one of the machines in use. We used it to look into someone’s neck and saw what it looked like.
The trip was enjoyed by all and has hopefully sparked inspiration for the future!
In the afternoon of 16th March, children were invited to donate a book they no longer wanted and exchange it for a different book during our book swap. The event was hugely successful and there was a real buzz of excitement as children browsed the selection of books that were on offer and shared their new books with children and staff. Thank you to the parents who helped during the event and for the children and adults who kindly donated their books. We hope you are enjoying reading your new books!
Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the BYMT concert at Fairfield Halls. The orchestra consisted of 160 children from around the borough which apparently is the largest of its kind in the country!!
The standard of playing was absolutely fantastic considering that it was the children’s first concert. Congratulations to the following children for epic playing: Lucy Allen, Jocelyne Maloney, Jessica Sweeting, Charlotte Toller, Charlotte Smith, Miraat Gupta, Kai Rogers, Leonnie Francis.
IMG_1505 Click to view Follow the Yellow Brick Road
Book Character Day
What a fun day we’ve had today! The staff and children came to school dressed as book characters. We’ve had Alice, Wally, Grandma Swag, The Cat in The Hat, Cinderella, Harry Potter and many many others. Children had a chance to parade in the Assemblies and the most creative costumes were awarded prizes. Infant children had an opportunity to experience ‘the Wizard of Oz’ story by following the yellow road that led them to the Poppy Field and the Emerald City! A big thank you to all the parents and carers who helped provide such lovely costumes.
We have recently launched ‘Attendance Class of the Week’ and I am pleased to announce that the winners are as follows: In the infants Amber class won with a weekly percentage of 99.8% and they will have the Attendance Bear for the week. The Junior winners were Ector with 99.7% and they will have the Attendance Trophy in their class this week. Congratulations to both classes.
As part of their studies into living things and their habitats, Year 5 have been busy producing some wonderful work. Here’s a sample from Ashwin in Ector (click on the link to view):
In the nursery this week we have continued our topic of stories and enjoyed looking at Jack and the Beanstalk and looking at books by Julia Donaldson including The Gruffalo. We have been making beanstalks out of card and tissue paper and re-enacting the story using props.
There has been lots of cooking in the setting this week with the morning session making fairy cakes and the afternoon children making cornflake cakes. This was a great opportunity for the children to explore melting and solidifying.
On Friday we celebrated the Hindu festival of Holi (the end of winter and changing colours of Spring). The children particularly enjoyed spray painting in the outdoor area and ribbon dancing to Indian music.
Thanks to the nice weather we have been very pleased to be able to use our outdoor area again although we are still looking forward to our artificial grass being laid soon.
On Friday 27th February, Year 5 and Year 6 showed their remarkable intelligence for Genius Hour. The teachers were overjoyed to celebrate the outstanding projects by allowing the children to share their learning.
The projects were varied, ranging from models to mini movies! Some Genius Hour work is here for you to see.
Here are some photos of the Genius Hour sharing session. Year 6 displaying their projects.