We were extremely lucky to have a visit from Jim’s Little Dragons this week. Jim brought a menagerie with him and everyone had a chance to handle the exotic creatures, which included bearded dragons, snakes, tarantulas, geckos, frogs and millipedes. What a fantastic experience!
This week, despite the cold, we did some more team building activities during our Mini Marines session. After building a working aqueduct we took part in some trust games.
We had great fun on World Book Day dressing up as our favourite characters from books and guessing which books people had created in jars. Can you figure out the titles of the books from looking at the contents of the jars?
This year, the children (and parents) made an incredible effort with an amazing array of costumes. We held a’Book in a Jar’ competition. The entries were so imaginative, and a child from each class won a book token. All week ‘Shelfies’ had been displayed around school (photographs of members of staff’s bookshelves), and the children had to guess who they belonged to. We revealed the owners in assembly. A great day celebrating the joy of books.
Imagine (if necessary!) that you love and enjoy chocolate and want to have as much as possible. There’s a room in school that has three tables in it with plenty of space for chairs to go round. Table 1 has one block of chocolate on it, table 2 has two blocks of chocolate on it and, guess what, table 3 has three blocks of chocolate on it. Now…outside the room is a class of children. Thirty of them all lined up ready to go in and eat the chocolate. These children are allowed to come in one at a time and can enter when the person in front of them has sat down. When a child enters the room they ask them self this question, “if the chocolate on the table I sit at is to be shared out equally when I sit down, which would be the best table to sit at?”
This is the challenge we faced today, and we had to use all of our knowledge about fractions to help us. It was tough, although we did get to eat chocolate, which definitely made it easier!
This week in our session with the Mini Marines we learnt about nutrition and what types of food we should and shouldn’t be eating as part of a healthy diet. We also did a quick boot-camp session, with some of us even managing clap-pushups. Impressive!
This week with the Mini Marines we learnt some valuable first aid skills, including DRAB (ask us what this means), how to put people in the recovery position and CPR.
Jim's Little Dragons
Team Building with the Mini Marines
04 March 2018
This week with the Mini Marines we took part in several team building activities, including a giant game of ‘The Floor is Lava’ in which we had to work together to get across a lake of lava without losing anyone along the way!
The Dreadful Menace
27 February 2018
This week we have been doing some work on writing setting descriptions using personification based on the poem ‘The Dreadful Menace’. This fantastic piece was written by someone in our class, and it’s so good we wanted to share it with you. The Dreadful Menace towered above everyone and everything, casting a shadow over all the land. The valley, once green and full of life was now white and bleak. Armies of wind, rain and snow marched forth in the icy winter breeze. Meanwhile, the mountain scarred the clouds above; the white blood at its peak. As the shadows lengthened, the fight between moon and sun began. Hail battered the worn trunks of trees and rain drenched the leaves, only to be covered with snow minutes later.
23 February 2018
Just a reminder that we have spelling test every Monday. Don’t forget to learn them.
26 January 2018
Do you have a goal that you would like to achieve? We do. At the start of this week we had a visit from the Mini Marines, and they talked to us about the importance of setting ourselves goals so that we always have something to work towards. We have all chosen a manageable goal that we would like to achieve by the Easter holiday, and what a variety of goals there are; from diabolo skills and swimming to trapeze skills and handwriting. Someone has even decided that they would like to train themselves to like eating olives! Watch this space to see how we are getting on.
07 January 2018
Welcome back! We hope you all had an enjoyable and somewhat restful break.
This term we are starting a new topic, which means it’s time to suspend disbelief and open our minds; we’re going on a magical journey to Alchemy Island. We will be starting off by studying a map, unravelling a riddle and setting out on a quest to find the gold hidden deep within the Island’s mysterious landscape. On our way we will learn as much as we can about gold and master the ancient art of alchemy. Got your suitcase ready? Then pack your imagination and let the journey begin…
21 November 2017