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Class 3 has been busy with their learning about the properties of shapes. They put their detective hats on and went on a shape hunt around the classroom to find everyday examples of 3D shapes. We discussed the properties of each shape by identifying the number of faces, edges and vertices. Then the children used nets to create colourful 3D alien shapes.
Plastic is not fantastic!
Class 3 & 4 have joined forces this term to discuss and debate environmental sustainability. They actively sought out plastic items around the classroom, the list was endless. We concluded that gaining control of plastic waste is now such a large task that it calls for a comprehensive, global approach that involves rethinking plastic chemistry, product design, recycling strategies and consumer use...why not start now?
Perform Drama Workshop
Class 3 & 4
A drama workshop held by Perform, came in to the school to give Class 3&4 a unique mix of drama, dance and singing. The children played games, learnt songs and had to think on the spot to act as an animal beginning with a certain letter. Well done to those imaginative slithering snakes!
Reception & Class 2
They had a great adventure under the sea being starfish, jelly fish and clown fish. They then went deep sea diving and took pictures of all the beautiful things they saw.
"I liked making wishes. It was fun" Rafi, Reception
Writing a diary entry from a fairytale character's perspective
By Grace Class 4
Friday, the most magnificent day of my life!
Today you won’t believe what happened to me! I met the love of my life! Oh I tell you she was perfectly gorgeous. Her long, beautiful, waist length hair was glowing. I tell you my diary, it looked as if she was an angel. When we danced her hands fitted mine perfectly! Her ball gown was made of gold and had pearls and yellow orchids draped all over her dress. She was the absolute, most perfectly, gorgeous, beautiful maiden I have ever seen. But I fear I will never see her again!
If I ever meet her again I shall have the gold ring ready and cross my heart I shall ask her to marry me for she shall always be the love of my life. XXXXX
Our Class Garden is Blossoming!
Our newly appointed Class 4 gardener had been very busy over the Easter holidays growing his own vegetable garden on his balcony. We are all very excited to see the outcome of his project. He is also responsible for our classroom plants. *Studies show that having plants in the classroom can dramatically improve pupils’ performance as well as reduce stress levels.
Virtual Workshop - At Royal Courts of Justice
Class 6 has had an informative, exciting morning learning about the criminal and civil court system in the UK. They took part in a virtual mock trial, having prepared factual and emotive speeches as barristers and convincing witnesses either defending or prosecuting "Selina Khan" for cyberbullying harassment.
They learnt that there are three things to consider when looking at bullying/harassment: Does it affect the victim's safety? Has it happened at least twice? Does the harasser realise any wrongdoing? We have some up-and-coming lawyers in our midst! They spoke with confidence and clarity, able to pull apart the opposition's defence.
Here are some posters of information they learnt in the workshop.
World War II Board Game
Children in the Upper School, in the chill out zone chose to play DJ's WWII boardgame he designed and made himself. It is a weekly activity where more and more children are keen to join in an dplay.
Chicks in waiting
We are all so excited... waiting eagerly, watching the eggs for any movement. When will they begin pipping!
We have two breeds potentially: grey bluebells or Blackrocks.
The eggs are being watched closely with cameras set up to catch their every move and watch how they develop.
During C6's English lesson the first chick hatched. As they watched the arduous process they wrote their personal reflections of the event. A Lego chick was created to welcome the new chick into the world.