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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Y3M Class assembly - Moses the Prince of Egypt

Today Y3M gave a brilliant performance telling the story of Moses the Prince of Egypt. The assembly linked with their class topic - The Incredible Egyptians. There was fantastic singing, strong acting and some superb costumes. -Well done!

A visitor to Reception

Today the Reception class had a special visitor. Beth, the nurse, came into class to talk about what a trip to the hospital is like and to show the children some of the equipment they might see if they go to hospital. The children got to see some real x-rays and got to play with some nursing equipment. Beth has been very kind and allowed the class to keep some bandages, face masks and reporting sheets to play with.
On behalf of the Reception class can I say a big thank you to Beth for coming in!

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Y5P have been looking at different forms of poetry this week. In particular, they studied The Magic Box, by Kit Wright and then wrote their own versions of the poem, linked to the class topic, 'Deep Seas'. Here are some examples of the children's work.

The Magic Box

In my box I will put the great, shimmering waves, lapping at my hot legs.
The soft, smooth sand running through my toes.

In my box, I will put the blue and yellow tang and the white and orange clown fish.
The scrumptious smell of chips and fish from the open sea.

In my box I will put the finest, blue, cold ocean you have ever seen.
And the spilled ice-cream from a sad boy.

In my box I will put the red, blood-covered tooth from the biggest shark
And the biggest turtle from the Indian Ocean.

In my box I will put the beautiful sunset as the day ends.

By Niamh.

The Magic Box

I will put in the box,

The slimy scales of a fish,
A tooth of a deadly Great White Shark
And the smell of yummy cod.

I will put in the box,

The taste of salt tingling on my tongue,
A bottle of clownfish blood and
An eye of a Humpback whale.

I will put in the box,

The sound of a dolphin,
A dogfish shark and
A fin of a blue Tang.

By Ruby

The Magic Box

I will put in my box,
The sound of the ocean's language.
The taste of bitter sweet sea salt.

I will put in my box,
The soft , playful sand.
The smell of the crunchy seaweed.

I will put in my box,
The picture of the families that play with their children.
I will put in my box-
The ocean.

By Lauren.

The Magic Box

I will put in my box,
The colours of the wind,
The sun dancing on the water,
The deep, dark secrets of the ocean.

I will put in my box,
The sweet, gentle sound of the waves.
A tooth from a blood- thirsty shark.
The taste of the salty sea.

By Jade

The Magic Box

In my magic box, I will put
The taste of a salty ocean.
The view of a tropical island
Surrounded by the shimmering sea.

I will put the smell of rum from a pirate ship.
The skeleton of a clown fish
And the face of a goblin shark.

By Eoan.

The Magic Box

I will put in my magic box,
A beautiful dolphin.

I will put in my magic box,
A soft coral and little creatures that live in there.

I will put in my magic box,
The sound of a dolphin splashing in the water
And the smell of a fresh fish.

By Norbert

My Magic Box

In my box I will put the first tooth of a blood-thirsty Sand Tiger Shark
The heart of the largest coral reef.

In my box I will put the golden sea
The tenticle of a jelly fish
And the crown of the Atlantic City.

By Kwame

Posted by Mrs Patton

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Emergencies in Bristol - Competition Winners

As you may know, the Lord Mayor and Mayoress came to visit the school today in our assembly. This was due to the fact that Agnel (year 6) had won a competition (called ‘Emergencies in Bristol’).Adding to that Samantha and Daniel were one of the eight runner ups. The Lord Mayor and Mayoress came to present our prize the winner of the poster competition won a wind up radio and torch and a free trip to Bristol zoo for the class. The runner ups received a green wind up torch this made us even more proud that over 400 entries were given in. When all the classes had left, the winners and the mayor and mayoress got taken a series of ‘flashing’ photos, until our eyes were sore!

If you want to know about the competition and the prizes we won, click on the hyperlink below:;jsessionid=D65DF61EA001708BF9D46DD0D7EB6FDC.tcwwwaplaws2
The poster competition ran for year sixes in Bristol and was organised by Bristol City Council.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Festival of Nature

Mrs Joseph’s class and Mrs. Patton’s class went to the Festival of Nature today .We learned about gorillas, also smoke and lasers to help us learn how light travels .We made origami animals If you would like to go where we went today it is open on Saturday 18th June and Sunday 19th June

By Amelianya and Kamal

Year 4 Class Assembly

In this morning's assembly the children told the story of Pentecost.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Three Little Pigs

The reception class have been learning about the tree little pigs this week. Click on the link above to see an interactive story, which is one of the activities they have been doing.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Monday, 6 June 2011

Playing an Aztec ball game

Y4C have been studying the Aztecs and Mayans as part of their Mexcellent project. We found out about an Aztec ball game called tlachtli. The aim of the game was to get the ball through one of the two hoops on either side of a court. The players were not allowed to hit the ball with their hands or feet. They could use only their knees, hips and elbows. The losing team were sacrificed!

In PE we decided to try this game out. The game was very difficult, especially keeping the ball up using only the knees, hips and elbows. It was great fun and thankfully no one was sacrificed for a game lost!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Mexico travel adverts

Y4C have been writing travel adverts on the destination Mexico as part of their Mexcellent project.

Are you looking for an adventure for your holiday?

Welcome to the wonderful five star Hilton Hotel in magnificent Mexico. The brilliant beaches have silky smooth sand and a clear blue sea. There is a great range of activities to choose from. Why not attempt the thrill of jet ski? or go diving with our world class scuba diving team.

By Nuala

The Hilton Hotel is the perfect place for you.

Lounge by the pool and make sandcastles on the soft silky sand. Sun bathe in the sizzling sunshine. If you are an active person, look no further because you can sail, jet ski and surf on the crystal clear warm waters.

Across from the beach is the five star Hilton Hotel offering you a range of fabulous food. Stroll along the rocky path, or go to the finest golf course. Have a Golftastic time, you wont regret it!

By Laura