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Monday, 30 January 2012

Being safe in school

In this morning's assembly, Mr Condon is reminding all children what to do if there is a problem in school. To help he is using the guidance written earlier this year by the School Council -

Dealing with Problems in School

We expect every pupil to take responsibility for looking after each other and being there for everyone!

Someone on their own –

We expect everyone in the school to ask them if they are OK. Perhaps ask them to join in and play. If that does not help ask Buddies for advice.

Children who argue -

Get Buddies to help as they have been trained to help with children who do not get on with each other.

Children hurting each other –

Tell a member of staff immediately.

If you think someone is being bullied –

If you feel able to, point out to the bully what they are doing – they might not have realised they were bullying. Always tell a member of staff who will tell the Headteacher. Befriend the child who is being bullied.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Monster art

Y5/6C have created their own monster art. The class spent some time exploring oil pastels and studying Expressionism art, before creating a final design.

Studying and exploring monster art

Y5/6C have studied Monsters in art as part of their 'Monster project'. We used ideas from these studies to create some drawings of our own.

Catch the monsters!

In Maths Y5/6C have been looking at factors. The children were set the challenge of finding all the factors for given numbers in order to catch the monster.
Can you name all the factors of 36?

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Parents and children reading in Reception every week!

Pushes and pulls

Year 1 have been learning about pushes and pulls as part of their Circus topic. This afternoon they have been changing the shape of their plasticine and thinking about the words to describe their actions. Are their actions pushes or pulls?

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012

Bristol play bus

The Bristol Play Bus was in the playground after school, giving children a chance to play a variety of instruments. Decks, electric drums and guitars were all being played with help from the organisers.

On a a trail looking for adverbs and adjectives with Year 2

Castles from 3D shapes

Year 1 were naming and describing 3d shapes as they built castles this morning. They were able to explain why a cone shape could not go at the bottom.

Year 6 Topic Projects - Forest of Dean

As many children prepare to visit the Forest of Dean for a week, Y6B are sharing their homework projects today. Here are some examples -

Eddie learnt that these dragonflies have got legs but can't walk. They are also the fastest flying insect.

Some great independent learning!

Happy Chinese New Year

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Locating Legendary Monsters

Y5/6C have been monster hunting!
The children were given the task of finding the location of legendary monsters around the world as part of their 'Monster project'. We used atlas skills to locate monsters such as the Yeti, Bigfoot, the Kraken, the Giant Anaconda and the Loch Ness monster.

Friday, 13 January 2012

The wonderful circus poem

Today, year 1 were looking at poems. In groups, we made up our own part of a poem about the circus. We put it together and made a big poem. We hope you like it.

The seals balancing 100 balls on their noses.
Ar! Ar! Ar!
The ballerina balancing on a tightrope.
La di da did da!
the clowns squeezing their noses.
Beep! Beep! Beep!
The lions jumping through hoops.
Roar! Roar! Roar!
The acrobats swings swinging.
Whoosh! ...Whoosh! ...Whoosh!
The ring master telling them what to do.
"Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!"
The elephants making a pyramid.
Trumpet! Trumpet! Trumpet!
Horses trotting in a circle.
Trot! trot! trot!
The monkeys riding on a bike.
Oo oo ahh ahh!
The strongman carrying a car.
Arrghhh! Arrgghhh!

Learning Detectives looking for clues of good learning in Singing Assembly.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Monster Project

This week Y5/6C started their new topic 'Monster Project'. The class brainstormed what they already know about monsters and have started to look at famous monsters.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


Last Tuesday four Learning Detectives (Rachel, Evie, Nadia and Ollie) went to Bristol Metropolon Academy where we talked about our experience as Learning Detectives. We made our own speeches and performed them to 24 teachers in the morning. Also with very short notice we did it in the afternoon to over 25 teachers from primary and secondary schools.

Ollie talked about how we became Learning Detectives, Evie talked about what a visit to a class looks like, Nadia talked about how we give feedback to the class and Rachel talked about how we are going to develop Learning Detectives.

We all did very well and we want to say thank you to Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Rollings and Mr. Condon who also took place in the presentation.

Posted by Evie, Rachel, Nadia and Ollie

Monday, 9 January 2012

More learning in Reception

Learning about symmetry in Reception

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Thursday, 5 January 2012

Dress to the future

Today y5/6C gave a topic assembly to tell the story of the learning that took place in their project 'Back to the Future'. To celebrate the end of this topic the class had a dress up day, wearing what they think the fashion of the future will look like.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Future houses

today Y5/6C finished creating their houses of the future using google sketchup.