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Friday, 20 July 2012

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Year 6 Leavers 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Sports day awards

Sports day medals and certificates were presented in assembly today.  In the team events India came 3rd, Great Britain 2nd and France were 1st.  Well done to all who took part and did their best! 

Olympic art

Y5/6C have produced art work inspired by the Olympic rings.  We created paint prints and then put them together to create a class display. 

Y5/6C Usain Bolt challenges

Usain Bolt can run the 100m in a world record time of 9.58 seconds. In maths we took this measurement and wondered what we could do in the time Bolt can run the hundred metres (ten seconds). We needed to each undertake a maths challenge and a challenge of our own choice. Some examples of the challenges were:

How many even numbers can you write down in ten seconds?
How many square numbers can you write down in ten seconds?
How many times you can bounce a ball on a cricket bat in ten seconds?
How many times you can bounce a ball on a tennis racket?
How many dominoes can you stand up in ten seconds?
How many times you can bounce a ball in ten seconds?

These results were collected and then displayed as frequency tables and graphs. We had lots of fun undertaking the challenges.

Indian Music

In music Y5/6C have been lucky enough to have an Olympic storyteller teaching us Indian music. Dr Joel tells the story of the Olympics through his music. In his performances he makes connections between Music, Art, sport and nature.  We learnt the tabla and Harmonium.  Here are some videos of our performance to Y5P.

100% Attendance Tea Party

Monday, 16 July 2012

Lion King performance

Some more photos and video from Year 6's brilliant Lion King performances.

Drama Club Performance

Year 6 perform The Lion King

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Y5P Steelpan performance

Today Y5P gave a fantastic performance playing steelpans. 

Mr Sherwin talking to his class on Skype

Year 5/6 Olympic Topic Presentation

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Sports Day

Due to rain, Sports Day has been postponed until this afternoon. We hope to start at 1.30pm.

Hopefully the weather will improve by this afternoon.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Friday, 6 July 2012

School Choir leading whole school singing

Olympics Haiku

Y4J have been writing our own haiku to celebrate the Olympics.  A haiku is a poem that has 17 syllables and three lines which tells a story. Here are just a few.  I think they're brilliant:

Horse Jumping

As the timer starts
Horses gallop very fast
One jums but fails.

by Luke


Running fast and swift,
The crowds cheer when you finish.
Here come the medals.

by Muhammad


Swords at the ready,
Try to hit your opponent
To gather more points.

by Connor

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Last gardening club of the term

St Thomas Assembly

Some year four children performed a lovely assembly about St Thomas this morning. They talked about how St Thomas visited India spreading the word of God.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Feast of St Thomas

St Thomas giving money to poor people - by Harry