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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Charity Fair on Friday 3rd May

Today Y4 were preparing for Y3 and Y4 charity fair to be held this Friday afternoon.  We made the first of our cakes for our cafe and continued to get our games ready. 
There are lots of games with prizes, a cafe where you can buy a cake or two as well as drink.  The activities will be taking place during the afternoon but parents, you can still be involved by buying a raffle ticket at the beginning or end of the day over the next couple of days, from one of the children.  Prizes have been kindly donated by local traders.  If there are any cakes left at the end of Friday, we will be selling these in the playground.
So, don't forget to bring your pennies into school on Friday so you can help support our charities, CAFOD and Asthma UK. 


Monday, 29 April 2013

Counting money for Cafod in Year 2

How much have they raised? £29 so far!
Update from Pawel - £30.13 raised by Year 2!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Rounding hexagon

In Maths Y5C have been working on rounding numbers.  Today the class was set a challenge of answering a rounding questions puzzle, which when answered correctly should make the shape of a hexagon. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Mexcellent project

Y5C have begun their Mexcellent project, looking at all the great and interesting things to do with Mexico. We began by brainstorming what we already knew about Mexico.

 By Tejal
 Title page by Alfie

Monday, 22 April 2013

Y6P creative writing

In creative writing, as part of their work on rivers, Y6P have been working together to write stories about the life of a raindrop. 

Dean and Luke wrote:

The first thing I saw from that dark, wet puddle on Marston Lane was, strangely, the bottom of a child’s shoe. The child stepped right on my chest and I was transported onto his shoe. From there, I had a great view of all the surrounding houses all made of deep orange bricks. Sadly, I didn’t have time to say farewell to my good friends in the puddle. I wasn’t that worried though, because I knew I was in for the adventure of a lifetime…

Down the road I continued, on the child’s shoe, past dozens of other raindrops falling around me, splashing to the ground in a wake of pleasure and enjoyment that I vividly remember from my first few days as a raindrop; after being evaporated up from the sea. “Good luck!” I shouted.

The young boy carried on down the road until he reached a house-just like the others- with a white door and a brass knocker that read, 113. He rapped on the door using his fist; he was too short to reach the knocker. After a few seconds, a face full of delight opened the door and the boy stepped inside. He immediately took off his shoes and put them outside.

In the distance, I saw a vague figure bounding towards me… a dog! I panicked! – I couldn’t stop myself. Was I really going to be licked up by some horrid, mangy animal? It turned out I wasn’t. He merely picked up the shoe and I was carried to the bottom of the garden where the sun beamed strongly down on me till it hurt! I swear back then I felt a shrinking sensation charge through me. After what seemed like hours of this intensive torture, I finally evaporated and drifted up   to join my other pals up in the clouds to condense. A shiver ran through me as I levitated higher and higher into the sky. It was much colder up here than down in that cruel place the ground-dwellers call home.

Soon enough, I was back in the fluffy, wet cotton balls ready to start an adventure all over again.

Rachel and Will wrote:

A Raindrop’s Adventure

I remember the first time I saw the sky at the start of my adventure. I knew I only had a certain amount of time before my long journey,that every raindrop goes through.

Suddenly, I felt like I was flying and as I travelled up with my friends, I saw it was true, I really was moving! Some of the older raindrops told us that none of the humans could see us and that we were evaporating!

After a while, we slowed down and formed a big fluffy blob. We spent a while being blown around by the wind but we got cold so when hovering over a mountain, we decided to come down again.

 Eventually, we hit he ground and flowed into a river. Our river got faster and faster until we had so much power we could pick up rocks and twigs. It was so much fun running down the stream with my friends but after a long while we saw our destination – The Sea! As we came to the sea I felt the salt rushing into me. It was the greatest adventure of my life.

 But one day I felt myself flying towards the sky again. However, this time I knew where we were going. Our adventure was starting again!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Space homework projects

During the Easter holidays children from Y5C worked on space homework projects.  Last week the children shared their work.  As well as some fantastic written information, many of the children produced additional work such as making planets.


Space animation

Before the Easter holidays Y5C worked in groups to produce animations on the theme of space.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Thursday, 11 April 2013