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Today The Debating Club met today for the first time and had some fantastic discussions regarding fast food in schools. The children all had the opportunity to use their confident voices to present their arguments for and against a hypothetical McDonalds being opened outside school. Some of the children came up with some fantastic arguments against for example, the traffic and healthy eating issues. Others stated it would be great to open one because it would create jobs for local people and investment in the area! The children can't wait until next week when we will be debating more key issues!
Year 6 had a great time in maths investigating the properties of different 2d shapes using a geoboard. They revised key concepts including perpendicular and horizontal whilst also investigating different types of triangles. Using rubber bands, the children were tasked with investigating different questions. Mr Rowlands had a great time bouncing ideas with the class - some managed to use their Vulcan eyes to spot some truly unique shapes .
Year 5 stepped back in time last week and spent a day as a Victorian child at Holdenby House. Dressed fit for the occasion, they got to grips with some of the sorts of jobs children back then would have been expected to do. They learnt about the history of Holdenby House and its place in history and ended the entertaining her ladyship (which turned out to be Helen in disguise). Overall, the children learnt a lot about how difficult it was being a child in Victorian times and had a good time being in role for Mrs Bumbridge, Mr Rett and Mrs Crumpet.
Year 3 have been looking at the artist Claude Monet, in particular his many winter scene landscapes. The children have looked closely at the painting 'The Magpie' unpicking the features and deciding what they would be able to smell, hear and see if they were there.
The children have been exploring tints of blues and created a winter themed background for their final piece. After developing their mark making skills, year 3 used charcoal and chalk to sketch local trees onto their brilliant backgrounds.
We are very proud of all the children and a selection of their work is currently being shown in St Andrews Church. Go and see these wonderful works of art!
Owls and Hedgehogs enjoyed another reading morning with their families. They enjoyed sharing different books and talking about new stories. Remember we hold reading mornings every Friday from 8.30am until 8.55am and all Foundation families are welcome during this time. We look forward to seeing you next week.
Owls and Hedgehogs were very excited to find that over the Christmas holidays our classroom had had a visitor! We came in on Monday to discover footprints on the classroom floor. After some investigating we realised that we had had a visit from a Stegasaurus. The dinosaur had left us a fact file about themselves which we have used in our Talk for Writing and discovered lots of interesting facts which your children will be able to tell you! They also left us an egg in a nest which we have to look after and we are hoping that it begins to hatch soon! The children have also been creating their own fossil pictures and writing different facts about dinosaurs. We have had a great first week back and are looking forward to finding out more about different types of dinosaur.
We have officially started our journey towards our Artsmark. As of yesterday, we were accepted to begin our Artsmark journey and we are extremely excited about the months ahead. Look out on the news and the art and design pages for exciting creative opportunities we will be taking part in.