On Monday, the year 5 and 6 children took part in Primary Workout. They were visited by four members of the local community who all had very different jobs. First of all, they had to ask them closed questions to work out what their job was. Then once they had guessed they could then ask further questions about their jobs. This helped the children to think about different career paths that they might want to take, and how they could apply their skills in many different ways.
Next half term our home learning will be a whole school challenge. To mark the launch of our fantastic board game cafe, our competition will be for children to create their very own board game. See below for more details.
We can't wait to see all the fantastic entries come "rolling" in. (Sorry for the awful pun)
The Girls football team finished their final matches at the Bushfield tournament with games against Two Mile Ash and Oxley Park. The girls played fantastically well. Due to a few missing team members, we borrowed some players from another team and the girls did well to work with their new team mates. Unfortunately the results did not go in our favour, with a loss against TMA and a draw against Oxley.
Well done to everyone who has taken part in the tournament. I hope you have had as much fun as I have.
The boy's football team managed a last minute victory over Emerson Valley School last week in a close fought game. After taking the early lead, the boy's let in a last minute goal to make it 2-2. Not deterred, they rallied together and went straight up the other end and scored a fantastic goal to finish the match 3-2 victors.
A huge congratulations to all of the team and particularly our man of the match, Betsaleel (Year 6).
Well done to Lucy and Molly for making and creating items to share with others in school. The items will be on sale each Friday lunchtime.
One day we might even see you on Dragons Den!!!
Check out our first edition of the Roving Reporters news! It was really interesting coming round to interview you all. Keep watch for future editions published here!
Read Issue 1 Here
Today Year 5 went on a trip to the Synangogue to learn more about Judaism. We learn a lot about how Jewish people worship. It was very special as we got to see lots of religious artefacts first hand and even got up close to a very special Torah that was 90 years old! Each one is carefully written by hand with special ink in a private studio - we were very lucky to see one. We learnt a song in Hebrew and had a lot of questions answered about Judaism. We are very thankful to Stanley and Sheila for showing us around the synagogue and being so welcoming!
Here are a couple of pictures from our time at the synagogue.
Year 5 had a great trip to Holdenby House to learn all about how Victorian servants lived and worked. When we arrived we were separated into boys and girls and set to work many different jobs by Mrs Bumbridge!
We learnt lots of new facts about the Victorians, but most of all we thought they were very strict!
Have a look at some of our photos from the trip.
Four Year 5 children had the opportunity to visit Denbigh School and spend the afternoon discussing and debating issues relating to religious education. The event was attended by different schools and children from a range of age groups, from Year 5 all the way up to sixth form students. The children sat at a long table and were given different statements and pictures, most relating to moral concepts, before having time to think about them and form their opinions. Following this, the children had a chance to stand up and voice their views in front of all the other children and teachers. Well done Younus who was brave enough to do this with a fantastic confident voice! He said "my heart was beating so fast whilst I was waiting to speak." The afternoon was enjoyed by both the adults and children and we hope to be able to attend more Youth Sacre events in the near future.
Today in science, Year 5 used some fruits, balls and a tiny black peppercorn to understand the relative sizes of the planets in our solar system. Can you work out which of the objects in the picture represent which planets? We were also surprised to learn that if the volleyball represents the largest planet, then the Sun would barely fit inside our classroom!
Once we had learnt about the sizes of the planets, we created a distance scale on the playground using our measuring skills, where the distance from the Sun to the Earth was 1 metre. At this scale, the furthest planet from the sun (Neptune) was 30 metres away! We noticed during our investigation that the 4 closest planets to the Sun were small, rocky planets. The gassy planets were the 4 that were larger and further away.