Miss Jardine

 

Week Beginning 17th July

It has been an emotional end to the week saying goodbye to Year 6 and for me to say bye to the Giraffes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working with the children and wish them all the best for the future. I know each an every one of you have a very bright future ahead of you! 

Have a wonderful summer holiday!

Miss Jardine :)

 

Year 6 parents, the video and photos from this morning are in the news section of the website.

Week Beginning 10th July

We have had a very busy penultimate week! Year 5s have enjoyed bikeability, whilst the Year 6s have performed their final school show of Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits. They have done incredibly well and I know all that came to see the show thoroughly enjoyed the show especially the jokes! We also had the summer fair on Friday which saw our Billy crowned the May King! Congratulations Billy!

 

We are all now looking forward to our last week together as Giraffes before the summer holiday.  

 

Week Beginning 3rd July

I have had a wonderful week with Year 5 as the Year 6 children have been on residential at Aylmerton with Mr Baker and Mrs Nash. The Year 5s and I have been busy with a Doctor Who project, which I believe really captured their imagination. We have designed and then junk modelled a monster which would have lived on a particular Doctor Who planet. There were some very imaginative creations and I know the children really enjoyed this. We then went on to produce a comic strip which showed how Doctor Who met the monster and defeated it. Following this the children then thoroughly enjoyed acting out their comic strips and performing these sketches to the rest of the class. We have also enjoyed spending time outside in the sunshine playing rounders each day to burn off extra energy! 

I am so proud of how well the children have worked this week and have enjoyed watching them being so creative. Well done to each of you and I hope you have enjoyed the week as much as I have!! 

 

Gold Medals this week went to: Iano, Keali and Thomas B.

Week Beginning 26th June

 We have had a very busy and exciting week!! This week Year 5 got to meet their new teacher Mrs Quartermann ready for September and have two days as their new class for Year 6. I know that they really enjoyed their two days with their new teacher and are looking forward to September with their new classmates. Year 6s have also had an exciting week visiting their new schools for September and have come back bubbling with enthusiasm. It has been so lovely to see you all being the mature and responsible children you can be in preparation for becoming Year 6 and 7 students. Year 6 are off on their residential next week and the Year 5s and I would like to wish them a fantastic week away! 

 

Gold Medals this week went to: Aaliyah, Finlay, Quinn and Aarez

Week Beginning 19th June

This week, the children have written their own scripts independently in English and have produced some lovely pieces of writing.  The Year 5 children have been practising their multiplication operations. The Year 6's have completed a maths based theme park project which has required them to design a theme park to a set budget and consider the layout based on the size of the land and the rides. In the afternoons, Year 5 have been working on their dance for the summer fayre with Mr Baker and Miss Simpson, while the Year 6 have been rehearsing hard ready for their final performance. We have also had a visit from Northamptonshire Police to inform us about Bertie the Blue Butterfly and who to go to if we are feeling worried. 

 

There were no gold medal winners this week as we had to say goodbye to Mrs Clucas. 

Week Beginning 12th June

This week we have enjoyed writing a script for a scene in small groups and then ended the week with us acting them out to the rest of the class. We enjoyed doing this and they were really impressive. In maths this week, Year 5 have continued to work on their subtraction working on different challenges whilst Year 6 have designed and created their own board games. Year 6 have been practising their school show while Year 5 have continued working on their theme park project with Mr Baker. We also enjoyed a very warm sports day. The day started with all of KS2 mixed up to enjoy a morning of inclusive sports such as boccia, seated volleyball and goal ball. We really liked playing different games in the morning within our different teams before doing the races in the afternoon. 

 

Gold medals this week went to: Mason, Billy and Aarez.

 

Week Beginning 5th June

This week we have settled back into school and routines well. In maths, Year 6 have been solving tricky maths challenges whilst Year 5 have been using their subtraction and addition skills to problem solve. In English, we have started looking at scripts and their features. We have acted out different scenes using expression and have looked at the importance of stage directions. In the afternoons, Year 5 have been working on a theme park project with Mr Baker while Year 6 have started practising their performance ready for the start of July. It has been a good first week back! 

 

Gold medals this week went to: Lily-Ann, Amelia and Tom B. 

 

Week Beginning 22nd May.

This week has been a busy one for Giraffes. The Year 5 children have enjoyed a second week of science focused lessons with Miss Jardine, where they have carried out investigations linked to friction and tried to explain how a noisey straw whistle works, built and raced a balloon-powered car and finally considered what plants and wildlife houses could be used to encourage more wildlife into the garden area on the field. The Year 6 children have continued their writing work with Mr Baker, this week working on a newspaper article. In the afternoons they have enjoyed sessions with the Saints and have done activities linked to healthy schools week such as cooking and investigating the sugar content in different foods. The week was completed with Year 6 performance auditions in preparation for rehearsals after half term. 

 

Gold Medals this week go to Amelia and Alicia. 

Week Beginning 15th May

This week has been jam packed with exciting activities! On Monday the Yr 5’s and the Yr 6’s were split up to do our different lessons, the Yr 5’s started their science work about the “circulatory system”, while the Yr 6’s did their English work on a short film called ruin. In the afternoon, we did our sports day races, to see what races we would be put in for the big day! We carried on splitting up for our separate lessons for the rest of the week. On Tuesday afternoon, we had an amazing session of tag rugby thanks to the Saint’s players that come every week to teach us. On Wednesday afternoon we did filming in our small groups. On Thursday afternoon we carried on with our filming and began to edit our work. On Friday, we did even more editing on our films and enjoyed our golden time! HURRAY! 

 

By Morgan and Anika !!!

 

Gold Medals went to Ellis and Issac. 

Week Beginning 8th May

 

On Monday, Year 6 had their first SATs paper; the Year 5’s did a test as well. In the afternoon we did some art. The Year 6’s did SATs every morning until Thursday. On Tuesday after lunch Miss Osborn taught us about Mayan people, we also did some Mayan art and we did rugby with a Saints coach. On Wednesday afternoon, we played rounder’s in PE. On Thursday, we did some filming for our individual films and had a visit from Mrs Murphy and baby Ruby. Finally, on Friday, the Year 5 children from all the classes wrote narrative stories while the Year 6 children had a treat for doing SATs. They did bench ball and other games they also had a party foods for a snack before lunch.

By Issac and Morgan!!!!!!!    

 

Gold medals this week were awarded to all the students for their effort and focus during their assessments and SATs this week. 

Week Beginning 1st May

This week has been amazing! Year 6 have been preparing for SATs by marking their tests with Mr Baker. On the other hand, year 5 have been with Miss Jardine doing lots of maths learning about shapes, angles and polygons. Whilst we have been doing lots of hard work we have also been having fun. We have been training for Sports Day. We did races and fun games which was brilliant. As well we did are second session with Woody (the Saints player) we did lots of fun games and can’t wait for our next session. Overall it’s been a great week.

Written by Lily-Ann and Alice

 

Gold Medals this week go to: Anika and Corey

Week Beginning 24th April

 

This week has been amazing for the giraffes. On Monday, we started doing our topic on diaries and African children, and what it’s like to be an African child. On Tuesday, we did P.E with the Northampton saint’s rugby coach, Woody which everyone loved. Wednesday was very fun too! We all were working on our films that we are producing, varying from action movies to grapefruits at discos! On Thursday, we did posters on different African countries and they were all absolutely AMAZING! On Friday, we had so much fun writing our diaries! So overall, this week was amazing! Actually, better than amazing! It was awesome!

 

Written by Anika and Edward

 

Gold Medal Winners this week were: Thomas H, Finlay and Aaliyah. 

Week Beginning 17th April

 

This week we have done a project on Africa, we have learnt lots of facts about Africa and how children live their lives. We have investigated problems they face both at school and at home and have come to appreciate how fortunate we are in comparison. In P.E. we did athletics practise and played 1 match of bench ball. In art we did some African themed pictures and drawings.

 

Gold Medal Winners this week were Finlay and Alice

Week Beginning 27th March 

This week in Miss Jardine’s class we have continued our work on instructions. We have also been making Easter chocolate nests from the instructions we have written, which we made out of cornflakes and some chocolate. All of the children were really tempted by the delicious look of their chocolate coated cornflakes, but luckily most of us managed to resist until the end of the day! Year 5 have been practising their written methods of addition and subtraction as well as solving two-step problems, while Year 6 have been doing lots of different maths skills with Mr Baker. We also did PE twice this week, doing some workouts and Bench ball, which we got the hang of quickly. We have actually reached our class goal of 1000 dojos so as our class treat, we decided as a class that we would have 30 minutes of free time on computers and ipads.

Happy Easter from Giraffes! 

 

By Corey and Fiontan

 

Gold Medal winners this week were Billy and Eamon. 

 

Week Beginning 20th March

This week has been an amazing week for the Giraffes class with lots of fun activities and we are going to tell you all about it. On Monday, we were practising our instruction writing and did more later on in the week.On Tuesday, we did maths where we are currently splitting into 2 different year 5 groups and 1 year 6 group focusing on different math elements. On Wednesday, we carried on doing our instruction and we made jam sandwiches and a cup of tea and we did bench ball and Zumba. On Thursday, we carried on making our films for our amazing topic lights camera action which I’m positive will look amazing once they are finished. On Friday, we got to come in our red mufti for 1 pound and we were told some amazing jokes and in P.E we did jail ball which was fun. So we had an amazing week overall and we hope you did to.

By Finlay and Edward

 

Gold Awards this week for Edward, Alice and Ellis. 

 

Week Beginning 13th March

This week, we did some work on persuasive writing by writing a persuasive letter to Mrs Bramble, to persuade her to let Year 5/6 to go to some fun places such as Centre Parks and Boost. We have also done some very interesting finding/making some fossilised rocks, plants and Animals. We really enjoyed this. In PE, we did a very competitive Bench ball tournament which every team took part.  Then, Miss Jardine separated us into tables which we had to correct our mistakes from our recent math test working together to correct our answers. Finally on Friday, we have been doing lots of science because of our science day, all of the children have really enjoyed doing lots of fun experiments with a wide range of the different teachers. I personally enjoyed doing the water and coin experiment (with Miss Cross it was really interesting).To finish the great day we had a really fun golden time.

By Corey and Jack  

Week Beginning 6th March

 

On Monday we did an arithmetic test which we did well on and we started to learn about persuasive writing by looking at some letters.

On Tuesday we did another test which was reasoning that was so hard. We did some further work looking at persuasive writing, by discussing different scenarios and how we would persuade the person to change their mind. In the afternoon we designed a movie on paper we did it in different groups and shared each other’s ideas to design our story.

On Wednesday, in the morning another reasoning paper and continued our work on persuasive writing by looking at how to build an argument. In the afternoon we did indoor PE which we learnt to use our core strength when doing exercises on mats and benches.

During Thursday SPAG test in the morning in the afternoon Miss Jardine took us outside to have extra time on the adventure playground because of our outstanding behaviour with everyone on the star for the entire day! We then wrote our first persuasive letter as practise for our assessment write next week.  After that we had our singing assembly which we learnt the new song Spring Chicken.

On Friday we did a carousel during guided reading with six different activities. After break we had to solve a Maths problem and we had a treat of biscuits as we have worked so hard this week in lessons and our assessments. In the afternoon, we did PE outdoors followed by our first golden time which was great fun.

 

 By Carter and Issac

 

Our Gold Award Winners this week were Lily-Ann and Quinn.

Week Beginning 27th February

This week we have done ratio and proportion work in maths. The children have enjoyed working together to improve their knowledge on ratio and proportion.

 

In literacy the children have enjoyed writing non-chronological reports. They have also been doing the 500 words challenge. The children made up some great stories.

 

We had a fantastic week but the highlight of the week was world book day. Everyone loved dressing up as their favourite book characters.

 

This week was amazing for the children!

 

By Billy     

 

Our Gold Awards this week go to Issac and Mason. 

Week Beginning 20th February

 

 

This week in Miss Jardine’s class, we have been really busy doing lots of work learning about pie charts we did really well in this. We also did awesome art, on Thursday of our self-portrait (with Mrs Murphy). We have all really enjoyed English this week as we have been learning about endangered animals we also have been doing lots of work writing a non-chronological report. Although it has been quite a sad week seeing Mrs Murphy leave we have really loved learning this week. We also got see our goodbye video of all the giraffes we made for Mrs Murphy andfilmed by Jack and Ellis! (GOODBYE Mrs Murphy we’ll all miss you!)

Written by Jack and Corey 

 

Our Gold Awards this week went to Thomas B and Anika.

Week Beginning 6th February

In Miss Jardine’s class we have been really busy learning and having fun. In maths we have been identifying symmetry and learning about line graph everyone has done really well and now know what to do. We have also been writing our jungle stories, which are great. We have edited and improved them and have now are written up and ready to read. Our classroom turned into a jungle to help us imagine we were in the jungle story. This week we have also made a front cover and a blurb for our story. In PSHE, we have been learning about friends forever and have had a guest in to talk to us about safety online and people we can trust. We also made some posters about it. In PE, we have been doing circuit training and have had lots of fun playing bench ball. We designed are circuit training maps then Miss Jardine picked the best one for us to do in our lesson.  

By Millie and Chloe

 

Our Gold Award winners this week are Issac and Millie.

 

Week Beginning 30th January

This week has been jam packed with fun and exciting lessons. We had a great lesson in PSHE talking about different feelings, we also made a poster about our chosen feeling and when or how we could feel it. Later in the week, the whole school celebrated Chinese New Year (even though it was on Sunday.) We learned about the Chinese zodiac race and how the different animals used their strategies to earn themselves a place. Our class focused on the horse, it's favourite colours are green and yellow, it's favourite numbers are 2, 3 and 7.  Miss Cross taught us an amazing dance with our home-made fans. We got a preview to a new radio show on Frank Wright, it is being released on the 5th of February (the same date he died.) Over all it has been a great week!!!

By Sophie, Morgan, Alice and Lily-Ann

 

Gold medal winners this week: Ethan Rose-Livie and Ellis Beckingham. Well done!

Week Beginning 23rd January 

This week we have done a lot of assessments (which were quite hard). We have also enjoyed circuit training and football in P.E. In English, we have written our own versions of “Eye of the storm” and they made us get goose bumps. In PSHE we learnt about friendship and it solved all of our problems. In R.E we have been learning about emotions, we also did drama to top it off. This week was jam packed full of really fun lessons!!!!

By Bliss, Millie, Chloe and Morgan!

 

Gold medal winners this week were: Carter, Corey and Morgan. Well done!

Week beginning 16th January

This week we learned about gymnastics by using mats, balls and hula hoops and making balances. In science we did an experiment of which material is the best to adsorb water different groups had different answers but the one that came out the best was tissue paper. In maths we have been doing fraction decimals and percentages getting ready for are maths test on Monday. On the afternoon that Mrs Murphy came in we did something called we want justice which is a lesson about stuff we want to change e.g. remove the salary cap off rugby. In English this week we have been doing fantasy story writing based on adrift- a movie we watched. In P.S.H.E we been doing drama of how to introduce yourself to a new person.

 

This week’s reporters

Ellis, Billy, Alicia

 

Our Going for Gold Winners this week were: Alicia and Aaliyah for their focus and effort in lessons.

Week beginning 9th January

Report for website by Bliss and Aaliyah

In Guided Reading we enjoyed reciprocal read in our groups. We used laptops to complete a star reading test which we did really well on and completed reading comprehension with Mrs Murphy.

In PE we joined all of the year 5’s together and did some relay races with Mr. Baker and Mrs Nash. We had lots of fun and enjoyed the lesson.

 In Maths we did lots of work on angles, which went really well. We can now draw, measure and find missing angles in shapes too.

In English, we explored fantasy writing and wrote our own ending to the clip ‘Adrift’. We looked carefully at authors language choices and we are all trying to read more fantasy texts to help us with our writing.

In SPAG we made posters for colons, semi-colons and dashes which was amazing and exciting.

In the afternoons we have Mrs Jardine and she is really fun!

 

This weeks gold award winners are Jack and Thomas H who both received the award for having a really positive return to school with a ‘can do’ attitude. Well done boys!

 

Week beginning 12th December

This weeks reporters are Millie, Mason and Eamon.

This week in Mrs Murphy’s class we have enjoyed watching lots brilliant productions. Another one of our highlights was P.E when we went on the trim trail and did some hockey (which we personally enjoyed)! We have also enjoyed doing our cross stitching for our Christmas cards (Which looked FAB)! Also we have loved writing our Christmas poems with Mrs Brickwood. We have done lots of Christmas activities and are well into the festive spirit now. We have been continuing with our Highwayman writing and looked at poetic devices and in maths we have been exploring fractions!

 

Our gold award winners this week are:

Billy Panter - for having a positive attitude to all of his learning

Mason Roe - for working hard to master fractions!

Week beginning 5th December

 

This week our reporters are Morgan and Bliss

This week we have done lots of work on the narrative poem the Highwayman, we loved reading it and acting it out (take a look at our photos below). Also we have had a surprise teacher who came in and taught us about healthy/unhealthy foods. We also did some RE with Miss Osborn, which was all about Hannukah, we did a carousel of activities to learn about how it is celebrated. We marked our maths test and we did really well. We’ve also done maths investigations and enjoyed investigating whether different statements were always, sometimes or never true. Also with Miss Osborn we designed our cross stich Christmas cards and chose different Christmas activities to do next week. We have really enjoyed this week, it was jam packed with fun lessons!

 

Week beginning 21st November

 This weeks reporters are Aaliyah, Billy and Issac.

This week we have been investigating how to make a cube from 2d shapes and investigated all of the different ways they can be made - our class were very successful in making our cubes. We have also been learning about how to find the perimeter and area of regular and compound shapes. In literacy, we have been creating our own stories set on the idea on ‘The Tunnel’. We have been editing and improving our stories with partners too! Our class wrote some super stories. In PE, we loved testing out the new adventure playground and the obstacle course. We had to be careful on how we made our steps and can’t wait to use it again. In R.E we produced some good acting from the bible stories. We had five groups we did the Good Samaritan, Noah’s ark and the creation. We showed it to the class after rehearsing it. We really enjoyed it!

This weeks gold award winners were:

Issac- for showing a real love and of learning.

Aarez - for having a 'can do' attitude to work.

 

 

This week’s reporters are Alicia, Finlay and Edward.

We have had an amazing week, we kick started the week in English by learning how to use semi colons and colons in lists. We were also learning how to use  inverse in maths to figure out the answer to sometimes times table questions. On Tuesday, we were planning our class tunnel story and started to write the first two paragraphs as a class, and in the afternoon we did RE with Miss Osborn doing drama, poems or story mapping. On Wednesday, we looked at shapes in maths and we completed a knowledge harvest and investigated different statements about different shapes – we developed our vocabulary too. On Thursday  we practised our P.E.E which stand for point, explanation and evidence in reading and in the afternoon we were all really excited to be part of the anniversary celebrations of Frank Wright’s WW1 morse code communications with Paris. We loved having BBC Northampton in to school to recreate the event. We enjoyed listening to the exact same transmission as happened 100 years ago. Afterwards, three people in our class got interviewed by the BBC radio Northampton and they were Alicia, Finlay and Edward. On Friday, we did guided reading and in the afternoon we tested out the new school playground in P.E – it was great fun!

This week's gold award winners were:

Alicia Pickering - For setting her own targets in writing & working hard to achieve them

Millie York - For working hard on his spellings and applying it into her writing

Week beginning 7th November

This week has been loves of fun. We have been learning about fractions in maths and now know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. We also know how to find fractions of amounts too. In English, we have been using the Anthony Browne story, The Tunnel, to inspire our own writing. We explored themes and messages from the story during our book talk and today we have created our class version of the text. I am really looking forward to reading your own versions of the text next week; I know they will be fantastic.

We performed our class assembly on Wednesday to the school and I was very proud of each and every child. You were all loud, proud and confident and demonstrated super maturity too.

This week in PSHE we discussed resilience and how it can help us. We have all worked really hard to show more resilience this week and this we really shown during our hockey matches during PE. Great teamwork all round and some super resilience too!

week beginning 31st October

This week's reporters are Thomas Harris and Chloe Smith.

This week has been super busy, we started off in maths doing division and converting remainders into fractions and decimals – which was extremely challenging. We have been super excited all week for Diwali day, we made diva lamps using clay techniques. It was very fun but got quite messy. We have also decorated them in all different colours. We had lots of fun learning Indian dancing. We also gathered lots of facts about how the festival is celebrated and what it is! Also on Thursday we had a chat about Remembrance Day and how important it is. We started to think about what life was like for soldiers during the war and showed empathy towards them! We had a great week and can’t wait for our class assembly next week too!

Our gold award winners this week were:

Eamon – for fantastic writing!

Chloe – for persevering in maths to master division!

Week beginning 17th October

This week Mrs Murphy’s class have had an amazing time. We have been practising many skills including perseverance in maths with some tricky fractions. WW2 day as we showed off our fantastic costumes and pretended that we were actual evacuees. Also we have been enjoying our reading carousel and enjoyed learning dictionary skills. In the historical part of the week, we had a visitor, Mr Evans, who told us a fascinating story about him growing up during the Second World War. Although we were only pretending to be WW2 children, some people brought in some very interesting artefacts, these included: a real gasmask, multiple medals from serving in the army and some newspaper articles from the actual time!

This weeks gold award winners were:

Amelia for her fantastic phonics work and attitude in boccia.

Finlay for being the most improved speller. He is working hard at home and in school.

Week beginning 10th October

Our website reporter for this week is Anika.

Monday

On Monday we had a maths morning with multiplication. We learnt how to do grid method, expanded and short. In the afternoon, we did PSHE in circle time and talked about bulling and about what we wanted to do to raise money for children in need day.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we did more maths problem solving and in the afternoon we had RE with Miss Osborne learning why we used the bible. In the afternoon, we had our singing assembly with Mrs Laidlaw it was lots of fun.

Wednesday

On Wednesday we started to write our flashback based on the boy in the short animated film ’The Piano’. We enjoyed watching the film! In the afternoon we had our first guided reading session – we loved carouselling around the different activities – especially the laptops! Miss Clarke did her assembly and we really enjoyed it!

Thursday

Today we carried on with our flashbacks writing the main bit: the flashback. In the afternoon we did our guided reading again doing different things and Mrs Murphy was really impressed with our reading!

Friday

The whole day has been spent writing. We were doing our final bit of our flashback. In the afternoon, we were writing our whole flashback on paper and guidelines. We working with Mrs Murphy and Miss Osborn and enjoyed being the teacher and marking work with them. We are all really proud of our work and Mrs Murphy is proud of us too!

 

Well done to this week’s gold medallists:

Quinn and Thomas B for amazing writing in our flashbacks!

Week beginning 10th October

Our website reporter for this week is Anika.

Monday

On Monday we had a maths morning with multiplication. We learnt how to do grid method, expanded and short. In the afternoon, we did PSHE in circle time and talked about bulling and about what we wanted to do to raise money for children in need day.

Tuesday

On Tuesday we did more maths problem solving and in the afternoon we had RE with Miss Osborne learning why we used the bible. In the afternoon, we had our singing assembly with Mrs Laidlaw it was lots of fun.

Wednesday

On Wednesday we started to write our flashback based on the boy in the short animated film ’The Piano’. We enjoyed watching the film! In the afternoon we had our first guided reading session – we loved carouselling around the different activities – especially the laptops! Miss Clarke did her assembly and we really enjoyed it!

Thursday

Today we carried on with our flashbacks writing the main bit: the flashback. In the afternoon we did our guided reading again doing different things and Mrs Murphy was really impressed with our reading!

Friday

The whole day has been spent writing. We were doing our final bit of our flashback. In the afternoon, we were writing our whole flashback on paper and guidelines. We working with Mrs Murphy and Miss Osborn and enjoyed being the teacher and marking work with them. We are all really proud of our work and Mrs Murphy is proud of us too!

 

Well done to this week’s gold medallists:

Quinn for amazing writing in our flashbacks!

Thomas B for mastering grid multiplication and working hard at home to perfect the skill!

Week beginning 3rd October

Our website reporters for this week are Alice Raybould and Carter Oakes.

On Monday 3rd October we had Harvest assembly and everybody brought in goods. On Tuesday, we had singing assembly where we learnt two new songs. Then we read The Hacker and found out the culprit who stole £1,000,000 from the bank! The next day we had Mrs Marsh and learnt about sound in Science. With Mrs Brickwood we had our Real Gym lesson and really enjoyed it. In English we have been working on a clip called The Piano, and discussed the main characters feelings throughout the clip. We learnt our spellings with Mrs Carr. Today (Friday) we had PE with Mr Woods and played a game of rounders. For the past week in maths we have been learning about multiplication and factors, multiples and prime numbers. Everybody beat their score in their times tables challenges.

 

 Going for Gold awards:

 

Bliss  - for always being kind and helping others

 

Lily-Ann-  for stretching herself in maths and helping others who are unsure

Week beginning 26th September 2016

We have all had a fabulous week continuing  with our communication topic. We started the week learning about semaphore and how it are used in coastal areas. We practised making different words and made secret messages to each other - it was lots of fun.

In English, we have been focussing on grammar and reading skills this week. We looked at how grammar can help us know how to read aloud and enjoyed performing parts of a text to the class. It was lovely to see such confident children. A highlight for the children was writing their own descriptive story opener about a scary woods - I loved reading them all, they were packed full of exciting language!

Maths has been a real highlight too. We have been learning addition and subtraction methods and enjoyed the challenge of applying these to solve puzzles and problems. I was blown away by the childrens' attitude and determination - no one gave up- what super stars!

We rounded off our week with a game of rounders - it was great to see everyone's competitive side! The year 6's won this week but I know the year 5s are hungry for victory next week!! The children showed great team work skills and really cheered each other on and were gracious in defeat and victory.

 

Our gold medal winners this week were:

Anika - for her amazing writing skills. She always uses interesting language and is working hard to use a range of grammar in her work.

Issac - for having a 'can do' attitude to maths!

Well done to everyone this week - if I could've given out 29 gold awards, I would've!