Green for Grenfell

Today, we were invited to wear the colour green to school to show our support for the people suffering or were involved in the Grenfell fire in London. By wearing green, we show solidarity and support for the people who died, were injured or lost everything in this tragic event.

A massive thank you to everyone who donated to this cause. We have raised over £200! This money will go towards helping those that have been affected in London.

#greenforgrenfell 

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French Day

On Thursday children from across KS2 enjoyed our first ever French day.

Our breakfast club had a French theme and so did our lunch menu!

All of the children in KS2 had the opportunity to choose from three activities across the whole day. These activities covered the whole curriculum and were linked to France. We even had the opportunity to try some authentic French food.

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Here are some of our opinions about our French day:

I enjoyed all the fun activities, my favourite part was trying some new sports that I wouldn’t have normally tried.

Harrison

I enjoyed going to different classes and working with people that I wouldn’t normally work with.

Lily-May

I enjoyed going outside and having a French themed day because we have been learning French all year and I love learning French. It was Frenchtastic!

Abdullah

 

Special Mentions

Excellent Effort – Silver – Maria Amoabeng

This week in our maths lessons we have been continuing to look at Shape. Maria found this a little tricky at first, but she didn’t give up and she persevered. Maria can now identify, name and describe a range of 3D and 2D shapes and explain the difference between obtuse and acute angles.

Leading in Learning – Silver – Daniel Vacar and Harrison Musson

Daniel and Harrison have impressed everyone recently with their amazing attitude to learning. They are a pleasure to have in class. They always put 100% into all their learning and always complete work to the highest standard. Well done boys, Keep it up!

Excellent Effort – Silver – Sirrah Newton

Sirrah has been working incredibly hard in her literacy lessons this week, and has written a wonderful story about Mary Anning. Sirrah made sure she included everything she needed in her story and even drafted sentences on a whiteboard before writing them neatly in her book. Well done Sirrah, make sure you keep up this Excellent Effort!

Contraction Surgery

Today in Sapphire class we all became surgeons! We even wore special surgeons masks! We used our surgery skills to make contractions from two words using scalpels (scissors) to remove the letters we didn’t need. We then used plasters to ‘stitch’ our new contractions back together before adding an omissive apostrophe. We really enjoyed being contraction surgeons and have secured our understanding of contractions and omissive apostrophes!

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Special Mentions

Congratulations to these children who all received mentions in this week’s assembly.

Excellent Effort – Silver – Leon Simpkins

This week in our Literacy lessons we have been writing our own gladiator stories. Leon sometimes finds writing a little tricky, but for this piece of writing he was bursting with fantastic ideas. Leon worked really hard and made sure he met his target not once, not twice but three times in his writing! Well done Leon keep up this Excellent Effort!

Leading in Learning – Bronze – Karolina Jankowska

Karolina has been leading the way in literacy this week. Karolina has been bursting with incredible ideas for her gladiator story. She doesn’t keep these ideas to herself though, Karolina loves to share her ideas with others in the class and always offers tips to help others improve their writing. Keep it up Karolina.

Leading in Learning – Silver – Nevaeh Brown

Nevaeh is the kind of child that every teacher loves to have in their class. Nevaeh is always smiling and never fails to put a smile on Mr Little’s. She always puts 100% into all her learning and always completes work to the highest standard she can. Well done Nevaeh, make sure you carry on leading in learning!

Celery Experiment

In Sapphire Class we have just completed an experiment using celery and coloured water. We put our celery into orange water and waited to see what happened. We made our experiment a fair test by making sure each jug contained the same amount of water and the same amount of food colouring.

We predicted that our celery would turn orange… and we were right!

We realised that this is because the celery had absorbed the orange water through its roots and the water had traveled up its stem.

We proved this by measuring the water level at the beginning and the end, the water level has decreased. Therefore we knew that the water had traveled into the plant and up the stem.

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In one of our jugs the orange water turned clear and we don’t know why! If you know why this happened we would love it if you could comment on this post and let us know.

Pride of Prince Edward

Congratulations to Sapphire Class’ latest winnner of the Pride of Prince Edward award.

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He has only been in our school since September, but he has already established himself as an invaluable member of our school. He is kind, polite and hardworking. He looks after others in his class and makes it his mission to be a friend to everyone. He is a perfect example of what it takes to be a Pride of Prince Edward!