Posts in English

Mr Hanley has created an online Advent Reading calendar that challenges children to do a little reading every day until Christmas Eve. The basic concept is that each day a new reading challenge will appear on the webpage throughout Advent (e.g read a sports report/read the school newsletter). To enter the competition the children will need to have all activities signed off by a parent. Once completed, they will be entered into a prize draw for iTunes vouchers. http://www.adventreadingcalendar.co.uk/  

Last week as Year 6, 7 and 8 were busy with exams Years 3, 4 and 5 were equally busy and challenged but in a very different way … enrichment. Their ‘normal’ learning was interrupted by Mr Coombes’ discovery of a giant’s foot print in the woods.  We investigated the woods and are happy to say that we are pretty sure the giant is no longer lurking around. As a result of this the timetable was abandoned and a variety of ‘giant’ based activities were under taken in groups spanning the... 

| November 21, 2014 | English, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5

Orianne’s diary begins: “We were all in the chapel with Mrs Nixey reading the smartest giant in town when Mr Coombes came running in screaming “you will never guess what I just saw, I was in the woods when I felt the ground vibrate and then there was a mighty boom all I saw was a brown pair of trousers with a black shoe hanging off it , but when I looked behind me I saw a massive foot print on the ground so I ran all the way here, come and have a look” so we all went to have a look. It was... 

| November 14, 2014 | English, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5

After reading chapter 4 in ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ where Edmund meets the white witch of Narnia for the first time and is fed enchanted Turkish delight. 4TC had a go at tasting their own enchanted Turkish delight and it went down well, unlike with Edmund in the story who felt sick after eating too much! TC  

| September 18, 2014 | English, Year 4

The WW1 presentation is on Thursday and Friday evening at 7.00 pm. It is an evening of commemoration predominately written, directed, produced and performed by children in Year 8. Year 6 & 7 are involved in sketches and poetry and Year 5 the music. Please can you ensure that your child brings their costume into school by Tuesday morning at the latest. If you haven’t already requested tickets, please can we have your forms back so we can allocate any extra tickets. Tables are not allocated,... 

Miss Heaps’ Read, Write Inc. group have been playing with words and writing riddles. Can you work out what each of these riddles is about? I come from New Zealand. I am squidgy and slippery on the inside but furry on the outside. You might like me. I am bigger than a marble but smaller than a globe. I taste sweet. What am I? By Durgaa & Aadi I am smaller than the Earth but bigger than a lollipop. I come from South America and I am sometimes called Chiquita. I am as yellow as the sun and I am... 

The Year 4 children have created unique performances centred on the Fruit Picking poem by Jack Ousbey. Using a range of percussion instruments and a wealth of creativity, they projected their voices beautifully while maintaining a steady beat which is portrayed in this video. A great introduction into the vivid world of poetry!    

All winners will be entered for the SATIPS competition. Congratulations to the following: Aged 6 & Under : Jamie Oates, Ella Christopherson, Eva Zielke, Sam Risley Aged 7 – 8 : Ellie Dooris Aged 9 – 10 : Shriya Jayatilaka, Nura Kroeger Aged 11 – 13 : Amalia Finnegan