Wales Update Number 1!

Hello from sunny Wales!

Apologies to all for the late update, the signal appears to be treacherous out there today, so staff have struggled to email through – let us hope it is only

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a brief glitch!

The children have arrived safely in the beauty of the Welsh countryside. Settling in activities including kit issuing, getting to know the site and then an adventurous walk around the site.

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After a restful night’s sleep and settling into their accomodation, the children ate a hearty breakfast before setting off on their first adventure. This morning, children and staff have embarked on a mountain walk (which is as tricky and arduous as it is immensely rewarding and fun too!) while other groups are exploring the local caves and the surrounding waterfall.

Keep an eye out for future updates, once we receive more information from the group too!

Goodbye for now, from all in Wales!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

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The National Literacy Trust Event at Whitely

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NLT_Logo_150Year 4,5 and 6 visited Whitely Shopping Centre for their final event where they were lucky enough to receive their final free book, listen to a mythical story from a fascinating storyteller and tour the projection room at the cinema!

We would like to thank Hana from The National Literacy Trust and Darren from Whitely Shopping centre for arranging the events and for allowing us to be part of the scheme which has enabled the children to feel excited about reading and about choosing books to take home and read.

 

 

Year Six Gilbert White River Study

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On Tuesday 5th June, Year Six visited the Gilbert White Study Centre where they completed a river study. The children took measurements to evaluate the effect that erosion and depositary had on water flow. They measured the speed of the water at different areas of the river and some focused their measurements on the meander of the river.

After lunch, the children applied their new knowledge to a create a presentation on how a river starts and moves. The children had a fantastic day at the study centre and were pleased to meet the three local cows who were extremely intrigued by what we were doing in the river!

Celebration Assembly – Friday 8th June

Today, children across the school celebrated their achievements, with the Reception classes joining us too for their first celebration assembly today.

Great ideas from children in Year 2 with their English writing, while other children were awarded praise for their hard work in sessions supporting other learners along the way. Some children were rewarded for their efforts in classroom, while others celebrated their determination to attend school, even when feeling a little under the weather!

Alongside this, children were praised for their hard work on difficult topics such as time and digital clock work, as well as applying themselves to a range of lessons across the curriculum. Year R children received celebration praise for their kind work with others, not giving up and choosing sensible learning along the way! Year 5 pupils also received praise for their new work using the online “Third Space” Maths learning programme.

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Blast Off Music Visits Holbrook!

Today, as part of our music day at Holbrook, children across the school had Related imagean opportunity to take part in orchestra music sessions with Rich from Royal Hospital School, who showed us a range of instruments, their notes and their capabilities in assembly.

Later in the day, children had the chance to play p-bones (a plastic version of a trombone) and a p-buzz as well, joining in with a performance at the end of the day as well.Image result for p buzz free image

We were extremely lucky to have Rich visit us today, sharing his amazing musical skills and sharing this with our school, giving the children an opportunity to share this on a wonderful musical extravaganza!

Let us know what you thought of the day by leaving a comment below!

[Written by Mr Thorns]

 

Year 6 Summer Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that everyone had a good Easter break and it has been great to see the children back in school and hearing all about their holidays. The school has been a great place to be this week with the beautiful weather and everyone refreshed after their well needed break.

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Books Turned into Films! The National Literacy Trust Event

 

 

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Year 4, 5 and 6 took part in their second National Literacy Trust event which promotes reading for pleasure. The children enjoyed a day reading and exploring books which have been turned into films as well as receiving their very own book which they chose themselves.

Year Six dealt with the mature concepts and themes of The Hunger Games. They compared a battle scene from the book to its film version, thinking about how tension was created in both. Some of the children chose this book and are now extremely excited about reading it.

Year Five read and watched the story of Jumanji, using questioning to predict and make inferences. They made their own rhymes and used their imagination to create a part of the game. Some were rather scary!

Year Four focussed on the classic story of The Jungle Book and used the graphic novel version to sequence the story and write as the authors.

We would like to thank The National Literacy Trust and Whitely Shopping centre again for making this event possible and for allowing the children to choose and own their own books. We look forward to the final event based in Whitely Shopping Centre in June!

 

 

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