On Tuesday Reception and Year 1 had a visit from the local fire engine.
The firefighters came to talk to us about how we can be safe when we are travelling in a car. He spoke about how important it is to wear a seatbelt and a booster seat if you are only short!
But the most important thing he told us was not to let your parents use a mobile phone when they are driving as it is so dangerous.
We also got to try some of the equipment the fire fighters use to rescue people from car crashes.
What other ways do you think we can stay safe when travelling in a car?
3IH have been working on making their writing more interesting by using similes. Here they wrote some similes about their own mythical monsters that they have created.
Which similes do you know?
How do we write similes?
How can we use them to make our writing even more interesting?
Our Year Five children visited Buckden House last week for a four day residential where they experienced life in a different setting and challenged themselves with caving, high ropes and team building exercises. They were excellent role models as always and it was a delight to spend time with them. We were also lucky with the weather, which helped the children tackle a four mile walk, have a look at the pictures below…
Buckden House 2013 from Mr Harrison on Vimeo.
It would be fair to say that over the past few years, we have not had a lot of success in Reception trying to hatch chicks, but this year is different! Have a look at the photo below to meet our new additions…
The children were challenged to use a variety of techniques and one handed tools to create a caterpillar. They were able to select a named shape and draw around it with increasing control. Here are some of our finished caterpillars…
We have been looking at different ways we can assemble the pieces together. We have used sellotape, treasury tags and split pins. Challenge: What other ways can you think of to fasten the pieces together?
Last week in Year 4 we started a P.S.H.C.E. topic all about communities and our roles in them.
We started by collaborating on a group brainstorm about the communities we belong to. We discovered that some communities are very small, for example our families and some are very large, for example the whole world.
We then did an activity to think about how communities help us and how we can also help them.
I learnt that I’m a member of all the communities we discussed and even though I’m young I can help to make them happy by helping others.
Which communities do you think you belong to?
How do you think you can help?
Written by Malaikah 4WS
We have finally managed to finish the fencing on our developing site on Drummond Road. This means that very soon we can begin working developing this area and using it as a community space. More information to follow soon.
Last week saw the end of The Apprentice Project at Miriam Lord as our final two teams from Year Six made their way to Yorkshire Building Society to battle it out in a final interview. The winners would not only be teams who had made the most financial profit from their original £50, but they would be team who displayed excellent skills at organising, marketing, strategising and collaborating.
It was an extremely close final between Team Determination and The All Time Champions. Both teams talked with confidence about how they had planned to make money, and they reflected expertly on where things had gone well, as well as what they would do differently in the future.
I am delighted to announce that the winners were…The All Time Champions. I am sure everyone will join me in congratulating them, here they are below:
As part of the Year 3 Numeracy curriculum we study time. Here is a fun game that can be played by our pupils and with parents to make us terrific time tellers!
Mr Hayslop‘s time is 10 seconds – can you beat it?!
If you can’t see the site in the box above you can click here to find it.
To help us improve our writing in Year 4, we have started to talk about choosing the right ingredients for our writing and “tasting” it to see if it’s effective.
When we write we can use lots of different techniques and elements to help us. For example adjectives, adverbs, similes, alliteration etc. but sometimes, even though we “follow the recipe”, it just doesn’t taste right!
We can “taste” our writing by reading it out loud, checking it makes sense and identifying whether we have a balance of ingredients and not too much of one thing.
Can you identify the “ingredients” in the sentences below?
Which sentence do you like the taste of best and why?
Are there any sentences that don’t taste right? Why is this?
Can you write a tasty sentence?
The big, huge, enormous elephant had surprisingly super suction in his trunk.
Interestingly, so that they can hear their prey, owls have hypersensitive ears.
The ferocious Firebird likes to gobble crunchy bugs for breakfast.