Today saw the reintroduction of the daily mile. All the children will aim to complete either 4 laps of the school field or move continuously for 15 minutes around the field. Year 4 were the first class to complete their miles.
All the children took part in a speed shot challenge hosted by Julio Arca and Jon King. This event will help raise money that will be used for sports equipment for the children.
This half term Year 4 are having gymnastic lessons with Sam a specialist coach.
We get eggs delivered to school every Spring. These are very special eggs because they come in an incubator. Over the days, we get to see the chicks hatch out of their shells.I t is very hard work. So far, five chicks have hatched. Maybe some more will hatch soon?
We made a film about the chicks. We hope you like it.
….And by Saturday – all 10 chicks had hatched. Here they are enjoying breakfast!
As part of our Science topic Y3W have been learning about light. We have spent time finding out about different sources of light and how light is used in our everyday lives. We have really enjoyed this topic and the investigations we have carried out.
This week, as part of our learning we visited Souter Lighthouse. This visit gave us a chance to find out even more about light is used in our own community. We were amazed to find out that Souter Lighthouse was the first Lighthouse to generate electricity. We learned lots of other facts about the lighthouse, the role of the lighthouse keeper’s and got to climb right to the top of the lighthouse… climbing over 100 stairs! We even made our own lighthouses by creating closed circuits.
The children were fantastic and we all had a great day.
Here are some photo’s from our visit.
We were delighted today to present these three pupils with very prestigious ‘Word Millionaire’ trophies in assembly. Amie, Evie and Ashlee have been such enthusiastic and dedicated readers, both in and out of school that they have read over one million words through our Accelerated Reader program. We are very proud of them and hope to be awarding more Word Millionaires soon.
The School Council led our Great Big School Clean assembly on Friday 9th March. They also took part in a school litter pick and found a surprisingly large amount of litter! There was a mixture of different materials – plastic, cardboard, foil and fabric.
We know that litter should be recycled wherever possible. Each class wrote a poem about litter to submit to the Eco Schools Litter-acy competition. We are really proud of all of the entries. Fingers crossed!
The children asked and answered lots of questions during our whole school No Smoking Day assembly. Their posters and wishes show that they feel well informed from the activities they joined in with that day.[
Following on from The Big School Clean Up, our School Council decided that they’d like to make this a regular event.
Mrs Parker, our school caretaker, kindly offered to help the School Council pick litter twice weekly in the school grounds.
This week it’s Year 1’s turn. They were delighted to find a butterfly garden ornament in the bushes, which they are going to upcycle.
We enjoyed spending our morning doing Art! Unfortunately, our local artist Zoe was too poorly to join us but we’re sure she will be thrilled with our paintings!
We began by discussing Spring time, and what we might see and do. Then we sketched our designs, before colouring and painting. We had a great morning!