We look forward to seeing you all at school on Tuesday 5th September. Please note work has begun on the playground so we have reduced cycle storage at present. Some hoops have been moved over to outside of the Early Years base however it would really help if those who live close enough can walk instead of cycle. Check out the school redevelopment page for more information.
Please note Year 6 Violet Class are now in the community room. Entrance and exit to the class for all Violet Class pupils is via the hall. Please do not come through the car park.
On Thursday we finally received the news we have been waiting for – the planning application to redevelop school premises and grounds has been approved. Well done and a huge thank you to everyone who has supported the project.
This week, in a ground-breaking judgement, Year 2 found that Mr BB Wolf was indeed guilty! Following an exploration of the book ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’ children prepared spoken presentations. They then argued either for the Wolf’s innocence or guilt in front of Pupil Barrister Mr Walters, from Fenners Chambers. Witnesses were called to give evidence for the children’s opinions, including Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Wolf (from the book ‘The Big Bad Pig and the Three Little Wolves’) the Wood Cutter and the Third Little Pig. After all arguments were heard, it was felt that the evidence was overwhelming and that Mr Wolf should stay behind bars for a very long time. Mr Walters stayed to answer questions (yes, the courts are full of bad people) and to give his tips for speaking in front of an audience (be loud, clear and speak slowly so that everyone can follow what you are saying). It was great to have focus for the children’s work in this crucial area of the English curriculum. We are very grateful to Mr Walters for being such a good sport, and to Fenners Chambers for releasing him during the working day.
Last week we smelt our way through our learning and this week we have felt it! As part of our work on senses, we have been thinking about touch. Did you know that there are over 100 touch receptors in our fingertips? We tested this out by putting our hands into the unknown! We were presented with a series of boxes, which concealed all sorts of hidden treasures. We had to use our touch receptors to describe what was inside, and even though we felt everyday objects, it was fascinating to see what our brains told us we were feeling – for instance, who would think that grapes cut in half would feel like skin? Or that dirt and pebbles would feel like chocolate?
We hope you enjoy our reaction photos as much as we enjoyed putting our hands in the boxes!